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Formal recruitment, which takes place in the spring, is the process by which active members of our 10 NPC member chapters meet potential new members (PNMs) interested in joining the Panhellenic community. PNMs have the opportunity throughout this process to discuss with current members their sororities' values, ideals, and activities. The formal recruitment period consists of four rounds: Welcome, Sisterhood, Involvement, and Preference over two weekends. Each round, PNMs will visit fewer houses in a mutual selection process. Following Preference Round, a PNM may be extended an invitation to join one of our chapters and attend its Bid Day celebration.

Below you can find information on registration, the recruitment schedule, a detailed overview of the process, attire, and recommendation letters. 

For more information on recruitment logistics, eligibility, and a detailed look at our Spring 2021 recruitment, 



October 1 - October 31 : $80

November 1 - November 30: $100

December 1 - December 20: $120

There will be NO refunds issued for Recruitment Registration costs. 

Registration closes December 20, 2020 at 11:59PM


Check eligibility here

Registration for recruitment is completed only through the online database. The first step will be entering the eligibility verifier. Please be sure to save a copy of the results as you will be uploading these when registering. The online 2021 recruitment registration form has been integrated with USC log in credentials. If you have not been assigned a myUSC account, you will not be able to register for recruitment. Please contact USC’s IT department for assistance with your myUSC account. Please be sure you are registering for Panhellenic (PHC) Spring Formal Recruitment.

What you will need:

  • A screenshot or PDF of the online verification of eligibility

  • Basic personal information, just as you needed for your college application

  • List of thorough list of extracurricular activities, honors, community service and work experience

  • A digital picture of yourself to upload and required to complete the application

    • Any type of headshot is preferable

    • Please make sure you are the only one in the photo and not wearing a hat or sunglasses

  • Credit card information to submit the application fee

  • Emergency contact information

  • Your resume

    • Please upload it in PDF format only.

  • Any anticipated conflicts with Fall Formal Recruitment


Opportunity to shed more insight on your

recruitment application

Who writes them

Alumni of that particular chapter to which the letter is being submitted to

Where to turn in letters
Visit each chapter's website to see policies on recommendation letters. Each website is linked through chapter pages.


Do you need them?

No! They aren’t necessary, and not having them isn’t a problem. They are intended just a way for chapters to get to know you a little better before they meet you!

When are letters due?
January 5th, 2020 11:59 pm CST


Thursday January 7th, 2021

Attend: Kick-Off

Chance to meet your recruitment counselors, receive your recruitment top and bag, and hear an amazing speaker!

Friday January 8th + Saturday January 9th, 2021

Attend: Round One, Open House

Visit: All of the 10 chapters

What Happens: Begin getting to know all of our amazing chapters

Sunday January 10th, 202

Attend: Round Two, Involvement Day

Visit: Up to 8 chapters

What Happens: Learn more about chapter philanthropies and sisterhood through slideshows, videos, and presentations presented by the chapters

Friday January 15th, 2021

Attend: Round Three, Sisterhood Day

Visit: Up to 5 chapters

What Happens: Learn more about chapter involvement at USC while also seeing in detail each chapter house

Saturday January 16th, 2021

Attend: Round 4, Preference

Visit: Up to 2 chapters

What Happens: Get to know each chapter’s values more deeply through ceremonies

Sunday January 17th, 2021

Attend: Bid Day

Visit: Your chapter!

What Happens: Celebrate joining the Panhellenic community, and begin getting to know all of your new sisters in your chapter!

Sunday January 24th, 2021

Attend: MANDATORY New Member Education

What Happens: Learn more about the Panhellenic community - meet Panhellenic Executive Council, Fraternity and Sorority Leadership and Development (FSLD) office, and other new Panhel sisters! You will also hear from a series of speakers and participate in community building and wellness activities.



The slideshow to the right exhibits guidelines for attire during formally structured recruitment. We understand that every prospective member has their own personal style, and we encourage you to wear what is true to you! That being said, please be mindful to dress appropriately.

Click on the slideshow to get a full description of each round attire!



Any student requesting accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester.  A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP.  Please be sure the letter is delivered to FSLD  as soon as possible.  DSP is located in GFS 120 and is open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Website for DSP: http://dsp.usc.edu and contact information: (213) 740-0776 (Phone), (213) 740-8216 (FAX), ability@usc.edu (Email).


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