The Recruitment Process


Informal Recruitment

The Panhellenic Council does sponsor an Informal Recruitment period. This is a period called Continuous Open Bidding. Not every chapter will participate as it depends on chapter size. Fall 2022 Informal Recruitment is open from August 29th to November 20th. Women are eligible to participate in Informal Recruitment if they are second-year students and have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. Please contact the Panhellenic Recruitment Team for more information.

The Panhellenic Recruitment Team may be reached at


Formal Recruitment

The Panhellenic Formal Recruitment process allows potential members to visit each sorority to find a group of women that feels like a home away from home. Chapters will share information about their philanthropies, sisterhood, values, leadership opportunities, and personal and academic development programs.  Formal Recruitment is a mutual selection process. At the end of each round, chapters will select potential members to invite back to their next event and potential members will select chapters as well. 

Our Formal Recruitment process takes place at the beginning of the Spring semester. Women are eligible to participate in Formal Recruitment if they have completed at least 12 Marquette University approved course credits, a minimum of 2.5 cumulative G.P.A, and are in good standing with the student conduct office.


2023 Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Schedule

  • 101 Night - Thursday, January 26th

  • Meet the Chapters Day 1 - Friday, January 27th 

  • Meet the Chapters Day 2 - Saturday, January 28th

  • Philanthropy Day - Sunday, January 29th

  • Preference Day - Saturday, February 4th

  • Bid Day - Sunday, February 5th 

Outfit Ideas

  • 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 jeans/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!

Registration Costs

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


Letters of Recommendation, Resumes, and Other Materials

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. 


New Member Information

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Thank you for your interest in the 6 National Panhellenic Conference chapters and 1 affiliate chapter at Marquette University!