If you choose to participate in the recruitment process, a recruitment counselor, also known as a Pi Chi, will be assigned to you and a small group of other Potential New Members. Pi Chi’s are current members of the sororities on campus who temporarily disaffiliate from their chapters to help you find the perfect fit. These women are carefully selected and trained for their role as your listener, role model, fashion coordinator, confidant, and friend. Pi Chi’s are able to answer any questions and discuss all aspects of Greek life and campus life with an unbiased opinion. The Pi Chi’s will reveal their affiliation and rejoin their sisters on Bid Day. Please do not pressure the Pi Chi’s to reveal their affiliations before Bid Day. These women are here to help you!
Recommendations for Sorority Recruitment
A Recommendation/Reference form can serve as a Potential New Member’s (PNM) introduction to a sorority, so their members can get to know the PNM in advance of formal recruitment in the fall. These official forms, which are unique to each individual sorority, are provided by the national organization for their alumnae members to fill out on behalf of PNMs. Please note that each sorority has its own policy as to whether or not they require a recommendation/reference and that the PC Panhellenic does NOT have access to individual sorority Recommendation/Reference forms. Only a sorority alumna or potentially a collegiate member of a sorority can write a recommendation to her sorority. It is also recommended that the alumna use her sorority’s official recommendation form, which can usually be found on sorority’s national website or in the sorority’s national magazine.
When seeking letters of recommendation for recruitment, PNMs only need letters for those National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities currently recognized at PC. They are: Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
If a PNM asks a sorority alumna or collegian to write her a recommendation or if an alumna or collegian offers to write her one, it is customary to provide the individual writing the recommendation with a professional headshot (4×6), an unofficial copy of your academic transcript, a social resume, and an addressed, stamped envelope. A thank you letter is also appropriate after the fact.
If a PNM cannot find a recommendation/reference for each or any of the 3 NPC sororities recognized at PC, she should not worry! Recommendations/References are like extra credit—it’s great if you can get them, but they are not required by all chapters.
We strongly suggest that all recommendations/references be mailed to the chapters by August 22nd to ensure they arrive and are reviewed prior to the start of Recruitment.
Recommendations for Sorority Recruitment can be sent to the following addresses.