This mutual selection process is coordinated by the Panhellenic council officers and is designed to allow chapters the opportunity to meet interested women and for potential new members to have the opportunity to meet all of our chapters that participate in Primary Recruitment. At the start of Primary Recruitment, you will meet your Rho Gamma or “recruitment guide.” Rho Gammas are current students and members of one of our Panhellenic chapters. They disaffiliate for the process to help support you from a neutral stance, ask and answer questions you may have, and serve as your main contact throughout Primary Recruitment.
Overall, we have three rounds of Primary Recruitment. You will visit all of our chapters during Round One and from there, you will visit fewer and fewer chapters. After each round, you will use a program to enter your selections for the next round. Each chapter completes the same process for the women that attended their events that day. For the following round, if you and the chapter mutually select each other, you will receive an invitation back to that chapter. You may receive an invitation to any chapter that you visit during the previous round. Primary Recruitment culminates in Bid Day where we celebrate all of our new members and you get to meet all of your new sisters at each chapter’s Bid Day celebration.
After Primary Recruitment and during the spring semester, chapters that are eligible continue to recruit new members may conduct a process known as Continuous Open Bidding (COB). Not all of our chapters will be eligible to COB. This informal process is coordinated on a chapter basis, but you can contact Panhellenic to get more information on the chapters that are participating and when they are hosting events. We also recommend following Panhellenic’s social media to stay connected - @eraupanhellenic