Registration for TCU Panhellenic Recruitment will be available May 15, 2018. Final Transcripts are needed before one can register! Women cannot participate in Recruitment if they are enrolled in Orientation 11 or Frog Camp 7, Summit (This is due to overlap of time) (Please Note: no refunds given)
Early Bird Registration (May 15 - June 14): $115
Regular Registration (June 15 - July 16): $130
Late Regular Fee (July 17 - August 11 at 10 am): $150
IMPORTANT: You must have a copy of your final transcript for registration. Some high schools do not have final transcripts until after graduation. This should not affect pricing of the registration fee for early June graduates as the fee does not increase until June 16th.
Whether you are familiar with sorority life or you're confused by all those crazy-looking letters, we've provided some information below about Panhellenic life in general and recruitment specifically. We believe this is all helpful information for anyone interested in TCU Panhellenic.
Panhellenic Council is the governing body for the thirteen Panhellenic chapters at TCU. To learn more about the chapters on our campus, please visit the "Our Chapters" section of our website.
Membership in a Panhellenic sorority means that you're a part of a values-based organization, in which membership lasts a lifetime. In addition to Panhellenic, TCU offers sorority membership in our Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council, as well as Independent Greek Council.
To find out about time commitments, it is helpful to ask members during recruitment. For general members, there is a chapter meeting each week and usually one other event, whether it's a philanthropy, social, or sisterhood event.
Sororities don't exclude athletes from membership, but it is a time commitment, so athletes should discuss membership with their coach.
Financial commitments vary by chapter, semester dues range from $440-$820.
No worries about printing this booklet, you will be given a copy to write in for recruitment!
Questions you may have about recruitment
Is it true that the majority of women do not receive a bid?
It is a huge myth that many women don't receive a bid! Each year, a small handful of women are released from the process, but that is out of over 1,000 PNMs. Also, about 85% of PNMs that participate in formal recruitment join our Panhellenic community.
What does "mutual selection process" mean?
Panhellenic recruitment is a mutual selection process. That means that throughout the week, both PNMs and chapters will narrow down their options to make one match at the end of the week. This is a mutual process, meaning each day PNMs get to indicate their Chapter preferences, while Chapters indicate their preferences for which PNMs they get to see the next day. This can sometimes lead to disappointments when a PNM isn't invited back, which is why the best advice is to keep an open mind to all 13 of our amazing chapters.
What about food and water? What is all included in the recruitment fee?
Each day of recruitment, PNMs will have ample time to eat using their TCU meal plan. If they do not have a meal plan, they should mention this at recruitment orientation. There are also water coolers outside each chapter. It's hot, please stay hydrated!
The recruitment registration fee covers all costs associated with recruitment such as the t-shirts Potential New Members wear for both days of round 1 and round 2, snacks, water bottles, a bag for carrying personal items throughout recruitment, the Potential New Member Booklet, and other recruitment equipment expenses incurred by the Panhellenic Council. The recruitment fee also includes a 5% processing fee. Potential new members are responsible for their attire for the rest of the rounds.
Can upperclassmen and transfer students participate in recruitment?
YES! Upperclass women and transfer students can participate (provided they meet eligibility requirements). They register for formal recruitment online like everyone else! For women who have either pledged or been initiated into one of our sororities on another campus and wish to affiliate with our TCU chapter, please contact the chapter directly.
What are legacies?
Legacies are PNMs who are (usually) daughters, sisters, or granddaughters of alumna or active members. Each chapter has a different way of handling legacies. Being a legacy does NOT guarantee membership with that group, nor does it mean a PNM should feel pressured to join that sorority. Oftentimes, a chapter will have more legacies participating in recruitment than they have spots available.
Are letters of recommendation required?
No, they are not required by TCU! The only requirement is that your student registers for recruitment at TCU! If you know women that are affiliated with a Panhellenic sorority and they wish to write a recommendation or reference, we encourage them to do so. Each chapter has its own policies and procedures regarding reference and/or recommendation letters.
Do I need to send in my official transcripts?
We do not need your official transcript, we need your final transcript. You do not need to send in your sealed and official transcript. When you fill out the Panhellenic registration form it will ask you to upload your transcript, you will need to upload a digital copy of your final transcript.
How busy will I be during the days of recruitment?
The days during formal recruitment will be long! Some days you may end earlier, but you will be very tired! We recommend not planning anything during the week of recruitment -you will most likely not have a lot of free time.