Panhellenic Formal Recruitment
August 10-14, 2019
Panhellenic Formal Recruitment is the official recruitment process through which college women are able to consider joining a Panhellenic sorority and when the Panhellenic sororities choose their new sisters. Each woman who goes through recruitment will have the opportunity to meet and converse with members from all five of the Panhellenic sororities at Wichita State, learning their individual chapter values, as well as learning about the Panhellenic Community and meeting new people.
By the end of our recruitment, it is our sincere hope that you will find a sorority home that will help you grow into the best version of yourself. The memories you can make as a Panhellenic woman can be memories that you will cherish for your entire life. These can be the women who will be by your side through the good and the bad. Check out more information below!
Registration closes Friday, August 9th at 12:00 p.m.
Check out our 2019 Recruitment Booklet here!
Complete the 2019 Post Recruitment Survey here!
In order to be eligible for recruitment, you must sign up through our official website. We partner with Intercollegiate Solutions (ICS) through TechniPhi to have a secure platform. Registration will officially open on April 1st, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Yes, there is a registration fee of $50. This fee helps to cover the cost of meals and snacks for you during recruitment, we well as general expenses to put on a large-scale recruitment that you can enjoy! You will pay online when you sign-up for registration.
You will be assigned a Recruitment Counselor, who is an affiliated woman from one of our five Panhellenic sororities, who will help guide you through recruitment! You will be placed into a small group with other women and your Recruitment Counselor will be your go-to for questions! She will be able to give you all the information that you need and get you where you need to go!
Tip: Ask your Recruitment Counselor why she went Greek!
April 10: Recruitment Orientation, Join the Panhellenic Council for a mandatory recruitment orientation at 6 p.m. in Hubbard Hall 208 to learn about the recruitment process and meet your assigned recruitment counselor in person! This is mandatory so if you have a conflict, please email email@example.com. We will also offer a make-up session.
August 11: Make-Up Recruitment Orientation at 12 p.m. in Hubbard Hall 208.
August 11: Philanthropy Night, the first official night of recruitment! You will meet all five Panhellenic sororities and learn about their history and the philanthropic causes that they support. Schedule will be emailed once you sign up.
August 12: Values Night, learn about the values of each organization and what makes their sisterhood unique and special. Schedule will be emailed once you sign up.
August 13: Preference Night, the final night of recruitment allows you to see a more intimate look into the personal sisterhood of each Panhellenic sorority. Schedule will be emailed once you sign up.
August 14: Bid Day, invitation only.
Great question! You will be able to move into university housing early. Panhellenic Recruitment Move-In (Shocker Hall, The Flats, or The Suites) will occur between 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 10. You will need to designate early move-in on your housing application.
All nights of recruitment are mandatory so that the sororities can get to know you better. If you have class, illness or a family emergency, you will need to notify your Recruitment Counselor immediatly so that we can notify the chapters.
Per Fraternity and Sorority Life policies, you must be an enrolled student at Wichita State University (excluding WSU Tech). You must have a cumulative GPA of a minimum of a 2.5. Your GPA will be confirmed by the Panhellenic Advisor via the information on file with Wichita State University.
Please contact Panhellenic Advisor, Rani Somers, at firstname.lastname@example.org with more questions.
Benefits of Panhellenic Membership
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is the umbrella organization for 26 (inter)national women's sororities throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1902, the NPC is the oldest and largest women's membership organization, representing more than 4 million women at over 650 college/university campuses and 4,600 local alumnae chapters in the United States and Canada. Each year, NPC sororities donate more than $5 million to philanthropic and charitable causes, donate over $2 million worth of scholarships to women, and volunteer over 500,000 hours of service to their communities.
We are home to five out of the 26 sororities within the NPC: Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. Read our list below of other benefits of membership!
- Sisterhood: The most attractive quality of Panhellenic membership is the sisterhood that you can experience. Women who are brought together because of similar interests and a similar respect and appreciation for the values of their organization. These are the women that you will still be friends with when you are 60 years old. The women who will stand by your side through the good and the bad that life throws at you.
- Networking: The sisterhoods of our Panhellenic sororities do not just stay in Wichita. Their membership expands across the country, and across the world. You are all joined together by membership in a sorority. You will have the potential to form connections with sisters and with women across the nation. Panhellenic sororities boast members who are Congresswomen, CEO's of major companies, authors, actresses, activists, philanthropists, news anchors, and so much more.
- Service: Our Panhellenic sorority members donate countless hours of their time to benefitting their community. With service, you have the opportunity to tailor your time to a cause you are passionate about. Many of our Greek organizations require their members to obtain a specific amount of service hours per semester. The beauty of this is that you can find a cause that YOU are passionate about and you can be given an opportunity to make a difference. Whether it is building with Habitat for Humanity, interacting with the visually-impaired at Envision, or mentoring children at the Boys and Girls Club; their are countless opportunities to give back.
- Philanthropy: Each of our Panhellenic sororities have causes that they support and
that they donate funds towards. This is not just writing a check; this is truly making
a difference. These are organizations and non-profits that are close to the hearts
of not only our chapters, but chapters across the country. You can see philanthropies
for our Panhellenic sororities below:
- Alpha Phi: The Alpha Phi Foundation, benefiting Women's Heart Health
- Delta Delta Delta: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Delta Gamma: Envision and Heather's Camp
- Gamma Phi Beta: Girls on the Run
- Kappa Kappa Gamma: Reading is Fundamental