Thank you for your interest in joining the Panhellenic community at Gettysburg! Sororities have been a positive influence on the Gettysburg community since 1904. The information below provides important dates and guidelines for successful participation in the Panhellenic recruitment process. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Heads of Recruitment, Laurel Howlett and Kelly Horan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Caitlin Lindsay in the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life in CUB 240.
Gettysburg College uses a deferred fully-structured Panhellenic recruitment process that includes a weekend-long formal recruitment for sophomore, junior and senior women early in the fall semester each year. Women must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, no more than 4 points through the conduct system, have achieved at least sophomore academic standing and must authorize the continual release of grade and judicial information to the local chapter and inter/national organization. Academic and conduct waivers must be agreed to through the registration process but the language of the waivers can be found here. Appeal forms can be found here.
No first-year women are ever permitted to participate in formal recruitment. The earliest that a first-year woman should begin any recruitment-related activities is with the start of the all-women’s period in the spring semester. First-year women should not participate in any informal recruitment activities (i.e. lunches, coffees, etc.) prior to the all-women’s period date listed below. Participation in such activities is considered a recruitment violation and could have negative consequences for the participating chapters and their members. Participation in any recruitment activities involving alcohol (e.g. pre-gaming, off-campus parties, etc.) are a violation of recruitment rules, and could negatively impact the chapter involved, as well as the potential new member's ability to go through the recruitment process.
Panhellenic Spring Events: March 19 - March 27th
Registration Opens: Monday, March 5th
Sorority Recruitment 101: Tuesday, March 20th, 7-9pm in Mara Auditorium
Meet the Greeks/Open Mind Panel: Tuesday, March 21st, 7-9pm in Mara Auditorium
Sorority Speed Dating: Monday, March 26th, 6:30-9:30pm in CUB Ballroom
Chapter Events: Friday, March 24th to Wednesday, April 25th
Sorority Speed Dating: Tuesday, April 17th, 6:30-9:30pm in CUB Ballroom
Sorority Recap Event for New Registrants: Friday, April 20th, 6-8pm in Mara Auditorium
There will be no Coffee or Lunch Dates this year due to limited space due to construction.
Mandatory PNM Pre-Recruitment Meeting: Wednesday, August 29th, 7-9pm in Mara Auditorium
Formal Recruitment Display Round: Friday, August 31st
Formal Recruitment Philanthropy Round: Saturday, September 1st
Formal Recruitment Preference Round: Sunday, September 2nd
Registration for formal recruitment will be available to interested women, called potential new members (PNM’s), with the start of the all-women’s period. The earlier that a woman registers for recruitment, the earlier that she will be assigned a Recruitment Counselor and receive information provided by the Panhellenic council. There is a fee to participate in recruitment. This year’s fee is $20. This fee helps to offset the costs associated with recruitment and will include a recruitment t-shirt that is provided to all potential new members. In order to complete the recruitment registration process, an interested women must complete the online registration, pay the registration fee and complete the grade and conduct release waivers. Registration will close on August 29th at 6pm.
Being on-time and in attendance is very important for a successful recruitment experience. However, we understand that things come up and that emergencies, work conflicts, academic conflicts and athletic conflicts are sometimes inevitable. To accommodate women who will have to miss the entire formal recruitment experience, one entire day or even one or two parties within a round, we ask that they complete the Absentee Form below. This form should be completed and turned into your recruitment counselor or emailed to email@example.com as soon as possible.
2018 Panhellenic Recruitment Absentee Form
Recommendations are a good way to introduce interested women to sororities prior to the recruitment process. It is not a Panhellenic requirement for PNM’s to submit recommendations, but they are helpful. If alumnae members of the organizations represented on campus wish to submit a recommendation on behalf of a current student, they should do so by mailing them to the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life at the address below. Recommendation forms are chapter-specific and can usually be found on the inter/national organization’s website.
Office of Student Activities & Greek Life
Attn: (Insert Chapter Name Here)
300 N. Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Every year during the formal recruitment process, the Panhellenic Council selects members of sororities to become Recruitment Counselors. Recruitment Counselors assist the potential new members starting after Spring Break in the spring semester through the formal recruitment weekend in the fall semester. Women serving as Recruitment Counselors are asked to disaffiliate during this period and do not participate in any of their chapter’s recruitment activities or conversations. If you are interested in becoming a recruitment counselor for Fall 2018, you can print the application below.
2018 Recruitment Counselor - Executive Board Recommendation: Must be completed for each candidate
Applications are due February 9th. Decisions will be made by February 16th.
Continuous Open Bidding is the informal process by which sophomore, junior and senior women who did not join a Panhellenic sorority through the formal recruitment process may do so. Not all sororities will participate in COB, but a few chapters that have available spots will be able to fill them during this time. First-year women are not eligible to participate in COB. Bids may be extended on a rolling basis during the COB period. Participation in COB does not impact a woman’s ability to participate in formal recruitment the following fall semester. Women interested in participating in COB must register in the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life (CUB 240).
No chapters will be COB'ing this semester (Spring 2018).
It is important to fully consider the decision to join a sorority. All of Gettysburg’s sororities are part of national or international organizations whose chapters all share the same values, philanthropic partners and form an invaluable membership network. Please be sure to learn more about both the local chapters and inter/national organizations prior to formal recruitment. The Reports & Statistics page contains comparison, GPA, and philanthropy information for Gettysburg's fraternities and sororities.
To withdraw prior to formal recruitment, please stop by the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life during business hours.
To withdraw during formal recruitment, please talk to a Panhellenic representative and complete the withdrawal form.
PLEASE NOTE: The completion of this withdrawal form is required to be removed from recruitment. Recruitment Counselors will contact you throughout recruitment if this process is not completed.
This year, we will be offering eight (8), $100 scholarships to new members of sororities. Applications are due prior to recruitment so the scholarships will be more quickly available. Selections will occur after bid night.
Applications will be available in April.
If you experienced anything that concerned you during the recruitment process, or if there is any information you feel important for us to have, please report it here. Reports will be anonymous unless you choose to share your name for us to follow-up. Thank you for helping us create a positive, stronger, Panhellenic Recruitment experience.