Spring 2022 Primary Panhellenic Recruitment

Registration Deadline: January 4, 2022 11:59 PM PST

Recruitment Dates: January 22-24, 2022

Primary Recruitment dates for 2022:

  • January 21 - evening - orientation session

  • January 22 - full day one of primary recruitment (virtual)

  • January 23 - full day two of primary recruitment

  • January 24 - full day three of primary recruitment

  • January 25 - morning - invitations to membership

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.

Recruitment Requirements: 

To participate in Panhellenic primary recruitment:

  1. All students must complete the primary recruitment registration form.

  2. All students must have completed 12 units at USD prior to recruitment or 24 transfer units, and must have at least a 2.70 cumulative GPA at USD.

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

    • Diversity Equity and Inclusion for Students

    • AlcoholEdu for College

    • Sexual Assault Prevention for College

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


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Primary Panhellenic Recruitment?

Panhellenic Primary Recruitment is the process of a Potential New Member (PNM) meeting all Panhellenic chapters at USD and finding the right sorority for her based on mutual values and interests. Primary Recruitment is a unique opportunity to learn about each chapter, meet the women involved in sorority life, as well as provide space for them to get to know the Potential New Members. Recruitment is based on mutual selection. Each day PNMs select the chapters that they feel best align with their values and the chapters select PNMs as well. Each day PNMs will attend fewer events than the day before, becoming steps closer to the best fit, new sisters, and a new home here at USD.


How can I learn more information about USD's Panhellenic chapters?
There are currently nine sororities at the University of San Diego. There are 2 sororities in the Fraternity and Sorority Multicultural Council, Sigma Theta Psi Sorority Inc., and Alpha Sigma Nu Sorority Inc. Follow @usdfsmc to stay up to date and learn more about our multicultural sororities and their recruitment processes. There are seven Panhellenic sororities: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi. Explore their history, present state, social media, and the local or national website's under their pages on our website. Also follow @usdpanhellenic on Instagram to keep up with information about our seven Panhellenic chapters, our community, and recruitment information.

What is Informal Recruitment?

Informal recruitment (sometimes referred to as Continuous Open Bidding or COB) is another opportunity for women interested in joining a Panhellenic sorority to consider potential membership. 

Each semester, the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office works with the seven Panhellenic chapters to determine if any chapters have space on their rosters to recruit women outside of the primary recruitment process. With informal recruitment, typically not all seven chapters participate, and recruitment events are coordinated at the chapter level, not by the Panhellenic Council.

All students participating in informal recruitment must meet the same eligibility requirements as with primary recruitment: have completed 12 units at USD or 24 transfer units, have at least a 2.70 cumulative GPA at USD, and have completed the new student wellness modules.

If you have any questions about informal recruitment or would like to learn more, please contact Thalia Luna, Vice President of Recruitment Programming, at udsvprecruitmentprogramming@gmail.com.

Potential New Member Informational Video 

For any additional questions please contact: 

 VP of Recruitment Programming


Office Advisors: 

Kristen Lemaster, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life 



Anjelica A. Cespedes, Graduate Assistant of Fraternity and Sorority Life 


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