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High Point University has a deferred recruitment process: meaning that students cannot participate until they have completed one semester at HPU. Exceptions are made for transfer students. Each council has a different recruitment/intake process. Please note the requirements and deadlines for each.

IFC

An interest session w ill be held in November with recruitment occurring at the end of January.  While there is no GPA requirement to participate in recruitment, potential new members are advised that each chapter has a GPA requirement for their new members. Potential new members can find out more information during recruitment. Registration will close Tuesday, January 20th at 10am.

Important Dates

November 18, 2015  Recruitment Informational Meeting Wednesday Conference Center Ballroom all members of the campus community interested in participating in fraternity recruitment should plan to attend this event 

2016 Fraternity Recruitment: What to Expect

Night One (Tuesday, January 19th, 6:45pm-10pm, Greek Conference Center 201)

What to wear:  Business casual.

How the parties work: You will attend 5 parties total.  Each party will be 20 minutes long, with a 1o minute break in between.

Night Two (Wednesday, January 20th, 6:30pm-10pm, Greek Conference Center Room 202)

What to wear: Business casual.

How the parties work:  Open house.  You can visit whichever chapter you choose, for whatever length of time until 10pm.

Night Three (Thursday, January 21nd, 6:30pm-10pm, Greek Conference Center Ballroom)

How the parties work:  Party attendance by invitation only. Invitations will be distributed in the Greek Village Conference Center (GCC) Ballroom before the round begins.  You may attend as many parties as you are invited to.

Night Four (Friday, January 22rd, 7pm-10pm, Various locations)

How the parties work: Parties attendance by invitation only. Invitations will be available to pick up at the Office of Student Life between 4pm and 5pm. This round will take place off campus. You may attend as many parties as you are invited to.

Bid Day (Saturday, January 23th, 10:30am, Greek Conference Center Ballroom)

What to wear: Casual.

Panhellenic

Interest sessions are held in October and November with a MANDATORY recruitment assembly being held in January. The mandatory meeting will be held at 7pm the night before classes begin in January.  Please try to plan accordingly!!

Women interested in recruitment should familiarize themselves with the High Point University Recruitment Rules, found here Official Rule Book – Recruitment and Regulations.  All women will be expected to adhere to these rules and to report any violations that they witness.While there is no GPA requirement to participate in recruitment, potential new members are advised that each chapter has a GPA requirement for their new members.

A legacy is a woman whose mother, grandmother or sister is/was a member of an inter/national sorority or women’s fraternity. Legacies must be reported to the chapter through the national organization. Please visit each national chapter’s website to locate legacy verification forms.

A recommendation is a letter written by an active or alumnae member of an inter/national sorority or women’s fraternity in support of a potential new member. Please visit each national chapter’s website to locate recommendation forms.  For a list of websites and national organization contact info for letters of recommendation please click here.

Completed recommendation forms should be mailed to: Recruitment Chair of {Insert Chapter Name}, 833 Montlieu Ave. High Point, NC 27272

Important Dates

September 6, 2015 Sorority Open House 2pm-5pm All women interested in participating in sorority recruitment are encouraged to come to this drop in style event.  Sorority houses will be open for a meet and greet.  Pre-registration is encouraged and information will be provided at the Activities Fair

Sunday October 4, 2015 Sorority Recruitment Informational Session, Cinema 7pm.  All women interested in participating in sorority recruitment are strongly encouraged to attend.  This presentation is presented by Panhellenic and provides an overview of how sorority recruitment works and what to expect.

Sunday October 11, 2015 Sorority Open House 2pm-5pm All women interested in participating in sorority recruitment are encouraged to come to this drop in style event.  Sorority houses will be open for a meet and greet.  Pre-registration is encouraged.

Sunday November 8  Sorority Recruitment Informational Session, Cinema 7pm.  All women interested in participating in sorority recruitment are strongly encouraged to attend.  This presentation is presented by Panhellenic and provides an overview of how sorority recruitment works and what to expect.

Sunday November 22, 2015  Sorority Open House 2pm-5pm All women interested in participating in sorority recruitment are encouraged to come to this drop in style event.  Sorority houses will be open for a meet and greet.  Pre-registration is encouraged

Monday January 11, 2016  Sorority Recruitment Mandatory Meeting Hayworth Fine Arts 7pm.  All women registered to participate in recruitment are required to attend.

 

2016 Sorority Recruitment: What To Expect

January 15 & 16 Round One:  Philanthropy

What to wear: Casual!  Jeans and the recruitment tshirt provided to you.  Flat shoes.

How the parties work:  Parties take place over two days.  You will attend 6 parties total.  Each party will be 30 minutes long, with a 15 minute break in between.        

January 17 Round Two:  Skit

What to wear:  A little dressier than jeans.  Skirt and tights, or dressy pants.  Flat shoes are still best, but you may choose to wear heels

How the parties work: You may attend up to 4 parties.  Most will attend less than 4 parties; this is normal!!  Each party is 45 minutes long with a 15 minute break between.

January 22 Round Three: Preference

What to wear: This is a dressy night!  Cocktail dress is appropriate.  You should wear heels.

How the parties work: You may attend up to two parties, it is normal to only attend one. Each party will be one hour long, with a 15 minute break in between.

January 23 Bid Day

What to wear:  Jeans and comfortable shoes!

NPHC

Recruitment is at the discretion of the organization- please look for fliers and visit the national websites of each organization for additional information.

Students must have at least a 2.25 GPA and not be on discipline probation to be eligible to participate.

 

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.  While there is no GPA requirement to participate in recruitment, 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!

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE

Our office is located on the third floor of the Slane Student Center. We are open daily from 8:30am – 5pm.

(336) 841-9231
(336) 841-4513 (fax)

E-mail: studentlife@highpoint.edu