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Formal Recruitment is the main process the National Panhellenic Conference sororities at Baylor University use to recruit new members. The recruitment process starts in the fall semester with orientation, registration, Panhellenic Preview, Meet your Gamma Chi's and various other opportunities to meet sorority members.
All women interested in participating in the recruitment process must register with the Baylor Panhellenic.
Formal Recruitment at Baylor is deferred to January. Eligibility of all women registered for recruitment is based on their academic performance at Baylor during the fall semester (please refer to the Grade Requirements for specific information). During the recruitment events, women will have the time to ask questions about sorority activities, financial obligations, new member programs, scholarship, community service and sorority life in general.
Participating in Formal Recruitment does not obligate a woman to join a sorority, nor does participation in the recruitment process guarantee that a woman will receive a bid to join a sorority.
Panhellenic recruitment is a mutual selection process, which means that both the potential members and the individual sororities are making choices. Potential members will make decisions regarding where they would like to return the following day and the sororities will make decisions regarding the women they want to invite to their parties. Potential members need to understand that they may not always get invited to the parties they would like to attend. Baylor has many amazing national sororities on our campus. Each sorority deserves consideration. The potential member needs to ask the question if it is more important to be a member of the Greek system or a member of a certain organization. Potential members need to understand that a few members of a sorority cannot speak for the entire organization. Impressions they may get from members during the fall or formal recruitment need to be weighed lightly. Many potential members set themselves up for disappointment by putting too much emphasis on what a few members have lead them to believe.
The Baylor Panhellenic Council and Baylor Fraternity & Sorority Life have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and its potential impact on our spring recruitment experience. We reviewed recommendations from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and discussed with the Health Management team charged with navigating the institutional response to COVID-19.
As of June 10, 2021 the university announced that all of our Baylor-related events will be at 100% capacity beginning Aug. 1, both indoors and outdoors. If anything changes, we will update as needed.
Current dates for Spring 2022 Primary Recruitment are January 10th to 15th. All rounds (except Open House on January 11th) are currently set to be held in person.
January 10th – PNM Orientation
January 11th – 14th – Recruitment Rounds
January 15th – Bid Day