Each fall Panhellenic hosts the formal recruitment process to allow potential members to explore their options in joining one of the eight National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities present at CSU. This year formal recruitment will take place September 16-19, 2017.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Formal recruitment is a mutual selection process held each fall that allows for potential members and chapters to find the best organizational fit for future members. Through this four-day process, potential members will visit with the eight chapters participating in formal recruitment, gradually narrowing down chapters until a match is made with one chapter at the conclusion of the process.
Prior to completing the registration form, please be sure you’ve gathered necessary information. This includes your CSU ID number, high school GPA, college GPA (if applicable, CSU and/or transfer GPA), high school and college extracurricular involvement (if applicable), information for legacy connections (if applicable), and credit card information for the $45 recruitment registration fee. Registration for formal recruitment opens on June 1, 2017 and closes Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6pm. Please wait to register, however, until you have the most current academic information to report on your registration form.
The formal recruitment process will occur September 16-19, 2017.

  • Saturday, September 16, approximately 9am-7pm: Values and Membership Day
  • Sunday, September 17, approximately 10am-6pm: House Tours and Philanthropy Day
  • Monday, September 18, approximately 4:30-9pm: Preference Night
  • Tuesday, September 19, beginning at 5:30pm: Bid Day Celebration
Recommendation or reference letters may be written for an undergraduate potential member by an alumnae member of a Panhellenic sorority. These letters may introduce a potential member to the chapter and provide additional context about the individual’s involvement history and unique characteristics. At CSU, reference letters are not required to join any chapter through the formal recruitment process. If a potential member knows sorority alumnae interested in writing a letter, they will be accepted, but a large majority of women participating in the formal recruitment process do so without any letters of reference submitted.
If potential members know sorority alumnae who desire to submit a letter of recommendation, they will be accepted by CSU sororities. Alumnae members should follow the process outlined by their inter/national organization. To learn more about submitting a recommendation letter, please see specific information provided by organization below:

If the process for submitting a letter of reference requires mailing information to local CSU chapters, addresses for each organization are provided:

  • Chi Omega: 1112 Birch Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Delta Delta Delta: 1307 Birch Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Gamma Phi Beta: 733 South Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO) 80521
  • Kappa Alpha Theta: 708 City Park Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Kappa Delta: 412 West Laurel Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma: 729 South Shields Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Pi Beta Phi: 625 West Lake Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Zeta Tau Alpha: 1225 Baystone Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521
While the Panhellenic Association does not have a minimum GPA requirement to register for recruitment, every individual chapter does. This includes minimum GPAs from high school or college (depending on what is the most recent for the potential member). Those minimum requirements vary, but typically the lowest minimum requirement from high school is a 2.5-2.75, and the lowest minimum from college is a 2.3-2.5. Concerned potential members can contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life if they have questions and we encourage all potential members to ask about academic requirements and expectations during the formal recruitment process when visiting with chapters.
Legacies are potential members with family ties to active or alumnae members of a Panhellenic sorority. Legacy definitions (which family members are included) vary by organization. In addition, legacy policies vary by organization and typically do not guarantee membership in an organization. In the formal recruitment registration form, there is space for legacies to provide this information so chapters will know the legacy is participating in the recruitment process.
Potential members are encouraged to wear clothing in which they feel comfortable and that allows each individual to be themselves. Some general recommendations for each round of recruitment are provided below, and potential members can ask their individual recruitment coach for additional insight or guidance closer to the formal recruitment process.

  • Round 1: Wear something casual, which can include shorts, jeans, or skirts with a nice t-shirt or other top. This is a long day, so comfortable footwear is encouraged.
  • Round 2: Wear something slightly less casual – perhaps a comfortable sundress, skirt, or pants. There is also a lot of walking during this day, so comfortable footwear is encouraged.
  • Round 3: Round 3 is more formal and potential members are encouraged to wear something that demonstrates this level of formality to them. Chapter members typically wear “cocktail attire” during this round.
  • Bid Day: Wear something casual. Typically chapters will provide bid day shirts on this day, so wearing jeans or shorts with a top you can layer under a bid day shirt may be helpful.

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If you need to miss any part of the formal recruitment process September 24-27, 2016, please complete this form so we may do our best to accommodate you.

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