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Deferred Recruitment

Because the University of North Georgia believes that first-year students need to focus on academics first to ensure the most successful transition to college possible, we practice what is known as Deferred Recruitment. This provides the opportunity for first-year students participating in recruitment to become accustomed to college classes, get involved in other activities, and make friends before joining a fraternity or sorority. Deferred Recruitment also offers a better opportunity to learn about the commitments and meaning of sorority and fraternity membership prior to joining.

Eligibility Requirements

Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of North Georgia is located at the Dahlonega Campus, but any UNG student who meets the below criteria may seek membership.

To be eligible to seek membership in a fraternity or sorority at UNG, the student must be a full time enrolled student in a baccalaureate or associate program. In addition, they must meet the following criteria before pursuing membership in a Fraternity and Sorority:     

  • 2.5 minimum GPA (some chapters do expect higher as designated by their Inter/national and local policies) 
  • 12 credit hours
  • Full-time student status in a baccalaureate or associate program
  • Cadets must be off Quarters (2.5 GPA and 14 credit hours) 

Greek Events

  • Events for spring 2019 will be updated here when announced.

Fraternity Recruitment

Recruitment is a structured process for you to learn more about joining a fraternity and for fraternities to ask men to join their chapter. The Interfraternity Council organizes recruitment for the chapters it governs during September and early January for eligible candidates. These consist of open events, in which all eligible men can attend, and invite only events, in which you must be invited to by the fraternity.

All students are able to visit the chapters at the Fraternity & Sorority Life sponsored events and the philanthropy events they host throughout the semester. Check out our FSL calendar for more information on these events.

  • Spring Recruitment
    • When: Open Events will be held January 22 – January 26. Invite Only Events will be held January 28 – January 30.
    • Who can participate: Any bachelor's degree-seeking male student who has a 2.5 minimum GPA.
    • Schedule: Please check back later for more details.

Sorority Recruitment

Informal Recruitment in the Fall- Informal Recruitment, also known as Continuous Open Bidding (COB), takes place during the first few weeks of the fall semester. Because first-semester freshman are not allowed to join a fraternity or sorority, this is only an option for upperclassmen.

In order to maintain a healthy Panhellenic sorority community, the College Panhellenic Council strives for parity in membership among all their member organizations. Due to this, not all Panhellenic sororities will be able to recruit interested women in the fall. To express interest in informal recruitment please fill out the Interest Form on the website.

Primary Recruitment in the Spring – Primary Recruitment is a fun and exciting process that provides structured opportunities for interaction between sorority women and potential new members (PNMs). During the week of recruitment you will get to visit each sorority at least once. Each chapter hosts nightly events throughout the first three days, at which they provide information about themselves and get to know you better – the best comparison we can provide you to understand the structure is that it is like speed dating sorority women, seriously though.

  • Schedule:
    • Thursday, January 17 – Mandatory Orientation, 6pm or 8pm in the Hoag Auditorium (you only have to attend one)
      • We will be covering everything you need to know about the recruitment process so that you are equipped to complete the process as successfully as possible
    • Friday, January 18 – Open House, approximately 4pm – 10:30pm meet in the Hoag Auditorium
      • This day you will visit all 6 Panhellenic sororities. This will allow you to get to know the values of each chapter at the most basic level, and you will get to meet some of their membership.
    • Saturday, January 19 – Philanthropy, approximately noon – 6pm, meet in the Hoag Auditorium
      • This day you will have the opportunity to visit up to a maximum of four Panhellenic sororities. This night is more deeply focused on learning about the philanthropic focus of each chapter, and you will get to meet more of their membership.
    • Sunday, January 20 – Preference, approximately noon – 5pm, meet in Hoag Auditorium
      • This day you will have the opportunity to visit up to a maximum of 2 Panhellenic sororities. This day will be spent diving more deeply into the true meaning of sisterhood and the impact a chapter has made on its’ members and can make on you. This is one of the most serious and emotional nights of recruitment
    • Monday, January 21 – Bid day, approximately noon – 8pm, meet in Hoag Auditorium
      • Bid Day is one of the most exciting days of the entire process! It is on this day that you will receive a bid, invitation of membership, from one of the Panhellenic sororities you visited on Preference. After opening and, hopefully, accepting the bid, you will get to join your new sisters for a day full of celebrations.

Letters of Recommendation:

Recruitment recommendations are in no way required for participation in sorority recruitment, but if you would like to provide them, each organization has a different format for receiving recommendations. Please contact the organization directly for information regarding submitting recommendations.

Letters of recommendation may also be turned in to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Engagement (309 Hoag Student Center). 

Recruitment Counselors:

Recruitment counselors are disaffiliated sorority women who assist potential new members through their formal recruitment process. All women participating in formal recruitment will be assigned to one or more recruitment counselors in small groups as their point of contact and a source of support. 

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