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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 10th with Potential New Member move in. However, we are asking PNMs to watch chapter videos as part of the virtual recruitment experience.  Virtual sections for the first round will take place on August 9th. PNMs do not need to be on campus to make sections, you can view the recruitment schedule below to plan for the week. Please Contact pha@georgiasouthern.edu with any questions. 

RECRUITMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Fall 2020 primary recruitment is going virtual! The Panhellenic Association is working hard to detail all changes and adjustments made for this year’s process. Please continue checking your Campus Director and Georgia Southern email address for updates containing more information about upcoming changes. 

Registration for recruitment is CLOSED.

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:


Requirements:

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 agarrido@georgiasouthern.edu

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 31, 2020. 

There will be a registration fee for Panhellenic Primary Recruitment of $50. The registration fee is due not later than August 2, 2020. This fee includes supplies, equipment, and technology used to execute recruitment.

There will be an early move in fee charged by University Housing at a later date. 

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

**REGISTRATION FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE **

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 residence hall they will be staying in for the year. PHA will work with University Housing to coordinate check in and move in. Early move in will take place August 10th. 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.

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 finalized Fall 2020 Recruitment Schedule will be posted soon, below is a general schedule to help you prepare for virtual recruitment: 

  • Friday, August 7, 2020
    • Potential New Member will get access to Chapter Videos
  • Saturday, August 8 to Sunday 9, 2020
    • Round One – Potential New Members submit selections
  • Monday, August 10, 2020
    • Potential New Members move-in 
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    • Day-off
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • Round Two – Philanthropy
    • 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020
    • Round Three – Sisterhood
    • 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, August 14, 2020
    • Round Four – Preference 
    • 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 15, 2020
    • Bid Day
    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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: 9/1/2020