Recruitment Guidelines

Recruitment Guidelines

To participate in Recruitment, the potential new member must be enrolled at Millersville University for the current semester. All potential new members must be enrolled before taking part in the recruitment process.

Although the Panhellenic Council does not require a specific GPA to participate in Recruitment, the individual chapters establish their own requirements. The chapters strongly adhere to these grade requirements, and the University requires that all potential new members have at least a 2.3 GPA to join a sorority.

All potential new members must also be registered as a full time student at Millersville, and must have completed at least 12 college credits to join a Greek organization.

A potential new member shall not give a promise - verbal or written - to join any sorority before formal bids are issued through Panhellenic.

If you have a conflict with the Formal Recruitment schedule, you must notify Panhellenic in writing before Formal Recruitment begins. If you become ill during Formal Recruitment, you must notify a Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor. 

A potential new member shall consult her Recruitment Counselor before withdrawing from Formal Recruitment.

A potential new member will not accept favors or gifts from any sororities or individual chapter members or alumnae. If such an incident occurs, it must be reported to a Recruitment Counselor.

Illegal Recruitment

  1. There shall be no influence exerted on the part of any sorority member, new member, or alumnae to any potential new member and/or members of her family. This would include, but is not limited to, gifts, letters, flowers, food/beverage, meals, parties, or any type of expenditure or pressure including extensive visitation.
  2. Sorority members (including alumnae) shall make no statements to potential new members or to others regarding opinions about sorority ranks or ratings since they are nonexistent.
  3. No sorority members (including alumnae and new members) may be present in a room where a potential new member resides (and vice versa) during Formal Recruitment.
  4. Individual invitations or assurance of invitation, oral or written, to individual recruitment events or to membership in a sorority is invalid and absolutely forbidden during Formal Recruitment.
  5. By mutual agreement among the NPC sororities, a sorority member shall not attempt to obtain from a potential new member a commitment to join that sorority. A sorority member may not direct the potential new member to prefer a specific sorority.

Helpful Hints for a Successful Formal Recruitment

  1. Be sure you have signed up for Formal Recruitment. Sign ups will begin with the start of the Spring semester.
  2. Be yourself. After all, the feeling of sisterhood comes from being surrounded by similar tastes and standards.
  3. Ask questions about the sororities and what they have to offer. They want to know you are genuinely interested in them.
  4. Keep an open mind at all times. You may not be familiar with all the sororities, so take time to consider membership in each group. Every sorority has something unique to offer.
  5. Be on time to all events. If you have conflicts with the Formal Recruitment schedule, make sure a Recruitment Counselor has been notified before recruitment begins. Unexcused absences from Formal Recruitment could result in being released from recruitment.
  6. Tell the sororities all about your interests and anything you are proud of or like to do. The sorority members are excited about meeting you and are interested in getting to know you.
  7. Have fun and remember that Formal Recruitment is a time to make new friends and experience it is like to be Greek.
  8. Remember that your Recruitment Counselor is available to answer any questions you may have. Recruitment Counselors will keep anything you tell them in confidence so you can be open with them about any problems you have during Formal Recruitment.
  9. Formal Recruitment is a hectic and exciting time. If you get frustrated, collect your thoughts and talk with your Recruitment Counselor.
  10. Do not hesitate to report any incidents that may make you feel uncomfortable to your Recruitment Counselor.

Potential New Member Bill of Rights

  • The right to be treated as an individual.
  • The right to be fully informed about the Recruitment process.
  • The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from Recruitment Counselors and members.
  • The right to be treated with respect.
  • The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers.
  • The right to have and express opinions to Recruitment Counselors.
  • The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with Recruitment Counselors.
  • The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others.
  • The right to make ones own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision.
  • The right to have a positive, safe, and enriching Recruitment and pledging experience.