Sorority Recruitment

Formal recruitment is a mutual selection process that provides women interested in joining a sorority the opportunity to get to know the sororities and the sorority women. There are three different "rounds" of events where interested women are potentially provided with the opportunity to get to know more about the sororities.

Requirements to participate in the Formal Recruitment process:

  • Enrolled for one semester
  • Hold a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above (Some organization require a higher GPA)
  • Registered with the Office of Student Conduct and Greek Affairs

Rho Chi's (Recruitment Guide): Are individuals that disaffiliate from their respective sororities in order to facilitate the Recruitment process for potential new members (PNMs) and provide them with an unbiased and informed perspective. During the week of Formal Recruitment, Rho Chi's will have a group to guide through the process. Each Rho Gamma group will explain the process to PNMs, help them reach difficult decisions, and be their confidential soundboard. The Rho Chi's as well as the Panhellenic Executive Board's sorority affiliation will be concealed to all but will be revealed to the PNMs on Bid Day when they re-affiliate with their chapters.

New Members Rights:

As you go through the Recruitment process, it is important to understand how much we respect you and your decision to go through Recruitment. It is our goal to make sure all potential new members feel comfortable and excited about going through Recruitment and have fun throughout the entire week. If at anytime you are made to feel uncomfortable or feel that something just is not supposed to be a certain way please let us know and the Panhellenic Council/Sorority Council and your Rho Chi's will do all we can to accommodate you. The following statements break down the rights potential new members have as they go through the process. Potential New Member Bill of Rights:

  • The right to be treated as an individual.
  • The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process.
  • The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from a Recruitment Guide (Rho Chi) and members of the organization.
  • The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized.
  • The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers.
  • The right to have and express opinions to Recruitment Guide (Rho Chi).
  • The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with Recruitment Guide (Rho Chi).
  • The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others.
  • The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the preference card signing.
  • The right to make one's own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of the decision.

Information Nights:

Meet the Greeks (January 22, 2014, Location: Cabaret-Student Center, 9:30 pm)
These information nights provide you an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of being involved in a sorority. There is no obligation to join a sorority just by attending and you'll have the opportunity to interact with new students as well as sorority women at Marist.

Formal Recruitment Formal recruitment is a mutual selection process that provides women interested in joining a sorority the opportunity to get to know the sororities and the sorority women. There are three different "rounds" of events where interested women are potentially provided with the opportunity to get to know more about the sororities. 

You must register online for Sorority Formal Recruitment by January 30, 2014. All formal recruitment registrations will not be accepted after January 30, 2014.


Recruitment Schedule of Events:

Night 1 (General Informational Session About Recruitment)   

*All Recruitment events will be held in the Student Center

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014 (Part 1)

Time: 5:00 pm-7:15 pm

Location: Student Center SC3103

*Indiviudals are required to attend Part 1 to move through the recruitment process


Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014 (Part 2)

Time: 9:30-11:30 pm

Location: Student Center

Dress Attire: Suggested dress is business causal; Please arrive early so you can be checked in


Night 2: Information Session (Organization Specific)

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Time: 9:30 pm-11:30pm

Location: Student Center

Dress Attire: Suggested dress is causal


Night 3: Last Night of Recruitment

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Time: 9:30 pm-11:30 pm

Location: Student Center

Dress Attire: Suggested dress is business causal


Night 4: Preference

*Invitations go out February 14, 2014

Date:  Saturday, February 15, 2014 and Sunday, February 16, 2014

Time: Various (By Invitation Only)

Location: Student Center

Dress Attire: Suggested dress is business causal


Important Dates

Monday, February 17, 2014-Bid will be extended via Marist email (Bid Day!)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014-Bid Acceptance are due by 5:00 pm to the VP of Recruitment 

Open Bid Begins: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sorority Celebration: Friday, February 21, 2014 (from 5:00 pm-6:30pm) in the Student Center


**Note: PNM must attend two nights of recruitment to be considered.


Not all women receive their number one choice.  We are unable to guarantee every potential new member (PNM) a bid from a sorority.  We encourage you to be aware of this fact and to consider this potential disappointment in making the decision to go through with recruitment.  Furthermore, sorority recruitment events do not involved men or alcohol.  If at anytime, a potential or new member feels uncomfortable please contact the Director of Student Conduct and Greek Affairs. 

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