Rules & Tips you should know

Expectations & Rules of the Potential New Member (PNM):

  1. Meet the university's eligibility requirements: enrolled as a full-time student, 2.5 high school GPA for entering freshmen or 2.5 college GPA for current/transfer students, complete Greek Life Orientation session before participating in the recruitment process.
  2. To make recruitment run as smooth as possible, you should become familiar with the sorority recruitment process by reading all the information pertaining to recruitment on Panhellenic's website. Ask questions if you do not understand!
  3. Arrive on time to every event during the recruitment process and communicate with your Pi Chi if there are any issues.
  4. Have an understanding of the recruitment policies and be able to recognize if you are being recruited inappropriately and report misconduct by sorority members to your Pi Chi, Panhellenic Exec, and/or Panhellenic Advisor.
  5. Adhere and understand the silence rules.
    1. The sorority members are always practicing "Positive Panhellenic Contact" where sorority members are not allowed to talk specifically about their sorority to potential members but should be encouraging women to go through the recruitment process and join the Greek community.  If you have a specific question about a sorority, contact the Panhellenic Advisor or that specific sorority's Delegate located on the contact page.
    2. September 13, 2013 starts Greek Silence where no contact should occur (including living together) between potentials members and sorority members (including alumnae) outside of the day's recruitment rounds.  This includes verbal, nonverbal, written, printed, text message, electronic communication or communicating through a third party. You should make no attempt to contact or communication with a sorority member or alumnae and should report all attempts if a sorority and/or sorority member attempts to contact you.
  6. Should not accept any gifts or letters from sorority members or alumnae prior to or during the recruitment process. This includes meals, admission to events, purchasing anything that you would otherwise have to pay for.
  7. Be cognizant of behaviors and choices made during the formal recruitment process, and throughout the recruitment period.
  8. Must attend all events that you are invited to during formal recruitment. If you choose to not attend an event, you are automatically withdrawing yourself from recruitment.
  9. Join the "Panhellenic Recruitment Interest Group" on OrgSync once you have registered for recruitment.
  10. Should not inquire about the affiliation of Panhellenic Exec or any Pi Chi.
  11. Report any illness during recruitment immediately to your Pi Chi.
  12. Wear the provided Panhellenic t-shirt during round 2.
  13. Contact your Pi Chi and complete a withdrawal form if you decide to discontinue the recruitment process once it begins.
  14. Should not think about computer algorithms or methods to trick the recruitment system - recruitment is not a computer game!
  15. Fully understand the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement  before you sign. (You complete this form immediately after the 3rd round of recruitment).
  16. Recognize that the promising of bids is strictly prohibited and you should never believe you are guaranteed a bid in any sorority.
  17. Should not discuss the preferences you listed on your MRABA with any other PNM or sorority member.

 

If you feel that a sorority member has broken one of these rules and as contacting you and/or discuss inappropriate things with you, you should complete a Panhellenic Violation Report and submit to your Pi Chi, a Panhellenic exec member, or Panhellenic Advisor.

 

Other resources:

What every PNM needs to know about recruitment

PNM Bill of Rights

Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement

Self-Assessment Questions

Tips & Questions to Ask and Questions to Expect