HOW DO I JOIN A SORORITY?
Sororities participate in sorority recruitment annually (Fall or Spring depending on the university), during which time invitations for membership are extended to potential members. You must register with the Panhellenic organization AT YOUR 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 new 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. To learn more about sorority recruitment terms click here.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE RECRUITMENT PERIOD?
The registration process varies from campus to campus. Ask questions during your campus visit. We suggest you contact your University’s student affairs, Greek affairs or Panhellenic office. Many universities post recruitment information on their website.
HOW CAN PRAP HELP ME WITH SORORITY RECRUITMENT?
Sorority alumnae assist in the sorority recruitment process by providing Recruitment Introductions (called "Recommendations" or "RIFs") to their collegiate chapters at various colleges and universities. A recommendation serves as your introduction to the chapter and lets them learn more about you before you begin recruitment. When you register with Plano-Richardson Panhellenic, we can help you to know what information is helpful for the completion of these forms. If you cannot find an alumna woman to submit a recommendaiton for you, we can help to find someone for you. Follow the PRAP timeline to gain helpful information about important sorority recruitment deadlines.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN A SORORITY?
Joining a sorority can be the highlight of your college experience. 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 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.
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I PROVIDE TO A REC WRITER? The information asked for by each sorority will vary and can be found by looking at the sorority-specific websites. In general, you may need both a hard copy and an electronic copy of your social resume and headshot photos. The number and format of each (hard copy or electronic) will be verified by your REC writer. Reference writers may ask that you provide a packet of information in order for them to complete a recommendation on your behalf.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS? Questions can be sent to sorority area reference chair contacts provided by PRAP. Good luck with recruitment!