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Fall 2022 Primary Recruitment has now ended. Thank you for your interest!
Any questions about recruitment can go to the Panhellenic Recruitment Team at
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Primary Fall Recruitment

The Primary Recruitment process happens each Fall and allows women to see the 11 National Panhellenic Conference sororities on the 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 @umnpanhellenic on Instagram for recruitment tips, news, and to learn more about our community!

This Fall 2022, Primary Recruitment will take place completely in person. All recruitment plans are based on current University guidelines.

2022 Primary Recruitment Dates

Panhellenic Round: Saturday, September 3rd, and Sunday, September 4th

Values Round: Monday, September 5th

Philanthropy Round: Thursday, September 8th, and Friday, September 9th

Preference Round: Sunday, September 11th

Bid Day: Monday, September 12th

Breaking down each day of recruitment

Every round of recruitment, potential new members (PNMs) talk with their recruitment counselor (Rho Alpha) and other PNMs 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:

Panhellenic Round

Potential new members will visit the chapter facility and meet members from all 11 chapters to learn about their values and what makes them unique.

Values Round

Potential new members will visit and talk to a maximum of eight chapters. It is VERY common to talk with less than eight. This is the day to ask questions about finances and chapter facilities.

Philanthropy Round

Potential new members talk to a maximum of five chapters. It is VERY common to talk with less than five. PNMs will continue their conversations in person. During this round, PNMs will learn more about each chapter's philanthropic mission and community involvement. Conversations become more in-depth and values based.

Preference Round

Potential new members will visit and talk to a maximum of 2 chapters. Conversations are longer, more in-depth, and values-based.

Bid Day

Potential new members receive an invitation to join a chapter and will celebrate with their new sisters. Bid Day will occur in person on the evening of Monday, September 12th.

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