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Panhellenic Council

The University of Mississippi

A Letter from the Vice Presidents of Recruitment

 

Mary Frances Ward, Vice President of Recruitment

Meagan Smith, Assistant Vice President of Recruitment

We are so excited that you have joined the University of Mississippi family and are interested in Panhellenic sorority life! During your years at the University of Mississippi, you will have countless opportunities to shape your own college experience. As you begin to make decisions about the right path for you, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with Greek life here at the University of Mississippi.

Our Panhellenic community is composed of ten National Panhellenic Conference organizations that are filled with exceptional women who are involved in a variety of different capacities across campus and the Oxford-Lafayette community. Our Panhellenic community continues to be proud of our chapters that have empowering sisterhoods and encourage their members to strive for excellence and enrich their college experiences through service, scholarship, and friendship, just to name a few.

If you choose to join a Panhellenic sorority, you will not only join an individual chapter, but also an entire community of women who are dedicated to academic excellence, sisterhood, and philanthropic service. Even if you decide that joining a Panhellenic chapter is not for you, the recruitment experience will provide you with friendships that will last throughout your time at the University of Mississippi and beyond.

Thank you for your interest in participating in Panhellenic recruitment, and we hope that through this experience, you will learn more about your own personal values and how membership in a Panhellenic sorority can further develop you into a strong woman throughout college and beyond. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

If you have any questions about Primary Recruitment, please feel free to reach out to us at collegepanhellenic@olemiss.edu or reach the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 662-915-7609.


Fall Primary Sorority Recruitment 2020

Fall Primary Sorority Recruitment at The University of Mississippi is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2020 – Sunday, September 6, 2020.

College Panhellenic Council (CPH) Convocation | August 23, 2020

Convocation is a unique celebration put on each fall that honors the incoming recruitment class. Women will also learn more about the overall recruitment process and what to expect throughout the week. This event is mandatory for all women participating in the primary recruitment process.

PNM Pre-Recruitment Educational Training | August 23, 2020

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life is dedicated to providing resources for potential new members of our community. Women will be mandated to complete a combination of virtual and in-person educational seminars prior to beginning the sorority recruitment process. More information will be sent throughout the summer on what is to be expected.

Fall 2020 Recruitment Schedule

  • Round 1 – Greek Day | August 29-30, 2020
    • Number Visited: All ten (10) sororities
    • What to Expect: You’ll learn about sorority life, including the benefits of membership along with financial, academic and housing obligations of being a member.
    • What to Wear: Panhellenic provides you with a Greek day shirt to wear, and the rest is up to you. Wear comfortable shoes since there is a lot of walking.
  • Round 2 – Philanthropy Day | August 31-September 1, 2020
    • Number Visited: Up to eight (8) sororities
    • What to Expect: You’ll learn about the sororities’ philanthropies, community service, and campus involvement.
    • What to Wear: Panhellenic provides you with a philanthropy day shirt to wear, and the rest is up to you. Remember to choose comfortable shoes!
  • Round 3 – Sisterhood Day, September 3-4, 2020
    • Number Visited: Up to five (5) sororities
    • What to Expect: These events will provide an insight into the sororities’ sisterhood. You’ll talk with members to gain a greater perspective of their sisterhood and how they celebrate their sorority.
    • What to Wear: Dressy casual attire such as a dress, skirt or pants with a blouse, paired with flats so you can walk comfortably!
  • Round 4 – Preference | September 5, 2020
    • Number Visited: Up to two (2) sororities
    • What to Expect: As this is the final event of Formal Recruitment, conversations are intimate and more on the serious side. From the sororities that have invited you to this round, you will select the one(s) from which you wish to receive a membership invitation.
    • What to Wear: This round is more formal attire, such as a semiformal or cocktail dress or business attire, paired with comfortable shoes.
  • Bid Day | September 6, 2020
    • What to Expect: You’ll meet with your recruitment counselor and group in the Grove to receive your membership invitation.
    • What to Wear: Shorts or pants and a shirt. New members are given letters when they arrive at the sorority.  

Note: This year Bid Day at the University of Mississippi will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Bid Day activities begin with the official opening of the bids ceremony and continue along Sorority Row and Rebel Drive, as each sorority traditionally hosts a Bid Day meal to welcome new members and their parents.

Bid distribution is traditionally followed by a light meal hosted at the sorority houses for the new members. While parents are invited to participate in the excitement of Bid Day, not all chapters allow guests in their facilities and often times women will depart for new member retreats to get to know their new sisters shortly after receiving their bid.

If you have any questions about Primary Recruitment, please feel free to reach out to us at collegepanhellenic@olemiss.edu or reach the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 662-915-7609.