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 over a period of three days. 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 will then extend invitations for membership to the women they wish to join their organization.
Our process is highly structured and involves a set of guidelines designed to ensure fairness and equity for all potential new members.
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Fall Recruitment 2023 will take place from September 7th - 12th.
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Here you will be able to get more information on what the weekend will be like. You will have the chance to briefly talk to all 7 chapters before a small presentation on what you can expect from the weekend as well as what to wear each day. There will be an opportunity for you to meet your recruitment counselors who will be your guides throughout the process that you may ask questions to or go to them with concerns. You will also receive your Day 1 t-shirt.
You will have the opportunity to meet all 7 chapters and get a better idea as to what each chapter’s values are so that you are able to align with those that you share common values with. Each chapter will give you a taste of what sisterhood means to them. You will travel in your recruitment counselor groups the whole night.
On this night, you will have the ability to travel to up to 5 parties. There, you will learn about their specific philanthropy and other service events that the chapter takes part it. However, this does not mean your conversations have to be limited to just philanthropy, you will again get to further your knowledge of those chapter’s core values.
This is the final night of recruitment where you will have the ability to travel to up to 2 parties. Preference night is where you will learn some of the deeper, more sacred aspects and values of each chapter. At the end of the night you will choose a first and second preference of the two chapters.
If you receive a bid, this is the day that you will get to “run home” to the chapter that you have received a bid to. The rest of the night you will get to spend relaxing and hanging out with your new sisters.
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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.
There will be a dinner break on Friday where the Panhellenic Council will be providing food for all Potential New Members, but make sure to being snacks and water to keep yourself fueled throughout the day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org