PHA Recruitment

Panhellenic recruitment functions in two ways: primary and open bidding.

Primary Recruitment

The majority of sorority women join chapters through primary recruitment, which takes place every fall the week before school begins. PHA recruitment is a mutual selection process where a potential member has the opportunity to meet with chapter members, ask a variety of questions, and tour the living units.

PHA Recruitment Guide


Continuous Open Bidding (COB)

The Panhellenic sororities host continuous open bidding throughout the year following primary recruitment, which takes place before the fall semester. The COB period is designed in a way that allows potential members the opportunity to become acquainted or re-acquainted with different chapters on campus.

You do not have to participate in primary recruitment to participate in COB. However, it is important to note that not every Panhellenic chapter participates in COB each fall or spring. There is no registration cost associated with the COB process. It is largely an informal process compared to primary recruitment.

For more information about the COB process, please visit NPC partner, The Sorority Life.

Who Is Eligible for COB?

  • A potential new member (PNM) shall not be, or have ever been, an initiated member of an NPC group
  • A PNM must not have signed a MRABA and received/declined a bid during the current academic year’s primary recruitment process.
  • Any PNM who signed a MRABA and received a bid at the end of the primary recruitment process will be bound by that agreement until the next primary membership recruitment period in the following fall term.

Panhellenic chapters participating in fall 2021 continuous open bidding

If you are interested in participating in COB, please contact the chapters below via their Engage page or social media to receive additional information.

Phi Mu

Sigma Sigma Sigma


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