Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

At the University of Louisville, our Panhellenic sororities administer one primary recruitment process each year, which occurs the first weekend after classes start. Fall 2020 recruitment will take place August 20th through August 23rd. Registration for recruitment will open on May 1st.

About Panhellenic Recruitment:

sorority members cheeringWhat is Panhellenic primary recruitment?
Primary Recruitment is a process coordinated by the College Panhellenic Council (CPH) that occurs each fall and is the best way to meet all eight National Panhellenic Sororities at UofL. As a new or returning student, primary recruitment allows you to get connected on campus and form a network of close friends within just a few days.

Why should I participate in primary recruitment?
Participation in primary recruitment allows women the opportunity to connect to the campus community immediately. Women who register for recruitment are placed in small groups with fellow students participating in the recruitment process. Each small group has two Panhellenic Recruitment Ambassadors or “PRAs” that serve as mentors and provide guidance to women in their group. The recruitment process allows women to create bonds and find a support system during the first few weeks of classes.

How do I register?
You will need to register online. Be prepared to provide academic information and your involvement in high school/college clubs and organizations. There is a $40, non-refundable registration fee which covers one meal, snacks, and a t-shirt during the recruitment process. This fee also assists in helping the College Panhellenic Council execute a successful and smooth formal recruitment week.

What is a Panhellenic Recruitment Ambassador or PRA?
A Panhellenic Recruitment Ambassador (also known as a PRA) is a woman who is a member of a sorority and has disaffiliated from her chapter in order to facilitate the recruitment experience for potential members. Panhellenic Recruitment Ambassadors (PRAs) provide support, friendship, and personal guidance to women going through the recruitment process. A PRAs’ primary responsibility is to help potential members have a positive recruitment experience and solve any problems a potential member might encounter.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to attend all events during primary recruitment?
Yes, it is extremely important that you attend all events on your schedule. This gives you the opportunity to keep your options open and connect with more women. Sometimes students participating in the process have academic conflicts or extenuating circumstances that may prevent them from attending all events. You will be asked to report any academic conflicts prior to recruitment so that your schedule can be appropriate adjusted.

What if I go through recruitment and decide sorority life is not for me?
You are under no obligation to join a sorority just because you participate in the recruitment process. You are encouraged to participate in recruitment because it is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about Panhellenic sorority life and meet new friends.

Is there a GPA requirement?
The College Panhellenic Council does not require a minimum GPA to participate in the recruitment process, however, CPH strongly recommends having a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA from high school or college. Having below a 2.75 GPA may drastically decrease your chance of receiving an invitation to join.

What if I only want to be in a certain sorority?
Only wanting to be a member of one specific sorority or only considering a few sororities can severely limit your options for membership and can lead to disappointment. In order to make the most of your experience and time at UofL, don’t limit your options based on stereotypes or other people’s opinions. All eight sororities offer an unparalleled experience no other organizations can match.