FALL 2021 RECRUITMENT
Due to COVID-19, our dates and format for Panhellenic Recruitment are subject to change for the health and safety of our current and potential new members. As decisions are made and information becomes available, we will continue to update our website with information about the format and timeline of Panhellenic Recruitment.
Registration has closed. All questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee for recruitment covers several meals, transportation to all recruitment events, campus facilities usage, a t-shirt, and other recruitment materials. Registration will close on Monday, July 19th.
2021 Registration Dates and Fees
May 1 – July 19 $215
*PNMs living on campus will be permitted to move in on Friday, August 13th. Information for University Housing contracts can be found at https://housing.uga.edu/move-in/. Please note that the Greek Life Office does not coordinate the housing schedule.
*Any questions or concerns about the recruitment registration fee should be directed to the Greek Life Office by calling 706-542-4612.
The Panhellenic Council is sponsoring fee waivers for those needing assistance with payment. Please use the link below to fill out the application form if needed. Those selected will be notified via email. The fee waiver is open to all PNMs, regardless of if the registration fee has already been paid. In that case, the council will provide a refund. Applications are due July 19th and submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Panhellenic Information Sessions
We will be hosting optional information sessions over the summer to learn more about the Panhellenic community at UGA and how to join. There are sessions for both Potential New Members and parents/families, so be sure to register for the appropriate session by selecting the date and time below. All sessions will be recorded and posted on our website.
Potential New Member Information Sessions:
Monday, June 7th at 6:00pm EST – Meeting Recording
Monday, June 21st at 6:00pm EST – Meeting Recording
Monday, July 12th at 6:00pm EST – Meeting Recording
Monday, July 26th at 6:00pm EST – Meeting Recording
Parent and Family Information
An optional Parent and Family Orientation Session will be held on Friday, August 13th from 6:00-7:00pm in Tate Grand Hall in the Tate Student Center. During this time, PNMs will be in the PNM Orientation Session. We hope to see you there!
Some families choose to purchase Bid Day gifts for their students joining a sorority. Visit the website for University Spirit in Athens here or their Instagram page (@universityspirit_athens) for more information!
Reach out to the Greek Life Office with any questions about your student’s participation in Panhellenic Recruitment.
The Pointer: Fall Recruitment Guide
Please click the button to view the 2021 edition of The Pointer, our Panhellenic recruitment guide.
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 the Greek Life Office at 706-542-4612 by July 30th, 2021 for specific requests.
Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions
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 contact the chapter directly.
Potential New Members who are living in UGA residence halls will be permitted to move in on Friday, August 13th, 2021. In order to reduce vehicular traffic and move-in lines, student arrival times will be staggered. Having an arrival time on Friday, August 13th will allow you to attend all orientation activities for recruitment. In June, University Housing will email specific information about selecting an arrival time. Please visit the housing website for more information: https://housing.uga.edu/move-in/. Please note that the Greek Life Office does not coordinate the housing schedule.
Please visit our Recommendation Addresses & Instructions page for all the info you need on letters of recommendation.
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 preference 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 – For the 2021 recruitment process, Round One will be hosted virtually. Round One is known as “Panhellenic Preview”. PNMs will submit a short informational video about themselves over the summer for each chapter to view. More information will be sent directly to registered PNMs once registration closes on July 19th. Please do not worry about these videos until then! Chapters will also provide an informational video for PNMs to view with their Gamma Chis prior to arriving on campus. More detailed information about Round One will be provided in the PNM Information Guide and in the registration confirmation page.
Round Two – Round Two is known as “Sisterhood and Philanthropy Round”. Events are 25 minutes in length and allow you to learn about the sorority’s philanthropic contributions both locally and nationally, as well as the sisterhood aspect of each chapter. Sororities may choose to 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 members 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 (preview coming soon!). These events are 30 minutes long and if invited you may attend up to 8 events.
Preference 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 member and what their sorority has to offer. Events are 50 minutes in length and if invited, you may attend up to two preferential events.
All Panhellenic Recruitment events will follow CDC, UGA, and Athens Clarke County guidelines.
Many PNMs choose to wear skirts and dresses are appropriate for rounds one and two. Round three will be t-shirt day (preview coming soon!). 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 Preference Round. Preference 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.
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 Fall Recruitment process as they are not considered in the same pool as freshmen.
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, such as a gap year, please contact the Panhellenic Council.
If I am an upperclassmen will the recruitment process be different?
No, the recruitment process will not be different for you!