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Fall Recruitment

Fall Recruitment will take place from August 11, 2019 to August 17, 2019. Please use the schedule below as an example of what was expected on each day. 

For more information, click here to view the 2018 Recruitment Booklet.

For more information on the Recommendation Letter Process,click here to view a brief presentation.

 

Fall Recruitment at Oklahoma State University is a fully-structured, week long process in which participants will attend events with each of the 13 National Panhellenic Conference sorority chapters on campus. Throughout the week, potential new members will get the opportunity to learn about chapter membership as well as the many exciting aspects of being in a sorority at OSU. Following is a general description of each round of Fall Recruitment. The schedule depicted below is tentative.

2018 Schedule in Brief

Times are tentative and may change closer to time.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Check In

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ---- Check in & attend the Vendor Fair
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ---- Lunch on your own
5:30 p.m. ---- Dinner with your group
7:30 p.m. ---- Sorority neighborhood tour

The check-in process for formal recruitment is very important. First and foremost, please note that moving into your permanent housing assignment does NOT automatically check you in for formal recruitment. PNMs must report to the Colvin Recreation Center Annex, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 11. Failure to check in with the Panhellenic Council by 12 p.m. will result in a PNM being unable to participate in recruitment. 

Suggested attire: Just be comfortable.

 
Sunday, August 12, 2018

Orientation

3:00 p.m. ---- Meet with recruitment counselors
4:00 p.m. ---- Potential new member orientation at the Gallagher-Iba Arena
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ---- Dinner
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ---- Activity with Gamma Chi's

PNMs and their families should conclude all family business prior to the PNM Orientation.  The session is only for PNMs and not families.  The PNM Orientation begins at 4 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena Sunday, August 12.  PNMs should arrive promptly.

Suggested attire: Just be comfortable.

 
Monday, August 13, 2018

First Event Round (Open House - Day 1)

9:00 a.m. ---- Meet with recruitment counselors
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ---- Events at chapter houses
1:30 p.m. ---- Lunch
6:30 p.m. ---- Dinner
8:00 p.m. ---- Group meetings in designated areas

Events are 30 minutes long and participants will have short conversations with a few members. By the end of this day, participants will have visited approximately half of the 13 chapters.

Attire for this day: OSU apparel such as a gameday dress or T-shirt, casual shorts, skirt, jeans or capris and casual, comfortable shoes or flip-flops.

 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 

First Event Round (Open House - Day 2)

9:00 a.m. ---- Meet with recruitment counselors
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ---- Events at chapter houses
1:30 p.m. ---- Lunch
6:30 p.m. ---- Dinner
9:00 p.m. ---- Group meetings in designated areas

With your recruitment group, you will have the opportunity to visit all 13 chapters. Spending 30 minutes in each chapter house will give you the opportunity to meet and speak with women from every chapter. These days are the most relaxed, so have fun and be yourself! 

Suggested attire: Wear the T-shirt that we provide, casual shorts, skirt, jeans or capris and casual, comfortable shoes or flip-flops.

 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Second Event Round (House Tour - Day 3)

7:00 a.m. ---- Meet with recruitment counselors
8:00 a.m. ---- Events at chapter houses
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ---- Lunch
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. ---- Dinner
9:30 p.m. ---- Group meetings in designated areas

On Wednesday, you will receive your schedule for the next day. Recruitment counselors will be available to help you find the chapter houses each day. You will spend 40 minutes with each chapter. This is an exciting day because you will have the opportunity to tour each house. Ask a lot of questions. 

Suggested attire: Dressier than days one and two but still casual. Wear light summer fabrics. A sundress, pants, or a skirt and blouse, and comfortable shoes.

 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Third Event Round (Philanthropy & Sisterhood - Day 4)

8:00 a.m. ---- Meet with recruitment counselors
9:00 a.m. ---- Events at chapter houses
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ---- Lunch
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. ---- Dinner
9:30 p.m. ---- Group meetings in designated areas

Events are 50 minutes long on this day.  Potential new members will learn about each chapter's local and national philanthropies, as well as their community service involvement. Pay attention to the house presentations because they tell you a lot!
This is a good time to ask chapter members about philanthropy and community service requirements, scholarship expectations, campus involvement, intramural sports participation and financial obligations.

Suggested attire: Dressier again; wear a nice skirt and blouse or dress.

 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Fourth Event Round (Preference Round - Day 5)

7:30 a.m. ---- Meet with recruitment counselors
8:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. ---- Events at chapter houses
1:30 p.m. ---- Lunch
3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. ---- Attend College Spotlights
4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. ---- Attend Convocation with your recruitment group
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ---- MRABA Session I
12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. ---- MRABA Session II
5:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ---- MRABA Session III
8:30 p.m. ---- Dinner with your recruitment group
9:00 p.m. ---- Group meetings in designated areas

This is the final event round of recruitment and will last one hour. Potential new members will have deeper conversations with chapter members regarding chapter values and what chapter membership means to them.

Suggested attire: Dressiest of the week; a dress that you would wear to church or a wedding. You do not need a formal or cocktail dress.

 
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Bid Day

9:30 a.m. ---- Meet with recruitment counselors
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ---- Potential new members receive bids
11:15 a.m. ---- Panhellenic Bid Day ceremony
11:45 p.m. ---- Potential new members transition to chapter houses
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ---- Activities at chapter houses

This is Bid Day! In the morning, potential new members will receive their invitation to join a sorority. New members will then go to the Panhellenic Bid Day Ceremony. PNMs will be able to notify parents/guardians upon receiving a bid. Parents/guardians can also visit designated locations at 11 a.m. to find out from what sorority you have received a bid. Parents/guardians will be directed to the chapter houses to meet up with their students for afternoon activities. There will be light food, pictures, new member meetings, parent/guardian meetings, and more!

Attire for this day is VERY casual. The chapter you join will provide you with a T-shirt. Wear casual shorts, jeans or skirts and tennis shoes (you will likely run to the chapter house).

 

If you have questions, click here to view the 2018 Recruitment Booklet.

If you have Additional questions, please contact us.

Phone: (405) 744-6583
E-mail: sororityrecruitment@okstate.edu