Primary Recruitment 2019
What is Recruitment?
Panhellenic Recruitment is a mutual selection process where a potential member has the opportunity to meet with chapter members, ask a variety of questions, and learn about the 12 wonderful Panhellenic chapters on UCF’s campus.
Recruitment is a fun-filled week of activities in which sororities educate potential new members on their respective organization and share their sisterhood with potential members. These days allow you to catch a glimpse into the personalities and values of each of the 12 chapters. Each sorority has something unique to offer, and with 12 chapters, you should be able to find a group of women with whom you identify.
Watch our video to get a deeper look into what Recruitment is like!
Day by Day Breakdown
*Subject to change, prepare to be available all day*
Sunday, August 18th
Panhellenic Knight Line Up
Cape Florida Ballroom
(2:30 PM; required if you will be missing day(s) of Recruitment)
Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation
(Check in starts at 5:00 PM, PRO is 6:00-8:30PM)
Cape Florida Ballroom
Monday, August 19th: UCF Day 1 (8:00 AM-7:00 PM)
Tuesday, August 20th: UCF Day 2 (8:00 AM-7:00PM)
Wednesday, August 21st: Philanthropy Day (8:00 AM-9:00 PM)
Thursday, August 22nd: Video Day (8:00 AM-9:00 PM)
Friday, August 23rd: Preference Night (11:00 AM-9:00 PM)
Saturday, August 24th: Bid Day (starting at 11:00 AM)
UCF Day 1 & 2
The first round of primary recruitment where potential new members will visit every chapter (6 chapters each day) and have opening conversations and introduce themselves to the chapters.
Potential new members will get invited back to a maximum of 8 chapters where they will get the chance to learn about those chapters' philanthropies. Potential new members will also be shown chapter dues during this round so that they know how much each sorority costs.
Potential new members get invited back to a maximum of 6 chapters to watch chapter's Recruitment Videos during this round that showcase each chapter. Potential new members will also receive house tours for chapters that have housing.
This is the most significant round. Potential new members can be invited back to a maximum of 2 chapters for this round where they will have heart-to-heart conversations about what the chapters mean to them.
Potential new members will open their bids and then get on a bus to their new chapter to meet their new sisters. Chapters will have bid day retreats planned so this will be a long and fun day!
In order to be eligible for UCF Recruitment a potential new members must:
1. Be enrolled at the University of Central Florida as a full time student (12 credit hours).
2. For women going through Recruitment straight out of high school and HAVE NOT taken any college courses, their high school GPA will be considered by the sororities. You must have a minimum high school GPA of a 2.5.
3. If a woman has taken a Summer A, B, or C course, has been through at least a semester of college, or was dual-enrolled in high school, her college GPA will be considered. You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 if you have taken any college credits.
4. Have not been initiated into any other Panhellenic sorority.
Registration for Fall Recruitment is currently $160. As it becomes closer to recruitment, the prices will increase, so check back on our website and social media to stay updated. This is a non-refundable one-time fee. Payments can only be made online. If you have any trouble making a payment online, please contact the Vice President of External Recruitment by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact your UCF housing if you are moving in, as early move-in accomadations will need to made.
*If you are living off-campus that is not affiliated with UCF, you need to contact your apartment complex and make arrangements to move-in early.
If a letter of proof is requested by your place of residence please email
Letters of Recommendation
A potential new member recommendation form, or "rec", is a letter or written statement introducing you to a sorority. Recs are sent by an alumna to her sorority’s chapter. Recs are not a guarantee that you will receive a bid from that chapter. Panhellenic does not have recommendation forms available and cannot obtain them for potential new members. Alumnae may find a rec form in the sorority magazine, sorority Web site or from the headquarters of each sorority. Recs are not mandatory and are just another way for a sorority to get to know you. If you have a rec letter or plan on sending one please mail them to the mailing address of that chapter, NOT to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
We wish you the best of luck as you move closer to finding your letters at UCF. Remember, the choice is yours and this is only the beginning of an amazing journey that will have a lasting impact on your life past your college career. We look forward to getting to know you and welcoming you into the Panhellenic community!
Questions? Concerns? Missing any days of recruitment? Please reach out to our wonderful Vice President of External Recruitment, Emma, at
What to bring during Primary Recruitment
You we be able to bring a purse or backpack with you during the week that you will leave under the tents when inside with chapters. We recommend not bringing an expensive bag since you are unable to bring it inside parties with you, instead you will be leaving it under tents outside of the chapters. Some useful and important items to keep handy are...
Re-useable water bottle
Mini make-up bag
Extra pair of comfortable shoes for walking around
Pen and small notebook
Small umbrella in case of rain delays
Small hand-held fan