Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life & Leadership
How to Join Fraternity & Sorority Life
Panhellenic Association Process
Panhellenic Association (PHC) Recruitment
The Panhellenic Association here on Miami’s campus includes nineteen nationally known sororities. Panhellenic promotes the common interest of all sororities here at Miami and serves as the unifying, governing, and coordinating body of the sorority community. The Panhellenic Association is comprised of an annually elected executive council and a delegate from each affiliated sorority. Through programming, Panhellenic seeks to provide personal enrichment and knowledge to all sorority members. The Panhellenic Association offers a wide variety of programs for members covering topics including: health issues, sorority sports, educational programs, community service, and philanthropy activities. Panhellenic also sponsors and coordinates Miami’s sorority recruitment program. The influence of the Panhellenic Association is a crucial part not only of the sorority community, but also in promoting the betterment of the entire Greek Community at Miami University. For more information please visit the Panhellenic website.
Sorority Eligibility Requirements
- You must have have earned 12 credit hours at Miami University or another college or univeristy
- You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Eligibility equirements must be met at end of the semester prior to accepting a bid for sorority membership
- You must be a full time Oxford Campus student during the semester in which you participate in recruitment
- All first year women who join a sorority are required to live in the sorority corridor during their second year and must sign an on-campus housing agreement to facilitate that
Fall 2013 Informal Recruitment
Informal Sorority Recruitment kicks of on September 5 at 7pm in the MacMillan Great Room. Learn more about Informal Recruitment HERE!
Sorority Recruitment Dates Fall 2013/Spring 2014
- Parent's Information Session: August 22, Heritage Room Shriver Center, 3 pm
- Grillin' with the Greeks/Greek Mega Fair: August 24, Shriver Back Patio, 11 am - 3 pm
- Panhellenic Meet and Greets--Sprite Dates: October 2, 8, 23, & 29; detailed information here
- Family Weekend Parent's Information Session and Brunch: October 6, MPR Shriver Center, 11 am
- Early Bird Registration Deadline for Spring 2014 Panhellenic Women's Recruitment: December 13, 5 pm
- Last Day to Register for Spring 2014 Panhellenic Women's Recruitment at the rate of $30: January 17; fee will be $50 beginning January 18
- Formal Recruitment - January 30 - February 2; February 6 - 9
Recommendation Letters for Potential New Members:
Recommendations are letters and forms regarding a potential new member that are sent to a sorority chapter before recruitment begins. These letters are used to learn more about a potential new member, with a focus on her high school activities and hometown involvement. Recommendations are typically written by an alumna member of the sorority receiving the missive.
Recommendation letters are not required to participate women's recruitment at Miami University. Nevertheless, they are a great way to introduce a potential new member to a sorority before recruitment starts. We encourage all potential new members to talk to affiliated women (e.g., family friends, teachers, youth group leaders, or anyone who can attest to the skills and character of the potential new member) and request recommendations to be sent on their behalf.
Every sorority has a slightly different recommendation process and some may have a special form that must be completed and signed. Check out each sorority’s web site or call their national headquarters to learn more about the recommendation process and where to send forms and letters.
Forms and letters are typically mailed to the chapter’s recruitment advisor (a sorority alumna who helps the chapter with recruitment). If you are unable to find a local contact, recommendations can be mailed to the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Miami University. Please address the envelop as follows:
ATTN: Recruitment Chair
380 Shriver Center
Oxford, OH 45056
Recommendation letters should arrive no later than December 1 to give each potential new member time for full consideration before recruitment starts in early January.