How to Join!
2013 Fall Sorority Recruitment: Sept. 6-8 & 13-15
During formal recruitment, women who are interested in joining a sorority will visit with members of each chapter during the course of a extended weekend over the course of 4-5 days to determine which chapter offers best fit. Throughout the mutual selection process women will be invited to 13 chapters for an open house. Additional invitations will follow and potential members will have the opportunity to visit again with 10 chapters (second round), 7 chapters (third round), and 3 chapters (preference round). At the conclusion of the formal recruitment process potential members have the opportunity to accept an invitation for membership (bid) from one sorority on campus.
Should formal recruitment not interest you and you're still interested in joining a Panhellenic sorority, please consider open recruitment. Numerous opportunities become available throughout the course of the academic year. While not all Panhellenic sororities participate in open recruitment, those that are eligible will hold open house events and ultimately offer invitations for membership on a schedule that best meets their needs.
For additional information, please contact the following:
Vice President Recruitment: Lauren Barr
Panhellenic President: Casey Swick
Panhellenic Advisor: Holly Grunn
Formal recruitment is the primary way to join a fraternity in the Fall. It is a step by step process that allows each participant the ability to see all 15 BG fraternities first-hand. The fraternities actually come to you! August 26th begins the opening week events for Formal Recruitment. This first week will be filled with events where you can talk to members of different fraternities and get a feel for how the system truly works.
August 28th is the first Interest Session. These general sessions will last about 30 minutes. You will be walked through how the recruitment process goes and what it means to be in a fraternity. It is MANDATORY to attend at least one (1) info session to get a full understanding of Greek life.
Chapters within the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) conduct membership intake. At the beginning of each semester, NPHC hosts "Meet the Greeks," which is an open forum for interested individuals to acquire information about the different NPHC fraternities and sororities represented at BGSU. Once interested individuals have decided which organization they would like to join, they should acquire information about the specific membership intake process of that organization because each process varies. Most NPHC chapters have designated weeks throughout the year where educational and social programming occur. Students interested in joining a NPHC group are encouraged to attend the events to learn about the chapters.
There are several ways you can join a chapter within the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) at BGSU. Most organizations hold open recruitment events throughout each semester at its members' discretion and will offer invitations for membership accordingly. Other organizations within MGC conduct membership intake. Regardless of the process, please be on the lookout each semester for information regarding informational sessions, tabling, and other opportunities to get involved and learn more about these organizations.