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Spring 2017 Informal Recruitment

Panhellenic Council is proud to announce information pertaining to Spring 2017 Informal Recruitment!

  • Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the nine (9) Panhellenic sorority chapters that are recognized at Eastern Illinois University
  • Step 2: Attend the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Programs Fraternity & Sorority Interest Fair in the University Ballroom on Tuesday, January 17th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Step 3: Attend Open Houses provided by the following Panhellenic chapters at Eastern Illinois University from Wednesday, January 18th through Thursday, January 26th
January 2017 - Panhellenic Chapter Open House Schedule
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sigma Kappa

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alpha Sigma Tau

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Alpha Gamma Delta
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alpha Sigma Alpha

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alpha Gamma Delta

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alpha Sigma Alpha

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alpha Sigma Tau

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sigma Kappa


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alpha Sigma Alpha

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sigma Kappa

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Alpha Sigma Tau

Chapters: If you have questions pertaining to this schedule, email Colton Janes, Panhellenic Graduate Advisor
  • Step 4: Check your Eastern Illinois University PantherMail account Friday, January 27th through Saturday, January 28th for update on Panhellenic Bid Day status from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Programs

Registration for Fall 2017 Formal Recruitment will be live on June 1, 2017

Click here to begin the registration process for Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment 2017 

  • Participation in Recruitment and new member period are restricted to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled as full-time students in good academic standing (2.50 or above GPA) at Eastern Illinois University.
  • To participate in Recruitment, the student must register with the Panhellenic Council and pay a non-refundable registration fee of $30 to cover the cost of supportive material.
  • It is strongly suggested the Potential New Member attend one informational meeting and all 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 Preference Card in the University Union after the Preference Event.
  • 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

First Round

During First Round Events you will visit all nine sororities. You will get 25 minutes at each sorority while 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.

Second Round

At this time you may return to seven sorority chapters for Second Round events that will last for 30 minutes each.

Third Round

At this time you may return to five sorority chapters for 45 minutes each. Don't be afraid to ask questions. The sororities are glad to see that you are interested in their chapter and will be happy to answer your questions. During this round, you may get the opportunity to learn more about the organization's philanthropy.


The last day of recruitment is called Preference. At Preference you may return to up to two 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.

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 meet with your recruitment counselor, join in an All-Panhellenic Celebration, and walk to Greek Court with your new member class!

Grade Expectations

All potential members are required to have a 2.50 cumulative GPA in order to participate in formal recruitment. 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 $300-$500 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 Open House, it may be a good idea to ask about cost while you are there.

For more information, please contact the Panhellenic Graduate Advisor, Colton Janes.

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