Financial & Time Commitment
2018 FALL RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
Sunday, September 23rd: Mandatory Potential New Member Orientation, 1:30 P.M.
Friday, October 5th: Leadership Day
Saturday, October 6th: Philanthropy Day
Sunday, October 7th: Sisterhood Day
Monday, October 8th: Preference Night
Tuesday, October 9th: Bid Day
Registration is now OPEN! Registration will remain open until October 6 at noon. No late registration will be accepted!
- Go to this site!
- Sign up for recruitment and pay the registration fee ($50 before until August 31st at 5:00 P.M, then increases to $65 until September 22 at 10 A.M.)
What you’ll need:
- Basic personal information
- List of extracurricular activities, honors, community service and work experience
- Legacy information, if applicable. A legacy is a woman who has an immediate relative that is a member of a sorority. Every chapter’s standard of a legacy differs but usually, it includes mothers, sisters, grandmas, and sometimes great grandmothers and aunts. Please check appropriate chapter legacy information by reviewing the individual organization’s policy by visiting the chapter’s inter/national website.
- You may upload a digital picture of yourself and a resume, although both are optional. The picture can be anything from your Facebook profile picture to a senior picture! The resume must be in PDF format.
- Emergency contact information
Conversation Days (Thursday and Friday)
PNM shirt is not required, pair it with anything comfortable for you if you choose to wear it. Think an average day at school!
Philanthropy and Service Day (Saturday)
Think a casual interview or lunch date with friends!
Membership Experience Day (Sunday)
Think a nice brunch with your family!
Preference Night (Monday)
Think an awards banquet or graduation!
Bid Day (Tuesday)
Wear whatever you are comfortable in! Each chapter will provide shirts for their new members.
FINANCIAL & TIME COMMITMENT
Each chapter has a financial requirement, which is important to take into consideration before registering for Recruitment. Membership fees vary by sorority, but they typically include membership dues, house fees, and room and board if you live in the chapter house. Living in the chapter house is a good way to decrease cost and often cheaper than many other on and off-campus housing options. Many sororities offer online payment and payment plans. You can anticipate total fees using the projections below.
Living In-House Fees (per academic term, summer not included):
Living Out-of-House Fees (per academic term, summer not included):
New Member Fees (first academic year):
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The formal recruitment process at the University of Oregon is values-based and follows a mutual selection process. Values include Scholarship & Learning, Community Service & Philanthropy, Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Leadership Engagement, and Community Engagement. Although the process may be confusing, our trained Recruitment Counselors (Rho Gammas), will guide you through the decision-making process using your PNM Pamphlet. When deciding, it’s important to think about which chapters’ values align with yours the most and where you can see yourself being the most comfortable.
While Panhellenic has no minimum grade point average to participate in formal recruitment, each sorority strives to maintain a high chapter GPA, higher than the average UO Women’s GPA. Therefore, each must consider a woman’s ability to adhere to the chapter’s scholastic standards. It is highly recommended that women participating in formal recruitment have at or above a 3.0 cumulative high school or college GPA at the time they are seeking membership. Please note that meeting this minimum does not guarantee membership in a sorority, but that scholastic standards are a component of the membership selection process and each chapter is different. Also note that not meeting this minimum does not disqualify you in the process, either.
o Green Zone = Your options are not likely limited based on your GPA. (3.2+)
o Yellow Zone = Your options are more likely to be limited by your GPA. (2.6-3.19).
o Red Zone = Your options are very likely to be limited based on your GPA. (0-2.59)
Unfortunately, Panhellenic will not refund your registration fee except in very specific cases (example: you are male and accidentally registered for fraternity recruitment via our registration link). If you believe you may have an applicable situation, please contact Josie Eissinger, Vice President of Recruitment, at [email protected].
NO! At the University of Oregon and a potential member of the Panhellenic community, you are a student first and you are held to high scholastic standards. Therefore, please do not skip class in order to participate in recruitment. You will have your class schedule well before recruitment starts and any conflicts can be discussed with Panhellenic and your Rho Gammas before recruitment begins on October 4th. As for work or other activities, if you want to participate in recruitment we encourage you to do your best to avoid schedule conflicts and request work at different times if possible.
Panhellenic sororities are undergraduate-only organizations.
Yes! Any female registered as a UO student in Fall 2017 may go through Fall Formal Recruitment, regardless of class standing.
The chapters participating in Winter and Spring Informal Recruitment varies year by year. Please contact [email protected] to be added to the Interest List. Please provide us with your name, email, phone number, class standing, GPA and legacy info (see “What is a legacy?” below).
It is a University of Oregon requirement that all freshmen-status students live in an on-campus dorm during their first year of college, despite a few particular circumstances decided by University of Oregon Housing. Most women choose to live in their second year of college for the entire year, and as of right now if it is a two-year live-in requirement for new members. Living with your sisters in your chapter house provides an unforgettable experience and is often cheaper than living in on- or off-campus housing. Each chapter is different regarding requirements, so please talk to your chapter’s housing coordinator for details.
A legacy is a woman who has an immediate relative that is a member of a sorority. Every chapter’s standard of a legacy differs but usually, it includes mothers, sisters, grandmas, and sometimes great grandmothers and aunts. Please check appropriate chapter legacy information by reviewing the individual organization’s policy by visiting the chapter’s inter/national website.
There is a zero-tolerance hazing policy at the University of Oregon. The Panhellenic community condemns hazing, as it in no way achieves the goals of sorority membership-leadership, service, sisterhood, and scholarship.