Register for Fall 2021 Recruitment
The Troy University National Panhellenic Council would like to welcome you to Troy University and is so excited that you have considered joining sorority recruitment! Sorority recruitment is a great way to make friendships that will last a lifetime. Many women find that through a sorority they get adjusted to campus life quicker and easier, because that is what a sorority is here to help them do.
Troy University Panhellenic will take in new members at the beginning of the fall semester. Interested women must register online to participate in recruitment.
**Registration will begin on May 11, 2021 and ends at noon on Monday, July 19, 2021.
The registration form is a step by step process and will ask for general information that will be distributed to the sororities so they will know who you are. Once you begin filling out the online form you are not able to stop and save the form. We encourage you to gather the information below before you begin registering.
- Your high school address and phone number.
- A digital picture of yourself on your computer that you can download to the registration form.
- A debit card, credit card or check information to pay on-line.
- Your e-mail address. Please be very careful to enter your e-mail address correctly, we correspond by e-mail to you and every year we have women who enter this incorrectly and we can't get them important information.
- Your high school GPA
- The name, addresses, phone numbers of one guardian
- If you have attended college, your hours completed and GPA
- A listing of your high school activities. Think about what student groups you belonged to, what offices you held, church group activities, community activities and volunteer activities. If you are a transfer student or a current Troy student, you will also want to list your college activities.
- You will be able to attach a resume to the application if you wish.
Please note that you will be asked for your student id number and where you will be living fall semester. Do not delay registering because you do not know this information. If you don't know your student ID number, a number is required so put in 00 and your birthdate month and year. Example: if your were born on July 30 you would put 000730. When this information becomes available to our office we will add that information to your form.
There is an $60.00 recruitment registration fee you will pay when registering.
The online registration form is best used in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It can be used in other internet browsers. We have had some students register and get to the payment section and have problems paying. If you have this problem, DO NOT register a second time. If you have a problem with payment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will check to see if your payment and registration went through. If your payment did not go through we will send you a payment link.
Carefully review your information before submitting the registration form. The form may only be submitted one time. On-line registration ends at noon on Monday, July 19, 2021. We encourage you to register as early as possible. If you have any questions please contact Barbara Patterson, Panhellenic Advisor at 334-670-3204.
Registration ends on Monday, July 19 at noon.
Please review the information below for more information about sorority recruitment at Troy University and contact us if you have any questions!
Online Guide to Sorority Recruitment
A Message From Our Recruitment Chairs
"As values-based organizations, the 26 members of NPC live their missions, with their members providing millions of dollars in philanthropic support to dozens of worthy causes and pursuing millions of additional hours in community service. From supporting victims of sexual assault, to leading bystander intervention programs, to fighting for body-positive campus cultures, sorority women are at the forefront of solving some of the most pressing challenges facing collegiate women today."
March 9, 2021 Statement
Troy University’s Panhellenic council wanted to update each potential new member about the status of recruitment for this fall. We are planning to have sorority recruitment from August 3 to August 7, 2021. We will plan to have sorority recruitment in one of three ways: virtually, partially virtually and partially in person and in person. At this point it is too early to determine which by which method. We were one of the few schools in the nation to have an in person recruitment last year and we hope to do so again. But we must prioritize safety for the current and potential members of our Panhellenic community, and will implement what is best based on pandemic conditions. Our priority remains providing our potential new members with an opportunity to be introduced to each chapter and become strong members of Troy Greek Life.
We would like you to know that each potential new member will have the option to participate in recruitment in person or virtually. On July 20th, you will receive an email including an electronic form to submit your preference for recruitment along with a few other items. Please fill out this form immediately! If at any point you wish to change your recruitment style preference (in person / virtual), please do not hesitate to contact Panhellenic to make these changes. If at any point you become sick or feel unwell, it is important that you chose to participate in recruitment virtually to protect yourself and others around you. We are excited about the opportunity to provide a recruitment plan that includes virtual capabilities to allow everyone who wishes to participate an opportunity to do so!
We look forward to sorority recruitment 2021!
Common Questions about Recruitment
Tuesday, May 11 - Recruitment Registration Begins
Tuesday, July 20 - Recruits will receive email to inform Panhellenic if they will attend recruitment in person or virtual. A recruit may change their status at anytime.
Monday, July 19 - Sorority Recruitment Registration ends at noon.
Friday, July 23 - Last day to request recruitment refund
Monday, July 26 - No refunds of recruitment registration fee
Saturday, July 31 - Sorority recruits move in to residence hall from 8 am to 5 pm, times will be scheduled by email from Student Services
Sunday, August 1 - Sorority recruits move in to residence hall from 8 am to 5 pm, times will be scheduled by email from Student Services
Sunday, August 1 – Sorority Recruitment Orientation, Will happen in small groups from 1 pm to 7 pm, Claudia Crosby Theater
Monday, August 2 - Philanthropy Day
Tuesday, August 3 - Free Day
Wednesday, August 4 - Sisterhood Day
Thursday, August 5 - Preference Day in the Evening
Friday, August 6 - Preference Day in the Morning
Saturday, August 7 - Bid Day time to be announced, Bid Day may be restricted to recruits and members
Saturday, August 7 - Meal plan begins
These dates are subject to change as we monitor the COVID conditions. We will update those who have signed up for recruitment if any changes are made.
A sorority letter of recommendation is a practice used by some of our sororities to provide an opportunity for potential new members to be introduced to a sorority. It highlights your accomplishments and experiences that show you will be an engaged member of a sorority and uphold the values and expectations of membership.
Sometimes women and their caregivers go to great lengths to procure letters of recommendation under the false assumption recommendations are mandatory for particpation in recruitment. Sorority letters of recommendation are not required for participation in the recruitment process. There is a great deal of false information about recommendations that is perpetuated by rumors. Do not listen to rumors .
If you are asking an alumnae to write a recommendation the BEST PRACTICE is for her log in to her sorority national website to obtain a recommendation form. You can send alumnae the links provided below where alumnae may log in. If an alumnae does not feel comfortable logging in to a site, they can contact the sororities at the addresses/emails below. There is not a specific due date for recommendations, but it is helpful to have them in by Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Alpha Omicron Pi
Organization Recommedation Info: www.alphaomicronpi.org/membership-information-forms
(must be submitted online)
Troy Box 821769
Troy, AL 36082
Organization Recommedation Info: https://chiomega.com/recommend-a-woman-for-recruitment/
Troy Box 821004
Troy, AL 36082
Organization Recommedation Info: https://kappadelta.org/alumnae-life/optional-recommendation-forms/
- Alpha Delta Pi
- Alpha Omicron Pi
- Alpha Gamma Delta
- Chi Omega
- Kappa Delta
- Phi Mu
High school graduates must have a 2.2 overall GPA (on a 4.0 scale) & be accepted to Troy University. We will use the grades that were submitted when you were accepted to Troy University. If you wish to notify us of grade changes from the time you were accepted you may do so. Those updated grades most have been submitted to the university.
Upperclassmen at Troy must have a 2.2 GPA average
Transfer students must have a 2.2 overall average based on 12 hours; if a transfer student has fewer than 12 hours, her eligibility will be based on her high school grade point average. This eligibility policy for recruitment is designed to help new students become academically oriented at the University, before becoming involved in the sorority aspect of campus life. The Panhellenic Council’s membership recruitment eligibility policy is a minimum requirement. Each sorority sets their wn academic standards for joining. The sorority women will carefully evaluate the grades and high school activities of each individual going through recruitment, when making membership decisions.
The Potential Member’s Bill of Rights was adopted unanimously at the 1989 NPC Biennial Conference.
- 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 ask how and why and receive straight answers.
- The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors.
- The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors.
- The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others.
- The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the preference card 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 membership experience.
Please see the following guide for more information on what to wear:2019 TROY GUIDE TO SORORITY RECRUITMENT
We know that parents and their daughters have serious discussions about whether they will be able to afford a sorority. Just as you need to be informed regarding the cost associated with a college education, you need to understand the financial obligation associated with sorority membership.
Each woman joining a sorority should be aware of the dues, fees and other expenses that are involved and should consider these when making financial plans to attend college. During formal recruitment, a potential member should ask sorority members about financial obligations and payment options. Each sorority sets its own fees and payment schedules.
As with other organizations, there are financial obligations to be met when you join a sorority. Some responsibilities are:
- To pay the new member fee, house fee (if charged), initiation fee and purchase your pin. These fees are paid only once. The new member fee is paid at the time of pledging. The initiation fee and pin are paid for at the time of initiation which is generally fall semester. Housing fees are paid at different times, depending on the sorority.
- To pay monthly dues on time.
- To pay for optional services such as t-shirts and party pictures.
- To discuss fully with parents or guardians your financial situation and arrive at a mutual understanding of financial requirements before pledging.
Please be aware that the cost of living in a sorority house is the same as living in the residence halls.
It may cost a little more the first year, but it will be your sorority for the rest of your years at TROY. It will become a circle of friends, a group to belong to, for the rest of your life.
AVERAGE SORORITY COSTS:
First Year One Time Membership Fees Average: $660.00
First Year One Time Membership Fees Range: $445.00 to $930.00
You may wonder why is their such a big range from $445.00 to $930.00. You will purchase a sorority pin/badge for initiation into the sorority. Each sorority has several pin/badge options to select from at varying prices. If you select a more expensive pin/badge, then the cost will be higher.
Semester Dues Average: $600.00
Semester Dues Range: $529.00 to $697.00
You may wonder about the range in dues. Some sorority will include the cost of everything (minus optional t-shirts) in their dues and will not charge anything extra. Some sororities do not include the cost of everything in their fees and will charge you for an event, such as a formal you select to go to.
Recruitment week is a busy and fun-filled week. We have found that those of you who are going through recruitment in the fall need someone to help you throughout the week. Panhellenic has selected sorority women to take on this special role.
These women are called Pi Chis and have been carefully selected to assist you and answer all your questions. They have been specially trained for this particular role. The counselors are well versed in university and Panhellenic procedure and policies. They are able to give information and advice on almost any aspect of sorority and campus life. For that week, they will not associate with their sorority; they will be there just for you. Helping you during the busy, yet fun-filled days, explaining membership recruitment rules, suggesting what to wear for events and assisting with any problems that arise during the week are among the duties of a Pi Chi.
Most importantly, the Pi Chi's will lead small group meetings every night to carefully explain the next day’s activities. During these meetings, feel free to discuss any questions or problems with your Pi Chi. She will be a true friend to you.
The University Meal ticket program begins on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Dining Services are offering an optional meal ticket bundle for sorority recruitment that you may purchase . This will allow you one meal per day in the dining hall from Sunday, August 1 to Friday, August 6, 2021. The recruitment meal ticket will be $48.00 plus tax, which is around $8.00 per meal. Most meals in the cafeteria run around $12.00 a meal if you pay for them outside of the meal ticket. If you want a recruitment meal ticket please purchase by Sunday, July 25 at https://shop-troydining.sodexomyway.com/tickets-event-generic-10. We highly recommend you do not purchase this meal plan until after July 15 in case we must move sorority recruitment due to pandemic conditions.
Also, your recruitment group will be eating together one meal each day off campus, please be prepared to pay for this. We also recommend having snacks and drinks in your residence hall room during the week.