Every woman who joins a sorority becomes a member of the Panhellenic Association. Panhellenic unites all sorority women, regardless of individual affiliation, and aims to strengthen their values and establish common goals between its members. The ETSU Panhellenic Council serves as a governing board for sororities here at ETSU. If you are a member of a sorority here, or just want more information on sororities at ETSU, this site should be a useful resource for you. Our recruitment theme "Try It. Live It. Love It." expresses the journey you will experience through formal recruitment and as a member of the Greek community. Just by trying fraternity and sorority life and participating in formal recruitment, you will discover what fraternity and sorority life has to offer. Fraternity and sorority life gives you a chance to meet new people, make new friends, and have a smoother transition to the new college atmosphere. Listed below are a few important dates you may want to consider to learn more about Panhellenic Sorority Life here at ETSU.
Recruitment Week Overview - Fall 2016
Tuesday, August 30 - Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)
Participation in our fall membership selection process is a wonderful opportunity for you to take a closer look at the PHC sororities at ETSU --Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Kappa Delta, and Sigma Kappa -- and to ask questions regarding sorority life.
Formal Recruitment is the main process the Panhellenic Conference sororities at ETSU use to recruit new members. This week consists of four rounds of events that allow potential new members the opportunity to learn about each sorority as well as what it means to join a sorority. During recruitment events, women will have the time to ask questions about sorority activities, financial obligations, new member programs, scholarship, community service, and sorority life in general.
Formal recruitment is a mutual selection process. Just as you will be deciding what sorority is good for you, the members will be deciding who will make a good fit for them. Each chapter has its own set of membership criteria that may include grade point average, high school and community activities, and leadership potential. How a sorority chooses its members is a part of its ritual and is not openly disclosed. Remember that participation in recruitment does not guarantee an invitation to join a sorority, nor does it obligate a woman to join.
Tenative Recruitment Schedule / What to Wear
Tuesday, August 30 2016 - Application Deadline!
Friday, September 2, 2016- 3:45 pm - Philanthropy Night in the Culp Center Auditorium
This round is very casual. A casual shorts outfit or capris would be most appropriate.
Saturday, September 3, 2016-1:00 pm- Theme Night in the Culp Center Designated Area
During this round a casual sundress, pants outfit, or skirt is recommended.
Sunday, September 4, 2016- 1:00 pm- Preference- Meet in area designated by your Pi Rho Chi
This is the dressiest round of Recruitment. A nice dress you might wear to church or a wedding would appropriate.
Monday, September 5, 2016- 10:00 am- Bid Day in the Amphitheatre
Comfort is key for this day! Shorts or capris are suitable as many Bid Day celebrations are outside.
Recruitment Application Before proceeding to complete the online application, please note the following items that you should be prepared to answer/have in front of you:
*NOTE: Letters of recommendation are NOT required but those wishing to submit one should address it follows:
SORC, Campus Box 70269
Johnson City, TN 37614
The application will take about ten minutes to complete. Please allow ample time to fully complete the application as information cannot be saved during the process. Again, thank you for your interest in sorority life at East Tennessee State University.