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 (transfer students may participate)
  • Hold a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above (Suggested GPA-Some organization require a higher GPA)
  • Registered with the Office of Student Conduct and Greek Affairs

Rho Chi's (Recruitment Counselor): 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 RC will explain the process to PNMs, help them reach difficult decisions, and be their confidential soundboard. The RC'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 recruitment counselors and members
  • The right to be treated with respect
  • 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 counselors
  • The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors
  • The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others
  • The right to be fully informed about the membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement signing process
  • The right to make one’s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision
  • The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience

Information Nights: 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.

  • Information Session
  • Meet the Sisters
  • Meet the Greeks at the Activity Fair

You must register online for Sorority Formal Recruitment by Thursday, January 25, 2018 (Midnight). All formal recruitment registrations will not be accepted after this date.


Formal Recruitment Schedule of Events 2018:

Night 1 (General Informational Session About Recruitment and the Chapters)   

*All Recruitment events will be held in the Student Center


Meet the Sisters: (Attendance Strongly Encouraged)
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 and Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Start Time:
9:30 pm
Location: Student Center


Information Session (Attendance Strongly Encouraged)
Date: Wednesday, January 21st, 2018
Start Time: 9:30 pm 
Location: Student Center


Sorority Formal Recruitment (Spring Semester)
Recruitment is a $15 fee.  Deadline to register is January 25th, 2018 at midnight (Registration live November 2017).  If you fail to register you will not be allowed to participate in recruitment.

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. 

Night One: Sunday, January 28th, 2018 
Start Time: 7:30 PM (45 minutes per room-process ends approximately 10:30 pm)
Location: Student Center
Attire: Casual

Night Two: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Start Time: 9:30 PM (45 minutes per room-process ends approximately 12:30 am)
Location: Student Center

Attire: Business casual

Night Three: Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Start Time: 9:30 PM  (30 minutes per room-process ends approximately 11:30 pm)
Location: Student Center
Attire: Business casual

*Make up day if needed Friday, February 2rd at 9:30 PM

Preference Parties: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 (Via Invitation Only) 
Start Time: Varies (during the day) 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Student Center
Dress Attire: Suggested dress is business causal
**PNM's will need to accept online (Campus Director) if invited to a preference party
and will then need to rank order


Bids send out: Monday, February 5th, 2018 (Via Campus Director) 
**Bids are sent out (PMN's have 24 hours to respond)

Open Bid: Wednesday February 7th, 2018
Start Time: Varies
Dress Attire: Suggested dress is business causal

Sorority Celebration: Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Start Time: TBA-Planned by each chapter
Dress Attire: Suggested dress is business causal


Important Dates

Bids Extended: Monday, February 5, 2018-Bid will be extended via the Campus Director site (Bid Day!)

Bid Acceptance: Tuesday, February 6, 2018-due by 5:00 pm

Open Bid Begins: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with Final Bids going out on February 9th, 2018 (each sorority plans their own)
**Not all sororities will have open bid.

Sorority Celebration: Saturday, February 10, 2018


**Note: Potential New Members (PNM's) must attend two nights of recruitment to be considered.


Not all women receive their number one choice and/or be selected by a chapter.  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 as you go through the recruitment process.  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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