Panhellenic Recruitment FAQs

Welcome to USD's Panhellenic Recruitment FAQ page! As a Panhellenic community, we remember how joining a sorority can feel exciting yet overwhelming. We want to make sure that you feel as prepared as possible. Below is a list of commonly asked questions and helpful information regarding Panhellenic recruitment processes.

Each Fall, the Panhellenic Council hosts multiple pre-recruitment programs to provide additional information and opportunities for connection, including the below events:

Open House (September): a Fall program designed to help interested students meet representatives from all seven Panhellenic sororities at USD, ask questions about sorority membership, and learn more about upcoming recruitment processes.
Recruitment Informational (October): a Fall program designed to clarify the primary recruitment process timeline, eligibility requirements, and related logistics.

Other programs may include a first-generation sorority panel, a Panhellenic Spirit Day, parent/family information sessions, and more, pending scheduling and availability.

If your question is not addressed below or you would like more information, feel to reach out to Rhiannon Novelli, VP Recruitment Programming, at or Anjelica Cespedes, Panhellenic Advisor, at

Basic Recruitment Information

  • What is Primary Panhellenic Recruitment?
  • What is informal recruitment or COB?
  • When is primary recruitment?
  • Where is recruitment held?
  • How can I learn more information about the chapters on campus?

Primary Recruitment Registration

  • How do I register for Spring 2021 recruitment?
  • How much does it cost to register for recruitment? What do those costs cover?
  • Why did I not pay when I registered?
  • What do I do after I register? What comes next?

Intersession Housing (N/A for Spring 2021)

  • When should I return to campus for recruitment?
  • Can I move into the residence halls early?
  • Are dining options open during recruitment?

Recruitment Requirements

  • What are the requirements to participate in primary recruitment?
  • What is the GPA requirement to participate in recruitment?

Recruitment Conflicts

More Recruitment Questions

  • What do I do about letters of recommendation?
  • What should I wear during recruitment?
  • How much are dues each semester?
  • If I am already a member of a sorority and transfer to USD, what do I do?