Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Information
When is Recruitment?
Our eight Panhellenic sororities will be conducting formal recruitment over two weekends: September 28-29 and October 5-7, 2013. (*Registered women will also be required to attend a recruitment orientation session on September 25th). In order to participate, you will need to register by clicking the link above and filling in your information. Registration for recruitment opens on June 18, 2013 and closes at 11:59 pm on September 20, 2013. There is also a fee associated with recruitment which must be no later than September 25th. The fee is $30 before September 1st and $35 after September 2nd. (*Your recruitment fee can be paid online via MYNeu). Please email email@example.com if you have any questions about recruitment.
Am I Eligible?
In order to be eligible for Sorority recruitment, a woman must be an enrolled full time undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 2.5*. She may not have ever been initiated into any other National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sorority. (Letters of recommendation are not required to participate in formal recruitment).
*All students must submit an academic transcript by September 25, 2013. If you would like to send it to our office now, please fax to 617-373-2694 Call: 617-373-2694 or send attention to:
Dexter Bush-Scott, 434 Curry Student Center 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Why Sorority Life?
Sorority membership at Northeastern University opens up the possibility to build new friendships and become engaged in the campus community. Women in NU’s Panhellenic sororities are active leaders on campus, give back to the Boston community and strive for academic excellence. Throughout a typical school year, sorority women at Northeastern complete 15 hours of community service, raise money for their respective philanthropies, attend semi formals and formals, and compete in Greek Week! College just isn’t complete without Fraternity and Sorority Life!
Still have questions or concerns? Check out Letters and Leis on Saturday, September 15th from 12 to 2 pm in the Freshmen Quad (*beside the Stetson dining hall) or True Life: I'm a Panhellenic Sorority Woman on Wednesday, September 19th from 6-8 pm in the Curry Ballrom. Both provide opportunities to learn more about involvement in a sorority and meet members of our sorority community.
Terms to Know
Rho Gamma: a recruitment guide who helps prospective new members through the Formal Recruitment process. These individuals are initiated members of recognized chapters who have disaffiliated from their particular organization for the period of recruitment. The membership of these individuals shall remain unrevealed until after the recruitment process is completed.
Potential New Member (PNM): someone participating in recruitment.
Legacy: a person whose parent or sibling is an alumna or active member of a national sorority. A legacy should be open-minded while going through recruitment, giving herself an opportunity to meet the members of all the groups before making a decision. A sorority is not obligated to extend a bid to a legacy; a legacy is accepted on her own merits.
Philanthropy: a service project or charity undertaken by sorority or fraternity chapters on the campus, community or inter/national level.
Bid: a formal invitation to join a sorority or fraternity.
New Member: a person who has accepted a bid to join a sorority, but has not been formally initiated.
Initiation: the formal ceremony at which the ritual is revealed to the new members and they become a full member of their fraternity / sorority.