National Panhellenic Conference - Sororities
(Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Sigma Sigma, and Sigma Sigma Sigma)
Fall Formal Recruitment takes place every year in the month of September. Interested women register for recruitment online and pay a $25.00 fee. This money covers the cost of a gift for participating, as well as recruitment expenses and Panhellenic programs held throughout the year.
Panhellenic recruitment is a mutual matching process. As potential new members attend events, they rank each sorority from one to three according to their level of interest. Meanwhile, sororities also rank the potential new members based on who is the best fit for the organization. A computer system matches potential new members with a sorority based on those mutual rankings.
Each potential new member may receive up to one bid. Not every woman is guaranteed to receive a bid; sororities are limited as to how many new women they can bid during recruitment. In order to maximize their chances of matching with a sorority, potential new members are encouraged to keep an open mind and consider the benefits of each chapter.
- Panhellenic Preview - Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m., Grille (highly recommended)
- Panhellenic Kick-Off - Sept. 15, 2:00 p.m. Boyd Dining Center (required)
- Recruitment Round One: Philanthropy - Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m., Convocation Center (required)
- Recruitment Round Two: Sisterhood- Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m., Convocation Center (required)
- Recruitment Preference - Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m., Convocation Center (required)
- Bid Day Celebration - Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m., Convocation Center (required)
National Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations
(Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Zeta Phi Beta)
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Zeta Phi Beta use a recruitment process known as new member intake. The process is by invitation only. Students who are interested in joining one of these organizations should attend information sessions and other chapter-hosted programs to meet the current members and find out more about their traditions and requirements.
Interfraternity Council Fraternities
(Chi Beta Psi & Sigma Nu)
Fraternity recruitment happens twice per academic year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Eligible potential new members include those who are full-time Virginia Wesleyan University students and have a GPA that meets the standards of the respective member fraternities.
Fall IFC Fraternity Rush will take place September 17-23, 2017 (individual fraternity events to be announced closer to the start of Rush).Spring IFC Fraternity Rush will take place February 12, 2018 - February 17, 2018 (individual fraternity rush events to be announced closer to the start of Rush).