IF I AM AN UPPER-DIVISION STUDENT, CAN I STILL GO THROUGH RECRUITMENT?
We encourage anyone who is interested in the recruitment process to go through recruitment and see if it is the right fit for them. Although we do not have an upper-division quota, each year several bids have been given to upper-division women.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES BEING IN A SORORITY TAKE?
There is a required meeting each week where sorority women exchange information on chapter events and fraternity education. Weekly chapter study hours are programming options for members, in addition to events like sisterhood activities, service projects, and social events.
WILL BEING IN A SORORITY AFFECT MY GRADES NEGATIVELY?
The Panhellenic Council, as well as each individual chapter strives to put academics first. Chapters individually encourage strong academics by putting scholarship programs in place that encourage study hours, hold study tables, provide tutors and study tips, and much more. On average, sorority women have higher GPAs than non-sorority women at IWU.
HOW LONG IS THE PLEDGE PERIOD?
The pledge period for each chapter varies, but is usually between six to ten weeks.
DO I NEED TO ATTEND ALL RECRUITMENT EVENTS?
All formal recruitment events are mandatory. Pre-recruitment events are optional however we strongly encourage all women interested in recruitment to attend.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS A ROUND/NIGHT OF RECRUITMENT?
The Panhellenic community understands that there are some unavoidable excuses for missing recruitment activities sch as: class, sports games/practice, religious observations, academic & family trips, weddings, and illness. Work and participation in other extracurricular activities other than those listed above are not an excused absences. If you know will be missing a night or round of recruitment, you MUST complete the Recruitment Absentee Form PRIOR to Chapter Tour Night. If emergencies come up, please let your Gamma Chi know as soon as possible that you will be missing to avoid being released from the process.
I AM AN ATHLETE. HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IF I WILL MISS EVENTS?
Panhellenic does our best to schedule recruitment at a time when the largest majority of PNMs can participate. This does not always fit with the varying schedules for student athletes.
Based on the past several years, most of female athletes may be unable to attend Preference Night or Bid Day. If is important that PNMs who are athletes and will be missing parts of recruitment attend the pre-recruitment events in order to get to know the chapters better. It is also important that PNMs utilize the time you have with these chapters during the rounds you can attend to be able to adequately be considered for bids.
WHAT IS THE LATE ENTRY POLICY?
For all rounds, CPH has instituted a uniform late entry policy. There will be one (1) late entry time, which will be 15-minutes after the beginning of a round. At this time, all PNMs arriving late will be allow to enter. Any PNM arriving after this late entry time, will not be able to attend that round. NO EXCEPTIONS.
IS THERE A SPRING RECRUITMENT?
Some chapters may have an opportunity to recruit after formal recruitment/in the spring semester based on their chapter size however there is no guarantee chapters will have vacancies after the fall formal recruitment process.