top of page


January 20-24, 2023

Dear Potential New Members,


My name is Kali Villaluna and I am Panhellenic’s VP of Recruitment Programming. Part of my role is to guide all potential new members through the process as well as give them the resources and support so they have a positive Panhellenic experience. I am so excited you are here and interested in taking part in the Primary Recruitment process this January. This is such an incredible opportunity to grow as an individual, meet members in the Panhellenic community, and potentially join a larger organization at USD.

While we all have a variety of perceptions and expectations going into this experience, I strongly encourage you all to lead with confidence. As a PNM almost two years ago, I was able to grow tremendously throughout the three days of recruitment. I was only able to do that by being confident in myself and believing everything happens for a reason. Every PNM is going to have a different and unique experience. It is so important you acknowledge and embrace your experience. There is nothing more you need to do but be your genuine and authentic self .

With that being said, this experience was something I will treasure forever. Being part of the Panhellenic community at USD has changed my undergraduate years for the absolute best. I have transitioned from being a PNM, a New Member, Active Member, and now holding a leadership position on the Panhellenic Executive Board. It is an absolute honor to have this role and I hope you know I am here to support you as a resource and friend. 


Just remember…Confidence looks gorgeous on you! <3





We are beyond excited that you are interested in participating in Panhellenic Primary Recruitment at the University of San Diego! 


Primary Recruitment dates for 2023:

  • January 20 - evening - orientation session

  • January 21 - full day one of primary recruitment

  • January 22 - full day two of primary recruitment

  • January 23 - full day three of primary recruitment

  • January 24 - full day - invitations to membership & chapter celebrations

Registration Opens: November 1, 2022
Registration Deadline: January 3, 2023 11:59 PM PST

Registration Fee

There is a one-time, flat rate of $20 to participate in the primary recruitment process; this fee is not due at registration but charged to student accounts in the Spring 2022 semester.

On Campus Housing Instructions

If you live on campus, sign up for Housing through the Housing Portal. Make note that you are participating in Panhellenic Primary Recruitment. You will be charged a discounted rate of $100 to move in on January 19th. The deadline to sign up for housing is December 16th.

Recruitment Eligibility Requirements 

To participate in Panhellenic primary recruitment:

  1. All students must complete the primary recruitment registration form on time. Registration is open for approximately two months at the following link: Late registration is not available for any reason.

  2. All students must have completed 12 units at USD prior to recruitment and must have at least a 2.70 cumulative GPA at USD. Transfer students in their first semester at USD must have successfully transferred 24 units; after their first semester at USD, transfer students must meet the same 12+ USD unit and GPA requirement as all other students.

  3. All students must complete the New Student Wellness Modules:

    • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Students

    • AlcoholEdu for College

    • Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates

There will be no exceptions made for units completed or GPA. Any concerns, including University accommodations that may impact eligibility, must be addressed to Kristen Lemaster at After primary recruitment registration has closed, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will conduct a comprehensive eligibility check and follow up with registered participants as needed. 

Can I still participate in primary recruitment even if I have scheduling conflicts? 

It depends! We do our best to accommodate conflicts resulting from University programs (such as academic courses, study abroad, transfer orientation, student leader training, and athletic teams), but we usually cannot accommodate personal conflicts.

By sharing recruitment dates far enough in advance, we hope this will assist in you re-scheduling appointments, shifts, student organization involvement, or other obligations. If you have an extenuating circumstance that cannot be rescheduled, please submit the PNM Conflict Submission Form or contact Eva Koelzer, Panhellenic Advisor, at with any conflicts or concerns no later than January 12, 2023.


While chapters will be notified of any excused absences, please note that having a more limited schedule may impact your ability to attend all events to which you are invited and could impact your ability to be successful in the recruitment process. PNMs are expected to attend all recruitment events to which they receive an invitation; unexcused absences may result in a PNM being released from the process. If your schedule has severe scheduling limitations, you may want to consider participating in COB/informal recruitment instead!

Move-in Day and Recruitment Orientation - January 20th

  •  Early Move-in information:

    • There is typically a flat rate fee of $100 for Potential New Members staying in the residence halls for recruitment from 1/20-1/26. Earlier move-in is available on a case-by-case basis and all move-in is coordinated by Residential Life staff. More information will be provided at the Panhellenic Info Session in late Fall. Residents that plan to participate in recruitment but do not sign up for housing, and try to move in early anyway, will be charged a $65 penalty and increased room rate of $65 per day.

    • Potential new members who do not live on campus should plan to return to San Diego by 12pm on Friday, January 20th.

  • Recruitment Orientation:

    • Potential New Member (PNM) Orientation is an opportunity for all women registered for primary recruitment to be introduced to their recruitment counselor (RC) and RC group. All PNMs will learn about what to expect from recruitment and sorority life including but not limited to the layout of recruitment, financial and academic commitments, Panhellenic sisterhood, and more. All information regarding PNM orientation will be sent out to all women registered for recruitment prior to the date.

January 21, 2023

PNMs will have the opportunity to visit up to 7 chapters, where they will learn about their philanthropies and community service contributions.

*PNM schedules on this day typically depend on their RC small group.

January 22, 2023

PNMs will have the opportunity to visit up to 5 chapters, where they will get an inside look into each unique sisterhood.

*PNM schedules on this day will vary per person.

January 23, 2023

PNMs will be invited to visit up to 2 chapters where they will experience a piece of each chapters' traditions and sisterhood.

*PNM schedules on this day will vary per person.

Feeling Fancy at Formal Spring 2022

Bid Day - January 24th


​Bid day is our final recruitment celebration to welcome new sisters into the Panhellenic community! Bid Distribution will take place with Recruitment Counselors and select members of the 7 Panhellenic chapters. Bid day will conclude with new members joining their new chapter sisters for a day of fun and bonding. Schedules will vary by chapter.

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
bottom of page