Sorority Recruitment

Sorority recruitment is formally structured process sponsored by the Panhellenic Association. Recruitment is a mutual selection process meaning that just as sororities have to choose new members, the participants have to decide which organization best reflects their values and wants for a collegiate Greek experience.

Sorority recruitment begins during the second week of the fall term. To avoid conflicts with classes, recruitment events are held in the evenings and on weekend days. During the first two days of recruitment, participants visit each chapter.  As the process progresses,  participants strive to find their fit within the Panhellenic community, while the chapters strive to determine who will best fit within their organizations as well. After the final round of recruitment, potential new members rank their choices and the sororities submit a preference list. To promote equity in the recruitment process, each sorority is permitted to pledge a maximum number of women, so a bid matching process determines which sorority each participant will join.

This year, Formal Recruitment will take place from September 10- 15, 2015. Sorority recruitment applications will open on June 1, 2015 at 8:00 am and closes September 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Registering is a short and simple process that takes approximately 15 minutes. The process goes quickly if you are prepared with the following information:

  • Student ID # (JAC Card #)
  • High School/College GPA on a 4.0 scale (we utilize your most recent GPA)
  • Top personal values
  • List of activities, honors, and awards
  • Downloaded picture

Please click here for more information about recruitment registration.

Check out Sorority Recruitment Photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/100720913@N06/sets/72157635424445096/

 

Fraternity Recruitment:  Great Men Go Greek!

Fraternity recruitment occurs for two weeks at the beginning of every semester in a semi-structured format.  The Interfraternity Council sponsors an Information Night to kick off Rush Week, and then men interested in joining a fraternity attend a variety of functions both on campus, and at individual fraternity houses.  Bids are extended at the end of those two weeks.  A Master Rush Calendar will be created to organize every fraternity’s events for the 10 days of recruitment. This calendar will be made available on this website, and will also be posted around campus, and handed out at IFC Info Night! You are also encouraged to contact a fraternity directly for more information about that organization’s events.

 

Fraternity Recruitment will start with IFC Info Night on Monday, September 7, 2015 and continue until bids are extended Thursday, September 17.

 

IFC INFO NIGHT:
Location: Godwin Field
Time: TBA
More information will be posted and sent out as the semester draws nearer but feel free to reach out with any questions regarding rush.

 

Evan Fisher
V.P. Recruitment and Education
Interfraternity Council
fisherec@dukes.jmu.edu