When can I participate in sorority recruitment?

Primary sorority recruitment at The University of Akron is only conducted in the fall semester, after the start of school. It is important to note that the UA Panhellenic does not host formalized spring recruitment. If you are unable to participate in fall primary recruitment, but are interested in joining a sorority, you may participate in Continuous Open Bidding (COB). COB begins immediately following the end of the primary recruitment process, on Bid Day. COB is also sometimes held in the spring semester; however, not all sororities are eligible to participate in COB. In order to host COB events, a chapter must be under Chapter Total. Chapter Total at UA is currently set at 72 members.

For more information about the COB process, please contact the Vice President of Recruitment at

Can I go through Recruitment as an upperclassman?

Yes. As long as you have not accepted a bid from an NPC sorority at UA in the past calendar year, or been initiated into an NPC sorority at UA or on another campus, you may participate in fall primary recruitment.

Is there a required GPA to go through Recruitment?

Yes, if you are coming from high school, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.6. If you have a semester or multiple semesters of college under your belt, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.25. If you have additional questions about individual chapter scholarship requirements, you can inquire further about minimum GPA requirements during Recruitment. This year as a courtesy to the PNM's going through recruitment, minimum high school and college GPA's for each sorority at UA will be listed in the 2018 Recruitment Guide on the individual chapter informational pages.

If I decide not to participate in recruitment, is my registration fee refundable?

Unfortunately no, all registration fees are nonrefundable, no exceptions. This is clearly stated on the recruitment registration payment link, so before you register for recruitment, please take this into consideration.

How much does a sorority cost?

Membership in a sorority comes with a financial requirement, which should be taken into consideration. As such, we encourage you to have a meaningful discussion as a family prior to registering and/or participating in sorority recruitment at UA. A serious question to consider is "are you financially prepared and are you invested in the monetary commitment required to sustain membership in a Greek organization for, four plus years?"

Financial requirements may include membership dues, which support the local chapter and the national or international organization, facility/parlor fees, as well as room and board (if living in the facility). It is important to note that each organization's fees vary.

During primary recruitment, students with an interest in recruitment are given a financial brochure with the breakdown of costs. The first semester for a new member will likely be the most expensive due to one-time fees associated with pledging and initiation (i.e. badge and a lifetime subscription to the inter/national sorority magazine).