Join a Sorority
Fall 2016 recruitment registration will open over the summer.
What is Recruitment?
If interested in joining a sorority, you can participate in a process called Membership Recruitment. Membership Recruitment is the term used to describe how fraternities and sororities attract and pledge new members. Recruitment is an ongoing process. At Wittenberg, however, we have two periods (one each semester) of condensed recruitment events. Sororities are permitted to continue recruiting until they reach an agreed-upon number of members, or Total. Spring total is 90 members and fall total will be determined in early fall; in 2015 it was 70 members. Total changes each semester depending on the median of each chapter's membership total.
Informal recruitment events take place in fall for upperclass students only. Contact individual organizations for information on upcoming recruitment events. More information on individual chapter events will be posted on this page as it becomes available.
Formal Recruitment takes place in January for first year students as well as others who are interested. The dates for spring 2016 are January 16 (Kickoff and house tours) and January 21-24. Registration for spring recruitment 2016 will open in October 2015 (see the link above). There is a small registration fee of $10.00 that assists in covering administration, transportation, refreshments and printing costs during recruitment. Additional information will be posted on this site as it becomes available.
Recruitment means meeting and making friends, in classes, sports, clubs, CDR or wherever Greek and non-Greek students interact. You are welcome and encouraged to ask sorority members general questions about Greek life anytime you wish. Get to know them and let them get to know you.
For more information on sorority recruitment in general, contact the Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment, Caitlin Cahoon (cahoonc@witt...) or Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Carol Nickoson (nickosonc@witt...).
Our sorority and fraternity chapters have voted to require a higher standard than that set by Wittenberg University. Wittenberg requires students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority to have completed 12-15 credit hours with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, or have completed 16 or more credit hours with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. Some chapters have set a higher academic standard (and in some cases, other non-academic standards) to be eligible for membership. Each chapter's Academic Performance is available online here.
We hope you will come visit all the chapters at your earliest opportunity in order to make the best decision for YOU.
Disclaimer: Registration or participation in Wittenberg Fraternity or Sorority Recruitment is NOT an offer nor a guarantee of membership. Membership selection is at the sole discretion of each chapter and its members and is not influenced or controlled by the Wittenberg Interfraternity Council, Wittenberg Panhellenic Council, nor Wittenberg Office of Student Involvement.
Women's Formal Sorority Formal Recruitment: January 16 & 21 - 24
REGISTER ONLINE HERE - registration will open in October 2015!
Contact Carol Nickoson (nickosonc) or Emma Brems (bremse) for more information.
Saturday, January 16, 2016: Recruitment Kickoff and House Tours (not required to attend, but strongly recommended)
Meet at 2:00pm in Bayley Auditorium. Tours will take place in rotations and will end around 6pm. Dress is casual (jeans are ok).
Thursday, January 21, 2016: Philanthropy Night (potential members visit all 5 sororities)
Meet with Rho Gammas in your residence hall at 4:15pm (commuters meet in Woodlawn). Rotations will begin at 5:00pm and end at 9:45pm, then you will rank your preferences for the next round.
Friday, January 22, 2016: Sisterhood Night (potential members visit up to 4 sororities)
Meet with Rho Gammas in your residence hall at 5:30pm (commuters meet in Woodlawn). Rotations will begin at 6:00pm and end at 9:45pm, then you will rank your preferences for the next round.
Saturday, January 23, 2016: Preference Night (potential members visit up to 2 sororities)
Meet with Rho Gammas in your residence hall at 4:30pm (commuters meet in Woodlawn). Rotations will begin at 5:00pm and end at 7:30pm, then you will sign the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (preference card) which may take up to 8:30pm.
Sunday, January 24, 2016: Bid Day (potential members receive an invitation to join one sorority)
Rho Gammas will distribute bids in your residence hall beginning at 2:00pm then all new members will meet with the chapters at 3:00pm in Weaver Chapel for a welcome ceremony before going to your new sorority house.