The Panhellenic Council is excited that you are interested in participating in sorority recruitment! While being a member of a sorority is an amazing experience, it is important to note that is it not the only extracurricular experience available to students at JMU. Sororities make up a small portion of JMU’s over 350 student clubs and organizations. To determine if joining a sorority is right for you, please watch this short film from Phired Up Productions and visit The Sorority Life to learn more about what being a member of a sorority means.
Sorority recruitment at James Madison University can take different forms. The first and most common form is formal recruitment, which is a fully structured process that happens during the fall. During this process, interested women have the opportunity to meet each of the chapters participating in formal recruitment. For more information about formal recruitment, please click here.
After the conclusion of the formal recruitment process, those chapters who still have openings within the maximum allowable chapter size can host their own individual informal recruitment events, often referred to as continuous open bidding (COB). For more information about continuous open bidding, please click here.
One of the organizations in our community whose recruitment structure falls outside of these two forms is Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi is an associate member of the Panhellenic Association, meaning that their organization follows different rules for recruitment. Generally, their recruitment activities are held over a week-long period at the beginning of the semester outside of the formal recruitment process. For more information about their recruitment experience, please visit their organization’s page and contact their chapter president.