at the University of Minnesota
Registration for Fall Recruitment 2021 will open on May 10th!
Any questions about recruitment can go to the Panhellenic Recruitment Team at email@example.com.
Primary Fall Recruitment
The Primary Recruitment process happens each Fall and allows women to see the 11 National Panhellenic Conference sororities on University of Minnesota's campus. Each day women visit chapters to learn more about their sisterhood, philanthropy, and values, allowing each woman to see a variety of options in a short period of time. Follow @umn_phc on Instagram for recruitment tips, news, and to learn more about our community!
This Fall 2021, Primary Recruitment will take place with a hybrid model, providing both entirely virtual and partially in-person options. Orientation and the first two rounds will be taking place via Zoom with Rho Alphas and technical support available to assist potential new members throughout the process. Philanthropy Round and Preference will have virtual and in-person options available. All recruitment plans are based on current CDC projections for vaccination and case spread, and are subject to change per CDC and University guidelines.
Women will receive more details about virtual Primary Recruitment upon registration.
2021 Primary Recruitment Dates
The following rounds will be entirely virtual:
Friday, August 27 - Primary Recruitment Orientation
Saturday, August 28 - Panhellenic Round
Sunday, August 29 - Values Round
The following rounds will have in-person and virtual options:
Friday, September 3 - Philanthropy Round
Saturday, September 4 - Preference Round
Sunday, September 5 - Bid Day!
Breaking down each day of recruitment
Every round of recruitment, women talk with their recruitment counselor (Rho Alpha) and other women to get a schedule, spend the day meeting chapters, and then at the end of the day talk with their Rho Alpha about how they're feeling and how the day went. At the University of Minnesota, we have four rounds of recruitment and bid day, over the course of a week. Here's a breakdown of what those rounds look like:
Women watch introductory videos and talk virtually with members from all 11 chapters to learn about their values and what makes them unique.
Women talk to a maximum of eight chapters. It is VERY common to talk with less than eight. Potential New Members will watch a house tour video from each chapter. Women continue to get to know chapter members over Zoom. This is the day to ask questions about finances and chapter facilities.
Women talk to a maximum of five chapters. It is VERY common to talk with less than five. Potential New Members who have opted to remain entirely virtual will continue to talk to chapter members over Zoom. Those who opt to attend Philanthropy in-person will visit chapter facilities and continue their conversations in-person. All Potential New Members will learn more about each chapter's philanthropic mission and involvement during this round. Conversations become more in-depth and values based.
Women talk to a maximum of 2 chapters. As with Philanthropy, Potential New Members will have the option to attend this round either in-person or virtually. Conversations are longer, more in-depth, and values-based.
Women receive an invitation to join a chapter, and will celebrate with their new sisters. More details about the format of bid day will be finalized closer to the start of recruitment.