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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.