Panhellenic Recruitment

Panhellenic Association Recruitment Information

Panhellenic

Panhellenic Association (PA) Recruitment

The Panhellenic Association at Miami University includes seventeen nationally known sororities. Panhellenic promotes the common interest of all sororities here at Miami and serves as the unifying, governing, and coordinating body of the sorority community. The Panhellenic Association is comprised of an annually elected executive council and a delegate from each affiliated sorority. Through programming, Panhellenic seeks to provide personal enrichment and knowledge to all sorority members. The Panhellenic Association offers a wide variety of programs for members covering topics including: health, sorority sports, education, community service, and philanthropy. Panhellenic also sponsors and coordinates Miami’s sorority recruitment program. The influence of the Panhellenic Association is a crucial part not only of the sorority community, but also in promoting the betterment of the entire Greek Community at Miami University. For more information please visit the Panhellenic website or contact panhellenic@miamioh.edu, 513-529-7117. Also feel free to stop by the office at 2027 Armstrong Student Center.

Sorority Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have have earned 12 credit hours at Miami University or another college or university
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. From the Miami University Student Handbook

Membership of Fraternities or Sororities at Miami University (Student Handbook 5.3.C)

All Governing Councils, fraternities, and sororities may establish standards of membership including, but not limited to, credit hour and grade point average requirements. To affiliate with a fraternity or sorority:
  1. Minimum Eligibility Requirements(No Exceptions) A student must:
    • Be enrolled as a full-time student (carry at least 12 credit hours) on the Oxford campus of Miami University.
    • Have completed one semester of college (completed 12 credit hours or equivalent to a full-time student) at Miami University or other university or college.
    • Have an established minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 from Miami University.
  2. All potential members/candidates for membership must have their eligibility verified through the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership prior to the chapter extending any form of invitation to membership.
  3. Once membership has been gained to a fraternity or sorority, it is up to each chapter to determine an individual’s requirements to maintain membership.
  • Eligibility requirements must be met at end of the semester prior to accepting a bid for sorority membership
  • New Member Orientation course must be completed before recruitment in order to be eligible to participate. This online course is a two part module that covers the benefits of joining the fraternity and sorority community and the expectations of joining Miami Greek Life.  This will be completed through the canvas platform.  
  • You must be a full time Oxford Campus student during the semester in which you participate in recruitment

All first year women who join a sorority are required to live in the sorority corridor during their second year and must sign an on-campus housing agreement to facilitate that

Sorority Recruitment Dates 2017 - 2018

September 30 and October 1: Sprite Dates
11am-1:30pm | Sorority Suites
November 8: Rho Gamma Fashion Show
7pm | Fritz Pavilion, Armstrong Student Center

January 3, 2018 5:00 PM: Deadline to register for Recruitment

February 1: Panhellenic Recruitment Kickoff
7pm last names A-L and 8:30 pm last names M-Z
Fritz Pavilion, Armstrong Student Center
February 2-3: Welcome Round
February 4: Philanthropy round
Feb 8-9: Sisterhood Round
Feb 10: Preference Round
February 11: Bid Day

Costs

View costs for sorority membership.

What to Wear

Thinking about what you need to wear should not be stressful. There are a lot of options. Check out our Pinterest page for ideas on what you should wear for all four rounds of recruitment.

Recommendation Letters for Potential New Members

Recommendations are letters and forms regarding a potential new member that are sent to a sorority chapter before recruitment begins. These letters are used to learn more about a potential new member, with a focus on her high school activities and hometown involvement. Recommendations are typically written by an alumna member of the sorority receiving the missive.

Recommendation letters are not required to participate in women's recruitment at Miami University. Nevertheless, they are a great way to introduce a potential new member to a sorority before recruitment starts. We encourage all potential new members to talk to affiliated women (e.g., family friends, teachers, youth group leaders, or anyone who can attest to the skills and character of the potential new member) and request recommendations to be sent on their behalf.

Every sorority has a slightly different recommendation process and some may have a special form that must be completed and signed. Check out each sorority’s national headquarters web site to learn more about the recommendation process and where to send forms and letters.

Forms and letters are typically mailed to the chapter’s recruitment advisor (a sorority alumna who helps the chapter with recruitment). If you are unable to find a local contact, recommendations can be mailed to the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Miami University. Please address the envelop as follows:

ATTN: Recruitment Chair
**Sorority Name**
2029 Armstrong Student Center
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

There is no deadline for submitting recommendations but sending as early as possible will give each potential new member time for full consideration before recruitment starts in February.

Register for Panhellenic Women's Recruitment