Frequently Asked Questions

Questions with an asterisk(*) apply only to formal recruitment.
See also the general Fraternity and Sorority Life FAQ page

Do I have to attend all of the rounds?*

Yes. All rounds of formal recruitment are required, unless you have an absence pre-approved by your Rho Gamma. Failure to attend rounds may result in your removal from formal recruitment.

Is there a GPA requirement?

While there is no GPA requirement to participate in recruitment, if you have an ERAU cumulative GPA it must be at least a 2.60 in order to be eligible for a bid. Individual chapters may have different or higher standards for GPA.

How will virtual recruitment work?

Virtual recruitment will take place via your ERAU provided Zoom account. You are expected to keep your audio and video on for the full duration of all virtual recruitment events and are not permitted to have other people in the room, record/photograph the event, or otherwise compromise the privacy of a recruitment event. Technology/internet access concerns will be addressed on a case by case basis.

Is there a fee for recruitment?

Recruitment, whether through the formal or informal recruitment process has no associated costs.

How do I sign up for recruitment?

We ask that everyone interested in recruitment registers ahead of time. For formal recruitment, registration takes place via CampusDirector. For informal recruitment, registration takes place on EagleLife.

Who is eligible for recruitment?

Anyone who identifies as a woman, is a regularly matriculated undergraduate student at ERAU-Prescott, and is not a new or initiated member of a NPC sorority is eligible for recruitment.

Am I required to have reference/recommendation letters?

Reference or recommendation letters are introductions of a potential new member to a chapter by an alumna member.While some chapters may accept recommendation letters, they are not required by any chapter at ERAU-Prescott.

Can I talk to a sorority member before recruitment?*

Sorority members may reach out prior to the start of recruitment to connect you with resources, however they should only be talking in generalities about sorority life and may not be able to answer specific questions about their experience.

What should I wear during recruitment?

Recruitment should be focused on getting to know each other, not outward appearance. First and foremost make sure you are dressing in a way that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Generally speaking, most recruitment events are casual with the exception of Preference ceremonies.

How much time does a sorority take?

Being a member of a sorority is like taking another academic class. You can expect one chapter meeting each week, as well as other weekly programming such as study sessions, sisterhood activities, community service projects, and social events. As a new member you will also have new member education meetings.Taking on a leadership role entails more time commitments, but is extremely rewarding. Remember, the more you put into the sorority, the more you will get out of it!

Will I be hazed?

Hazing is strictly forbidden by Arizona state law, University policy, and each chapter's inter/national and local policies and bylaws. Chapters recognize the seriousness of hazing and receive proactive training on a regular basis. If you have concerns about hazing, please contact the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life and/or the Dean of Students Office.

What if I want to leave recruitment?

No worries! We're excited you were willing to get to know our chapters and understand that sorority life might not be the right choice for you right now. If you're participating in formal recruitment, please let your Rho Gamma know that you want to withdraw from the process so we aren't worried about you if you don't show up.

What is the PNM Bill of Rights?

  • The right to be treated as an individual.
  • The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process.
  • The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and members.
  • The right to be treated with respect.
  • The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized.
  • The right to as how and why, and to recieve straight answers.
  • The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors.
  • The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing informaiton with recruitment counsilors.
  • The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others.
  • The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements inplicit in the membership acceptance signing.
  • The right to make one's own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision.
  • The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience.

What happens during a recruitment round?*

The College Panhellenic Association and its member sororities participate in values-based recruitment, which focuses on finding the best match between your values and the chapter's values. The goal of each round, while slightly different, is to connect you help you get to know the chapters (and for them to get to know you). Expect to spend most of your time talking to active members.

  • Open House is an informative session to learn about the chapters and the recruitment process
  • Game Night is a social round to acquaint you with the chapters' members and the process flow.
  • Philanthropy Night focuses on each chapter's unique national charity.
  • Sisterhood Night dives into the members in each chapter and their bond with each other.
  • Preference demonstrates chapter rituals. This round should have the most in-depth conversations.