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Recruitment at KU FAQ

Recruitment at KU FAQ

What should I talk about during recruitment?

It’s important to be yourself and let the people you meet know your true colors! It’s great to talk about your interests, accomplishments and goals/future plans so the women you talk to get the best understanding of who you are and what you may bring to their sisterhood. Try thinking of a few topics about yourself you might want to bring up in conversation before recruitment starts.

What is Primary Recruitment?

Primary recruitment, formally known as “Formal” Recruitment, is the organized 6-day process that women interested in joining a sorority sign up for through Panhellenic. It is during the fall semester each year at KU.

How does recruitment work?

Primary Recruitment lasts 6 days and includes 4 recruitment “rounds” with Bid Day on the last day.

  • Round 1: Open House

    This round will be split into two days and you will get the chance to visit all 13 chapters over the course of two days.

  • Round 2: Philanthropy

    On this day, you will visit a maximum of 9 chapters. because everyone will have their own individual schedules, you will travel independently from your group.

  • Round 3: Sisterhood

    You will visit a maximum of six chapters. Today is devoted to learning about each chapter's sisterhood, social events, and scholarship.

  • Round 4: Preference 

    You will visit a maximum of three chapters. This day is all about finding out where you feel the best connection.

  • Bid Day and the conclusion of Primary Recruitment! During each round you will meet sisters from the chapters you visit and through a process of mutual selection, you will find the sisterhood that best suits you.

Can I still join a sorority without going through Primary Recruitment?

Yes! Many sororities also choose to recruit after Primary Recruitment is over or in the spring semesters or through Continuous Open Biding. If interested contact:

What is a legacy?

A woman whose sister, mother, grandmother or aunt is or was a Sigma Kappa! Being a legacy does not guarantee membership to a sorority. Legacy status may be disclosed on the recruitment application.


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