PHC Sorority Recruitment
Spring Informal Recruitment Fair
A few sororities at the University of Iowa will be hosting Spring Recruitment events. If you would like to check out which chapters may be accepting new members for the spring, please consider joining us for our Open House on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the Lucas Dodge Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. This is a "come and go" event and the attire is casual. Any Panhellenic (PHC) sorority under 125 members is elgible to accept new members. As well, you will have an opportunity to meet sororities from the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) to learn more about joining these groups.
The event is free! We just ask that you please RSVP to attend by clicking HERE.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact
, the PHC VP for Recruitment.
Fall Formal Recruitment - 2013 Dates Coming Soon!
Thanks for your interest in learning more about the 14 National Panhellenic Council (NPC) Chapters and 1 Affiliate Chapter at the University of Iowa. If you would like to learn more about the chapters, please check out the 2012 Fraternity and Sorority Life Publication!
♦ On-line- You can register on-line at any time before Tuesday, August 21st for a cost of $75. Recruitment Registration is NOW CLOSE!
♦ Orientation - You can register at your Summer Orientation session and get a discounted rate of $65! You must sign-up and pay during your two-day orientation session to qualify for this rate. Forms will be available at the Fraternity & Sorority Life table at the Information Fair (afternoon of Day 2). Don't forget to catch our session during Explore Iowa on the evening of Day 1 and our Go Hawks! Go Greek! session for Parents on Day 2 at 2:15pm.
♦ Find a Friend- You and a friend can sign-up for recruitment together and save! The discounted rate for you and a friend is $65 each or $130 for two. You and a friend must each print out the "Find a Friend" form and both complete your forms and mail them together, along with your fees to:
UI PHC Recruitment
Iowa City, IA 52242
All Panhellenic recruitment registrations are final. We are unable to offer refunds!
Panhellenic Recruitment Registration will close on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 5:00pm. No exceptions!
Fraternity & Sorority Life Family/Parent Orientation Sessions:
Fraternity & Sorority Life offers three Parent Orientation sessions for those with students joining the fraternity & sorority community at Iowa. There are two sessions to help accomodate move-in schedules. All sessions will take place in the Illinois Room in the Iowa Memorial Union at 3:00pm. Please feel free to attend one of the following program dates:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
QUESTIONS ABOUT FALL FORMAL RECRUITMENT? READ THIS!
♦ Women’s Formal Recruitment is hosted by the Panhellenic Council (PHC), and is the ONLY way to meet all of the 14 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters at the University of Iowa.
♦ As a new or returning student at Iowa, formal recruitment is a great introduction to college life and an excellent chance to form a network of close friends within a few days of arriving on campus.
♦ As a recruitment guest, you will have the opportunity to attend events at each of the 14 NPC chapters. Throughout the week, by a process of mutual selection, guests will narrow their choices until they find a chapter to call home.
♦ Formal Recruitment is an opportunity to meet hundreds of other women, get acquainted with campus, and finally begin your new life as a college student. Without a doubt, you will meet women who will be your best friends during your college years and beyond. By participating in formal recruitment, you are taking the first step toward and active and enriching experience as a sorority member at Iowa.
HOW FALL FORMAL RECRUITMENT WORKS
Formal Recruitment occurs over the first two weekends of school and is conducted through means of a mutual selection process. At the end of each round, recruitment guest will priority rank in order the chapter they would most like to see again. Likewise, the chapters issue invitations back to the recruitment guests they most wish to see again. This process continues throughout the week until Preference Round. Immediately following the last preference event, preference card signing will be explained to all recruitment guests.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FALL FORMAL RECRUITMENT ROUNDS
Round One: Meet the Chapters at Iowa! Event Length – 20 minutes
What Happens – On this day you will visit all 14 NPC sororities. This round will take place at the chapter facilities, and will be your first opportunity to talk to individual chapter members.
What to Wear – Plan to wear something that you feel comfortable in. This is NOT the day to test out a new pair of heels – you will regret it tomorrow!
Round Two: Welcome Back! Event Length – 30 minutes
What Happens – This day will be your second opportunity to see the chapter facilities, and you will get a chance to talk with more of the chapter members.
What to Wear – Again, plan on wearing something that is comfortable, but a little less casual.
Round Three: Sisterhood Day Event Length – 45 minutes
What Happens – What each chapter does on this day varies considerably. This is a chance for the chapters to share with you what they really value about being part of their chapter. Some chapters will inform you about the philanthropic organization they support, some will show you a sisterhood video that may highlight their chapter events throughout the year, or some may offer a tour of their chapter facility.
What to Wear – This round is a step up from the previous two rounds. By today, most women are wearing dresses or a nice skirt and top.
Round Four: Preference Night Event Length – 60 minutes
What Happens – You will visit up to three final chapters on Preference Night. The chapters will have a ceremony or ritual that they will share with you. These often include singing, some senior speakers, and other traditional activities. This is a night that you will really understand what sisterhood means to each chapter.
What to Wear – this is a formal event, and cocktail attire is recommended. This includes something you would wear to a wedding, for example, a cocktail dress, a nice skirt and top, and dress shoes or sandals.
How to File a Recruitment Infraction
Any chapter member, student, faculty/staff member, potential new member or community member can file an infraction against one of the UI PHC chapters. If you believe that an infraction has occurred, we encourage you to complete the PHC Violation Form and submit to the PHC at: 145 IMU or via e-mail to the PHC Chief Justice, Colleen Peters. Please complete the form located here: PHC Violation Form This form must be completed and submitted to the PHC within 30 days of the incident occurring.
Fall Formal Recruitment Withdrawal Form