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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- Interfraternity Council

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Spring 2017 Recruitment is Tuesday, January 17th-Saturday, January 21st. Registration will open in November and will close on January 16th, 2017  Potential New Members must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA. This is the requirement to participate, most chapters have a minimum standard of 2.5 or higher for membership.  Spring recruitment is for all class levels of full time HPU students. Spring recruitment will begin in t he Greek Village Conference Center each night. There is a mandatory meeting to participate in Fraternity Recruitment on Monday January 16th at 7pm in the Webb Conference Center Ballroom. There is a $35 early registration fee and $40 late registration fee to participate in spring recruitment, which you will pay online upon registering. Dress for recruitment is business casual.

2016/17 Important Dates

Spring Recruitment

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 – Spring Recruitment Registration Opens

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 @ 7PM – Recruitment Information Meeting – Webb Conference Center Ballroom

Monday, January 16, 2016 @ 7PM – Mandatory Meeting for All Participating in Recruitment – Webb Conference Center Ballroom

Monday, January 16, 2017 – Registration for Spring 2017 Recruitment Closes

Tuesday, January 17-Friday January 20th – Formal Fraternity Recruitment

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Bid Day

 


2017 Fraternity Recruitment: Schedule of Events

Night One – Tuesday, January 17th, 6:30pm-10pm, Greek Conference Center 201

What to wear:  Business casual.

How the parties work: You will visit each chapter during this round.  Each “party” will be 20 minutes long, with a 1o minute break in between.

Night Two – Wednesday, January 18th, 6:45pm-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.  Participants are strongly encouraged to visit every house in order to maximize their options.

Night Three – Thursday, January 19th, 7:00pm-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.  Participants are strongly encouraged to attend every event they are invited to in order to maximize their options.

Night Four – Friday, January 20th, 7:00pm-10:00pm, various locations

How the parties work: Parties attendance by invitation only.

Bid Day – Saturday, January 21st, 10:30am, Greek Conference Center Ballroom

What to wear: Casual. You will receive a t-shirt from your new chapter to wear with the rest of your pledge brothers!


Panhellenic

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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!!

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.  Those interested in joining a sorority should strive to have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to be considered for membership though most chapters have higher requirements.

There is a registration fee to participate in recruitment.  Early registration (Nov. 7-27th) fee is is $55, regular registration (Nov. 28-Dec. 18) fee is $65 and late registration (Dec. 19-Jan. 19) is $75. These fees are utilized for the following: cost of Panhellenic implementation of formal recruitment, user fee for online recruitment registration used by Potential New Members, a tshirt for each potential new member and the required online hazing education model that must be completed prior to participating in recruitment.  Please plan to attend a sorority recruitment informational session (dates below) for additional information regarding registration fees and deadlines.

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. Letters of recommendation are NOT required.  Should you wish to have a letter of recommendation sent to the chapter, you should plan to send those in prior to the winter break.  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}
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268


2016/17 Important Dates

 Sunday September 4 – Sorority Open House 1pm-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.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 2 – Sorority Recruitment Informational Session, Cinema 8pm.

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 13 – Sorority Open House 1pm-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 December 4 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.

Monday January 9, 2017 – Sorority Recruitment Mandatory Meeting Hayworth Fine Arts 7pm.

All women registered to participate in recruitment are required to attend.


2017 Sorority Recruitment: What To Expect

January 13 & 14 Round One:  Sisterhood

Time: Parties will begin at 5:30pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday.  Your Pi Chi will provide you a schedule

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 15 Round Two:  Philanthropy

Time: Parties will begin at 10am

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 30 minutes long with a 15 minute break between.

January 20 Round Three: Preference

Time: Parties will begin at 5:30pm

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 50 minutes long, with a 15 minute break in between.

January 21: 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.

 

 

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!

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