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