Penn Panhellenic Recruitment Flip Book 2022-2023

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Opportunities during the fall semester to learn more about the Panhellenic Community at Penn:

1. Greek Week: Greek 101

Date: October 26th Time: 8.30 pm 10pm Irvine

Panhellenic Sister Speed Dating


Date: November 4th Time: 4 5 pm Guttman College House MPR




Coffee Chats

Sign up to express interest in having a coffee chat with a Panhellenic sister. If you are unsure about sororities, have questions about the sense of belonging in sororities, or want to connect with members who share similar identities sign up to chat this fall.

Register before this date to help us plan Primary Recruitment!

Canvas Module for Convocation available


Convocation Zoom Meetings before 7pm ET and Canvas Module Due by 1pm ET


Open House Round Events Zoom 9am - 10pm


Sisterhood Round in person on campus starting at 10am


First day of classes no events


Philanthropy Round in person starting at 3:30pm


Preference Round in person starting at 1pm


Rho Gammas meet for Bid Opening at 3pm then Bid Day Celebration at 4pm and Chapter Bid Day Events


Final Registration Deadline

Registration for Recruitment this year

Reserve these days and timing in your calendar to be available from the starting time until end of day! End times are not provided because each PNM schedule is custom to them and breaks throughout events are common. Class schedule conflicts and are taken into account for individual schedules on Thur and Fri.


As you read the following pages, please remember that this flip book was designed with YOU in mind. There is valuable information on each page intentionally written to help you prepare for this incredible experience. In addition, there is information on our website about how to register, information on membership expectations, and much more!

Letter from the Co-Vice Presidents of Recrutiment: Lara Hairapetian, Shirali Shah, Christina Cunningham

We are so excited that you're interested in joining the Greek community at Penn! Throughout the recruitment process, you will meet so many wonderful, inspirational young women across the different chapters and learn about what makes the Greek community so strong and interconnected. Penn Panhellenic enables you to join a special community dedicated to philanthropy, sisterhood, and leadership development. Enter the recruitment process with an open mind and be your authentic self. The process has its way of working out, and you will make such meaningful, life long friendships along the way. We hope this flipbook answers any questions you may have about the recruitment process. As the recruitment team, we are here for you! Email us with any questions as needed. We hope you have a great experience; remember to relax and have fun!

Director, Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Community: Jess Ryan

Over the last several years, I have the pleasure of working with such confident, inspirational, and empowered women The Panhellenic community is a network both at Penn and internationally. With 26 National Panhellenic Conference member groups, 7 on Penn's campus, everywhere you go you'll meet an active or alumnae member of a sorority. My experience as a sorority woman was enhanced through the relationships built with fellow Panhellenic women. My purpose has strengthened through work and volunteering with collegiate and alumnae members This experience can be so much more than four years and one chapter if you let it be Recruitment is just the start. It starts somewhere, It starts with you. pennpanhellenic.avprecruitment

215.898.5264 3933 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Melissa Ouhocine VP of Programming Nayva Janga VP of Diversity
pennpanhellenic.vpdiversity @gmail com
Rylee Saunders Jackson VP of Community Development
pennpanhellenic vpcd @gmail com
pennpanhellenic vpprogramming @gmail com Co VP of Recruitment pennpanhellenic vprecruitment

Open House Zoom Round: Tips and Tricks

Since Open House round is virtual, weather appropriate attire is not a concern It is still important to present yourself well so that you feel confident and show respect to all the planning that goes into these structured events!

We encourage you to sit in front of a plain wall in a room with good lighting facing you. Avoid bright lights or sunlight behind you. Use headphones or find a quiet space to have conversations.

Make sure that you ALWAYS log into Zoom with SSO using your Penn Key at

Click Here to access this zoom site.

You are welcome to add a plain virtual background during your events to keep focus on you and your conversations,.

Click Here for Zoom site for Help on Virtual Backgrounds

Zoom has a great help center that is very detailed! If you are nervous about Zoom, use their website to get comfortable before recruitment: https://support us

Make sure than when you log into Zoom your name is displayed the same as the one you entered when signing up on campus director for recruitment and add our council ID Number like such:

Keep you camera on and use your mic to talk!

Stay attentive showing respect in your conversations!

Don't multitask during the conversations or events!


camera on your view

NAME DISPLAY Preferred Name Last Name - Council ID # EXAMPLE Jessica Ryan 102
can hide your own
Check often for updates to make sure you are on the newest version of Zoom and it is best to use the downloaded application on your computer Avoid using the phone or a Chromebook if possible. so you can
focus on looking at the person you are talking to rather than your own camera


SCHEDULE CONFLICTS: Please adjust your schedule so that you can attend all events for the full duration of recruitment If this is not possible due to a class, religious observance, time zone conflicts, athletics, or other extenuating circumstance, complete the google form with your conflict as soon as you are aware of it If you find out about a conflict less than 24 hours before a round, notify your Rho Gamma and fill out the form Submitting your conflict will help us customize your schedule to maximize your attendance but does not guarantee you will not miss events

Open House Round

January 9th

9am - 10pm

Meet your Rho Gamma virtually to receive your personal schedule for the day These events are 30 minutes, and at the zoom event you will talk to sisters

The open house rounds are an opportunity to meet all of the chapters. On this round the chapter will want to get to know you, and hopefully you will get to know them and get a feel for the chapter

When you leave an event, go directly to the next event on your schedule Upon completion of your last event, you will virtually meet with your Rho Gamma submit to your preferences for the next round of recruitment

Sisterhood Round

January 10th

Starting at 10am

Meet your Rho Gamma to receive your personal schedule for the day These events are 45 minutes, and at the in person event you will talk to sisters in the chapter houses of which you are invited back

The sisterhood events are an opportunity learn more about the chapters you ' ve been invited back to On this round the chapter will share their experiences relating to sisterhood, friendships, chapter events, and how they celebrate their members achievements

When you leave an event, go directly to the next event on your schedule If you have a break, go stay warm in rooms on campus or visit OFSL and arrive at your next scheduled house 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

, you will meet our preferences


Don't feel any pressure to dress in a certain attire!

Dress warm and confident since these rounds are in person and you will be standing outside houses before being let in


SCHEDULE CONFLICTS: Please adjust your schedule so that you can attend all events for the full duration of recruitment If this is not possible due to a class, religious observance, time zone conflicts, athletics, or other extenuating circumstance, complete the google form with your conflict as soon as you are aware of it If you find out about a conflict less than 24 hours before a round, notify your Rho Gamma and fill out the form Submitting your conflict will help us customize your schedule to maximize your attendance but does not guarantee you will not miss events

Philanthropy Round

Day 1 - January 12th

Starting at 3:30pm

Meet your Rho Gamma to receive your personal schedule for the day. Also check your email for the Finanical Transparency documents that outline what finances for the chapters of which you were invited back look like

These events are one hour, and you will be learning about each sorority's philanthropic efforts. Sisters will be excited to talk about the service initiatives and philanthropy events they host throughout the year Chapters will also be prepared to talk about financial obligations and GPA requirements, so make sure to ask!

When you leave an event, go directly to the next event on your schedule If you have a break, go stay warm in rooms on campus or visit OFSL, and arrive at your next scheduled house 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the event

Philanthropy Round

Day 2 - January 13th

Starting at 3:30pm

These events are a continuation of Philanthropy Round. Meet your Rho Gamma to check in for the day before attending your first Philanthropy Round Day 2 event

When you leave an event, go directly to the next event on your schedule If you have a break, go stay warm in rooms on campus or visit OFSL, and arrive at your next scheduled house 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

Upon completion of your last event whether Thursday or Friday of Philanthropy Round, you will meet with your Rho Gamma submit to your preferences for the next round of recruitment.


These rounds are more casual, and you may dress as if you were going to lunch downtown with friends. Remember to stay WARM!

The Philanthropy Round attire is very similar to the Sisterhood round.


SCHEDULE CONFLICTS: Please adjust your schedule so that you can attend all events for the full duration of recruitment

If this is not possible due to a class, religious observance, time zone conflicts, athletics, or other extenuating circumstance, complete the google form with your conflict as soon as you are aware of it If you find out about a conflict less than 24 hours before a round, notify your Rho Gamma and fill out the form Submitting your conflict will help us customize your schedule to maximize your attendance but does not guarantee you will not miss events

Preference Round

January 14th

Starting at 1pm

Meet your Rho Gamma to receive your personal schedule for the day. These events are 1 hour, at the in person event you will visit the chapter houses of which you are invited back and experience their Preference Ceremony

Preference events are an opportunity to build on the connections you've made this week with the chapters you've been invited back to. Because of the nature of the event and the important decision you will make at the end of the round, this day is more formal

When you leave an event, go directly to the next event on your schedule If you have a break, go stay warm in rooms on campus or visit OFSL, and arrive at your next scheduled house 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

We ask that you do not talk to other PNMs or outside sources, and make your decision based off of how you feel After your last event, you will check in with your Rho Gamma When you are ready to make your preferences, go directly to Zoom Headquarters link to hear the MRABA video, make your selection, and sign the MRABA (described on PAGE 9)


Because of the nature of event, dress for preferenc more formal A warm cocktail dress or dress clothes are appropriate Make sure to dress warm Tights and sleeves are encouraged.

Bid Day

January 15th

Starting at 3pm

Meet your Rho Gamma to check in and meet while you open your virtual bid. This day of celebration is when the official invitations ("bids") to join one of the Panhellenic organizations are given out Your bid will only be from one of the chapters you visited on the day prior (Preference Round)

Bid day starts with Rho Gam Meetings to open your invitations, then a in person celebratory running to your new chapter on franklin field, then concludes with bid day event with your new chapter meeting at their chapter house.

Not all women who register for recruitment receive bids. However, PNMs who fully participate in recruitment, and maximize their options by attending all events they are invited to have a very high bid matching rate at Penn.

Bid Day is casual. Wear comfortable shoes and warm coat. The chapters may have a t shirt for you to wear for their event after the bid day celebration and distribution


Rho Gammas go through many hours of training to be the best resource for PNMs during recruitment. They have chosen to take on this role to get to know you and support you in your decision, so utilize them as you go through recruitment! Learn more about their role below.

Recruitment is an exciting and memorable experience, but it can be an overwhelming and emotional time as well.

Recruitment Guides, referred to as Rho Gammas, are undergraduate women from various sororities at Penn, who represent the Panhellenic community during recruitment. This means that from the time of her selection until Bid Day, she is not allowed to talk to any sorority sisters about the recruitment process. They do this to fully focus on the PNMS and keep PNM personal information confidential.

You should feel comfortable talking to her about the decisions you are making, and how you are feeling about the process. She is there to help you!

Your Recruitment Guide is your resource for all information about recruitment. She is there to answer your questions, refer you to helpful resources, and to guide you in your decisions when you submit preferences. An event called Meet you Rho Gamma allows you to get to know your assigned Rho Gamma before recruitment begins. During recruitment, they are for you from Convocation until Bid Day.

All meetings with your Recruitment Guide are required, as she is there to provide you with essential information about the process. Please be sure to stay in touch with her often. She will give you her cell phone number and email address. All questions that the Rho Gamma cannot answer should be directed to the Panhellenic VPs of Recruitment.


You should always feel free to talk to another Recruitment Guide or a member of Panhellenic Executive Board, or email the VP Recruitment at pennpanhellenic.avprecruitment

Potential New Member Bill of Rights

Penn Panhellenic values each individual.

Panhellenic holds all members accountable for following recruitment rules and upholds these PNM Bill of Rights during the Recruitment Process, to ensure that each PNM has the best recruitment experience.

The right to be treated as an individual

The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process

The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment guides and members

The right to be treated with respect

The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized

The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers

The right to have and express opinions to recruitment guides

The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors

The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others

The right to be fully informed about the NPC Unanimous Agreements implicit in the MRABA signing process

The right to make one’s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision

The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience

More information abou rules of recruitment th apply to PNMs and all sorority members will b available in the Convoc videos in Canvas. Click the right to see our rule reading for Potential N Members.

All PNMs should feel comfortable speaking with Panhellenic VP of Health and Wellness if she feels a rule has been broken or that she has been harmed in any way during the process

All members and PNMs are expected to be respectful in recruitment events and conversations Rude behavior can be reported through a confidential form in order for PHC Recruitment Team to hold the sister or PNM accountable.

Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) wants every potential new member (PNM) to be informed about her options for joining a sorority This script (found on this page) is to be used immediately before a potential new member (PNM) completes the MRABA during fully structured and partially structured recruitment A video is shown to read aloud to PNMs A PNM should only sign the MRABA when she fully understands the contract she is signing She should have the opportunity to have all her questions answered Signing this document is her acknowledgement that she understands the terms and conditions.

All PNMs are given final instruction during the time of signing about the MRABA through the use of the NPC MRABA Video to understand more about what they are agreeing to abide by.

First, the introduction where you agree to the binding contract: This is a binding contract with the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) You are choosing to complete this form because you participated in the primary membership recruitment process referred throughout this MRABA simply as “Recruitment ”

1. 2.

Withdrawing or continuing in recruitment: In this section, you may choose to withdraw from recruitment at this time or continue in recruitment.

If you choose to withdraw, this means you will not join a sorority now, but you could join a sorority in the future by participating in the continuous open bidding (COB) process These future opportunities are not guaranteed and may not be available for all of the sororities on campus If you would like to withdraw from recruitment at this time, please complete the Withdraw form used by Penn Panhellenic

If you choose to continue to participate in recruitment, you will initial the selection and move to Part 2

Understanding of the ranking process: In this section, you agree that each of the following statements is true:


MRABA is signed after your last Preference Event

Before you submit this binding agreement, please stop and ask any questions that you may still have. You should not sign this binding contract if you have questions or need further explanations on any of the items listed. You are agreeing to a binding contract. Once signed, you are agreeing that you understand each item listed. If you have any questions or need further support regarding your sorority selection, please ask questions of the fraternity/sorority advisor. This form is a binding agreement and cannot be changed once submitted.

You are willing to accept a bid from any sorority you list on the agreement (in Part 4). You will rank each sorority in order of your preference for receiving a bid, putting your first choice first. By writing down the name of a sorority at this time, you are agreeing to receive a bid from that sorority. This means you agree that if one of the sororities on your list (regardless of first or second preference) extends you a bid, you are willing to accept it. Writing down a second preference (if applicable) does not increase your likelihood of membership into your first preference.

If you attended a sorority’s preference event, and you will not accept a bid from that sorority, you do not have to rank that sorority. You do not have to list all the sororities that are your remaining choices. If you are certain you will not accept a bid from any of your remaining choices, you may choose to limit your choices. Limiting your choices will neither increase nor decrease your chances of receiving a bid to your first ranked selection.

You understand if you choose to rank fewer sororities, you might not receive a bid through recruitment.


Understanding the effect of submitting the MRABA:

After submitting this form, you cannot change your rankings. You cannot add or delete any sororities to your rankings.

If you do not receive a bid from any sorority you ranked, you understand you are eligible to join a sorority later through the COB process. You understand that not all sororities will recruit through COB. If you do receive a bid from a sorority you ranked, but you choose not to accept that bid, you understand that you are NOT eligible to join any other sorority on this campus until the start of the next primary membership recruitment process. You will not be eligible to participate in COB if this opportunity is available.


Ranking your preferences: In this section, please rank each sorority you are willing to receive a bid from in preference order.

You only have the ability to rank a sorority whose preference event you attended. You should only rank a sorority you are willing to join.


If you will not accept a bid from a sorority, you should not rank/write that sorority Signing the contract: In this section, you agree that you have read and understood the MRABA By signing or submitting this MRABA, you agree to be bound by its terms

You have never been initiated into an NPC sorority. You understand that if you join an NPC sorority and choose to become an initiated member of that sorority, you cannot join another NPC member organization, regardless of the circumstances.

om PHC - Recruitment Tips!

I know recruitment can be stressful, but remember to relax, have fun, and be yourself! Throughout the process, you'll make connections with so many amazing young women across the Panhellenic chapters. They are so excited to get to know your wonderful self; remember to just enjoy the process.


Be kind to others in your group. Everyone has a different experience during recruitment, and it is important to respect your fellow PNM's feelings and support each other throughout the process.

Ask questions during the events! It helps the conversation and is a sign of your interest in the organization.

Be respectful in the conversations, regardless of whether or not you t you like the sorority. Your opinion may change with each person you and you may decide that you like a chapter that you thought you wer interested in.

Do not interpret any remark made at an event as assurance of a bid An individual member has no way of deciding on their own or knowing if you will receive a bid.


Look at each sorority as a whole Sororities are made up of many individuals don't judge it by just one woman that you met

Be mature in your decision making. Do not be influenced by others' opinions. This organization will be with you for the rest of your life, an is bigger than one year, person, or your time at Penn.


Tahana: Keep an open mind throughout the process!! All of the sororities at Penn are incredible in their own ways, and you will end up finding your place if you allow yourself to. Everything happens for a reason, and no matter what happens during the recruitment process, everything will be okay.

Aarya: My advice is to finish the recruitment process. It can feel overwhelming at times, but each sorority offers the same opportunities and I guarantee that you will find your home if you see the process through.

Rylee: Be open to anything! You may go in thinking that you fit in a specific place but the more open you are, the more likely you are to find the right fit for you.


Jenna: As the first person to go Greek in my family, I totally get how recruitment can be confusing and exhausting to go through without much prior knowledge A lot is thrown your way at once, but your Rho Gammas are there to share your excitement and support you every step of the way When it comes to making a decision, I would really think hard about what you want to get out of your sorority experience and look for shared values with the houses you are considering Can you see yourself in their sisterhood? Do you see other people from your background represented in their sisterhood? Would they accept you with open arms as you are or do you feel like you would need to compromise some part of your identity to fit in? Keep an open mind, respect each house and the sisters who you are sharing conversations with, be your most authentic and amazing self and you will end up in the right place!


Feel free to ask each chapter about the additional values that are important to their sisterhood.

Penn’s seven Panhellenic groups have houses that are designated chapter facilities. Sisters often describe the experience of living in the house as strengthening their sense of sisterhood with other members.

One of the expectations of membership is to live in the sorority house, if space permits. Each chapter is expected to fill its house with Juniors and Seniors. We encourage sophomores and juniors to not sign off campus leases until they know their chapter house is filled and after they have gone through recruitment.

Panhellenic sororities value scholarship. One of the obligations of membership is to uphold the academic standard.

The University has a requirement that all students wishing to join a fraternity or sorority at Penn must have completed at least four credit units and have a minimum of 2.50 GPA prior to being approved to join an organization.

In addition to the minimum set by the university for joining, each sorority has a minimum GPA requirement to join and maintain membership. The minimum to join ranges up to a 2.75 GPA.

Being a member also requires a financial commitment. Chapter dues pay for a number of different things, including sisterhood events, social functions, programming, and inter/national fees. The first semester dues range from $550 $971, averaging out at $775. In addition, OFSL requires a $91 annual Programming Fee and Out of House Member Fee ranging between $175 $350 a semester for members living out of the house (applies to chapters with facilities managed by OFSL) otherwise housing fees are covered in the chapter dues.

Be sure to ask each chapter about payment plans, dues structure, and scholarship opportunities during Philanthropy Round! Financial Transparency documents are sent to PNMs for each chapter they are invited to on Philanthropy Round.

In joining a sorority, you are committing yourself to fulfilling the obligations of membership. Among these obligations is committing to the values of the sorority.
our values are: scholarship, leadership, service to others, and friendship.
JUNIORS + SENIORS LIVE IN 2.50 GPA + FOUR CUs TO JOIN DUES + FEES $550-$971 $91 $175-$350


Wellness at Penn

Penn has a plethora of resources that are here to support your health, wellness, and academic needs. Visit their website for links to their resources and on Instagram @WellnessatPenn

Student Health & Counseling

Student Health and Counseling (formerly SHS and CAPS) is the primary care and psychological care division of Wellness at Penn.

Public Health & Wellbeing

Wellness at Penn’s Public Health and Wellbeing (formerly Campus Health) division seeks to create a community of care through advocacy, education, and action.

Reach a Peer Helpline (RAP Line)

The Reach A Peer Helpline is a peer help line that provides confidential peer support, information, and referrals to any and all students of Penn. The service is open to all students who wish to share a problem, are in need of information, or just want to talk to someone about anything on their mind. Find their contact information on their Penn Clubs site linked in title.

Penn Benjamins (PennBens)

Penn Benjamins is an organization run by students, for students. They offer short term, confidential peer listening and referral services to any member of the Penn undergraduate community. Visit their website linked in the title or follow them on instagram or facebook @pennbenjamins

Weingarten Academic Support

Learning consultations, tutoring, and interactive programs provide support as you develop learning strategies and content knowledge to further your academic and professional goals.

Weingarten Disability Services

The Weingarten Center provides services for students who self identify with a disability in order to ensure equal access to all University programs, activities, and services. The process begins when a student requests an accommodation, provides documentation of their condition, and meets with a Disability Specialist. Panhellenic welcomes students with disabilities and we are committed to providing the same exceptional opportunities to all students. If you would like to request accommodation due to a disability, please work with Weingarten office. Then contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life if you would like to request access to a Panhellenic event by emailing

Recruitment can be stressful and you may have a lot of questions, the following are valuable resources.

Diversity Equity, and Inclusion

Nayva Janga, VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Penn Panhellenic acknowledges the continued lack of diversity concerning race, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and much more in Fraternity & Sorority Life. Therefore, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of our recruitment process. The Panhellenic Council strives to hold challenging and necessary convers within our chapters and work to achiev goals. Every Panhellenic chapter goes th implicit bias and DEI training prio recruitment. Any chapter reported discriminatory behavior will face san from the Panhellenic Council. We urge y report any inequitable behavior to you Gamma immediately. We will always strive to increase diversity within every membership level of each chapter and the Panhellenic Council. In addition, we hope to develop a membership experience that is always striving to become more accessible, equitable, and inclusive for members. We will continue to hold those conversations and educate ourselves and our peers. For more information on the present work the Panhellenic Council is doing, feel free to send an email to

Greenfield Intercultural Center

The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina

Makuu: The Black Cultural Center

Cultural Centers at Penn: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center Pan Asian American Community House (PAACH)

Penn Women's Center


Penn students can join more than 600 clubs and organizations, most of which register with the Office of Student Affairs. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (OFSL) oversees three governing councils affiliated with International/National Fraternities and Sororities: Panhellenic Council (PHC), Intercultural Greek Council (IGC), & Interfraternity Council (IFC).

Penn’s approximately forty+ recognized fraternal chapters are defined by the fraternity’s or sorority’s stated values, purpose, and ceremonies. OFSL requires that recognized organizations meet accreditation standards and expectations for academic excellence, chapter operations, member development, leadership development, and experiential learning, as well as accountability for university and national policies around risk reduction and management. Students and chapters are expected to follow Penn policies and local, state, and federal laws.

Intercultural Greek Council (IGC) Interfraternity Council (IFC)

IGC is comprised of 4 culturally based fraternities and 7 culturally based sororities from three national associations. Each of those 11 chapters are a member of one of the national umbrella groups: National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association (NAPA), and National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC).

IGC conducts recruitment/intake processes which may include interest meetings and/or chapter specific events where candidates can learn about the organization. All second semester freshmen, as well as sophomores, juniors, and seniors, are eligible to participate in recruitment/intake if they meet the eligibility requirements for OFSL and the member organization


IFC is comprised of 22 organizations (21 men's and 1 gender inclusive group). There are two major periods in which IFC recruits new members, Informal Recruitment in the Fall semester, and Formal Recruitment in the Spring semester. Informal Recruitment is only for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, while Formal Recruitment is also open to freshmen

For either joining period, the process begins by signing up on Campus Director, in which prospective students fill out an e application that helps OFSL determine academic eligibility for joining. All interested students must register on Campus Director in order to be able to participate in any recruitment related events. If you are pursuing St. Elmo and PHC, register in PHC CD and email the IFC Advisor at jesryan@upenn edu

At Penn, some registered student organizations function as academic or thematic co ed fraternities. Examples include a business fraternity or engineering fraternity like Theta Tau, which is a national co ed engineering fraternity that has a chapter at Penn. These organizations are based in schools, not OFSL, and typically have staff or faculty advisors


Penn is home to several independent off campus organizations which operate independently of the University, without advising or regulation. These groups may have formed after a national fraternity or sorority closed its Penn chapter due to policy sanctions or other reasons. Some of these groups may utilize Greek letters or even refer to themselves as fraternities; they recruit members and host social events in private off campus residences. These groups receive no University funding. They may or may not follow risk management protocols. Identified off campus groups are expected to notify the Office of Student Affairs of their leadership and member rosters, and are expected to register any events they host with alcohol. Students who join these organizations, and the groups themselves, are expected to follow Penn policies and local, state, and federal laws Currently no women's organizations have chosen to identify themselves with OSA to follow the identified off campus organization process These organizations are not nationally affiliated

Alpha Phi

Union Hand in Hand

Alpha Phi at Penn is an organization of adventurous, involved, and empowered women! With over two decades on Penn’s campus, we are proud to carry on the traditions that date back to Alpha Phi’s founding in 1872, while still learning and growing to forge our own path as a chapter As one of the first sororities in the nation, Alpha Phi is called an international fraternity because we were founded with global chapters before the word “sorority” was even invented!

Our sisters can be found leading activities throughout campus: athletic teams, honor societies, dance and acapella groups, and community service organizations that contribute to our futures as entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, and so much more. In addition to contributing to life at Penn, Alpha Phis are dedicated to their chapter and sisters. We celebrate Penn’s unique traditions together, such as Spring Fling, Homecoming, and Hey Day. Alpha Phi also plans many exciting sisterhood events, including trips to nearby beaches, hiking excursions, apple picking, Center City brunches, and catered study breaks.

Along with our social and sisterhood events, philanthropy is extremely important to every Alpha Phi. The Alpha Phi Foundation supports women’s cardiac care and research. Alpha Phi raises thousands of dollars at our Annual Red Dress Gala a tradition of many Alpha Phi chapters across the nation Family, friends, and alumni are invited to raise money for women’s heart health in a night out on the town filled with good food, silent auctions, raffles, and prizes Other philanthropy events include our Mac ‘n Phis late night, where guests raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation while enjoying all you can eat mac ‘n cheese, and our Spring soccer tournament Alpha Phifa

Alpha Phi also loves to participate in Panhellenic and Penn fundraisers like the Rena Rowan Ribbon Run and Relay for Life Likewise, we spearhead our own fundraising initiatives for pressing issues of the time, such as raising funds for families devastated by the Beirut explosion and supporting local Black owned businesses We also strive to make an impact in Philadelphia by partnering with community service organizations like the Transplant House and Operation Santa

In Alpha Phi, sisters find rewarding experiences both inside and outside of our sisterhood. Most importantly, the sisters are forever connected through unforgettable memories, lifelong friendships, and an unconditional network of support and empowerment. The Eta Iota chapter of Alpha Phi welcomes you to Recruitment 2021. We can’t wait to get to know you!


Alpha Phi International fraternity is a membership organization dedicated to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging intellectual curiosity and advocating service. Alpha Phi develops character for a lifetime." 1872 at Syracuse University chartered at Penn in 1988 Founding International 172 International Chapters www alphaphi org Housing Symbols Colors: Silver and Bordeaux Flower: Lilly of the Valley & Forget me not Symbol: Ivy Leaf Mascot: Phi Bear 4045 Walnut Street 21 Beds Total in House Capacity
Alpha Phi Foundation which supports Women's Heart Health
Chapter Eta Iota Chapter
Colors: Silver and Bordeaux

Chi Omega

d the direction of every chapter and provided members unequaled opportunities for personal growth and development. Those purposes are Friendship, High Standards of Personnel, Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship, Participation in Campus Activities, Career Development and Community Service." 1895 at University of Arkansas chartered at Penn in 1919

Sisters on Purpose

The Beta Alpha chapter of Chi Omega is proud to be a diverse sisterhood of women from all sectors of the Penn community. Chi Omegas are not only very involved in the sorority, but they also hold leadership positions in organizations like student government, varsity sports, performing arts groups, student publications, social justice, among many more. We value women who are passionate about their unique interests and provide a community where each person’s perspective is appreciated.

We are strong women who realize that balance is the key to success, and love the way Chi Omega helps us be enthusiastic about sisterhood, philanthropy, and social events Our packed calendar includes apple picking excursions, movie nights at the house, alumni trips to Manhattan, class dinners, date and crush parties, formals, and multiple philanthropy events throughout the semester

Chi Omega supports the Make A Wish Foundation with its fall Chi O Late Night at Wishbone and spring Best of the Nest event, as well other activities throughout the year The Beta Alpha chapter was able to grant a 6 year old lymphoma patient at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania her wish to go to Disney World and threw a send off party in her honor in the theme of her favorite princess Elsa from Frozen

As the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world, with over 350,000 initiates, the Chi Omega network extends well beyond Penn. Our extensive alumnae network offers scholarships for graduate education, professional networking, social get togethers, leadership training, and more. You may be a collegiate sister for just a few years, but you will truly be a Chi Omega for a lifetime!

Whether you’re hoping to find a new group of friends, a place you can call home, a new set of inspirations and values, or a vast community of successful and genuine women and sisters, Chi Omega has something to offer. Each member is able to contribute her special qualities, interests, and capabilities to an organization that represents the ideal blend of individuality, companionship, and teamwork. We are so excited to welcome the newest class to Chi Omega good luck with Recruitment!

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Tri Delta is the oldest sorority on Penn’s campus. In its 116 years at Penn, the Psi chapter has attracted a dynamic and diverse group of women who are active in all facets of campus life, including several Varsity Sports Teams, Penn Dance, Wharton Women, Best Buddies, A Moment of Magic, the Period Project, Undergraduate Advisory Boards, and Kite and Key.

In addition to being leaders on campus, we also strive as a chapter to make significant strides beyond Locust Walk. Every fall, Tri Delta hosts Trihop, a pancake breakfast with music, games, and sisterhood, helping to raise millions of dollars for our national philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In fact, Tri Delta chapters nationwide are working to fulfill their pledge to raise $60 million in 10 years for St Jude.

Since our founding in 1888, TriDelta’s traditions, rituals, and sisterhood have become well established nationwide, helping to create a large social network that extends far beyond Penn In addition to our philanthropic and social activities, the most rewarding aspects of Tri Delta are the bonds of friendship we’re not only sisters, but best friends We are an extremely close chapter and always have fun together, whether we’re dancing at semesterly date nights and formals, dining downtown with Bigs and Littles, or de stressing during study breaks

Our chapter house is an important part of our chapter, as 33 sisters live in and all sisters are welcome Sisters can congregate at the chapter house for midday meals, movie nights, group study sessions, and to use our kitchen and comfortable common spaces! At Tri Delta, you will meet an ambitious group of fun and intelligent women The Psi chapter looks forward to meeting you and wishes you the best in Recruitment!


1888 at Boston University chartered at Penn in 1904

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Kappa Alpha Theta

"Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumnae experience and to offer a lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual, and moral growth as she meets the higher and broader demands of mature life."

Kappa Alpha Theta was originally chartered at Penn in 1919 and recolonized in 1988, when the members of the Nu Delta Society were initiated into Kappa Alpha Theta As Thetas, we are devoted to scholarship, community service and friendship Theta prides itself on the diversity of the sisterhood Coming from all different backgrounds, Thetas are involved in a wide variety of campus activities including class boards, varsity sports, dance and a cappella groups, the Panhellenic Council, the Kite and Key Society, Friars and Mortar Board Senior Honor Societies, and many more

Our international philanthropy is CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates an agency providing trained volunteers who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in court The information provided by CASA volunteers enables judges to make informed and timely decisions about what is in the best interest of the child, thereby allowing these children to have the best chance at childhood We have many fundraisers throughout the year to raise money and awareness for CASA As a women’s organization, we are also committed to awareness of issues that affect us as women, such as self defense and body image

Of course, being a part of Theta is also having fun We have theme parties, date parties, formals, and brunches with our family and alumnae at our house In addition, we place an emphasis on sisterhood activities within the chapter, such as movie nights, chapter dinners, and trips around Philadelphia to promote unity among our diverse and active membership.

We are a motivated group of women and we are proud of the fact that we have been able to pursue our own activities as individuals, while still coming together to make the Beta Eta chapter of Theta strong. We welcome you to Recruitment and look forward to meeting you!


1870 DePauw University chartered at Penn in 1919

International 212 International Chapters Housing Symbols Colors: Black and Gold Flower: Black and Gold Pansy Symbol: Kite and Twin Stars 130 S 39th Street 22 Beds Total in House Capacity Leading Women Philanthropy Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Penn Chapter Beta Eta Chapter penn kappaalphatheta org Colors: Black and Gold

The University of Pennsylvania welcomed the Beta chapter of Sigma Delta Tau to its campus on June 20, 1920. Since then, the sisters of SDT have been extremely active members of the Penn community. We have been recognized for exhibiting outstanding scholarship, holding the title of highest average GPA of the chapters of the Panhellenic Association In recent years, SDT has organized many events to raise awareness for and benefit our national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) Our annual late night fundraising event at Greek Lady is not only always a great time, but it is also successful in raising an impressive amount of money for PCAA; this year we raised almost $10,000 Additionally, throughout the year, our chapter hosts many community service events such as bake sales and trunk shows that also benefit PCAA


purpose of this fraternal organization to form a close social and fraternal union of those of similar ideals and to foster, maintain, and instill such ideals in the hearts of its members as will result in actions worthy of the highest precepts of true womanhood, democracy, and humanity.”

As leading women in the community, we are constantly working to further our philanthropy and are committed to having a positive impact in and outside of Penn. The sisters of SDT are proud to be extremely involved on Penn’s campus. Members are leaders in a variety of campus organizations, like Kite & Key Society, Wharton Women, varsity sports teams, and performing arts groups. In addition to our work with PCAA, members also value giving back to the Philadelphia community. In their free time, many sisters volunteer at CHOP and participate in the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project. Our close knit sorority promotes a strong bond of friendship and sisterhood. This sense of community is continually fostered through the numerous events hosted for the chapter such as movie nights, yoga classes during finals, and a Thanksgiving Potluck

Each semester we have a number of formal social events like date parties, crush parties, and formals that further bring our chapter together Even on a day to day basis, there is opportunity for us to spend time together as sisters of all years are welcome to eat dinner at the chapter house The women of the Beta chapter of Sigma Delta Tau are true friends at heart Our sisterhood wishes you well in Recruitment and we look forward to meeting you soon!

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National 105 National Chapters Housing Symbols Colors: Cafe Au Lait and Old Blue Flower: Golden Tea Rose Symbol: Torch Mascot: Teddy Bear 3833 Walnut Street 35 Beds Total in House Capacity One Hope of Many People Philanthropy Sigma Delta Tau Foundation, Prevent Child Abuse America, and Jewish Women International Penn Chapter Beta Chapter https://www instagram com/sdtupenn/ Colors: Cafe Au Lait and Old Blue

Sigma Kappa

As the Kappa Iota Chapter of Sigma Kappa, we pride ourselves on our diversity and close knit sisterhood We believe that each member of the chapter is unique in her own way and has the ability to pursue talents and passions individually However, together, we are able to create invaluable friendships, support systems, and relationships that last beyond our four years here at Penn.

Our sisters are involved in a wide range of activities and often take on positions that enable them to drive innovation and positive change across campus Some of these activities include Penn Democrats, Wharton Women, Kite and Key Society, Women’s Sailing Team, V Day Campaign, and Women’s Varsity Squash You can also always count on sisters to be in the audience cheering at the Off the Beat, Penny Loafers, and Arts House performances!

The strength of our sisterhood can be seen in every aspect of life. You can always find sisters gathered in the Sigma Kappa house watching movies on the weekends or studying together for exams during midterm season Some of our bigger events include trips into Center City to go ice skating, apple picking at Linvilla Orchards, manicures and pedicures at local salons on campus, and baseball games at Citizen’s Bank Park We especially look forward to our date parties and formals each semester!

Sigma Kappa is dedicated to giving back to the community and creating meaning beyond just our chapter. Every year, we host various philanthropy events in the fall and spring to raise money for our national philanthropy, Alzheimer’s Research Our most recent event was called “Pearl Jam” and consisted of a lip sync battle between different groups on campus In the past we have also hosted Sigma Kappa Quizzo, Sigma Kappa Carnival, and a Chicken and Waffles late night Thanks to the support from the members of the chapter and community, we’ve been able to donate over $25,000 to the Sigma Kappa Ultraviolet Campaign and Alzheimer’s Research! During the year, we are also involved in many smaller projects, such as hosting blood drives for the Red Cross, collecting products for the Penn Period Project, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, and participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Service is one of our main four values, and we find it incredibly rewarding to be able to give back while also strengthening our sisterhood!

The sisters of the Kappa Iota chapter of Sigma Kappa wish you all the best with recruitment this year and hope you are able to find your home like we did. We’re so excited to meet you and welcome you into the Panhellenic community!


1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine chartered at Penn in 2002

"The Purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to provide women with lifelong opportunities and support for the social, intellectual, and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our community."
National 122 National Chapters / Housing Symbols Colors: Lavender and Maroon Flower: Wild Purple Violet Symbol: Dove and Heart 3928 Spruce Street 14 Beds Total in House Capacity One Heart, One Way Philanthropy Alzheimer's Disease Research Penn Chapter Kappa Iota Chapter upenn sigmakappa org Colors: Lavender and Maroon

The Alpha Beta Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha was proudly reestablished at Penn in 2011. Zeta Tau Alpha is a fun and diverse group of women involved in all aspects of campus life, including varsity athletics, performance groups, student government, Wharton Women, Penn Fashion Collective, ROTC, Penn Alternative Breaks, and many more While we do have a wide range of interests, one thing is constant our sisterhood From monthly large sisterhood events to date nights and weekly house activities, our social calendar is always packed with fun and unique events. Our past sisterhood events include: our annual sisterhood retreat, visiting Linvilla Orchards for apple picking, Painting with a Twist, Laser Tag, Karaoke, Philadelphia restaurant week for sisterhood dining, and much more! In addition to all of these exciting events, we also love cozy activity nights at our chapter house, like our diversity movie nights and cooking classes Our beautiful house is a home for all ZTA sisters, and you can always find people there to make your night more fun, no matter if you are looking for someone to hang out with or a place to do work No matter what we’re doing, we always have a good time!

In addition to social events, our chapter also understands the importance of philanthropy and service Our national philanthropy is breast cancer education and awareness, and we work to connect this cause to our sisters, Penn's campus, and the community of West Philadelphia During the month of October, Zeta sisters come together to host awareness and education pop ups on Locust Walk, by handing out pink ribbons and free treats with educational facts on them, and giving people the opportunity to honor those in their lives who have battled breast cancer. We also have our biggest fundraising event in October, Pink, Pups & Pizza, which raises money both for our national organization, and for the local Linda Creed Foundation that provides mammograms for uninsured women in West Philly We have monthly service events to help further give back to our community, and in the past have done things such as Boo at the Zoo, Books Behind Bars, and making food for a Connect by Night shelter Aside froom Zeta service events, our sisters are also involved in other philanthropic or service oriented organizations such as Relay for Life, Penn Period Project, West Philly Tutoring Program, and Project Heal.

College may only last for four years, but Zeta lasts forever really! ZTA has one of the strongest alumni networks in the country As an international organization, Zetas all over the world can assist in job placement, career advancement and relocation assistance Our sisters of the Alpha Beta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha wish you good luck during recruitment we can’t wait to meet you!


b 1898 at Longwood University chartered at Penn in 1918, recolonized in 2011

International 172 International Chapters Housing Symbols Colors: Turquoise Blue and St Flower: White Violet Symbol: Five Pointed Crown and Strawberry 4027 Walnut Street 20 Beds Total in House Capacity Seek the Noblest Philanthropy Breast Cancer Education & Awareness Penn Chapter Alpha Beta Chapter upenn zetataualpha org Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Gray



ACTIVE: a fully initiated member of a sorority

ALUMNAE: an initiated member of a sorority that has left the collegiate Greek system

BID: a formal invitation to become a New Member of a sorority

CHAPTER: refers to an individual sorority house; chapter names are different on all college campus

COB (CONTINOUS OPEN BIDDING): the informal process of recruitment, only chapters under total can participate in COB

GREEK: a member of a fraternity or sorority

INITIATION: the traditional Ritual the brings a New Member into full membership

LEGACY: a potential member of a sorority who is a daughter, granddaughter, or sister of a member of a Greek organization (applied and defined differently by each sorority)

MUTUAL SELECTION: the process of selection by both PNMs and Chapters in narrowing down choices during Recruitment

NATIONAL: a term referring to the central organization of a given sorority

NPC (NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE): a conference comprised of 26 national sororities

NEW MEMBER: a member of a sorority who has not yet been initiated

PHC (PANHELLENIC COUNCIL): the coordinating body of sororities on a college campus

PNM (POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER): a person participating in Recruitment or interested in becoming part of the Greek community

QUOTA: the maximum number of New Members that a sorority can take during Primary Formal

RECRUITMENT RECOMMENDATION: a written letter for a PNM from an alumna of a chapter

RECRUITMENT: a mutual selection process where chapters seek New Members and PNMs seek membership

SOCIAL: a planned social gathering of the membership or Greek organizations

TOTAL: a total number, based on median chapter size, that sororities may reach during COB


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Fee Waiver

Joining a Panhellenic Sorority at Penn does have a financial cost. Each sorority has dues for membership to pay for the experience that comes with being part of the organization. (More information about these costs can be found on Page 11 and during Philanthropy Round of Primary Recruitment) However, if you are looking to see if a sorority is something you want to make work financially and are unsure if you are able to go through Primary Recruitment due to the registration costs this waiver may be right for you.



Accepting an initiation "bid" for membership into a Panhellenic organization means that you are wishing to seek membership into the sorority and will participate in their new member education process During this time, if you choose to no longer pursue membership into the particular sorority, you may withdraw from the process If you choose to withdraw you must wait until the following primary recruitment to go through recruitment again If you complete the new member program and are initiated you are bound to that organization as a lifetime member.


The New Member Education (NME) Process, which by University policy is a maximum of 6 weeks (though some chapters will have a shorter process), is a structured national program that all new members complete. The NME Process is structured like a class: when


Penn, OFSL, and PHC all prohibit hazing and enforce the Antihazing Policies of both our campus and national sororities

The Anti Hazing Law of Pennsylvania, hazing means any action or situation (1) which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student (2) hi h illf ll d t

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