UT Tyler

Greek Life

Sorority Formal Recruitment

College Panhellenic Council Primary Recruitment

What is recruitment?

Primary recruitment is a week of activities where potential new members (PNMs) have a chance to learn about each organization’s history, philanthropy, standards and identity on campus while also having the opportunity to talk with current chapter members. Primary recruitment is a mutual selection process, where both the PNM and sorority hope to find the best fit for each woman.

What do you need to do to register?

Primary recruitment will be August 30-September 3, 2018. There are several steps to complete in order to be fully prepared for Panhellenic Primary Recruitment:

  1. Register for primary recruitment through the online registration.  Click this link to register for Panhellenic Primary Recruitment. Select The University of Texas at Tyler (Panhel), then create a CampusDirector account by selecting "Potential New Member/PNM." There is a $30 fee which covers a T-shirt, snacks and administrative fees associated with recruitment.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable recruitment registration fee (processed at the end of online registration.) You will be able to log back in to CampusDirector to update your profile or pay at a later date, but your registration will not be complete until the payment is processed.
  3. (Optional) Register with your local Panhellenic Association from your hometown. For women in Smith County, visit the Tyler Panhellenic Association site for additional information. This association is comprised of local Greek alumnae that will help answer any general questions about recruitment and also connect with alumnae to write recommendation letters on your behalf. In most cases, your high school counselor provides students with information about how to register with your hometown Panhellenic. If PNMs do not have recommendation letters sent in on their behalf through a hometown Panhellenic Association, it is their duty as a chapter to find one for you.

What are the requirements for joining a sorority?

In order to be eligible to join a sorority, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be an undergraduate student enrolled at UT Tyler.
  2. Shall not be, or ever have been, an initiated member of an NPC fraternity/sorority.
  3. Shall not have been a new member of an NPC group at UT Tyler within the calendar year.
  4. Submit all registration materials as stated above no later than the listed deadline.

We encourage any woman participating in formal recruitment to have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (high school or college), as each sorority requires its members to maintain such a GPA.

It is encouraged that PNMs attend all recruitment events in order for both the Greek chapters and the PNM to get the full experience out of Formal Recruitment and are able to make educated, informed decisions.

What next?

The recruitment counselors will be hosting a "Panhellenic Tea" 3:00-5:00 p.m. August 26, 2018, in the UC Ballroom, where potential new members can meet and greet, and learn more about Panhellenic sororities.

All women who have registered for formal recruitment will need to attend a mandatory orientation session, "Meet Your Rho Gamma," 6 p.m. August 30, 2018, in the UC Ballroom. During this time, you will meet your recruitment counselors, learn the rules and what to wear, and get answers to any questions that you may have! See more tips on what to wear.

Informal Recruitment/Continuous Open Bidding

If you decided not to participate in formal recruitment and/or join a sorority in the fall semester, there is an opportunity to join a chapter through informal recruitment/continuous open bidding in the spring semester. This only occurs if there are spots available, so please contact the Office of Greek Life if you have questions about this process and would like more information.

New in Fall 2018-Zeta Tau Alpha

Find us after Panhellenic Recruitment!

Sign up: September 4-14, 2018

ZTA Recruitment: September 17-19, 2018

Contact ZTA: UTTylerZTA@gmail.com 

Zeta Tau Alpha was created to make a difference in the lives of our members by developing the potential of each individual. We foster strength of character by emphasizing leadership development, service to others, academic achievement and continued personal growth, with a commitment to friendship and the future.


National Pan-Hellenic Council Recruitment

Delta Sigma Theta will be intaking for fall 2018. For information about Delta's intake process, please email yeofdst@gmail.com

Any female student currently enrolled at a college or university where there is an active chapter on campus or in the city is eligible to apply for membership, provided that:

the student is taking courses leading to her first/initial baccalaureate degree or its equivalent;
the student has completed at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours;
the student is in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or 1.75 on a 3.0 scale; or equivalent, except where the minimum grade point average required by the college or university is greater, then the minimum grade point average must be used for eligibility; and
the student is not a member of any society holding membership in the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. or the Panhellenic Conference, Inc.

Any applicant for membership must receive a majority of the votes of members of the chapter to which she has applied. However, the vote of the chapter is subject to final approval of the Regional Director.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust. More than ten thousand members typically attend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's biennial national conventions, and each of the seven regional conferences (held during years when there is no national convention) typically hosts thousands of members. 

National APIA Council Recruitment

Sigma Sigma Rho will be recruiting members starting fall 2018.  For information about Sigma Sigma Rho's intake process, please email gogreek@uttyler.edu 

Sigma Sigma Rho is a new addition to Greek Life at UT Tyler.  For more information about the organization, please visit www.sigmasigmarho.com 

Our first letter, SIGMA, represents Sisterhood.
Sigma Sigma Rho not only celebrates sisterhood amongst women of South Asian decent, but also the combined unity of sisters from many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Together, all of the sisters of Sigma Sigma Rho nationwide join to form a sorority unlike any other.

Our second letter, SIGMA, represents Society.
Sigma Sigma Rho believes in the importance of cooperating with service organizations that strive for similar goals. Sigma Sigma Rho volunteers in many different ways to give back to the community. The national philanthropy is specifically aimed towards helping women affected by domestic violence.

Our last letter, RHO, represents Remembrance.
Sigma Sigma Rho embraces the cultural ancestries from which its members descended and strives to carry out the voices of our ancestors in society today. Sigma Sigma Rho educates its members based upon the values and traditions of South Asian culture.





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