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Panhellenic Council (PHC) Sorority Recruitment

Bid Day
  • Formal Recruitment takes place the week before schools starts, and is the main process the National Panhellenic Conference sororities at UNM use to seek new members. During recruitment, women will have time to ask questions about sorority activities, financial obligations, new member programs, scholarship, community service, and sorority life in general.

  • Participating in Formal Recruitment does not obligate a woman to join a sorority, nor does participation in the recruitment process guarantee that a woman will receive a bid to join a sorority. Sorority Recruitment is a mutual selection process.

  • There are many opportunities to learn about sorority recruitment before the formal process begins, including New Student Orientation, sorority informationals and receptions, and more. Complete an interest form or register  for recruitment to receive the most up-to-date information.

  • For additional information, fill out an interest form. 

All women interested in participating in the recruitment process must register. The registration process starts in late April and ends on the first day of recruitment with walk-up registration. The cost for recruitment is $40 until August 1st. The fee will increase to $50 following August 1st.

To register on-line, visit the following link.

Panhellenic recruitment is a mutual selection process, meaning you choose them, and they choose you.

Potential new members decide which sorority events they want to attend, and the sororities will decide which women they want to invite to their events. Potential members may not always get invited to the parties they would like to attend, but they will meet with every sorority at least 2 times during the week.

Just as each woman deserves consideration from each sorority, each sorority deserves consideration from you. To make the most of the experience, potential members should ask questions and learn all they can about the women in the sorority. You will have personal assistance from helpful women along the way called Recruitment Guides or Rho Gammas.

Rho GamsWhen going through the recruitment process, you recruitment guides will be referred to as Rho Gammas. Recruitment guides hold leadership positions within the UNM Panhellenic Council to positively promote sorority life to potential new members (PNMs) before, during, and after the recruitment period. Additionally, they strive to increase interest and participation during recruitment.
During the recruitment process, recruitment guides are neutral, meaning they are not directly affiliated with their specific chapters. Ultimately, it is their mission to assist women with the questions and concerns they may face during recruitment week and in their transition to college.

Some common issues that recruitment guides are prepared to help women manage:

  • Academic support and achievement
  • Responsibilities within the fraternity/sorority community and chapter organization
  • Philanthropic and community service activities
  • Financial commitments
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Lifelong friendships
  • Value beyond college years

Recruitment guides are an asset to women participating in the recruitment process. They are the point-people who build a secure relationship with interested women as they look to join a sorority on campus. They:

  • Provide support and guidance to women participating in the recruitment process.
  • Encourage women participating in the recruitment process to continue through the entire recruitment process.
  • Stay positive, organized, and always available.
  • Understand the recruitment process, timeline, and rules.

As a PNM, you should get to know your recruitment guide and feel comfortable going to her with any questions you may have about recruitment or sorority life. During recruitment, the recruitment guide is your most accessible and knowledgeable resource.

In addition to the Formal Panhellenic Recruitment process, there is an informal recruitment process called Continuous Open Bidding (COB) for Panhellenic sororities. This process occurs after the formal recruitment period has concluded. Please note that not all sororities will participate in COB. To register for Fall COB please contact the Greek Life staff.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM Panhellenic Interest Reception, SUB-Lobo A and B

Wednesday, June 14th, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM Panhellenic Interest Reception, SUB-Lobo A and B

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM Panhellenic Interest Reception, SUB-Lobo A and B

Wednesday, July 25th , 2018

6:00-8:00 PM Panhellenic Interest Reception, SUB-Santa Ana

Wednesday, Aug 8th , 2018

Panhellenic Interest Reception, SUB-Lobo A&B 6:00 PM

August 13th-17th Formal Panhellenic Recruitment

Saturday, August 11, 2018- Meet & Greet (Panhellenic Day)

2:00 - 3:00 pm Walk-up registration

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Pre-paid registration check-in

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Potential Member Orientation Session

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Potential Members meet with Rho Gamma groups

5:30 p.m. Parent Orientation in the SUB Ballroom


  1. 4:30-5:00   
  2. 5:15-5:45
  3. 6:00-6:30
  4. 6:45-7:15
  5. 7:30-8:00
  6. 8:15-8:45

Sunday, August 12, 2018- Chapter History and Tours

4:00 p.m. Potential Members meet with Rho Gammas.


  1. 3:30-4:10   
  2. 4:25-5:05
  3. 5:20-6:00
  4. 6:15-6:55
  5. 7:10-7:50
  6. 8:05-8:45

Monday, August 13, 2018- Philanthropy

4:30 p.m. Potential Members meet with Rho Gammas


  1. 5:00-5:50
  2. 6:05-6:55
  3. 7:10-8:00

Tuesday, August 14, 2018- Preference Night

6:00 p.m. Potential members meet with Rho Gammas


  1. 6:30-7:25
  2. 7:40-8:35

Wednesday, August 15, 2018- Bid Day

4:00-6:00 p.m. Potential members receive Invitations to Membership (at the SUB) New Members will meet initiated members and precede to their respective bid day activities.