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frequently asked Questions

Does registering for recruitment cost money?

Registration for Marquette’s Panhellenic Formal Recruitment process is free.


Do I need letters of recommendation? 

There are no additional materials required for Panhellenic Formal Recruitment (including headshots, letters of recommendation, and resumes). Please do not send these to the Panhellenic Recruitment Team. If a sorority alumna or active member wishes to submit a letter of recommendation, she should follow the national organization’s process. 


What should I wear?

  • Meet the Chapters Round: This will be the most informal night, and can be described as ‘snappy casual'. A nice top and jeans are perfect! 

  • Philanthropy Round: Nicer pants, a skirt, and a cute top or a casual dress are all great options! Chapter women will be a bit more dressed up. 

  • Preference Round: Dress like you are going to a wedding, luncheon, or ceremony. Cocktail dresses or pantsuits are suggested. Chapter women will be dressed formally. 

  • Bid Day: Wear what you are most comfortable in but be sure your outfit includes a zip-up jacket. The chapters will provide a shirt on the morning of Bid Day which you will have time to change into. Keep the shirt covered by your jacket until the reveal. Remember: Keep your chapter a secret!


If I participate in recruitment, am I obligated to join a sorority?

Potential New Members who choose to participate in recruitment are not obligated to join a sorority. The recruitment process gives women interested in sorority membership the opportunity to explore greek life and to see if it is the right fit. 

If I am a legacy to a sorority, is there anything I should know?

Panhellenic does not have any specific policies on legacies. Each sorority has its own policy regarding legacies and it is up to each individual chapter to decide whether to offer membership to a legacy. Likewise, legacies are not obligated to join the sorority they are a legacy to. Each Potential New Member is evaluated on an individual basis, and sororities are more likely to consider mutual compatibility versus family connection. It is recommended that PNM’s fill out their legacy information section when registering for recruitment.

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