Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Letter from PHC Vice President of Recruitment


The main recruitment period for our Panhellenic sororities is the beginning of the Fall semester. 2019 Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment will take place from Friday, September 13th - Sunday, September 15th. In order to participate in Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment you need to register for recruitment and pay the $15 registration fee by Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 9pm.

In order to be eligible to participate in Sorority Recruitment you must be a full-time University of Akron student taking 12 ore more credit hours. You must have a high school GPA of a 2.5 or a college GPA of a 2.4 in order to participate.

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Fall Events to learn more about Sorority Life

These events were created for you to learn more about sorority life!

Date: Saturday, August 24

Where: Jean Hower Taber Student Union Ballrooms

Time: 2:30-4:30 pm

Description: Join us for free ice cream and to learn more about all our sororities!

Date: Monday, August 26

Where: Coleman Common

Time: 5:00-8:00 pm

Description: Come hang out with us to celebrate the start of the semester with music, yard games, and free food! All chapters will be there to talk with and meet!

Date: Tuesday, August 27

Where: Jean Hower Taber Student Union Room 312

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Description: Join us to learn more about what to expect from sorority recruitment, what being in a sorority can offer you, and meet members from each chapter. We will provide a short presentation, time to visit with each sorority and opportunities to get questions answered.  This program is about an hour in length and will run twice each night.

Date: Wednesday, August 28

Where: Coleman Common

Time: 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

Description: Join us and some really cute puppies on Coleman Common!

Date: Tuesday, September 3

Where: Jean Hower Taber Student Union Piano Lounge

Time: 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

Description: Join PHC and NPHC to meet women from each sorority on-campus in a more casual setting!

Date: Wednesday, September 4

Where: Jean Hower Taber Student Union Room 312

Time: 4-6 pm

Description: Join us to learn more about what to expect from sorority recruitment, what being in a sorority can offer you, and meet members from each chapter. We will provide a short presentation, time to visit with each sorority and opportunities to get questions answered.  This program is about an hour in length and will run twice each night.

Date: Thursday, September 5

Where: Jean Hower Taber Student Union Piano Lounge

Time: 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

Description: Join PHC and NPHC to meet women from each sorority on-campus in a more casual setting!

Date: Monday, September 9

Where: Jean Hower Taber Student Union Ballroom

Time: 4-6 pm

Description: For women that have paid and registered for Sorority Recruitment this event will provide you with everything you need to know for the upcoming weekend. You will meet your recruitment guides and other women going through the process.

Date: Tuesday, September 10

Where: Jean Hower Taber Student Union Ballroom B

Time: 6-8 pm

Description: For women that have paid and registered for Sorority Recruitment this event will provide you with everything you need to know for the upcoming weekend. You will meet your recruitment guides and other women going through the process.

*Attendance at one Recruitment Orientation is required. If you cannot attend and still want to participate in Sorority Recruitment please email Morgan, PHC VP of Recruitment.


Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Schedule

Panhellenic Recruitment is a three-round mutual selection process that takes place in the fall semester. This year it is scheduled for Friday, September 13- Sunday, September 15. It is really important that you are available for every day of recruitment, so be sure to request off of work!

*all events begin in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union Ballroom B

SISTERHOOD ROUND: This is the first opportunity you will have to meet all six Panhellenic chapters here at The University of Akron! You will be traveling with your Recruitment Guide group, spending 30 minutes with each chapter. You must visit all six chapters in order to continue through sorority recruitment. At the end of this round you will make your selections. Dress is casual – wear comfortable shoes and dress suitably for the weather. Jeans or skirts are appropriate.

PHILANTHROPY ROUND: You will visit up to four sororities during this round and can expect to learn about each chapter’s individual philanthropy. You will be participating in “hands on” activities to benefit each chapter’s philanthropy. Each chapter will also discuss their membership dues and other financial information with you this evening. You will be given a paper summarizing each chapter’s financial obligations, so you may want to bring something to take notes with! Drinks and light snacks will be provided at each chapter location. You will be traveling with Recruitment Guides to each chapter location, spending 45 minutes at each. At the end of this round you will make your selections. Dress is business casual – wear comfortable shoes and dress suitably for the weather. Jeans, skirts, or dresses are appropriate.

PREFERENCE ROUND: You will visit up to two sororities during this round. This is a special round as you will participate in each chapter’s formal ceremonies, meaning each will share a small part of their ritual with you. You will be traveling with Recruitment Guides to each chapter location, spending one hour at each chapter location. Drinks and light snacks will be provided at each location. At the end of this round you will rank the chapters you have remaining. Dress is business casual but you may choose to dress up a little more if you wish to do so – This could be something that you would wear to a business meeting or a wedding. Some examples would be rompers, jumpsuits, dresses, or a blouse and dressy pants/skirt.

BID DAY: Chapters will arrive to Coleman Common to welcome new members in a Bid Day celebration. Additional activities will be held at respective chapter locations. The Recruitment Guides’ chapters will be revealed today also! Dress is casual – Jeans, shorts, skirts, or leggings would be appropriate. Shoes could be converse, sandals, booties, anything you’re comfortable wearing and want to take pictures in! You might want to consider wearing a jacket or flannel with a tank top underneath since you will be changing into a shirt as soon as you run home!


Potential New Member Guidelines:

Here are some general guidelines for potential new members, women participating in sorority recruitment, which are important to know about the Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment process:                                            

1. Only full time students, taking 12 credit hours or more, at The University of Akron are eligible to participate in Sorority Recruitment.                                                   

2. Students must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or a college GPA of 2.4 to participate in Sorority Recruitment

3. Students must register for Fall Sorority Recruitment and pay the $15 (non-refundable) registration fee by Tuesday, September 10th at 9 pm in order to participate in the Sorority Recruitment process.

4. A potential new member (PNM) must attend one Recruitment Orientation session on either Monday, September 9th or Tuesday, September 10th. If you cannot attend either Recruitment Orientation session please contact PHC VP of Recruitment, Morgan Mosiniak at uaphcrecruitment@gmail.com.

5. A PNM must visit all six sororities and all events she is invited to. In the event of illness or other emergency, she must notify the Vice President of Recruitment.   

6. From the beginning of Recruitment Orientation through the end of Sorority Recruitment, you (PNM) may not visit a sorority’s chapter location outside of Sorority Recruitment events. Additionally, you (PNM) are not allowed to visit a sorority member’s residence during this time period.

7. Interaction between sorority women and PNMs outside of Sorority Recruitment shall be focused on sorority life in general as opposed to individual chapters.                                             

8. No sorority member may buy anything for a potential new member and no potential new member may buy anything for a sorority member throughout the duration of the recruitment period.                  

9. A potential new member or sorority member shall not give promises, written or verbal, to join a sorority before Formal Bids are issued through Panhellenic Council.                                   

10. A PNM will fill out the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) immediately after the last preference party she attends. Once a MRABA has been signed, no changes may be made. Any PNM signing a MRABA and receiving a bid, at the end of Sorority Recruitment, shall be bound by the agreement for one calendar year.