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Primary Recruitment

The Panhellenic community prioritizes the pursuit of an inclusive and diverse environment. We welcome all regularly matriculated non-male identified UCSB students to register for Panhellenic recruitment. We will never stop working toward making this space a comfortable and loving one for all who wish to be a part of it.

The Primary Recruitment Process

How it works…​

Through a mutual-selection process, potential new members (PNMs) have the opportunity to meet active chapter members and visit eight chapter houses. As the week progresses, both PNMs and chapters will narrow their choices. At the end of the week, bids to chapters are extended.

 

Who will help me navigate this process prior and during primary recruitment?

Rho Gammas (Recruitment Counselors) are Panhellenic members who temporarily "disassociate" from their chapter to provide unbiased advice during the recruitment experience for every potential new member. As registrations are processed, PNMs will be placed in a Rho Gamma group. Leading up to formal recruitment, Rho Gammas will be reaching out via the email and/or phone number provided in the PNM registration to begin building relationships and sharing important information. During the week of formal recruitment, your Rho Gamma will continue to guide you through the process and be your confidential sounding board. 

 

How can I learn more?

As we and the chapters continue planning and finalizing the details of Panhellenic sorority operations for both recruitment and beyond, we will continue to update our social media (@ucsbpanhellenic) and website (ucsbpanhellenic.org) with pertinent information. There is also a fraternity and sorority life session during summer orientation that can help give a broad overview of some of the benefits of the sorority experience. After registering for Panhellenic sorority recruitment, potential new members will also complete an online module, where you will learn more specifically about Panhellenic life and the recruitment process. The Panhellenic executive board will host an orientation during the week of recruitment as well, which will help you learn about and understand the recruitment process at UCSB, along with all the information needed to know about the upcoming week and the next four years of college. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email our VP Recruitment Internal (vprecruitmentinternal@ucsbpanhellenic.org) or VP Recruitment External (vprecruitmentexternal@ucsbpanhellenic.org)

Primary Recruitment Checklist

1. Register for Fall 2022 Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Register below no later than Sunday, September 18th at 11:59pm!

A General Breakdown

Mandatory PNM Kickoff in Campbell Hall

Sunday September 18 5-7pm

Welcome to Recruitment Week! At this orientation, PNMs will learn about the recruitment process at UCSB. The Panhellenic Executive Board will talk about valuable information regarding the upcoming week and Greek Life as a whole. After the presentations, PNMs will meet with their Rho Gamma, who will serve as their sounding board throughout the week. 

Round 1: Open House - Part 1

Monday September 19 @ 8:15am

During this round, PNMs will be introduced to UCSB Panhellenic life. This is your chance to get a little taste of each chapter! After this round, PNMs will select their five most preferred chapters and their three least preferred in order. PNMs never “cut” a chapter.

Round 2: Open House - Part 2

Tuesday September 20 @ 9:30am

During this round, PNMs will be introduced to UCSB Panhellenic life. This is your chance to get a little taste of each chapter! After this round, PNMs will select their five most preferred chapters and their three least preferred in order. PNMs never “cut” a chapter.

Round 3: Impact

Wednesday September 21 @ 9:30am

During this round, PNMs will visit up to five chapters. Chapters will highlight the impacts of their members, philanthropy work, and community service on campus and on larger communities, as well as the impact the chapter has had on its members. After this round, PNMs will select their two most preferred chapters and their three least preferred in order. PNMs never “cut” a chapter.

Round 4: Preference

Friday September 23 @4:30pm

This is the final night of formal recruitment! Preference round focuses how sisterhood unites their chapter as well as ritual. After this round, PNMs will preference the chapter(s) they attend and sign the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA), which will be explained to them during selections.

Additional Information

Applicant Eligibility

Panhellenic sorority recruitment applications must be completed online no later than Sunday, Septmber 18th at 11:59 PM. All female-identified students registering for recruitment must be regularly matriculated undergraduate students and enrolled at UC Santa Barbara. Fall enrollment fees ($45.00) must be received electronically during the registration process prior to the application deadline.

Who can participate?

All non-male identifying students registering for recruitment must be regularly matriculated undergraduate students and enrolled at UC Santa Barbara.

Nondiscrimination Notice

The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and University policy, prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran (special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized). This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.

Placement Disclosure

I understand that by participating in Panhellenic Fall Sorority Recruitment, I am not guaranteed an invitation to join a sorority chapter.  I acknowledge that by following the recruitment schedule and attending all events, my chances of receiving an invitation to participating chapters may increase.

Academic Record Release

I understand that to apply for recruitment, I must identify as female, and be a regularly enrolled, full-time student in good standing with UC Santa Barbara. I authorize UC Santa Barbara University's Office of Student Life, and Panhellenic Council to verify my academic eligibility. PLEASE NOTE: Most of our chapters require a GPA of 2.5 or higher for initiation.

Other

For more information regarding Panhellenic recruitment please reach out to our Vice President of Recruitment Internal or Vice President of Recruitment External at: 

Participating Chapters

The following chapters will participate in the Fall 2022 Sorority Recruitment Process: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi. Phi Sigma Rho Sorority is an associate member of UCSB Collegiate Panhellenic Council and will not participate in the formal recruitment process. For more information about joining Phi Sigma Rho - Alpha Xi Chapter, please visit their website http://ucsantabarbara.phisigmarho.org/ and fill out their interest form: https://forms.gle/QtYmPFCFX51Lxj677 

Recruitment Schedule

Access the 2022 Primary Recruitment Schedule Here!

PNM Outfit Guide

Please remember, this is just a guide, wear whatever you feel most comfortable in!

Financial Breakdown

Below you can view a breakdown of sorority fees by chapter for the 2022-23 school year!

Guide for Potential New Members

Check out the 2022 Panhellenic Recruitment Guide for any questions you may have!