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Sorority Recruitment

Joining a Panhellenic sorority is one of the best choices you can make at Robert Morris University! 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) undergraduate student at Robert Morris University
  • Meet chapter-specific GPA requirement (lowest is a 2.50 overall GPA high school or RMU)
  • Individual chapters reserve the right to have higher standards for selection of members

Fall Semester (Formal Structured Recruitment)

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. There is a $10 fee to register for sorority recruitment that covers the cost of administering the process. Registration is at rmu.edu/gogreek.

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
An informal environment where women are going to attend all four sororities 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 as they meet and mingle with actual chapter members as an introduction to Greek Life.

Dress is casual. We'll provide you with a t-shirt that all PNMs will wear for this evening. This keeps the focus on YOU rather than your appearance.

Questions to ask yourself to prepare for 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
During this round, you will visit as many as three sororities. 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.

The dress attire is smart-casual or snappy casual. Present your personal style while also looking good.

Questions to ask yourself to prepare for Philanthropy 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?
Saturday: Preference Round
For the final round, women will visit one or two chapters. 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 before placement.

The dress attire is semi-professional. This is the night you want to present your most mature best self.

Questions to ask yourself to prepare for Preference Round:
  • Do I see myself being lifelong friends with these women?
  • Does this organization seem like something I could commit to for the rest of my life?
  • How do I see my life changing by committing to this values-based sorority?
Sunday: Bid Day
Bid Day is the conclusion of the recruitment process. The recruitment system has played matchmaker and used your preferences to place you with the sorority chapter you visited in Preference Round where you match best. 

The dress attire for bid day is semi-casual.  You can wear weather appropriate clothing such as jeans, shorts, and your choice of shirt.


We hope to see you this Fall at our recruitment events. You are the future of RMU Panhellenic sororities, and your family away from home is waiting for you! For information on upcoming events, visit our Facebook page RMU Panhellenic or on Twitter at @RMUPanhellenic.

Contact Information:

For students interested in more information about joining a sorority at RMU, please contact the Panhellenic Association Vice President for Recruitment, Taylor Alexander, at tmast814.