Panhellenic Recruitment

Here at the University of San Diego, we have seven Panhellenic sororities that participate in primary recruitment. USD participates in a deferred recruitment process meaning that primary recruitment takes place in January before the beginning of the spring semester. There are plenty of opportunities for women to get to know all seven sororities on campus throughout the fall semester. To keep up with the Panhellenic community and our chapters follow @usdpanhellenic on Instagram!

To find more information about both primary and informal recruitment take a look at the website and if you have any questions feel free to reach out or Thalia Luna, VP recruitment programming at

If you are looking for or interested in learning more about our Cultural Based Sororities on campus, visit our Fraternity and Sorority Multicultural page or reach out to

Primary Recruitment Information

Primary Recruitment will be held in January 2021.  Every January, all seven Panhellenic sororities participate in Primary Recruitment. Potential New Members, women participating in Primary Recruitment, are able to meet sorority women, engage in conversations, and learn more about what sorority life is like firsthand.

If you have any questions please contact, Vice President of Recruitment Programming, Thalia Luna at

Recruitment Registration

Step 1: Register for Sorority Recruitment!

Registration will open in Fall 2020.

Step 2: Register for Housing during Recruitment!

Please visit the Residential Life Housing page to register for recruitment. 

Housing Registration/Residential Life Housing Information

Recruitment Requirements

To participate in primary recruitment:

  1. All students must complete the primary recruitment registration form.

  2. All student must have completed 12 units at USD prior to recruitment or 24 transfer units, and must have at least a 2.70 GPA or higher.

  3. All student must complete the New Student Wellness Course:

    • Any new first-year and transfer students enrolled after Spring 2018 need to complete AlcoholEdu & Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates prior to start of recruitment week. 

    • Any new first-year and transfer students enrolled at USD before Fall 2018, is required that you have completed and passed the My Student Body Essentials Course. If you did not complete this in the past, please contact the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion at for access to the newly updated wellness courses that you will be required to complete.

There will be no exceptions made for units completed or GPA. Any GPA concerns must be addressed to Kristen Lemaster at


Informal Recruitment

At University of San Diego, Informal Recruitment or Continuous Open Bidding (COB) is on opportunity for chapters to who have the space to recruit women outside of the primary recruitment process. The informal recruitment is a less formal process than Spring Primary Recruitment, typically not all chapters participate in informal recruitment.

All participating in informal recruitment must have completed 12 units at USD or 24 transfer units, must have at least a 2.70 GPA or higher.

If are interested learning more about informal recruitment or questions please contact, Vice President of Recruitment Programming, Thalia Luna at


Recruitment Rules

The following rules have been composed of NPC Unanimous Agreements, NPC Policies and recommendations for recruitment, ideas and previous rules discussed by the 2016-2017 Recruitment Chair women of the USD sororities. These rules were passed by a majority vote during the Spring Recruitment Meetings and ratified by vote of the Panhellenic Council. All chapters and their alumnae are expected to know, understand, and follow all of the recruitment rules. There is an overall expectation of maturity, respect, and Panhellenic friendship for all sorority members, throughout the year, and especially during formal recruitment.

2018-2019 Recruitment Rules voted and approved on October 30, 2018.


Updated 02/20/2020