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Sorority Recruitment Schedule

Prior to attending any recruitment events, you must register for recruitment and attend Greek 101. Please be sure you meet the eligibility requirements before registering.

Sorority Recruitment Schedule- Fall 2019

What's a PNM? It's YOU! PNM stands for potential new member. 

If at any point you have a conflict with a recruitment event, please email as soon as possible--prior to the start of the event. The recruitment chairs will notify the sororities of your excused absence. We encourage you to attend all events whenever possible. Having a friend in an organization does not guarantee a bid. All members vote on potential new members, and thus need a chance to get to know you! 

August Arrival to Campus- No PNMs are allowed inside the sorority houses prior to the start of recruitment. 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3- Greek 101- Mandatory; 5:45-6:30 p.m., Sykes Formal Lounge. Please be sure to register for recruitment prior to attending Greek 101. Be sure you meet the eligibility requirements before registering. 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8- House Tours: 12:30-5 p.m., PNMs meet in Sykes Formal Lounge. PNMs will be brought to each sorority house by recruitment counselors starting at 1 p.m. PNMs will have 40 minutes at each house, with 10 minutes of walk time in between. During House Tours, you will: 

1. Get a tour of each sorority house

2. Receive information about financial responsibilities, such as dues, meal plan, and live-in costs

3. Get to know the sorority members! 

Each PNM is required to attend all 4 houses. You will be assigned a group when you arrive to Sykes Formal Lounge, and will rotate in groups as follows:                                          

House 1: 1-1:40 p.m.                                                                                                                                           

House 2: 1:50-2:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                      

House 3: 2:40-3:20 p.m.

House 4: 3:30-4:10 p.m.

PNMs will then return to Sykes Formal Lounge to enter your preferences for Tuesday night. We anticipate wrapping up by 5 p.m.  

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10- Philanthropy Night: 6-9 p.m., Sykes Formal Lounge. PNMs will receive a list of sororities you matched with (2 or 3) and will visit those sorority houses. You must attend each event on your schedule; no skipping houses. At Philanthropy Night, you will:

1. Learn about the sorority's philanthropy

2. Enjoy a fun activity related to the organization’s philanthropy, such as making a craft or card or writing a letter

Each PNM may attend a maximum of 3 houses. You will rotate in groups as follows:                                  

House 1: 6:15-6:55 p.m.                                                                                                                                      

House 2: 7:05-7:45 p.m.                                                                                                                                      

House 3: 7:55-8:35 p.m.

After you visit your last house, you will return to Sykes Formal Lounge to enter your preferences. We anticipate wrapping up by 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13- Preference Night: 5:30-10 p.m., Dean Eaton Lounge.  During Preference Night, you will attend the houses you matched with (1-2) and will:

1. Get a glimpse into what it means to be a sister in the sorority

2. Hear some of the history and traditions unique to the sorority

3. Ask any remaining questions you have before making a final decision! 

Each PNM may attend a maximum of 2 houses. You will rotate in groups as follows:

House 1: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

House 2: 7:40-8:40 p.m.

After visiting the sorority house(s), you will return to Dean Eaton Lounge to sign your Bid Card, also referred to as an MRABA. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: Bid Day! Have your phone ON and LOUD between 9-10 a.m. Please plan to keep your day free for fun activities with your new sorority! You will be asked to arrive to the sorority house at 11 a.m. Please plan accordingly.