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Registration for Fall 2019 Formal Recruitment: 

Early Registration Period: Monday, May 25, 2020 till Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Noon.  Registration Fee: $20.00

Late Registration Period: Monday, August 31, 2020 till Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Noon. Registration Fee: $25.00

Registration Fee includes a recruitment t-shirt and PNM Booklet. 

 

Click here to begin the registration process for Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment 2020

  • Minimum Grade Requirement: By the policies of 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, they must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) 2.50 to be eligible to participate in recruitment activities and join a sorority. 
  • All incoming freshman must have a minimum high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 to be eligible to participate in recruitment activities and join a sorority.
  • All transfer students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 from their previous institution to be eligible to participate in recruitment activities and join a sorority. 
  • Please note that some chapters may have a higher minimum GPA requirement. 
  • Participation in recruitment and new member period are restricted to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled as full-time students at Eastern Illinois University.
  • To participate in recruitment, the student must register with the Panhellenic Council and pay a non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 to cover the cost of supportive material.
  • It is strongly encouraged that the Potential New Member attend Recruitment Orientation and all recruitment events. If she cannot attend, she must contact her Recruitment Counselor 24 hours prior to the event.
  • If a Potential New Member wishes to pledge, she MUST sign a Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement in the University Union after the Preference Round.
  • Potential New Members should attend all Recruitment events, even if they have previously participated in Fall Formal or Spring Informal Recruitment.

Potential Member Bill of Rights

  • The right to be treated as an individual
  • The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process
  • The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and members
  • The right to be treated with respect
  • The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized
  • The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers
  • The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors
  • The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors
  • The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others
  • The right to be fully informed about the NPC Unanimous Agreements implicit in the membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement (MRABA) signing process
  • The right to make one's own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of the decision
  • The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience

 

Schedule for Fall Recruitment:

August 30: Sorority Preview Day and Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation

The Panhellenic Recruitment Team, along with the Panhellenic sorority community, will be hosting a Sorority Preview Day that will allow Potential New Members to visit each chapter house with their Recruitment Counselor to learn more about the chapter prior to chapters hosting Open House events. Chapters will be discussing a variety of topics, along with showing their hard work on their recruitment video

Prior to the start of the Sorority Preview Day the Panhellenic Recruitment Team will be hosting a Recruitment Orientation to all potential new members who have registered for Fall 2020 Fall 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. 

August 31 - September 12: Open House events

Starting on Monday, August 31, 2020, through Saturday, September 12, 2020 chapters will begin to host Open House events for potential new members to visit and learn more about the chapter they wish to join. Chapters will be discussing rules and regulations of their organizations, their Philanthropic causes, and their community services events, along with what their Sisterhood is about and the values the chapter holds. 

Chapters will also be hosting a formal/preference style event that will more than likely be invitation only and will go more in-depth about their chapter through a small ceremony. We encourage chapters to make sure they communicate which date and event this will be so that potential new members will be in proper attire and aware of the ceremonial event.

Chapters will not be hosting Open House events during the Labor Day weekend. These dates are Friday, September 4 - Monday, September 7. 

September 13: Bid Day

Bid Day is the final event 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!

Grade Expectations

By the policies of 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, must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) 2.50 to be eligible to participate in recruitment activities and join a sorority. 

All incoming freshman must have a minimum high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 to be eligible to participate in recruitment activities and join a sorority.

All transfer students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 from their previous institution to be eligible to participate in recruitment activities and join a sorority. 

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.

Estimated Costs

Each chapter's semester dues vary. Dues range from $400-$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 the cost while you are there.


For more information, please contact the Interim Director of Fraternity & Sorority Programs, Nathan Wehr.

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Contact Information

Fraternity & Sorority Programs

Eastern Illinois University
3065 University Union
600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3967
eiufsp@eiu.edu


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