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Sorority formal recruitment activities and events occur at the beginning of each spring semester. Recruitment is an opportunity for you to
learn more about each organization and get to know the members. Similar to how you researched, visited and chose to attend Salisbury University, you should also seek out an organization that best fits your values, personality and interests. This is a mutual selection process; and therefore, we encourage you to keep an open mind. Explore as many chapters as possible in order to make an educated decision. Be careful not to rely too much on word-of-mouth or the rumor mill. Evaluate each organization on merit and make up your own mind. Ask lots of questions!
Additional information can be found by reading further and by reading the
2015 Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Brochure
Formal Recruitment Rules
- A potential new member is ineligible for membership recruitment if she has already been initiated into a National Panhellenic Conference sorority.
- A potential new member is ineligible for membership recruitment if she has been a new member of a National Panhellenic Conference sorority at Salisbury University within the past calendar year.
- A potential new member must provide her own
transportation to and from membership recruitment events.
- If a potential new member accepts an invitation and
fails to attend a recruitment event without submitting an
absentee form prior to the event, she will be ineligible to
continue in membership recruitment. In the event of a
scheduling conflict, illness or emergency, it is the
potential new member’s responsibility to notify the
Panhellenic Association and her Recruitment Counselor.
- A potential new member should contact the Panhellenic
Association and her Recruitment Counselor if she desires to
withdraw from the membership recruitment process.
- Throughout the entire membership recruitment process,
the potential new member may only visit and have contact
with each sorority within the designated recruitment
- Casual conversations between potential new members and
individual sorority members outside of the designated
recruitment schedule shall be kept friendly, brief and off
the topic of membership recruitment. Only sorority members
who currently live with a potential new member may be in her
place of residence during membership recruitment, and vice
- All recruitment-related questions or issues should be
directed to either the Panhellenic Association or a
Recruitment Counselor only.
- No sorority member may buy or give anything to a
potential new member.
- A potential new member should not give a promise, either
verbal or written, to join a certain sorority before bids
are issued through the Panhellenic Association.
- A potential new member will complete the Membership
Recruitment Acceptance Agreement after the Preference Round.
This is a binding contract once it has been signed, and no
changes may be made.
- Any potential new member who signs the Membership
Recruitment Acceptance Agreement and receives a bid at the
end of membership recruitment will be bound by the agreement
for one calendar year at Salisbury University.
- At no point should a potential new member be encouraged
to “intentionally single preference”. This is defined as
failing to accept any invitation for a membership
recruitment event for which there was room in her
recruitment schedule or failing to list all sororities
attended during Preference Round on the Membership
Recruitment Acceptance Agreement.
Tips for Potential New Members
- Manage your time wisely. It’s a busy week for everyone,
so make sure that you’re not neglecting other areas of your
- Be courteous by being prompt. Recruitment events are
scheduled to begin and end at certain times, so please be on
- Be yourself. Our sisters are interested in getting to
know the real you. Don’t try to adopt a different
personality during recruitment. Be honest with yourself and
- Meet as many of the sisters as possible. There will be
several rounds of voting throughout the week, so you’ll want
to make a lasting impression.
- Ask lots of questions! Learn everything that you can
about the expectations and responsibilities of sorority
membership. This is a big commitment and you need to know
exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
- Think about why you want to join a sorority. Be able to
summarize how your unique background and skills can benefit
- Think about how you can contribute to the sorority. Be
able to summarize how your unique background and skills can
benefit the organization.
Recruitment Councelors ("Rho Deltas")
Your Recruitment Counselor, also known as a “Rho Delta”, will be one of the most important women that you will meet during membership
recruitment. Your Rho Delta is prepared to assist you throughout the
recruitment process, provide
information regarding event times and scheduling,
and answer any questions that you may have about Greek Life. Never
hesitate to ask her a question or discuss your feeling with her. Keep in
mind that your Rho Delta is a representative of the Panhellenic Association.
She is completely disaffiliated from her sorority, meaning that she attends no
recruitment events and is completely unaware of the individual women that her
chapter is recruiting. She has been trained to provide you with fair and
unbiased advice. Take time to get to know your Rho Delta. Not only
does she posses valuable information and insight about the membership
recruitment process, but she is eager and willing to help with whatever you
Pre-registration is mandatory to
participate in Formal Recruitment. The pre-registration process be completed
in only a few minutes by visiting the following link:
REGISTER FOR FORMAL RECRUITMENT
Select “Enrollment” and provide the requested information.
Keep in mind that the information and picture that you submit will be made
available to the sororities, and should therefore be content-appropriate.
February 4th, 2015
and ends February 8th, 2015
A $25 dollar registration is due in
cash on the first night of recruitment.