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Recruitment & Intake

 

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Primary Fall Recruitment
Primary Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment will be Thursday, Aug. 26- Sunday, Aug. 29, 20201 The registration link is now open and will remain open until 8:00am on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 Primary recruitment allows a potential new member (PNM) to explore the five NPC sororities offered on MSU’s campus.

Panhellenic at MSU participates in a week-long primary recruitment process each year. During the week, a PNM will attend informational events that introduce the sororities. At the end of the week, the PNM may provide a list of sororities they would like to join (in order of preference) and the sororities provide a list of women they would like to extend membership to. PNMs are matched to a sorority based on mutual selection. Invitations are only guaranteed to PNMs for the first round. There is not a guarantee that a PNM will be invited to attend the second or final round events. Invitations to subsequent rounds are made based on the selections of the chapters and the preferences of the PNMs.

Primary sorority recruitment is unlike anything you will ever experience. It is an exciting time for you to meet the women, learn about sorority life and decide which sorority you would like to join. The sorority women are just as excited to meet you as you are them! 


Informal Recruitment & Continuous Open Bidding (COB)

Informal Recruitment, or otherwise known as Continuous Open Bidding (COB), takes place after formal recruitment is complete. Not all sororities will be eligible to participate in COB, but COB provides an opportunity for a potential new member to join a Panhellenic sorority usually during the spring term. A potential new member will not visit all sororities, and this is done on a chapter-by-chapter basis.

 
IFC Fraternity Recruitment

IFC Fraternity Recruitment: Formal Interfraternity Council (IFC) recruitment will be Aug. 23-28, 2021. Bid signing days will be held will be Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, 9 a.m.-noon and Tuesday Aug. 31, 2021, 11a.m.-4 p.m.) in the Fraternity & Sorority Life Office ADUC 217. 

The IFC organizes a formal recruitment at the start of the fall semester, followed by an informal recruitment which continues through the spring. This process allows interested men to meet the IFC chapters and learn more about each IFC fraternity at MSU before bids are extended. Each IFC chapter hosts a recruitment schedule of events that are open to any male students. Potential new members (PNM) may choose however many IFC chapters’ open recruitment events they desire to attend. This means a PNM may choose to only attend one chapter’s events, some chapters’ events, or all of the chapters’ open events. It is up to the discretion and interest of the PNM on which chapters they may attend and which events they want to go to. Then there are “invite only” events. Bids may be offered at invite-only events. A PNM will only accept bids on bid signing days. It is free to register.  The registration link is now open and will remain open until noon on Friday Aug. 20, 2021 The IFC organizes a formal recruitment at the start of the fall semester, followed by an informal recruitment which continues through the spring. This process allows interested men to meet the IFC chapters and learn more about each IFC fraternity at MSU before bids are extended. Each IFC chapter hosts a recruitment schedule of events that are open to any male students. Potential new members (PNM) will meet each of the nine fraternities during the first two days of formal recruitment. After the first two days, PNMs may choose however many IFC chapters’ open recruitment events they desire to attend. This means a PNM may choose to only attend one chapter’s events, some chapters’ events, or all of the chapters’ open events. It is up to the discretion and interest of the PNM on which chapters they may attend and which events they want to go to. Then there are “invite only” events. Bids may be offered at invite-only events. A PNM will only accept bids on bid signing days. It is free to register. 

NPHC Fraternity & Sorority Intake

Each organization with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) holds Intake according to nationally-defined processes. A record of extra-curricular involvement and/or in the community engagement is strongly encouraged. The Intake process is organized by each chapter individually, but includes selection of candidates, education about the organization, and ends with initiation and full membership. NPHC hosts a variety of events at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, along with other informational sessions throughout the academic year, for an interested student to find out more about joining an NPHC fraternity and sorority and the Intake process. If a student is interested in joining an NPHC fraternity or sorority, it is recommended to explore and research the chapter you are interested in and attend the informational events.
 
First semester freshmen are still encouraged to attend these events but are usually not eligible for membership. Based on the chapter, exceptions may be made for first semester freshmen with a collegiate GPA prior to coming to Morehead State (AP, dual credit, early college programs).

Students interested in the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) historically African-American fraternities and sororities, which are also referred to as the Divine Nine, should directly contact the organization that most aligns with their interests, check social media for interest meetings and plan to attend events. This year's NPHC Membership Intake window is Aug. 16- Nov, 23, 2021 and Jan. 18- April 29, 2022.

 

Hazing Information

Hazing is strictly prohibited by Morehead State University policy. Hazing is also forbidden at the national and local level by all chapters at MSU. It is also illegal, immoral and counterproductive to the fraternal movement.

Under no circumstance should hazing occur. If you feel that it has, it is imperative for the safety of our entire community that you report it. Ways to report hazing include:
Via email or online form
Via telephone
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life (Elizabeth Lovend) - 783-2668
  • Dean of Students (Max Ammons) - 783-2070
  • MSU Police - 783-2035
  • Anti-Hazing Hotline - 1-888-NOT-HAZE or 1-888-688-4293