Primary Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Schedule

Panhellenic primary recruitment will take place in January 2021 starting with a potential new member orientation on the first evening. The remaining 5 days are the primary recruitment process where all potential new members have the opportunity to get to know the seven panhellenic chapters here at USD. Below you will find additional information regarding the recruitment schedule.

If have any questions feel to reach out Thalia Luna, VP recruitment programming at or Kristen Lemaster, Panhellenic Advisor at

Move-in Day and Recruitment Orientation - Dates TBA

  •  Move-in to the residence halls (unless moving in earlier)
    • Early Move-in information: There is a flat rate fee of $100 for Potential New Members staying in the residence halls for recruitment. Please register for housing via Residential Life. If you would like to move in before the beginning of recruitment, rates are $35 a day. Residents that participate in recruitment and do not sign up for housing, and try to move in on the first day of recruitment will be charged a $65 penalty, and increased room rate of $65 per day.
    • These rates are subject to change. 
  • Recruitment Orientation:
    • Potential New Member (PNM) Orientation is an opportunity for all women registered for primary recruitment to be introduced to their recruitment counselor (RC) and RC group. All PNMs will learn about what to expect from recruitment and sorority life including but not limited to the layout of recruitment, financial and academic commitment, 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 Schedule - Dates TBA

The chart explains the recruitment schedule.
Values Day                                       
Philanthropy Day 
Sisterhood Day
Preference Day 
  • Each PNM will be given the chance to meet and learn about all 7 Panhellenic chapters at USD.
  • The day begins in the morning and will concluded in the evening.
  • PNMs will have opportunity to visit up to 6 chapters learning about their Philanthropic causes, and community service efforts.

  • Important to note that schedule will vary per person.
  • PNMS will have the opportunity to visit up to 4 chapters gaining an insight about their sisterhood
  • Important to note that schedule will vary per person.
  • PNMs will have chance to visit up to 2 chapters seeing a unique glimpse of their traditions and sisterhood.

  • Important to note that schedule will vary per person.

Bid Day

  • Bid Day
    • Bid day is the celebration of welcome in 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 concluded with new members joining their new chapter sisters for a day of celebration and bonding. Schedules will vary by chapter.