Panhellenic recruitment offers an opportunity to meet chapter members while learning about each sorority. Participating in the recruitment process does not require a person to join a chapter, but enables her to explore and learn more about the campus and Fraternity and Sorority community. Recruitment is meant to be a positive, fun, and enriching experience for everyone who participates.
How to Join a PHA Sorority
If you choose to join a Panhellenic sorority, you will not only join an individual chapter, but also an entire community of women who are dedicated to academic excellence, sisterhood, and philanthropic service. All students that would like to join a Panhellenic Sorority at Missouri State must participant in formal or informal recruitment process. Formal recruitment is the main process the National Panhellenic Conference sororities at the Missouri State University use to recruit new members. Formal recruitment is conducted before the start of fall semester.
It is important to recognize that formal recruitment is a mutual selection process. All students will visit every sorority during the first round (Open House), but the remaining rounds are by invitation only. Just as the sororities are narrowing down the number of women attending each round of events, potential members may only accept a certain number of invitations to each round. The Panhellenic Adviser and Recruitment Guides (Pi Chis) will explain the process in detail throughout the week.
Registration will begin Friday, May 12th, 2023.
There is a $50.00 registration fee, which must be paid in full in order to participate.
You must be registered by Monday, August 21st at 11:59 pm to participate in Panhellenic recruitment.
Continuous Open Bidding
Continuous Open Bidding (COB) is an informal recruitment process that Panhellenic sororities use to recruit new members outside of the designated primary recruitment period to reach quota and/or Panhellenic Total (I.e. Median Chapter size). All female Missouri State students are eligible to participate in COB provided that (1) they are enrolled as a full-time student, (2) they have never been initiated into one of the 26 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities at Missouri State or on another campus, and (3) they have not received a bid during the most recent primary membership recruitment and declined the bid or have broken their pledge.
Letter from the Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment
I am so excited that you have decided to come to Missouri State! I’m even more excited that you are considering going through recruitment and joining the FSL community! Just three short years ago, I decided to go through the recruitment process. I was unsure if being in a sorority was even for me; I had people tell me that I wasn’t the “sorority type.” I am forever grateful for the experiences and the people I have met due to the FSL community. The same person that decided to go through recruitment three years ago would never have been able to plan recruitment for the Panhellenic community. It is because of the leadership experience that I gained in my chapter, the people in the community that believed in me, and the skills and values I gained during my time here. I want the same positive experience for each of you. I genuinely believe that every person can find their home away from home here in the Panhellenic Community. If you have any questions about recruitment or need a hype girl to tell you that being vulnerable is scary, you are strong, and this choice has a huge payoff, you can reach out to the Panhellenic Instagram, and we would love to chat with you. I know all the unique experiences, people, skills, leadership, and service will impact your life in extraordinary ways.
-Grace Edwards VP of Panhellenic Recruitment
Values Based Recruitment
The Panhellenic community helps motivate and encourage women in the recruitment process to reflect on their own values by using a Values-Based Recruitment process.
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and its 26 member sororities are values-based organizations. This means that their purposes and missions are rooted in a set of core values. Missouri State University's individual chapters and Panhellenic women ensure that recruitment events are values-based and reflective of the NPC sorority experience.
What do you mean by values?
The Josephson Institute for Ethics says values are the core beliefs or desires that guide or motivate attitudes and actions. Values are central beliefs that determine how we will behave in certain situations. Potential New Members should make recruitment choices based on their personal values.
What is the purpose of values based recruitment?
- To ensure the future of chapters.
- To make connections and build relationships between chapter members and potential new members (PNMs).
- To discover shared interests and values among chapter members and PNMs.
- To display the high standards held by all NPC member organizations.
How can I prepare for a values based recruitment?
- To become more aware of your personal values, consider taking an online quiz made to help you identify which are most important to you.
- Do some research on each sororities’ core values and see how they fit in to your own.