Primary Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Schedule

Panhellenic primary recruitment will take place virtually in January 2021, starting with a potential new member orientation on the evening of Tuesday, January 19. The following 3 days (January 20-22) are the primary recruitment process in which all potential new members have the opportunity to get to know the seven Panhellenic chapters here at USD. At the end of the process, on the morning of Saturday, January 23, chapters have the ability to extend "bids" (invitations to membership) to a certain number of potential new members, based on mutual selection. Below you will find additional information regarding the recruitment schedule.

If have any questions feel to reach out Thalia Luna, Vice President of Recruitment Programming, at or Anjelica Cespedes, Panhellenic Advisor at

PNM Orientation - January 19

Brief evening introduction and welcome to the primary recruitment process

  • Potential New Member (PNM) Orientation is an opportunity for all women registered for primary recruitment to meet their recruitment counselor (RC) and RC small group. All PNMs will learn about what to expect from recruitment and sorority life, including but not limited to the schedule of recruitment, financial and academic commitments, Panhellenic sisterhood, and more. All information regarding PNM orientation will be sent out to all women registered for recruitment prior to the date.

Primary Recruitment - January 20-22

The chart explains the recruitment schedule.
Changemaking Day 
Sisterhood Day
Preference Day 
  • PNMs will visit all 7 chapters, learning about their values, philanthropic and fundraising efforts, community service, social justice practices, and leadership opportunities.
  • PNMS will have the opportunity to visit up to 5 chapters, gaining more insight into their sisterhood, friendships, and lifelong membership.
  • Important to note that schedule will vary per person.
  • PNMs will have the opportunity to visit up to 2 chapters, seeing a unique glimpse into their traditions, history, and impact.

  • Important to note that schedule will vary per person.

Bid Day - January 23

Brief morning celebration and conclusion to the primary recruitment process
  • Bid day is the celebration of welcoming new sisters into the Panhellenic community. Bid distribution will take place with Recruitment Counselors and select members of the 7 Panhellenic chapters. Bid day will conclude with new members joining their new chapter sisters for celebration and bonding. Schedules will vary by chapter.