Panhellenic recruitment functions in two ways: primary and open bidding.
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.
2022 PHA Primary Recruitment Tentative Schedule
- Registration opens 10 a.m. May 1 and closes at midnight July 31. The cost to register is $120.
- Early residence hall move-in Aug. 13. Learn more about moving to Mizzou.
- PNMs must be completely registered for recruitment, including the submission and approval of their open house video and profile photo (please see Video & Photo Guidelines), before they will qualify to register for early move-in through their housing portal (login). Students will have the ability to choose an early move-in time when all recruitment registration requirements are met. The system often takes 1-2 business days to update.
- Recruitment participants living in residence halls be assessed a $30/night early move-in fee on their Residential Life bill.
- Family/Loved One Orientation (optional) – Aug. 13 – Time and Location TBD
- PNM Orientation (mandatory) – Aug. 13 – Time and Location TBD.
- All PNMs must attend orientation and be available this point forward to remain participants in the recruitment process.
- Open House Round (videos only) – Aug. 14
- Philanthropy Round (in-person) – Aug. 15-16
- Sisterhood Round (in-person) – Aug. 17-18
- Preference Round (in-person) – Aug. 19
- Bid Day (in-person) – Aug. 20
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.