Fall 2021 Recruitment

Block Party

9/2/2021

What to Expect: 

This event is designed for you to talk with each sorority to get a better idea of what recruitment and sorority life is all about!

What to Keep in Mind: 

  • This event is not mandatory but is encouraged! 

  • Make sure to visit each sorority so you can learn as much as you can about each of the chapters and see if recruitment is something you are interested in!

  • Be yourself.

  • Have fun, relax and meet new people!

Ice Cream social

9/10/2021

What to Expect:

This is another pre-recruitment event that is designed for you to talk with members of each sorority to get a better idea of what recruitment and sorority life is all about!

What to Keep in Mind: 

  • This event is not mandatory but is encouraged!

  • Make sure to talk to many different sorority women at the event so you can learn as much as you can about each of the chapters and see if recruitment is something you are interested in!

  • Be yourself.

  • Have fun, relax, and meet new people!

Open House

9/21/2021

What to Expect: 

This round is designed to introduce Potential New Members to each chapter and their sisters. You will get to spend 30 minutes in each house and learn about each chapter’s values and have to opportunity to meet current chapter members

What to Keep in Mind: 

  • Make sure you learn as much as you can about each of the chapters and their values and keep an open mind about each chapter. 

  • Be yourself. Each chapter wants to get to know you as much as you want to get to know them. 

  • Have fun, relax, and try to make new friends with common interests. 

Philanthropy Night

9/22/2021

What to Expect: 

This round is designed to help potential new members get to know each chapter individually by learning about their values, sisterhood, and national and local philanthropies. You will get to spend 40 minutes in each house. 

What to Keep in Mind:

  • During this round you will narrow your choices down to two chapters, so start getting an idea of what chapter you feel most comfortable at. 

  • Try not to let others change your opinions of a chapter. Every chapter has something amazing to offer their members. 

  • Ask members the tough questions. How do their values as a chapter relate to yours? These questions can help you make decisions about whether or not they are the right fit for you. 

Preference Night

9/24/2021

What to Expect: 

Preference Night is the most emotional and reflective evening of Recruitment Week. You will attend up to two chapters (1 hour), and the chapters will show you a sacred part of their sorority. This is your final round of recruitment, and you will need to make a final decision. 

What to Keep in Mind: 

  • Choosing a chapter is a big decision, so do not feel silly if you are emotional. All of the women you meet have been in your shoes before, so just follow your heart and you will make the right decision. 

  • Recruitment Counselors and the Panhellenic officers will be here to help you in whatever way you need. Do not be afraid to ask us if you need someone to talk to. 

  • Not every friend you’ve made at Oglethorpe or before will join the same sorority but friendships last across chapter lines. Don't let others influence your decision. Panhellenic Life is about long-lasting friendships both in your chapter and others. 

Bid Day

9/25/2021

What to Expect: 

Bid Day is the day in which you discover what chapter you are in. This is the day that makes the emotional week of recruitment worth it. After revealing the Recruitment Counselor’s chapter affiliation and receiving your bid card, you will go to your respective chapter to be welcomed into their chapter. Activities will continue through the evening, so you can meet your new sisters and pledge class.