|2013 Recruitment Overview|
Formal sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama is only conducted in the fall semester, prior to the start of school. Please note that UA does not offer a structured spring recruitment; however, on occasion individual sororities will recruitment members in the spring semester through a process called Continuous Open Bidding (COB).
2013 Fall Formal Sorority Recruitment at The University of Alabama is scheduled for Friday, August 9 through Saturday, August 17, 2013. Online registration for formal recruitment will open on May 1, 2013. Recruitment week consists of four rounds of events that will allow you to learn more about each sorority. The events will show you what life in a sorority is like and will give you the chance to meet the sorority women in each house and ask any questions you might have about activities, financial obligations, scholarship, new member programs, and campus life in general. It is so important to keep an open mind during this process and carefully decide where YOU feel YOU fit in to the Greek system at UA. For many of you, this will be your first impression of Tuscaloosa and Greek life at The University of Alabama. We hope that you enjoy all that we have planned for you!
Please recognize that Formal Recruitment is a mutual selection process. All PNMs (potential new members) will visit every sorority during the first round (Open Houses), but the remaining rounds are by invitation only. As the sororities are narrowing down the number of women attending each round of events, PNMs may only accept a certain number of invitations to each round. The Panhellenic Executive Council and Recruitment Counselors will explain this process in detail to PNMs throughout the week. Each PNM will be assigned recruitment counselors who will be available during the entire process to answer questions. These women are here to help you in any way you might need them. Participation in Formal Recruitment DOES NOT guarantee an invitation to join a sorority, nor does it obligate a woman to join. However, over 80% percent of the women participating in Formal Recruitment each year join a sorority at the end of the week.
Greek-letter organizations were founded on the principal of exceptional scholarship and the NPC sororities at UA recognize the importance of scholastic success. Although the Alabama Panhellenic Association does not require a minimum grade point average to participate in sorority recruitment, it is strongly recommended that potential members have a high school or college GPA at or above a 3.0. Each of the sororities at the Capstone has specific academic requirements that potential members must meet in order to be considered for membership. Additionally, current members must maintain a strong academic record in order to remain an active member of their chapter. If you have additional questions about specific chapter membership requirements, please visit their individual chapter website.
Throughout the week, remember to be comfortable! Tuscaloosa is VERY hot in the summer. Also, be confident! It's about who you are, not what you wear, so make sure your personality shines through no matter how you dress. Have fun and relax! Recruitment week is a fun way to make new friends and new memories.
To register for recruitment, please visit the Fall 2013 Sorority Recruitment Registration page, which can be found by clicking here.