Panhellenic Formal Recruitment
August 8-12, 2020
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 on our campus 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.
This year, recruitment will look a little different, prioritizing the safety and well-being of our active members and potential new members (you!). We will be hosting some rounds virtually as well as in person with safety measures in place to protect our community and stop the spread of Coronavirus. See the FAQ questions below for more information about these changes. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to the Panhellenic Advisor, Randi Beggs, at email@example.com. We want to ensure that you have all of the information that you need to become a part of our community!
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. Follow us on all social media platforms (links in the Contact Us box) for more information about our chapters and the Formal Recruitment process!
Registration closes Friday, August 7th at 12:00 p.m.
Click here to view the 2020 Recruitment Booklet! It is full of information about our chapters, financing, FAQs about the process and more!
This year's formal recruitment process will take place from August 8-12, 2020 in a hybrid model with some events occurring virtually and some occurring in person. All women will be given the opportunity to participate in the experience completely virtually if that is their preference! During in person events, we will require that all participants, staff, and active members wear face masks at all times during the event. We will increase our cleaning efforts on campus and in our chapter facilities during the process, and ensure that all provided food is safely prepared and packaged. The size of each event will be limited to promote safe physical distancing and all participants will be provided with hand sanitizer, face coverings, and additional safety materials for each day of in-person activities.
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 3, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
Yes, there is a registration fee of $20. This fee helps to cover the cost of meals and snacks for you during recruitment, your bid day t-shirt, as well as general expenses to put on a large-scale recruitment that you can enjoy! You will pay online at the time of 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!
We have arranged an early move-In for women going through recruitment on Friday, August 7 from 12pm-5pm. Don't worry if you have already signed up for a move-in time with Housing and Residence Life, all you need to do to correct this is to complete our recruitment registration and we will have all of the information we need to fix this for you and get you on the list to move in early! Then, just arrive on August 7th between 12pm-5pm and check-in at your building's front desk to get your keys and welcome information!
August 8: Recruitment Orientation | Time: TBD | via Zoom- Join the Panhellenic Council for a mandatory recruitment orientation to learn about the recruitment process, meet your recruitment counselor, and other women going through the process! This orientation will occur virtually via Zoom. During orientation you will be able to view videos from each of our chapters to help you better understand what each chapter has to offer. A meeting link will be sent to you closer to the event date with instructions to join. Attendance at orientation is mandatory and requires a device with stable internet access as well as a quiet/private space to participate. A make-up orientation will be held on this date in the evening, if necessary.
August 9: Virtual Open House | Time: TBD | via Zoom- This is an opportunity to meet with all five of our chapters in small groups to ask questions, participate in an activity, and spend time with active members. Come with questions that you have about each chapter from their video the night before and be ready to form new connections! A meeting link will be sent to you closer to the event date with instructions to join. Participation in this round is mandatory and requires a device with stable internet access as well as a quiet/private space to participate.
August 10: Virtual Values Night | Time: TBD | via Zoom- This round will give you the opportunity to reconnect with some of our chapters to learn more about their values and what makes their sisterhood unique. You'll meet one on one over zoom with active chapter members and will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet new women in the community. A meeting link will be sent to you closer to the event date with instructions to join. Participation in this round is mandatory and requires a device with stable internet access as well as a quiet/private space to participate.
August 11: In-Person Preference Night | Time: TBD | Location: TBD- This round serves as the final night of recruitment and allows you to take a more intimate look at the unique sisterhood and values of each chapter that you visit. Before the start of the round, Panhellenic will provide an in-person presentation about what to expect after this day concludes and membership in your chapter begins. While this round will be conducted in person, all participants will have the option to participate in this event virtually. Face coverings will be provided and are required to be worn at all times during this event.
August 12: In-Person Bid Day | by invitation only- Bid Day is day one of your new Panhellenic chapter! Women receiving bids will learn what chapter they are invited to join. While this event will be conducted in person, all participants will have the option to participate in this event virtually. Participants receiving invitations will receive event location details in the morning on this date with bid day activities being conducted in the afternoon. Face coverings will be provided and are required to be worn at all times during this event.
All nights of recruitment are mandatory so that the sororities have every opportunity to get to know you. If you have class, illness or a family emergency, you will need to notify your Recruitment Counselor, the Vice President of Recruitment (firstname.lastname@example.org), and the Panhellenic Advisor (email@example.com) immediatly so that we can notify the chapters of your absence.
Per Fraternity and Sorority Life policies, you must be an enrolled student at Wichita State University (excluding WSU Tech). You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. Your GPA will be confirmed by the Panhellenic Advisor via the information on file with Wichita State University.
Please contact Panhellenic Advisor, Randi Beggs, at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions about eligibility.
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.
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.