do I Join a Sorority?
Sororities participate in sorority recruitment annually, during which time
invitations for membership are extended to potential members. You must
register with the Panhellenic organization at your college or university to
participate in sorority recruitment.
What is Sorority Recruitment?
Sorority recruitment is a formal process for prospective sorority members to
meet women of the sorority chapters at the campus, and for the sorority women
to meet the potential members. This is the time to learn about the values,
traditions, and programming of the individual sororities. Recruitment is a
mutual selection process that takes place over a period of several days.
Recruitment is different at every campus. Traditionally, colleges conduct
formal recruitment in the fall, but some campuses conduct sorority recruitment
in the spring. Contact your
campus for more information and to register for recruitment.
How do I register for the recruitment period?
The registration process varies from campus to campus. You should receive
information during the summer from your college. College orientation is also a
good time to ask questions. If you do not receive information by mid-July, we
suggest you contact your college's student affairs, Greek affairs or
Panhellenic office. Many colleges
now offer their services through the Internet.
How can the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Panhellenic help me with sorority
Sorority alumnae assist in the sorority recruitment process by providing rush
introductions, also called references or recommendations to their
collegiate chapters at various colleges and universities.
are rush introductions, references, or recommendations?
Recruitment references can be compared to job references. They are personal
endorsements, from sorority women, of women going through the recruitment
process. It also gives sororities advance notice that you plan to
participate in recruitment. These information sheets can be used by alumnae to
write introductions, references, or recommendations on your behalf. The
Carrollton Farmers Branch Alumnae Panhellenic distributes your information
sheet to each respective sorority representative in the area.
What do I do?
If you complete the CFB Panhellenic Information Sheet, we will make
your information available to the alumni representatives of each NPC sorority
at your campus, for them to use as appropriate. Obtaining
introductions/references is the responsibility of the sorority requesting
them. The prospective member is responsible for registering for recruitment at
Is that all I need to do?
Submitting the CFB Area Alumni Panhellenic information sheet does not
register you for recruitment on your campus. You must register with
your campus and follow the instructions they provide you.
should I join a sorority?
Joining a sorority can be the highlight of your college
career. Sororities and their women have so much to offer and enhance
your time at college. Sororities offer a strong bond between women,
sisterhood, events like Formals and mixers with fraternities and other groups
on campus, and opportunity to be more involved with on-campus all-school
events. The long-term advantages of sorority life far outlast the college
years. Joining a sorority is a lifelong commitment that will provide you with
lifelong friendships and experiences. Becoming a member of a national sorority
means that there are thousands of other women across the country that you
share a common bond with. This extensive network is advantageous when applying
for a job or moving to a different town where you don't know anyone. Your
sorority will be there for you and you have the opportunity to remain an
active member through alumna clubs that are set up all across the nation.