Recruitment 2020

A Letter from the Executive Board

Our Executive Board always intends to be as transparent as possible during these challenging times, and as a result we would like to share that we have chosen to go with a fully virtual recruitment this Fall. As a majority of as of UCF's classes have been moved to an online format, we found that this plan is not only the safest, but the most feasible for those planning to stay home this semester. We understand that this may disappoint some of you, however this recruitment will be one for the books. We are working to get you any and all of the necessary resources to help prepare you for the best possible experience. Please refrain from posting negativity regarding this mandated decision. Feel free to reach out to any of us or your Rho Gammas with questions or concerns, we can't wait to meet you!

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!

recruitment schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

*Subject to change, prepare to be available all day*

Friday, August 14th

Parents Forum Webinar Live Q & A (7:00-8:30PM)

Sunday, August 16th

Panhellenic Knight Line Up

(Required if you will be missing day(s) of Recruitment) 

Panhellenic Exec Q&A / Rho Gamma Group Meet & Greet

(Sessions depend on Rho Gamma Group)

Session 1: 6:00-7:15PM

Session 2: 7:15-8:30PM

                          

Monday, August 17th: UCF Day 1 (8:00 AM-12:00 PM)

                     

Tuesday, August 18th: UCF Day 2 (8:00 AM-4:00PM)

Wednesday, August 19th: Philanthropy Day (8:30 AM-7:30 PM)

Thursday, August 20th: Video Day (7:30 AM-8:00 PM)

Friday, August 21st: Preference Day (7:15 AM-7:00 PM)

Saturday, August 22nd: Bid Day (starting at 9:00 AM)

You may have a more flexible schedule depending on when you choose to complete necessary tasks, when your parties are, and when you meet with your Rho Gammas

Day by Day Breakdown

UCF Day 1 & 2

The first round of primary recruitment where potential new members will submit videos about themselves up to a minute long. They will get the chance to meet all 12 chapters through videos as well.

Philanthropy Day

Potential new members will get invited back to a maximum of 9 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.

Video Day

 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.

Preference Night

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. 

Bid Day

Potential new members will open their bids virtually and will join a call with all of their new sisters. More details of this day will be released soon. 

Recruitment Eligibility

 

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 Fees

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. The last day to register will be August 16th. If you have any trouble making a payment online, please contact the Vice President of External Recruitment by e-mailing ucfpanexternalrecruitment@gmail.com. 

Early Move-in

 

Unfortunately early move in will not be taking place this year on campus with connection to recruitment.

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, Christian, at ucfpanexternalrecruitment@gmail.com

What to bring during Recruitment

We understand that this is not applicable this year, however normally 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

  • Snacks

  • Sunscreen

  • Portable charger

  • Band-aids

  • Breathe mints

  • Small umbrella in case of rain delays

  • Small hand-held fan

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