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PHC Recruitment

Fall 2023 Formal Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Panhellenic (PHC) sorority recruitment will be held September 7-10, 2023. Registration will open May 1, 2023. Registration is now live, click here to sign-up today!

Schedule (Subject to change)

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  • Thursday, September 7, 2023 - Values Night
    • 4:30pm-11:15pm, 20-minute rounds, three breaks
    • This is the first round of recruitment. You will have the opportunity to meet all nine Panhellenic sororities and learn more about their chapter and what they value.
  • Friday, September 8, 2023 - Philanthropy
    • 4:30pm-9:50pm, 20-minute rounds, at least two breaks
    • You may be invited back to up to seven chapters. You will learn more about their philanthropy (raising money) efforts and events, as well as the service the members are involved with in the local community.
  • Saturday, September 9, 2023 - Sisterhood
    • 3:30pm-7:45pm, 45-minute rounds, at least one break
    • You may be invited back to up to five chapters. You will learn more in-depth what sisterhood means to each sorority and how they connect and grow with one another.
  • Sunday, September 10, 2023 - Preference
    • 8:00am-11:40am, 60-minute rounds
    • You may be invited back to up to two chapters. This is the most intimate round of recruitment. Members will share personal stories of what their sorority has done for them and what they have gained from their experience. 
  • Sunday, September 10, 2023 - Bid Day
    • 7:00pm-12:00am
    • You will learn which sorority has offered you an invitation to join, and then you will go participate in fun activities with your new sorority! These activities typically include: meals, team-building activities, etc.


  • How will I navigate the Panhellenic recruitment process?
    • Each potential new member (PNM), that's you, is placed into a group with other PNMs. These groups are led by recruitment counselors (Rho Gammas), who are current sorority members that have dissociated from their chapters for recruitment. Rho Gammas act as an advisor for you throughout the process and will help answer any questions you may have.
  • What is values-based recruitment?
    • Values-based recruitment focuses on the values that each Panhellenic sorority and PNM upholds to ensure that matches are based on values rather than surface-level things. This allows you to create stronger connections and have intentional conversations that revolve around shared interests and values.
  • What is "mutual selection"?
    • Mutual selection is the process used to match PNMs and PHC sororities during the primary recruitment process. At the end of each night, you will rank the sororities that you attended and the sororities will also rank the PNMs they met. These ranking determine which chapter(s) PNMs get invited back to (if any), and which bid they receive (if matched) on Bid Day.
    • As stated above in the schedule, there is a maximum number of chapters a PNM may visit each night. Each PNM is eligible to receive only one bid, it is not possible to receive more than one bid throughout this process.
  • Can I participate in Panhellenic recruitment if I am an online student?
    • Yes, but please note that all recruitment events are held in-person in Boone. Also, most chapter meetings and events are held in-person, so strongly suggest online students participate in the process only if they live in/close to Boone.
  • Can I participate in Panhellenic recruitment if I am attending the Hickory campus?
    • Unfortunately, participants must be enrolled at the Boone campus or be an online student that lives in Boone to participate.
  • I have class on Thursday or Friday evening, what should I do?
    • Most importantly, go to class! Please email or let your recruitment counselor know! We will do what we can to accommodate your schedule because your education is the reason you are here!
  • Do I need a certain GPA to participate in recruitment?
    • Panhellenic does not require a specific GPA to participate in recruitment. Please note that each PHC sorority has their own academic requirements, so we strongly suggest a 2.8+ high school or college GPA. Our Panhellenic members have a cumulative average GPA of 3.22.
  • Do I need letters of recommendation?
    • No, letters of recommendation are not required or needed to participate in the recruitment process. 
  • How much does it cost to be in a Panhellenic sorority?
    • Please click here to see the estimated costs for each sorority for the 23-24 school year.
  • Does everyone who participates in this process receive a bid?
    • Unfortunately, no, not all participants will receive a bid for membership. The vast majority of people who do not receive a bid choose to withdraw from the recruitment process before it is completed. Often, this is due to their heart being set on a specific sorority, and if they do not receive an invitation back to the next night of recruitment they choose not to pursue their other options/invitations. 94% of Preference round participants received a bid.
  • Are legacies guaranteed a bid?
    • No, being a legacy (potential new member who have a family member in a sorority) are not guaranteed a bid. Each chapter has its own policies on who is considered a legacy and how they make membership decisions about legacies. These polioces are dictated by their headquarters.