About Event Rounds

Meetings with Recruitment Guides

Each round the potential new members (PNMs) will begin their day by meeting with their Recruitment Guide group. This is the time when the PNMs will receive their invitations and event schedules for that day.

Attire: Due to time limitations, it may be advisable for potential new members to dress for the recruitment events prior to attending this meeting.

Chapter Selection

After a potential new member has attended all of the events on her schedule, she will participate in Chapter Selection. This process should be completed immediately after her last event without making any stops to change clothes or make phone calls. The potential new member will use this time to select the chapter(s) she would like to visit again the next day. This selection will first be filled out on a worksheet and then submitted on a computer after which she may return to her residence hall.


Event Schedule and Suggested Attire

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Opening Convocation

(evening before recruitment begins) Monday, August 19th

Opening Convocation is a required meeting for all potential new members (PNMs) and serves as an orientation to formal recruitment. It is also the time where potential new members will meet their Recruitment Guides and the Panhellenic recruitment team, who will guide them through the week. PNMs will receive their t-shirts for the Open House rounds at this orientation.

The mandatory Opening Convocation is at 6 pm or 8pm in Hogg Auditorium. (Your Recruitment Guides will notify you which you are to attend.)

Attire: Convocation is casual and does not involve any sorority women, other than the Panhellenic officers and Recruitment Guides.


Open House

(13 events, 2 days), Tuesday, August 20th and Wednesday, August 21st

This round of events is focused on the importance and excitement of "Going Greek!" Each potential new member will visit 14 chapter houses for 25 minutes each. You will walk from house to house with your recruitment group and Recruitment Guides.

Attire: Each potential new member will receive a recruitment t-shirt to wear for Open House. Khaki shorts and tennis shoes are strongly suggested.

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Philanthropy Round

(10 events, 2 days), Thursday, August 22nd and Friday, August 23rd

This round of events is focused on community service. You will visit up to ten events lasting 35 minutes each. At each chapter visit, you will participate in a small project that will benefit the chapter's local or national philanthropy. In addition, chapters may choose to entertain you with a few songs, or provide information about their philanthropy and other chapter events.

Attire: Comfortable daytime dresses or skirts, comfortable sandals, wedges, or flats. No denim or flip-flops.

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Sisterhood Round

(6 events, 1 day), Saturday, August 24th

This round of events is focused on sisterhood within each chapter. You will visit up to six events lasting 45 minutes each.  Each chapter should also allow plenty of time for one-on-one conversations.

Attire: A semiformal dress- dressier than daytime, more casual than cocktail. Shoes should be wedges or heels.

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Preference Night

(2 events, 1 evening), Sunday, August 25th

A potential new member may attend up to three events for one hour each. These events focus on the deepest aspects of sorority life, including sisterhood, friendship and ritual. This is your last chance to interact with chapter members.

Attire: Cocktail dress (typically black) and heels

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Bid Day

Monday, August 26th

All potential new members will gather at a location on campus to receive their sorority bid. You will then be invited back to the house of the sorority you have joined to participate in fun activities such as pictures, dinner and "get-to-know-you games". Activities differ from chapter to chapter.

Attire: Comfortable daytime dresses or skirts, comfortable sandals, wedges or flats; no denim or flip-flops.

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