The Panhellenic Association is the governing body of the eight National Panhellenic Conference sororities at the University of North Texas. Panhellenic is an organization established to foster interfraternal relationships, to help collegiate chapters of the National Panhellenic Conference member groups, and to assist in maintaining the highest scholastic and social standards. The council enables the sororities to work together more effectively on campus.
The individual organizations are dedicated to personal development, academic achievement, leadership growth, and service to the campus and community. Activities may include community service projects, educational programs, leadership training, study halls, sisterhood retreats, intramural sports and fraternity mixers. Above all, sororities foster close friendships that will last through college and beyond. Panhellenic meets weekly to discuss the current issues facing the Greek Community, plan upcoming events, and serve as a link between UNT administration and individual organizations.
We, as Undergraduate Members of women's fraternities, stand for scholarship, for the guarding of good health, for the maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony, with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.
We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.
Sorority Recruitment takes place August 30 - September 3, 2013
*There will be a mandatory Orientation meeting for all women registered Monday, August 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM
*Please mail ONE copy of your transcript to the mailing address below or deliver directly to the Office of Greek Life, University Union, 4th Level, Room 422.
All sororities participate in an early fall recruitment to be held at the beginning of the academic year. This year, formal fall recruitment begins with a mandatory orientation session on Monday, August 26th and ends with Bid Night ceremonies on Tuesday, September 3. Families and friends are welcome to attend the Panhellenic Bid Day ceremony on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm at the Shrader Pavilion on campus.
Recruitment Orientation will be held on Monday, August 26 at 7pm. Early registration is highly encouraged. Recruitment registration is $50 until August 2. Late registration begins August 3rd and is $70. Register online at the link below beginning May 31st.
Incoming freshman will have an opportunity to learn about Panhellenic Recruitment and each individual chapter through New Student Orientation. All detailed information regarding recruitment can be found in the 2012 Recruitment Book. The recruitment book contains a detailed schedule, general membership and financial information, and suggestions on appropriate attire. A hard copy of the recruitment book may be obtained at New Student Orientation and Transfer Orientation this summer. Be sure to join our Facebook group as well. Search for "UNT Sorority Recruitment 2013".
Recruitment Recommendation Letters/Forms
Some sororities require a recommendation from an alumna member of that sorority before the sorority can offer her membership. A recommendation simply introduces a woman to a sorority to help the sorority members become acquainted with her prior to recruitment. However, it is important to understand that if a sorority requires a recommendation, it is the individual sorority's responsibility to obtain that recommendation. Recruitment participants are more than welcome to obtain their own recommendation letters, but it is not their responsibility to do so. All recommendations letters/forms can be mailed directly to the individual chapter or to UNT Panhellenic for distribution to the chapter. Recommendation letters/forms are not required in order to participate in recruitment.
Each national sorority has its own guidelines and often its own recommendation forms that its alumna members must use. The UNT Panhellenic Association does not provide these forms nor any information regarding an individual sorority's recommendation requirements. If an alumna is not familiar with her own sorority's regulations, she should contact the national sorority.
All entering first year students are required to have a 2.75 GPA from high school in order to participate in sorority recruitment. Students with at least one semester of college credit must meet a 2.5 cumulative college GPA requirement. ONE copy of your high school or college transcript is required prior to the beginning of recruitment. Students must also be enrolled in nine credit hours at UNT for the fall semester.
Please mail ONE copy of your transcript to the mailing address below or deliver directly to the Office of Greek Life, University Union, 4th Level, Room 422.
Information about Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment may also be obtained through the Panhellenic Association by the following methods:
1155 Union Circle, #305069
Denton, TX 76203
Phone: (940) 369-8463
There is no formal recruitment week during the Spring semester. Chapters participate in process referred to as Continuous open Bidding (COB). Continuous Open Bidding is a very informal process that sororities use to take in new members. Unlike Formal Recruitment, a Potential New Member engaged in COB will not visit all of the sororities. When a sorority decides to offer COB, they simply contact Potential New Members on their own and hold a series of informal events to get to know her better. Not all chapters will participate in COB at the same time. If you missed out on formal recruitment, this is a great way to meet the young women in a casual setting.
If you are interested in Panhellenic spring recruitment please contact email@example.com to get more information and to add your contact information to the interest list.
The Panhellenic council will be at the Welcome Back Bash put on by Student Activities January 16 from 6-8 in the Silver Eagle Suite to give more information on spring recruitment and answer any questions.
We will be holding a Meet the Greeks event in the 1 o'clock lounge Thursday January 17th from 2-4 where you can meet women from each Panhellenic chapter and find more out about their spring recruitment events.
1st Vice President
Vice President of Recruitment
Vice President of Programming
Vice President of Administration & Finance
Vice President of Community Relations
Vice President of Scolarship and Service