Recruitment is managed through the Panhellenic Council at Stout. There are two opportunities to go through recruitment: Formal Recruitment and Continuous Open Bidding.
Formal recruitment is conducted during the first and second weeks of fall semester. It is important to recognize that formal recruitment is a mutual selection process. All women who participate will have the chance to visit with every chapter during the first and second round of formal recruitment. Subsequent rounds are by invitation only.
Every potential new member will be assigned a Recruitment Counselor who will be available during the entire recruitment process to answer questions, provide support and give valuable insight. The Panhellenic Advisor is also available to help explain the process throughout the week.
Participation in formal recruitment does not guarantee an invitation to join a sorority, nor does it obligate a woman to join. However, approximately 85-95% of the women participating in recruitment each year join a sorority at the end of the week.
Continuous Open Bidding
Panhellenic also participates in an informal recruitment process, or Continuous Open Bidding (COB). However, there is no guarantee that all chapters will be eligible to participate in this process after formal recruitment in the fall. There is a higher likelihood that women can select to go through COB during the start of spring semester.
Learn more about Panhellenic recruitment by contacting the council at firstname.lastname@example.org.