Panhellenic recruitment, also known as sorority recruitment, is a process by which women who are interested in joining a sorority can learn about and join a sorority organization.
During the recruitment process, potential new members attend events and meet with members of each sorority. These events are designed to allow potential new members to learn about each sorority's values, philanthropic efforts, social events, and sisterhood. After attending these events, potential new members will select which sororities they are interested in joining, and sororities may then extend invitations for membership to the women they wish to join their organization.
We are currently in an Informal Recruitment Season! Continuous Open Bidding (COB) is a more relaxed and flexible recruitment experience. Unlike formal recruitment in the fall, informal allows potential new members to individually meet chapters on their own time!
Potential new members have multiple options including:
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You are able to get a bid from a sorority in both the fall and spring semester. During Fall recruitment, formal recruitment will take place. If you miss Fall Formal Recruitment, you can still join in the spring during our Continuous Open Bidding Process.
About 50% of our community consists of commuter students, with an even larger percent living in off-campus housing. There really isn’t much of a difference other than making the time to commute to and from events that the organization may be having during the week.
The new member process differs between all seven sororities on campus. In our chapters here on campus, it is an enjoyable process where each individual new member has the opportunity to meet the sisters of their chapter, meet their fellow new members, and learn more about the history and values of that chapter.
George Mason University, as well as all seven Panhellenic Sororities on campus, have a zero tolerance policy for hazing.
Each day is different, with parties on each day lasting a different amount of time. The first day will consist of eight 30-minute parties, the second day will be five 45 minute parties and the last day will be two hour-long parties, each day with breaks in between to travel to the next party. More on the specifics of each day will be answered during orientation and you will have the ability to talk to your recruitment counselor about timing.
Please let your recruitment counselor know during orientation and she will give you a form to fill out. If you can’t make it to orientation you may email email@example.com