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PHA Primary Recruitment

Primary Recruitment Information

Panhellenic chapters host Primary Recruitment one week before school starts each fall semester. Recruitment 2020 will begin August 9, 2020 with Potential New Member move in. Please Contact with any questions. 

Registration for recruitment is OPEN

The sororities participating in this recruitment week are:

Click here to register for PHA Primary Recruitment

PHA Sororities that do not participate in Primary Recruitment are:


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

Is there a GPA requirement to participate in Primary Recruitment?

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 2.50 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.

If you have any further questions contact our Admission Liaison: Aubrey Garrido

GPA Zones

Green Zone = Your options are not likely limited based on your GPA. (3.0 + )

Yellow Zone = Your options are more likely to be limited by your GPA. (2.8 – 2.99)

Red Zone = Your options are very likely to be limited based on GPA. (2.79 and below)

Common Questions:

How much is the registration fee?

Primary Recruitment will open  June 1, 2020 and close on  July 20, 2020. 

The 2020 registration fee will be $275 for women living on campus and $125 for women living off campus. This fee includes the t-shirts for the first 3 days of the week, lunch for 4 days, $25/ day fee for early move in to on-campus housing and additional fees for the supplies, equipment, and technology used.

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


Do I need letters of recommendation?

At Georgia Southern letters of recommendation are not required. If you choose to obtain letters please look at this page to determine where to send the letters. Please do not send letters to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, letters must be sent directly to the chapters.

Where will I live during Primary Recruitment?

Women living on campus will move into their dorm they will be staying in for the year. PHA will work with University Housing to coordinate check in and move in. Please stay tuned for information regarding this starting in July. If you do not have a housing contract with Georgia Southern we are unable to offer campus housing during the time of recruitment. Please work with your off-campus property to determine alternative plans.

What do I wear?

Panhellenic will be providing each Potential New Member (PNM) with three shirts that will be worn between Monday – Wednesday. the design for these t-shirts can be shared on the Panhellenic Instagram @gsu_pha. Information on these shirts will come later in the summer. On Thursday, you will be showing off your school spirit by wearing a Georgia Southern t-shirt of your choosing. For Friday, you will be able to wear a dress of your choice. Finally, on Saturday we encourage you to wear whatever you are comfortable in.

Additional Questions

A few questions that you may still be wondering about are listed below, a great time to ask these questions are during SOAR sessions!

    • If I sign up for recruitment I am obligated to join a sorority.
    • I only want to be in one certain sorority.
    • I heard that some sororities have a certain reputation.
    • What qualities are sororities looking for?
    • I am a legacy to a sorority, what else should I know?
    • What if I do not like the sorority I join?
    • I heard that recruitment week is stressful.

And for More Commonly asked Questions about Sorority Recruitment click HERE

Recruitment Schedule

A Fall 2020 Recruitment Schedule will be posted soon, below is a general schedule


*Schedule subject to change

Associate member chapters of PHA:

This chapter does not participate in Primary Recruitment, rather they have a formal intake process. If you are interested in this 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:

    • Students enrolled in the Georgia Tech program at Georgia Southern are eligible to join sororities.
  • Grade requirements and hours are verified through the University.
  • East Georgia students are not eligible to join sororities.

Continuous Open Recruitment (COB)/ Spring Recruitment:

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. Chapters that will be participating in COB or Spring Recruitment will be announced at the start of spring semester. Please stay tuned to PHA social media for information regarding this announcement.

Last updated: 6/16/2020