In order to make your recruitment experience a more enjoyable one, you will have a Pi Chi (Panhellenic Counselor) to help you along. There are Pi Chis who were selected in March and have been training since then to get ready for you! Each Pi Chi is a sorority member who has separated herself from her sorority since mid-July so she will be prepared to objectively counsel you as you participate in recruitment. Each Pi Chi will have a group of about 10 potential members she will serve as a guide to. This small group will help make recruitment a more manageable experience for you. Even if you don’t end up joining, the friends that you make through your Pi Chi group will make recruitment worthwhile. Part of what makes your Pi Chi a worthy confidante is that she is disaffiliated from her sorority so that you can freely share your thoughts with her. It is a secret which sorority she is a member of. The most important thing she wants you to know is that she is a member of the Panhellenic community, and that each of our Panhellenic sororities is amazing. She will reveal her affiliation to you at the very end of the recruitment, so don’t spoil the fun by trying to find out which sorority she belongs to before the time has arrived.
Your Pi Chi will be in contact with you beginning the first week of August through your phone number and/or email. Your first official meeting will be during Orientation on Sunday, August 21 and potentially during Welcome Week activities. Knowing your other group members ahead of time will give you that many more friendly faces to look for on the first day. You will travel to all of the First Round parties on Thursday and/or Friday with your Pi Chi group.
It’s also important for you to know that the Panhellenic Executive members are here to help too. Panhellenic Exec is comprised of five Panhellenic executive officers – one from each of the 5 NPC sororities. This group has planned all of the logistics of the weekend and, although they don’t have recruitment groups to counsel, they love working with potential members and are here to answer your questions and help meet your needs.
Panhellenic Exec members and Pi Chis will be dressed distinctively throughout the week and will have name tags so that you will be able to easily find them. You can contact any of them through our council contact page.