Sunday, July 28 - In-house sorority women can move in, official disaffiliation for Recruitment Counselors, no further contact of sorority women with Potential New Members
Friday, August 9 – Potential New Members (PNMs) move in to residence halls, Parent Orientation & Recruitment Orientation
Saturday August 10 - Round One (Open House)
Sunday, August 11 – Round One (Open House)
Monday, August 12 – Round Two (Philanthropy)
Tuesday, August 13 - Round Two (Philanthropy)
Wednesday, August 14 - Friday, August 16 - No recruitment events; UGA classes begin
Saturday, August 17 – Round Three (House Tours)
Sunday, August 18 – Preferential Round
Monday, August 19– Bid Day
The fee for recruitment covers several meals, transportation to all recruitment events, campus facilities usage and a t-shirt. The cost of registration is dependent on when you register.
****Refund requests must be received by July 25, 2019 to be processed. No refunds will be given past that date, regardless of circumstances. If you would like to request a refund before the deadline, please send an email to Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your full name (first, middle, last) in the email. All refunds will incur a $10 processing fee.
2019 Registration & Payment Dates
April 1 - April 30 Early Registration closed
May 1 - July 16 Regular Registration closed
July 17 - August 1 Late Registration closed
***Online registration submitted before the deadline does not guarantee registration price. Checks must be postmarked by the deadlines above for each payment cycle to avoid the next higher charge. The late registration fee applies to checks sent on or after July 17th. All checks are due by August 1st. PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE YOU MAIL IN YOUR CHECK SO THAT WE HAVE A REGISTRATION TO CONNECT THE PAYMENT TO.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but payment will only be accepted via check or money order. (Cash payments are only accepted if paid in-person in the Greek Life Office.) Include registrant's full name and birthday in the "for" field of the check. Checks should be made out to Panhellenic Council and mailed to:
UGA Panhellenic Council
153 Tate Student Center
Athens, GA 30602
Is there a GPA requirement to participate in formal recruitment?
Although the Panhellenic Council does not require a minimum GPA to participate in recruitment, each sorority may establish their own minimum GPA required for membership. If you have a question about a particular sorority's requirement, please directly contact the chapter. Chapter e-mail addresses are available under 2018 Recommendation Addresses & Instructions.
Where will I live during Recruitment?
Potential New Members who are living in UGA residence halls will be permitted to move in on Friday, August 9th. In order to reduce vehicular traffic and move-in lines, student arrival times will be staggered. Having an arrival time on Friday, August 9th will allow you to attend all orientation activities for recruitment. Specific arrival procedures will be communicated by University Housing beginning in June. Please visit the housing website for more information: http://housing.uga.edu . Please note that the Greek Life Office is not in control of the housing schedule.
What are recommendations and do I need them?
Please visit our 2018 Recommendation Addresses & Instructions page for all the info you need on letters of recommendation, or "recs."
Friday, August 9: Check-in & Orientation
PNMs scheduled to live in UGA residence halls move in. Specific times will be communicated by University Housing. Report to your assigned Residence hall.
9am - 5pm: Recruitment Check-in - Tate Student Center, Reception Hall
2pm - 5pm: Recruitment Check-in at residence halls
3pm - 4pm: Parent Orientation, Tate Grand Hall
5pm-6:30pm: Recruitment Orientation for students, Tate Grand Hall
What will Recruitment be like?
Recruitment is intended to give each Potential New Member an opportunity to become familiar with each of the 19 sororities at UGA, meet as many Greek women as possible, and learn about each organization. The actual process of Recruitment involves four rounds of events. After each round of events, Potential New Members receive invitations to the next round of events and are permitted to choose a limited number of sororities they would like to visit again. Potential New Members will be divided into small groups with Gamma Chis (Recruitment Counselors) to guide them through the week.
Round One – During the first two days of Recruitment you will visit each sorority for 20 minutes. These events will introduce you to every chapter before you begin to make decisions. You will probably talk about yourself (your summer, your activities, where you are living, etc.) so don't be shy – the sorority members want to get to know you. Round One events are high-energy and may include music, singing, and clapping. These events are short, so relax and have fun!
Round Two – Round Two is known as "Philanthropy Round." Events are 25 minutes in length and allow you to learn about the sorority's philanthropic contributions both locally and nationally. The sorority will show a video highlighting the events they put on to raise money for important causes. If invited, you may attend up to 14 events.
Round Three – All of our sororities are located in beautiful historic homes near campus. During this round, the sisters will take time to show you around their homes and get to know you better. This is the round where you will wear your recruitment t-shirt. These events are 30 minutes long and if invited you may attend up to 8.
Preferential Round (Prefs) – You will be making the final decision about which sororities you prefer during this round. These events are usually more serious than previous events as the sorority members will explain what it means to be a sister and what their sorority has to offer. Events are 50 minutes in length and if invited, you may attend up to two preferential events.
What do I wear?
Casual skirts and dresses are appropriate for rounds one and two. Round three will be t-shirt day. All the participants will wear their recruitment t-shirt. Cool, lightweight fabrics are a necessity because of the hot weather. You will be walking a lot so comfortable footwear is essential. Heels are discouraged for Rounds 1-3. Nice dresses, skirts or pants that you would wear to a wedding or religious service are appropriate for Pref Round. Pref events are more formal, therefore many women choose to wear black dresses and heels although please note that this is not a requirement. The most important thing during all rounds is to make sure you feel comfortable.
Click here for more frequently asked questions, please see our FAQ page.
UPPERCLASSMEN QUOTA FAQs
What is an upperclassmen quota?
The upperclassmen quota is a separate quota that is used to specifically place upperclassmen Potential New Members.
Why do we use an upperclassmen quota for Fall Recruitment?
It gives upperclassmen and transfer students a greater opportunity to pledge during the Formal Recruitment process as they are not considered in the same pool as freshman.
How will you determine if I am an upperclassmen?
We will determine if you are an upperclassmen based on your high school graduation date. If you feel that you have special circumstances please, such as a gap year, contact the Panhellenic Council.
If I am an upperclassmen will the recruitment process be different?
No, the recruitment process will be no different for you!
Want more information regarding sorority life? Check out the National Panhellenic Conference's Sorority Life website! www.thesororitylife.com
University of Georgia Panhellenic Recruitment is open to all enrolled UGA women regardless of race, religion, color, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
The recruitment process is committed to providing access and accommodations for all people with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please call Elizabeth Pittard at 706-542-4612 by July 16 for specific requests.
The Pointer: Fall Recruitment GuidePlease click the button to view the 2018 edition of The Pointer, our Panhellenic recruitment guide.