Many women join one of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council chapters through Primary Recruitment that occurs each fall before classes begin. It is encouraged to go through this recruitment process as it is the only guaranteed opportunity to see all chapters at the same time to find the best fit for prospective members. The Collegiate Panhellenic community takes pride in academic achievement. Many chapters look for women with a 3.0 cumulative GPA from high school or a 2.5 GPA from college to join. Women will move into their assigned housing a week before classes begin and join other women who also live in residence halls or off-campus housing. An assigned Recruitment Counselor (often called a Rho Gamma) will serve as their guide through the week. Recruitment is a mutual selection process. Potential new members have the opportunity to find a chapter that matches their values and will help them grow. Chapters have the opportunity to select women whose values match theirs and who will contribute to the chapter. Primary Recruitment starts with Welcome Weekend, during Welcome Week you will get to visit each CPC chapter. After Welcome Weekend invitations to each round are made based on the preference of the potential new members and the chapters, this is why we refer to this process as mutual selection. Bid day is the last day of the week and this where potential new members receive an invitation to membership, or bid, to a Panhellenic chapter.
Primary Recruitment is a six day process where potential new members have the chance to meet all 16 of our Panhellenic Chapters. By attending Primary Recruitment every potential new member maximizes their chances at finding the chapter they connect best with! For fall 2023 Primary Recruitment will take place from August 11th through August 17th. Sign up to participate this fall using the link above. If you have any questions email the Vice President of Recruitment Programming, Alaina Sease, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or message isupennypanhellenic on Instagram! Our Panhellenic cannot wait to meet all of the wonderful potential new members this fall!