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Sororities hold membership recruitment events each semester to introduce prospective members to their organizations. Students interested in learning more about sorority life are encouraged to attend these events to become better acquainted with the organizations, their activities and members.
Sorority Eligibility Requirements
- Must be a registered full-time (12 credit hours) student at Robert Morris University
- Meet chapter-specific GPA requirement (lowest is a 2.50 cumulative GPA)
- Individual chapters reserve the right to have higher standards for selection of members
Fall 2015 sorority recruitment will take place in October 2015. Events are scheduled for three consecutive evenings. Potential new members of sororities are expected to attend each night of fall formal recruitment. Invitations of membership are extended on "Bid Day," which marks the final day of the formal recruitment period. Registration can be completed at rmu.edu/gogreek.
Fall 2015 Formal Recruitment
Throughout the recruitment period, the Panhellenic Council sponsors several events outside of fall formal recruitment to allow women to meet sorority members and learn about their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and service to others.
Descriptions of each fall formal recruitment round:
Thursday - Open House
WHAT TO EXPECT: An informal environment where women are going to attend all three chapter parties and introduce themselves to the sisters. Do not be afraid to ask questions about the sorority or Greek Life in general! You must visit each sorority. Keeping an open mind is the key to discovering where you belong. The main goal of this round is to allow women to see each chapter in its most personal setting as they meet and mingle with actual chapter members as an introduction to Greek Life.
WHAT TO WEAR: Open House is a casual round. Dress comfortably yet classy! Try to stay away from sweats, low-cut tops, very short shorts.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF DURING OPEN HOUSE:
- Would I like to get to know these women better?
- Were the sisters pleasant and friendly?
- Did I feel welcome here?
Friday - Philanthropy Round
WHAT TO EXPECT: During this round, the sororities speak about the charities and causes they support and the events they sponsor throughout the year to raise money for these causes. Potential new members will learn why that certain cause is so important to the chapters and how they can make a difference.
WHAT TO WEAR: Philanthropy Round is classified as "semi-casual." We recommend an outfit you would wear to church or on a date such as a sundress or nice pants. Sandals, flats, or short heels are recommended.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF DURING PHILANTHROPY ROUND:
Saturday - Preference Round
- Do I feel comfortable with these women?
- Do I feel drawn to this philanthropy?
- What can I gain from membership in this group?
- What can I contribute to this chapter?
WHAT TO EXPECT: For the final round, women will attend at most two parties. This round is called Preference Round because at the end of the night, potential new members will sign a Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) and choose which sorority chapter(s) they prefer. This is the last chance to learn about the chapters and ask any remaining questions or address any remaining concerns.
WHAT TO WEAR: This round is the dressiest of all rounds. We recommend you wear a nice dress or outfit that would be best appropriate for a semi-formal banquet or a wedding reception such as a cocktail dress. Heels and nice jewelry are recommended.
Sunday - Bid Day
The dress attire for bid day is casual. You can wear jeans, shorts, and a t-shirt.
For students interested in more information about joining a sorority at RMU, please contact the Panhellenic Association Vice President for Recruitment, Katie Abramowich, at firstname.lastname@example.org