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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


Schedule for Formal Recruitment:

September 6:  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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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!

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 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.

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