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Registration for Fall 2021 Formal Recruitment: 

Registration Period: Monday, May 24, 2021, till Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Noon.  Registration Fee: $20.00 

The registration Fee includes a recruitment t-shirt, PNM Booklet, beverages, snacks, and meals. The registration fee is non-refundable. 

 

Click here to begin the registration process for Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment 2021

  • 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 GPAs, they must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 to be eligible to participate in recruitment activities and join a sorority. 
  • All incoming freshmen 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 is 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 $25.00 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.

 

Schedule for Fall Recruitment:

August 29: 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 and to view their chapter house prior to the start of sorority recruitment. Chapters will be discussing a variety of topics, along with showing their hard work on their recruitment video

Sept. 7: Potential New Member Recruitment Orientation

The Panhellenic Recruitment Team will be hosting a Recruitment Orientation for all potential new members who have registered for Fall 2021 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. 

Sept. 9: First Round (R&R)

During this first round of sorority recruitment chapters will discuss grade expectations, housing requirements, chapter dues structure, and the option for a payment plan, etc. This is the round that you want to make sure to get all the basic questions answered prior to learning more about the chapter. 

Sept. 10: Second Round (Philanthropy and Community Service

The second round of sorority recruitment will focus on the chapter's local and National philanthropies that they support and raise funds for. They will show their philanthropy video and do an activity with PNM's that is related to their philanthropy. Chapters will also discuss their local community service efforts. 

Sept. 11: Third Round (Sisterhood)

During this third round of recruitment, chapters will discuss further what their sisterhood means to them. They will discuss different sisterhood activities they do, social events they host, their involvement on-campus, etc. This is the round that PNM's should really focus on what sisterhood means to the chapter members and if they fit into that sisterhood.

Sept. 11: Final Round (Preference)

The final round of sorority recruitment will focus on the chapters and their open recruitment ceremonies. Members of the chapters will share sisterhood stories, read chapter passages, and spend 1:1 time with Potential New Members to help them select theirs forever home. During this round, the PNM's should pay attention to the stories that are being shared, the passages being read, and their fit into the chapter. 

September 12: Bid Day

Bid Day is the final event of sorority 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!

 

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 Director of Fraternity & Sorority Programs, Nathan Wehr.

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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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