Panhellenic recruitment is a formal process that occurs near the beginning of every Fall and Winter term. Prior to going through recruitment, a potential new member must attend an informational meeting as well as register for the process. The Panhellenic Council’s website describes the recruitment process.
“During Round one, a potential new member will attend a 45-minute party at each of the eight Panhellenic chapters. Following Round One, potential new members will be invited to Round Two. During Round Two, women will be eligible to return to 45-minute parties at up to four chapters. Following Round Two, potential new members will be invited to Preference night, the final round of recruitment. Preference Night allows potential new members to visit up to two houses. After attending both parties, women will meet with their Recruitment Counselors to rank the chapters they attended that night. The next day, potential new members will be notified of the chapter from which they have received a bid, an invitation to become a member of that chapter. Later that night, new members will be welcomed at their new sorority during Bid Night festivities.”