Potential Member Bill of Rights
Schedule for Formal Recruitment:
September 5: Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation
The Panhellenic Recruitment Team will be hosting a Recruitment Orientation to all potential new members who have registered for Fall 2017 Formal Recruitment. During this orientation you will hopefully get all your questions answered concerning the recruitment process! The Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation is not mandatory to attend, however the Panhellenic Recruitment Team does encourage all potential new members to attend.
September 6: First Round (Sisterhood)
During First Round Events you will visit all nine sororities. You will get 30 minutes at each sororities chapter house located in Greek Court. You will meet a variety of women from each chapter including the sorority Chapter President and the Recruitment Chairperson. You will meet so many people and will have so much to talk about that before you know it you will be saying good-bye.
September 7: Second Round (Philanthropy)
At this time you may return to six sorority chapters for Second Round events that will last for 45 minutes each. During this round, you will get the opportunity to learn more about the chapter's philanthropic events and endeavors.
September 8: Preference
The last day of recruitment is called Preference. At Preference you may return to up to three chapters for 60 minutes each. This will be a very special day for you. The sorority will discuss what sorority membership means to them and what it could be like for you.
September 9: Bid Day
Bid Day is the final day of Recruitment and the day you will receive a bid to join an individual sorority. You will discover what chapter your recruitment counselor is a member of, join in an All-Panhellenic Celebration, and attend a Bid Day celebration with your new chapter!
By the policies of the Panhellenic Council and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs, students MUST have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average to be eligible to join a sorority.
For students with established Eastern Illinois University GPA's, that will be used to determine eligibility.
For new students, or transfer students, eligibility will be determined by the grade point average from your most recent institution (high school or college).
Please note that some chapters may have a higher minimum GPA requirement.
As an initiated member, to remain in good standing with Panhellenic Council you must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA.
Each chapter's semester dues vary. Dues range from $300-$1,000 per semester. The cost to live in the chapter house is established by the University. It is the same price as the residence halls. While you visit the chapters during the First Round, it may be a good idea to ask about cost while you are there.
For more information, please contact the Interim Director of Fraternity & Sorority Programs, Nathan Wehr.