An Open Letter to Prospective New Members from the National Panhellenic Conference

The decision to participate in collegiate Panhellenic recruitment is a very exciting one—we hope it’s
one where you make lifelong friendships and discover the strength that comes from belonging to a
sisterhood of inspiring and supportive women.

Whether you’re considering joining a sorority this year, next year, or in a few years, we want you to
feel equipped and empowered to participate fully in the recruitment process. There are no secrets
to sorority recruitment—this experience is designed to be as open and transparent as possible to
give you confidence every step of the way.

At the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), we represent the 26 Panhellenic sororities. As part of
our work, we regularly share information about the sorority recruitment process—at no cost to you
or your family.

Before you even step on campus, you can find the information you need to prepare for and
participate in recruitment by visiting, NPC’s website for potential new members
and their caregivers. Whether you are participating in a structured recruitment process or
approaching membership more informally—we call it continuous recruitment—we’ve got information
for you.

Additionally, the sorority community on many campuses will connect you with a recruitment
counselor—at no cost—to help guide and coach you before and during recruitment. Recruitment
counselors are current collegiate sorority members on your campus. They are committed to
providing helpful and neutral guidance throughout the process—everything from explaining
terminology to ensuring that you are at the right place at the right time.

You may have seen or heard about “recruitment consultants” who offer to provide guidance on the
formal recruitment process for a fee. These individuals are not affiliated with NPC nor with campus
sorority associations. NPC does not believe paid recruitment consultants or coaches are a
necessary component of recruitment, nor are they advised. Instead, you can find out more about the
sorority experience, recruitment and more at, via your campus recruitment
counselors, or through other current or former sorority members.

You can also visit the fraternity and sorority life office on your current or future campus to find more
information about recruitment. And, you can connect with the more than 5 million sorority alumnae
across the globe who are your neighbors, teachers, former high school classmates, and more. We’d
love to tell you about our sorority experience.

The National Panhellenic Conference

Liz Lamkin

Liz Lamkin is a Marketing Intern at the National Panhellenic Conference! She is currently a senior studying Marketing and Business Law at Butler University and is a part of Alpha Phi (Epsilon Beta) chapter there on campus.

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