What to Expect
2012 Guide to Sorority Recruitment - Updated 07.30.12 (pdf)
This guidebook contains helpful information as you prepare to participate in sorority
It will be updated throughout the summer.
Panhellenic Formal Membership Recruitment
Formal Membership Recruitment Week begins Sunday, August 12. The week consists of four rounds of events that will allow you to learn more about each sorority. The events will show you what life in a sorority is like and will give you the chance to meet sorority women in each chapter and ask any questions that they may have about activities, financial obligations, scholarship, new member programs, and campus life.
Formal Membership Recruitment is a mutual selection process. You will visit all 12 National Panhellenic Conference chapters at K-State during the first round (Open House), but the remaining rounds are by invitation only. At the end of each round you will select the chapters you would like to visit again. Likewise, the chapters will invite back participants who they believe to be a good fit for their chapter.
Registration begins April 1 and goes through midnight, August 1. The registration form can be found by visiting here. You will be able to submit your registration form and registration fee of $70 online. The registration form will serve as your resume, and this information will be distributed to all of the chapters, therefore it is important to fully complete the form. The registration will only be considered complete once the online form and payment are submitted, and final transcript(s) are received by the K-State Office of Admissions. A confirmation email will be sent to you when your registration is complete and processed.
2012 Recruitment Schedule
Sunday, Aug. 12 – Move-In and Orientation
On Sunday you will check in for Formal Membership Recruitment, move into your assigned residence hall, and participate in the opening convocation. Your parents and/or family members will also have the opportunity to attend a parent/family orientation session. Panhellenic officers will review recruitment week activities and logistics with you. You will meet your Recruitment Guide, as well as the group of women who will be going through the recruitment process with you.
Monday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Round 1 - Open House
During Round 1 you will have your first opportunity to interact personally with the members of the Panhellenic sororities. You will visit 12 of the sororities at K-State. Your conversations will be one-on-one and focus on topics such as your high school involvement, summer activities, and what you want to get out of a sorority experience at K-State.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Round 2 - House Tours
During Round 2 you will receive a schedule inviting you to up to nine events for the day, as a result of the mutual selection process. You will receive information concerning each chapter’s member expectations, as well as financial, housing, community service and scholastic obligations of each member. During this round, you will be given a brief tour of the chapter home.
Thursday, Aug. 16 – Round 3 - Sisterhood and Philanthropy
During Round 3 you will receive a schedule inviting you to up to six events for the day, as a result of the mutual selection process. The focus of the day will be philanthropy and sisterhood. Chapters will give you a brief presentation on their service organizations and may ask you to participate in a short philanthropy project. In addition, each sorority will emphasize the unique bonds of sisterhood within their chapter including the organization’s core values, creed or motto.
Friday, Aug. 17 – Round 4 - Preference
During the Preference round you will visit up to three chapters. You will talk more in-depth with members about their sorority experience and why their chapter is important to them. You will take part in a special ceremony that is unique to each chapter.
Friday, Aug. 17 – Round 4 - Bid Day
After preference events, you will attend a Bid Day celebration where you will receive your invitation to join a chapter. After the convocation, you will travel to your new chapter for an evening and overnight of fun activities with your new sisters.