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 2.50 in order to be eligible for a bid. Individual chapters may have different or higher standards for GPA.

How do I sign up for recruitment?

We ask that everyone interested in recruitment registers ahead of time. The links to recruitment registration are always located on the home page of EagleLife.

Is there a fee for recruitment?

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

Who is eligible for recruitment?

Anyone who 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. Any female-identifying or non-binary individual is welcome to participate in sorority recruitment.

Do I need a recommendation letter?

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?

Absolutely! Sorority members may reach out prior to the start of recruitment to connect you with resources and you are welcome to reach out to them for more information. However throughout the summer and until fall formal recruitment begins they should only be talking in generalities about sorority life and may not be able to answer specific questions about their chapter.

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 which are semi-formal. We’ll give you ideas for each round of formal recruitment, but ensure that first and foremost you are being your authentic, amazing self. We would not recommend wearing athletic apparel or very revealing clothing to recruitment rounds.

What should I talk about?

Recruitment is a chance for you to get to know the sorority women and for them to get to know the authentic you! Talk about things you're passionate about and focus on being yourself. Questions you may want to ask the sorority women may include information about their chapter values, financial requirements, leadership opportunities, time commitment, ways they support their philanthropy, their favorite aspect of chapter life, or anything else you're curious about! In general, avoid asking about other chapters, parties, or the fraternities.

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 Assistant Director of Student Engagement and/or the Dean of Students Office.

What if I want to leave recruitment?

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 Potential New Member Bill of Rights?

These are the rights you have as someone interested in joining a sorority.

  • 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 (Rho Gammas) 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 (Rho Gammas).
  • The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors (Rho Gammas).
  • 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 formal 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.

  • Information Night is an informative session to learn about the chapters and the recruitment process, as well as play games and participate in activities with all the chapters.
  • Philanthropy Night focuses on each chapter's unique national charity and how they give back to the community.
  • 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.