Panhellenic Association (PHA)

Thank you for your interest in joining a Panhellenic Association (PHA) sorority at Georgia Southern University! Joining a Panhellenic organization is one of the most important decisions that you will make during your undergraduate years. Being a member of a Panhellenic sorority is a lifetime commitment, and we are happy you have chosen to look further into this opportunity.

Panhellenic chapters host Primary Recruitment one week before school starts each fall semester. Primary Panhellenic Recruitment will take place August 6-12, 2017. Move in for women living on campus will be on Sunday August 6th.

Registration for Fall 2017 Primary Recruitment is now open! You must log into MyInvolvement to register using your campus email address. The final day to register is July 21, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. 

Directions for signing up for Recruitment:

The sororities participating in this recruitment week are:

PHA Sororities that do not participate in Primary Recruitment are:

If you’re considering participating in Primary Recruitment in August 2017, please read the following requirements. Please note, some of these requirements may change over the next year. 

Must Attend SOAR

All incoming freshman must attend a SOAR session before July 18th in order to participate in Primary Recruitment. No exceptions will be made. Transfer Students may attend the July 21st SOAR session and still be eligible. International Students please contact our office for further information.  Information about SOAR dates.

GPA Requirement

The GPA to register for recruitment is a 2.75 or higher high school GPA, as calculated by the Georgia Southern University Office of Admissions. This GPA  is based on the Required High School Curriculum. This is NOT the final high school GPA listed on your transcript or your HOPE GPA. Before registering for recruitment, you can check your GPA using your online Admissions Status Check Page.

Current students with an established GPA may register for Primary Recruitment during their undergraduate collegiate career with a Georgia Southern GPA of 2.50 or higher based on at least 12 or more credits. Transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher based on at least 12 or more credits may also register for Primary Recruitment.  As you’re looking at your membership options, please keep in mind that some chapters may have higher GPA requirement for membership.

*Please keep in mind that some chapters may have higher GPA requirement for membership.

Registration Fee

All recruitment fees as well as early move-in fees are not refundable once registration applications have been submitted, no exceptions. 

The Primary Recruitment fee for 2017 fee is broken down in two ways. The participation fee is $125. Women that have housing off campus, you will pay $125.

If you are living on-campus, you will pay $250. This will cover your participation fee ($125) as well as early move-in fee to the residence hall ($125).  All students who plan on living on-campus must pay the on-campus fee.

Registration will close on July 21st, 2017, there will be no late registration.


Other Options:

Primary Recruitment is the most common way to join one of our eight Panhellenic organizations.  This process gives potential members the opportunity to learn about the all Panhellenic organizations on campus as well as their philanthropies, values and sisterhood bonds. Women have the opportunity to move into their assigned residence halls early, meet women in their residence halls living around them and visit with each chapter. If you are interested in joining a Panhellenic organization, we recommend that you participate in Primary Recruitment, as many chapters will reach their capacity during this process.

The other option and less likely option for joining a Panhellenic sorority is through Continuous Open Recruitment (COB), which is an informal process that some, not all chapters may engage in. This is based on chapters who have available space will participate in this process throughout the academic year. If this interests you, please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to learn more information.

The two Associate Member Chapters of PHA:

These two chapters do not participate in Primary Recruitment, rather they have a formal intake process. If you are interested in either of these organizations please follow the links above to their websites to find contact information.

Below are some additional pieces of information regarding membership in an PHA organization:

  • East Georgia students are not eligible to join sororities.
  • Students enrolled in the Georgia Tech program at Georgia Southern are eligible to join sororities.
  • Grade requirements and hours are verified through the University.
  • Letters of recommendation from alumnae are NOT required.
  • Organizations can recruit members each semester, skip semesters, or participate once every other year. It is the decision of the individual fraternity when to accept members.

Information About Recommendation Letters and Reference Forms

2017 Recruitment Schedule (Coming Soon)

Move in for women living on campus will be on Sunday August 6th


Connect with PHA

Do you have questions for PHA? If so, please email

Follow PHA on Twitter @GSUSororities and on Instagram @GSU_PHA

Last updated: 7/17/2017

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life • PO Box 8097• (912) 478-5185 •