PRIMARY RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE- 2020
Schedule for Primary Recruitment: September 11 - 18
Panhellenic is currently working on a plan for recruitment that ensures the safety of all the women participating in primary recruitment. We want you to know that recruitment will be happening in some way and we will work on accommodating all situations so no one is left out. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.
Friday, September 11: Orientation
Potential New Members will receive their welcome packet, Open House t-shirt, and Philanthropy t-shirt. Detailed information will be given about the following week and questions will be answered by the Panhellenic recruitment team. At the end, Potential New Members will have the opportunity to meet their Recruitment Counselors for the week and their Recruitment groups.
Dress Code: No dress code required, dress casually and wear whatever you like!
Saturday/Sunday September 12 & 13: Open House
Open house rounds are split between two days in which Potential New Members will visit all 18 Panhellenic chapters. It is an informal meet and greet and it is common to meet numerous women from each chapter during the rounds.
Dress Code: For these rounds, women going through the recruitment process will wear the shirt they were given during orientation, they may wear whatever type of shoes, accessories and bottoms that they choose. Shorts, jeans, or skirts are common as well as sandals or sneakers for footwear.
Monday/Tuesday, September 14 & 15: Philanthropy
During philanthropy rounds, potential new members will visit up to 13 chapters and learn about each chapters’ philanthropic efforts and the organizations in which the chapter supports. It is common to speak to multiple women of each chapter during this round.
Dress Code: For these rounds, women going through the recruitment process will wear the shirt they were given during orientation, they may wear whatever type of shoes, accessories and bottoms that they choose. Shorts, jeans, or skirts are common as well as sandals or sneakers for footwear. (similar to Open House)
Wednesday, September 16: House Tours
Potential new members will receive a house tour of each of the chapters that they visit, which will be a maximum of eight. This presents a great opportunity to ask questions about different living situations and experience what it would be like to live in individual chapter houses. Potential new members will also be provided with the financial information sheet from each chapter.
Dress Code: An outfit that is put together and showcases your personal style is ideal during the House Tour round. A dress, jumpsuit, romper, or set of pants or skirt with a top are common outfits for this round, as it is a step above shorts and a t-shirt. Note that you will likely be going up and down stairs, wear shoes you are comfortable walking in.
Thursday, September 17: Preference
Preference is the final round of the recruitment process where potential new members will visit a maximum of two chapters and ultimately select the chapter where she feels most comfortable and is prepared to begin a lifetime of membership with. This round is the most formal of them all, and each chapter has their own unique ceremony that they will present. It is common that potential new members will speak to only one active member during this round to solidify her connection.
Dress code: A dress with tasteful jewelry and heels are common during preference round. As it is the most formal, most women wear a dress or jumpsuit they might wear to a cocktail party, wedding, or formal dinner.
Friday, September 18: Bid Day
Potential new members will receive their Bid Cards and meet with the new members of their chapter before running home to their Bid Day celebration. This day is also move-in day, so everyone should be prepared to move into their new home.
Dress Code: Dress is casual, wear something comfortable that is easy to run in! Running or jean shorts, as well as jeans or leggings with sandals or sneakers are common!