Recruitment 2018


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.