Panhellenic Sorority Formal Recruitment

JWU's five Panhellenic sororities will be conducting formal recruitment. Follow these steps:

1. Register for Winter 2013 Panhellenic Sorority formal recruitment.

  • Jun 1, 2013: Registration opens
  • Jan 7, 2014, 11:59pm: Registration closes

2. Pay your $15 recruitment fee no later than Jan 8, 2014.

  • Pay online when you register
  • Pay at the front desk of the Citizen’s Bank Center for Student Involvement (CBCSI)

3. Formal recruitment occurs as follows:

  • Jan 8, 2014: Mandatory recruitment orientation session for registered women
  • Jan 9-12, 2014: Formal recruitment

Email Greek Life if you have any questions about recruitment.

Am I Eligible?
In order to be eligible for Sorority recruitment, a woman must:

  • Be an enrolled, full time undergraduate student
  • Have a Johnson & Wales University GPA of at least 2.5
  • Not have ever been initiated into any other National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sorority

Letters of recommendation are not required to participate in formal recruitment.

Why Sorority Life?
Sorority membership at Johnson & Wales University opens up the possibility to build new friendships and become engaged in the campus community.

Women in JWU’s Panhellenic sororities are active leaders on campus, give back to the Providence community and strive for academic excellence.

Throughout a typical school year, sorority women at JWU complete 15 hours of community service, raise money for their respective philanthropies, attend semi formals and formals, and compete in Greek Week! College just isn’t complete without Greek Life!

Connect with Us Seize 2 opportunities to learn more about involvement in a sorority and meet members of our sorority community:

Join JWU's Panhellenic Sororities Facebook page.

Mon, Sep 9
Student Activities Night
Still have questions or concerns? Check out Student Activities Night at Gaebe Commons.

Terms to Know
Gamma Chi: a recruitment guide who helps prospective new members through the Formal Recruitment process. These individuals are initiated members of recognized chapters who have disaffiliated from their particular organization for the period of recruitment. The membership of these individuals shall remain unrevealed until after the recruitment process is completed.

Potential New Member (PNM): someone participating in recruitment.

Legacy: a person whose parent or sibling is an alumna or active member of a national sorority. A legacy should be open-minded while going through recruitment, giving herself an opportunity to meet the members of all the groups before making a decision. A sorority is not obligated to extend a bid to a legacy; a legacy is accepted on her own merits.

Philanthropy: a service project or charity undertaken by sorority or fraternity chapters on the campus, community or inter/national level.

Bid: a formal invitation to join a sorority or fraternity.

New Member: a person who has accepted a bid to join a sorority, but has not been formally initiated.

Initiation: the formal ceremony at which the ritual is revealed to the new members and they become a full member of their fraternity/sorority.