Panhellenic Recruitment

Panhellenic recruitment offers an opportunity to meet chapter members and peers, while learning what each sorority has to offer.  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 also a great way to meet new people and find out about different ways to get involved on campus.  This process is intended to be a positive, fun, and enriching experience for everyone who participates.

Spring 2019 Recruitment Dates

 
Panhellenic Info Night
Coming Soon!
 
Individual Chapter Events
Coming Soon!
  
 

Letter from the Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment

Welcome to Missouri State University! On behalf of the Panhellenic Association, I would like to share how ecstatic I am that you are considering joining the Fraternity and Sorority Life community. Fraternity and Sorority Life has given myself and so many other individuals a way to get involved on campus, gain leadership experience, learn time management, and maintain academic balance. Most importantly, it has given me an opportunity to create genuine friendships that will last a lifetime. I would not have been able to meet the amazing women in our community if it weren’t for our shared values and the values that are unique to each sisterhood; as you begin to start your college career, I encourage you to reflect on those values that you hold near and dear to your heart. In our community, you will find many women who share those same principles and goals, as well as a support system as you begin to navigate and shape your path at Missouri State University. I hope even through all the stress and worries of a new college career, you are able to make recruitment a positive and fun experience. It is my goal that each of you find chapters who encourage and empower you to be the best that you can be while in the Fraternity and Sorority Life community and beyond.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the recruitment process. I am so thrilled to see you on campus in the fall! Bear up!

                                                                                                            

 Madison Henry                                                                                                        

Vice President of Recruitment  

Madison104@live.missouristate.edu                                                         

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. To find out more about what it means to have a Values-Based Recruitment, click here!

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

Panhellenic Counselors (Pi Chis)

Recruitment is an exciting and memorable experience, but it can be a hectic and emotional time as well. Recruitment counselors, referred to as Pi Chi's, are undergraduate women representing the various sororities at Missouri State. To learn more about Panhellenic Counselors, read this article over their role in the recruitment process!

Recruitment Schedule

Saturday 8/18

Sunday 8/19

Monday 8/20

Tuesday 8/21

Wednesday 8/22

Fan Fest

North Mall

7:00pm

 

Bear Bash

North Mall/PSU

9:00pm

FSL 101

HSC

1:00pm

 

New Student Convocation

JQH Arena

2:00pm

 

New Student Festival

North Mall/PSU

3:00pm

 

Mandatory PNM Orientation

PSU Ballroom

PNM’s with last names A-L arrive

@ 5:30pm

5:30-7:30pm

PNM’s with last names M-Z arrive

@ 7:00pm

7:00-9:00pm

 

 

Thursday 8/23

Friday 8/24

Saturday 8/25

Sunday 8/26

Monday 8/27

Day 1A

PNM’s arrive @ 4:00pm

5:00-10:40pm

 

Day 1B

PNM’s arrive @ 4:00pm

5:00-10:40pm

 

Day 2

PNM’s arrive @ 9:00am

10:00-9:40pm

 

Day 3

PNM’s arrive @ 9:00am

10:00am-4:40pm

 

Bid Day

North Mall

PNM’s arrive @ 5:00pm

Released to Chapters @ 6:00pm

To learn more information about each recruitment event, check out our more detailed recruitment schedule here!

 

POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21st

Orientation is a session the evening before Formal Recruitment begins. We will go over the breakdown in more detail of how the recruitment process works, what to wear, and what to expect. After the large group meeting, you will meet your Panhellenic Counselor Pi Chi) and the other members of your Pi Chi group. This is a very important part of the recruitment process to prepare you for Recruitment, as you will have the opportunity to ask all of the questions you may have and do a small workshop over values and conversations!

 

ORIENTATION SESSION 1

WHO: PNM's with last names A-L

WHERE: PSU Ballroom

CHECK IN TIME: 5:30pm

STARTS AT: 6:00pm

ORIENTATION SESSION 2

WHO: PNM's with last names M-Z

WHERE: PSU Ballroom

CHECK IN TIME: 7:00pm

STARTS AT: 7:30pm

 

DAY 1A & 1B: HOUSE TOURS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23rd & FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th

Arrive at your designated room by 4:00 PM. Your Panhellenic Counselor will tell you the designated room at the Orientation Night. Events will begin at 5:00 PM.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The first "Day" of Recruitment is split up into Thursday (Day 1 A) and Friday (Day 1 B). On these two days, you will get the opportunity to visit all 8 sororities with a group of potential new members for house tours and conversation. You will be greeted at each chapter with door chants or songs as you are welcomed into the event! Each event is 20 minutes long. You will likely visit some houses on Thursday and the rest on Friday. At the end of Day 1 A&B, you will rank the chapters with your Panhellenic Counselor!

WHAT YOU'LL TALK ABOUT: Your first visit to each house is a great time to ask the women that you talk to questions about their sorority and tell them a little about yourself. This is a great time to learn about the specific chapter expectations, and also learn more about their values. Most importantly, don't stress and have fun!

WHAT YOU'LL WEAR: On Day 1 A&B, you will be provided with a t-shirt and is considered a casual day! You will wear this shirt for Thursday and Friday, but you may wear whatever else you will be most comfortable in--and we really mean comfortable, since you will be doing a lot of walking! Many potential new members decide to wear cute shorts or a causal skirt with their t-shirt. For shoes, many wear sandals or cute sneakers. Remember to wear what will be most comfortable for you, and what makes you feel most like yourself! 

DAY 2: SISTERHOOD & PHILANTHROPY DAY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th

Arrive at your designated room by 9:00 AM. Your Panhellenic Counselor will tell you the designated room at the Orientation Night. Events will begin at 10:00 AM.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Day 2 is Philanthropy and Sisterhood Day. During this round, you will have the opportunity to talk with the 5 chapters you are invited to regarding their sisterhood and philanthropic efforts, while gaining a deeper understanding of their values. Again, you will be greeted at the houses with door chants or songs. You will also get to see a video in each house that shows how the chapters live out their values and what they do to support their philanthropies, as well as some of the fun things they do throughout the year! At the end of Day 2, you will rank the chapters that you visited that day.

WHAT YOU'LL TALK ABOUT: This is the time to ask any questions you may have about each chapters' philanthropy, sisterhood, and anything else you may be wondering before making your decision for Preference Day. Keep asking those values-based questions! Picture yourself as a sister of the organizations you are visiting and try to decide where your best fit might be.

WHAT YOU'LL WEAR: On Day 2, you will be provided with another t-shirt! As with Day 1 A&B, you may wear anything else that makes you feel most like you. Just remember that you will be standing and walking a lot, so make sure that you will be comfortable!

 

DAY 3: PREFERENCE DAY 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th

Arrive at your designated room by 9:00 AM. Your Panhellenic Counselor will tell you the designated room at the Orientation Night. Events will begin at 10:00 AM.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The final day of Recruitment is Preference Day. During this round, you will have the opportunity to visit up to two chapters before making your final selection. This is an important day not only for you, but for the chapters also, as you will experience a ceremony that reflects their ritual.  At the end of Day 3, you will rank your top houses in preparation for Bid Day!

WHAT YOU'LL TALK ABOUT: This will be a special day, therefore your conversations will likely be more deep and meaningful. Still feel free to ask questions and get to know the women better, while picturing yourself being a part of their sorority.

WHAT YOU'LL WEAR: This is the dressiest round of Recruitment. A formal dress is most common but you may also wear dress pants or a skirt with a blouse. Remember to stay classy with appropriate hemlines and necklines. When deciding on what to wear, think about something that would be appropriate and tasteful for a wedding or church. Remember that you will be walking across campus, so wear shoes that you will be able to walk in comfortably. Heels are great but don't feel like you must risk aching feet, sandals or flats are perfectly fine too!