Sorority Recruitment


Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment (CPC)

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Recruitment is a time for prospective new members to investigate the Greek community. Participating in recruitment will expose you to the wealth of opportunities waiting for you in one of the organizations. Each organization was founded on the principles of scholarship, leadership, service, and lifelong friendships.  

Fall 2020 Look Book

 Registration for Fall 2021 Primary Recruitment opens April 12th 2021 at 12pm and will be open until August 23rd, 2021. 

Important Dates:

  • Registration opens- April 12th, 12pm
    • Cost: $45
    • Please prepare a resume and have a recent picture to upload. Resume example is on the registration link. 
  • Registration closes- August 23rd
  • Meet the Sororities/Orientation: September 6th-9th
  • Fall 2021 Fall Sorority Recruitment Begins- September 10th
    • September 10th: Philanthropy round
    • September 11th: Sisterhood Round
    • September 12th: Preference Round and Bid day 

Registration


Membership Requirements

  • Enrolled as a full time student at Augusta University 

  • No Student Code of Conduct violations

  • Academics are an important part of joining a sorority. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life  and Panhellenic Council does now have a policy in place that prohibits Individuals from joining a PAnhellenic organization. This is due to each sorority having their own requirements. Your current GPA going into recruitment can limit your choices, GPA zones are as followed: 

    GPA Zones

    Green Zone = Your options are not likely limited based on your GPA. (3.0 + )

    Yellow Zone = Your options are more likely to be limited by your GPA. (2.5 – 2.99)

    Red Zone = Your options are very likely to be limited based on GPA. (2.49 and below)

Rho Gammas

What is a Rho Gamma?

Rho Gammas, or recruitment guides, play a key role in the Formal Panhellenic Recruitment Process at Augusta University. Rho Gammas choose to step away from the recruitment of their own sorority in order to assist in the facilitation of the recruitment process for Potential New Members.

Rho Gammas work to provide Potential New Members with an unbiased opinion and recruitment experience. Although Rho Gammas no longer are required to disaffiliate completely from their organization, the Rho Gammas will be revealed to the PNMs on Bid Day when they "reunite" with their chapters.

The Rho Gammas will be working hard all summer to plan a fun-filled week for you during Recruitment -- they all look forward to meeting you!

Important Things to Know:

  • The College Panhellenic has information available that tells you what to expect during recruitment, such as logistics, schedules and what to wear.
  •  Ask questions when you do not understand.
  •  Some events will have more PNMs (Potential New Members) in attendance than others, and this is not a reflection of a chapter.
  •  You must attend all events for which you receive an invitation.
  •  Failure to attend an event may jeopardize your ability to receive invitations.
  •  Being a group’s legacy does not ensure membership in that group.
  •  Accurate financial information regarding membership is given by the College Panhellenic in a cost range unless the individual groups provide specific chapter information to you.
  •  Good scholarship is valued by all groups.
  •  All NPC member organizations have policies against hazing.
  •  No chapter member may promise or imply the promise of a bid.
  •  You are expected to act politely and respectfully when attending an event.
  •  You should expect to be treated politely and with respect.
  •  Every woman attending a preference event must appear on that sorority’s bid list, but this does not ensure an invitation to join that particular sorority, because recruitment is a mutual selection process.
  •  You must be certain you understand the membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement (MRABA) that you will be expected to sign immediately after attending the last preference event.
  •  You may choose not to join a chapter and therefore not fully complete the MRABA.
  •  You may choose to limit or list only one choice on your MRABA, or you may list all the chapters where you attended preference events.
  •  You must understand if you list a chapter on your MRABA, are matched to that chapter and receive an invitation to membership, you are bound to that chapter until the next primary recruitment.
  •  Men and alcohol are not permitted during recruitment or Bid Day activities.

Advice for CPC Recruitment

  • You must narrow your choices and ultimately decide which group you wish to join. The Greek organization that is best for your friends or family may not be the best one for you.

  • Think about why you want to join a Greek organization. Are these qualities present in the groups that you are considering?

  • Find the organization in which you feel most comfortable. Why do you feel comfortable in that particular group?

  • Take a look around you. The men and women that you are standing with could be your brothers or sisters. What qualities do you share with these people? Do you feel comfortable with them?

  • Ask questions! Get to know everything you can about each organization.

  • Most importantly, be yourself! There are many diverse organizations that want to know you.


Questions to Ask a Chapter Member

  • Why should I join? What aspects of Greek Life encouraged you to join?
  • What are the financial obligations of a new member? Are there additional costs that members are required to pay other than the fees listed?
  • How long is the new member program and how much time do I need to devote to it?
  • What other campus organizations have you had an opportunity to participate in because of your Greek experience?
  • How does Greek Life promote scholarship?
  • What is a philanthropy? What kinds of things do you do?
  • What types of activities are planned with other Greek organizations?