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Recruitment Guide

What is Sorority Recruitment?

Sorority Recruitment is the process of selection for sorority membership. It is the privilege of alumnae to “recommend” girls for membership. It is the responsibility of active members to “select” girls for sisterhood. You choose a sorority, and a sorority chooses you! It is a mutual experience designed to produce a happy association. Sorority membership is for life.

Each year sororities increase their membership through a mutual selection process called Membership Recruitment. This process was formerly called Rush, and it remains an accurate description. During Formal Recruitment, which is typically a week-long process, you will have an opportunity to become acquainted with each of the sororities on your campus and their members. At the end, your preferences and the sorority preferences are matched to achieve mutual selection.

Panhellenic is the governing body on each campus for sororities. Every year the college Panhellenic develops a schedule of events that make up Formal Recruitment. Typically, there are three to five rounds of events. Emphasis is on conversation and getting to know each other. This is the time to learn about the values, traditions, programming, and expectations of the individual sororities. Formal recruitment is normally held in the fall, but some campuses hold spring recruitment (called deferred recruitment). Contact your campus Panhellenic office for information about when recruitment is held.

As an alumna member (sorority member no longer in college), there will be opportunities to network and develop friendships with sorority sisters from all over the country. Community involvement and philanthropic efforts continue along with social activities.

The Northwest Dallas Suburban Alumnae Panhellenic (NWDSAP) has delegates from many of the twenty-six (26) National Panhellenic Conference sororities. One of our purposes is to educate high school women and their parents about sororities.