Where can I find the 2018 Recruitment Guide?

Click here for the Recruitment Guide

If you have any additional questions that have not been answered on this page, please feel free to contact Kaitlin Steinleitner (recruitment@cornellphc.org), Panhellenic VP of Formal Membership Recruitment.

What is New Member Recruitment?

Recruitment is the process through which interested individuals join a sorority through the process of mutual selection. Potential New Members meet members from every chapter, participate in activities, take house tours, and decide which sorority is the right one for them. Membership recruitment consists of four rounds of events-Round 1 (Open House), Round 2 (Chapter Experience), Round 3 (Philanthropy and Values) and Round 4 (Preference). These rounds become more formal and longer as the week progresses.

Why join a women's fraternity?

Women’s fraternities offer members a wide array of opportunities and benefits. These include philanthropy and community service events, social activities, academic scholarships, a supportive home environment, a national network of sisters, close friendships, and memories that last a lifetime!

Does being a legacy guarantee me a spot in a sorority?

Contrary to popular myths, being a legacy does not guarantee that a potential new member will be offered membership in his/her family member’s organization.

What kind of a time commitment is a sorority?

Although each sorority is different, most sororities are what you want it to be. Therefore, our members are offered generous flexibility to allow them to balance their academic, personal, and social lives with their commitment to the sorority. You can be as involved as you would like to be.

Can I go abroad or take a year off and still be a member?

Yes. We encourage all of our members to participate in exchange programs to enrich their academic experiences.

Do Cornell Sororities haze?

Hazing is against the Cornell University Panhellenic Council policy. Anti-Hazing policies are taken very seriously by the university, and the Panhellenic Council, and will be strictly enforced.

How do I sign up for Panhellenic Recruitment?