Fall 2021 Panhellenic Recruitment Dates

  • August 25th @ 7:00pm – Panhellenic Open House
  • August 26th @ 12:00pm – Recruitment Registration Closes
  • August 27th @ 7:00pm – *Mandatory* PNM Recruitment Meeting
  • September 3 and September 4 – Sisterhood Round
  • September 5 – Philanthropy Round
  • September 11 – Preference Round
  • September 12 – Bid Day

Schedule of Events & What To Wear

Round One:  Sisterhood

September 3-4

Time: Parties will begin at 5:30pm on Friday, September 3 and Saturday, September 4 at 2:30pm. You will meet your Rho Gamma in Webb Ballroom in the Greek Village. Your Rho Gamma will provide you a schedule of your event times.

What to wear: Snappy Casual. Provided T-shirt, nice jeans, appropriate skirt/shorts, or pants, and comfortable shoes.

How the parties work: Parties take place over two days. You will attend 6 parties total, visiting each of the sorority houses. Each party will be 30 minutes long.

Round Two:  Philanthropy

September 5

Time: Parties will begin at 10:00 am on Sunday, September 5. You will meet your Rho Gamma in Webb Ballroom in the Greek Village. Your Rho Gamma will provide you a schedule of your event times.

What to wear: A little dressier/business casual. Casual dress, nice blouse with pants or skirt, flats/dressy sandals/heels

How the parties work: You may attend up to 4 parties. Most will attend less than 4 parties; this is normal! Each party will be 40 minutes long.

Round Three: Preference

September 11

Time: Parties will begin at 10:00am on Saturday, September 11.  You will meet your Rho Gamma in Webb Ballroom in the Greek Village. Your Rho Gamma will provide you a schedule of your event times.

What to wear: This is a dressy day, cocktail attire is appropriate. Cocktail dress, dressy blouse with pants or skirt, heels/flats

How the parties work: You may attend up to 2 parties. Each party is 50 minutes long. This is the final round before bids are distributed for membership.

Bid Day

September 12

Time: 10:00 am – all day

What to wear: Jeans/Appropriate Shorts, Tank Top, Comfortable Shoes!

How Bid Day works: Everyone will gather together in the Slane Student Center. You will receive your Bid Card from your Rho Gamma, and will meet with a member of the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff before running home to your sorority! You will then spend the rest of the day getting to know your new sisters!

Additional Information To Consider

Cost: Joining a fraternity or sorority is a financial commitment. There is a cost to register for recruitment as well as costs to the chapter immediately upon joining. You can expect to pay dues in the amount of $800- $1200 per year for the duration of your college career.

Academics: Fraternities and sororities have high academic standards. Potential new members are advised that each chapter has a GPA requirement for their new members.

Commitment: Joining a fraternity or sorority is a large time commitment. You should be sure that you are able to commit to each aspect of the organization, including education, philanthropy, chapter events and social events. Fraternities and sororities aren’t like clubs, in that you can’t quit because you want to. You should read everything carefully that you are asked to sign!

Rules: Potential new members should review the Panhellenic Recruitment Rules that are applicable to them.

Letters of Recommendation:  Letters of recommendation (aka “rec letters”) are not required, but are welcomed.  Each sorority has their own standards for recommendations.  If you have sorority alumnae that want to write you a recommendation , please have them consult their sororities national website for procedures on writing letters of recommendation.

For the most up to date information about Panhellenic recruitment, please visit our Instagram @hpupanhellenic.

Fall 2021 Recruitment Dates

Fall 2021 IFC Fraternity Recruitment Dates

  • July 26th – Recruitment Registration Opens
  • August 25th – IFC BBQ
  • August 27th @ 11:59pm – Recruitment Registration Closes
  • August 29th @ 7:00pm – *Mandatory* PNM Recruitment Meeting
  • Monday, August 30th – Round 1
  • Tuesday, August 31st – Round 2
  • Wednesday, September 1st – Round 3
  • Thursday, September 2nd – Round 4
  • Sunday September 5th – Bid Day

For the most up to date information about IFC recruitment, please utilize the IFC Instagram @hpu_ifc or the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Instagram @hpu_fsl

Register for IFC Fraternity Recruitment

Registration for IFC recruitment will open on July 26, 2021. Registration will close on August 27th, 2021 at 11:59pm.

There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee. This fee is payable only through credit card and paid through the registration website.

Applicants are required to have a 2.500 high school GPA or a minimum 2.500 cumulative college GPA to be eligible. No exceptions. If you have a current college GPA from High Point University or another college/university, high school GPAs will not be considered. This includes Summer Advantage.

Students that are currently serving Disciplinary Probation through the Office of Student Conduct will not be permitted to participate in any kind of membership recruitment.

If you have any questions, contact IFC Vice President of Recruitment, JP Kerwick, at jkerwick@highpoint.edu or the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Katie Borza, at kborza@highpoint.edu. For the most up to date information about IFC recruitment, please utilize the IFC Instagram @hpu_ifc or the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Instagram @hpu_fsl

Register for Recruitment

Recruitment Week Schedule

If you have any questions, contact IFC Vice President of Recruitment, JP Kerwick, at jkerwick@highpoint.edu or the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Katie Borza, at kborza@highpoint.edu. For the most up to date information about IFC recruitment, please utilize the IFC Instagram @hpu_ifc or the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Instagram @hpu_fsl

IFC Pre-Recruitment Schedule:

IFC BBQ  – Wednesday, August 25

Event Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Cottrell Amphitheatre

*NOTE: This is an OPTIONAL event and is not an official part of the IFC Recruitment process.

*Mandatory* Recruitment Meeting  – Sunday, August 29th

Event Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Webb Ballroom

*NOTE: You must attend this meeting in order to go through IFC Recruitment. No exceptions.

IFC Recruitment Week Schedule:

Round 1 (Open House) – Monday, August 30th

Event Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Meeting Location: Webb 202

What to wear: Business Formal (Jacket and Tie)

How the parties work: You will visit all of the chapters during this round. You will attend each fraternity location with a member from the IFC Executive Board. You will have 5 minutes to rotate between each location.

Round 2 (PNM Choice) – Tuesday, August 31st

Event Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Webb 202

What to wear: Business Casual (Jacket and No Tie)

How the parties work: You will be free to visit any chapter(s) that you would like, for any amount of time, during this round. You will start in Webb 202 to check in with your IFC Executive Board leader. You will then be able to attend any fraternity location to continue meeting their members.

Round 3 (Chapter Invites) – Wednesday, September 1st

Event Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Webb 202

What to wear: Business Casual (Button Up/Polo)

How the parties work: Party attendance is by invitation only. You will start in Webb 202 to check in with your IFC Executive Board leader. You will then be able to visit any fraternity you have been invited back to for any amount of time.

Round 4 (Chapter Invites, Off-Campus) – Thursday, September 2nd

Event Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

*CHANGE* Location: Phillips 120

What to wear: Casual

How the parties work: Party attendance is by invitation only. You will start in Phillips 120 to check in with your IFC Executive Board leader. You will then be able to attend a local off-campus location with any fraternity you have been invited back to, for any amount of time. Members of the fraternity are responsible for driving PNMs to their off campus venue, including another fraternity’s off campus venue if you were invited back to more than one.

Bid Day – Sunday, September 5th

Event Time: TBD

Event Location: TBD

What to wear: Casual (Chapters may provide a Bid Day T-Shirt)

Additional Information To Consider

Academics: Fraternities and sororities have high academic standards. To join an IFC Fraternity, applicants are required to have a 2.500 high school GPA or a minimum 2.500 cumulative college GPA to be eligible. No exceptions. If you have a current college GPA from High Point or another institution, high school GPAs will not be considered.

Cost: Joining a fraternity or sorority is a financial commitment. There is a cost to register for recruitment as well as costs to the chapter immediately upon joining. You can expect to pay dues in the amount of $400- $600 per year for the duration of your college career.

Commitment: Joining a fraternity or sorority is a large time commitment. You should be sure that you are able to commit to each aspect of the organization, including education, philanthropy, chapter events and social events. Fraternities and sororities aren’t like clubs, in that you can’t quit because you want to. You should read everything carefully that you are asked to sign!

If you have any questions, contact IFC Vice President of Recruitment, JP Kerwick, at jkerwick@highpoint.edu or the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Katie Borza, at kborza@highpoint.edu. For the most up to date information about IFC recruitment, please utilize the IFC Instagram @hpu_ifc or the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Instagram @hpu_fsl

The High Point University National Pan-Hellenic Council is the governing body for 4 historically African-American fraternities and sororities on High Point University’s campus.

Chapters

The NPHC organizations that we have on campus are the following:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, INC
Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, INC*
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, INC

If you are interested in joining an NPHC organization, please email greek@highpoint.edu

*Lambda Pi Chi is a NALFO organization.  LPC is recognized at HPU under the National Pan-Hellenic Council

Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity that is working to seek out founding members for Fall 2020. If you would like to learn more about Psi Sigma Phi, you can do so here.