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Panhellenic Sororities

The Panhellenic Association is comprised of the six inter/national sororities:

Alpha Gamma Delta

  • National Founding Date: May 30th, 1904 at Syracuse University
  • National Website:
  • UNG Chartering Date: January 19th 1981
  • Chapter Name: Theta Delta
  • Mission: “Alpha Gamma Delta is an international women's fraternity that promotes academic excellence, philanthropic giving, ongoing leadership and personal development and above all, a spirit of loving sisterhood.”
  • Philanthropy: Meals on Wheels and Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2018-2019: $9,660.62
  • Community service hours completed: 1,545
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2019: 3.27

Delta Phi Epsilon

  • National Founding Date: March 17th, 1917 at New York University
  • National Website:
  • UNG Chartering Date: April 11th, 2015
  • Chapter Name: Gamma Onega
  • Mission: “Delta Phi Epsilon develops a social consciousness and a commitment to think and act for the greater good. We assure continuous development and achievement for women by embracing our founding principles of Justice, Sisterhood, and Love."
  • Philanthropies: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), and Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2018-2019: $2,500
  • Community service hours completed: 1067
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2019: 3.05

Delta Zeta

  • National Founding Date: October 24, 1902 at Miami University
  • National Website:
  • UNG Chartering Date: April 29th 1989
  • Chapter Name: Xi Xi
  • Purpose: “To create among a group of women a true and lasting friendship, to encourage one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote values-based living and embrace social responsibility.”
  • Philanthropy: Starkey Hearing Foundation and The Painted Turtle Camp
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2018-2019: $3,132
  • Community service hours completed: 2,718
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2019: 3.32

Kappa Delta (Suspended)

  • National Founding Date: October 23rd 1897 at State Female Normal School (now Longwood University)
  • National Website:
  • UNG Chartering Date: February 17th, 1973
  • Chapter Name: Epsilon Gamma
  • Purpose: “To promote true friendship among the college girls of our country by inculcating into their hearts and lives those principles of truth, of honor, of duty, without which there can be no true friendship.”
  • Philanthropies: Girl Scouts, Northern Star, and Prevent Child Abuse America

Phi Mu

  • National Founding Date: March 4th, 1852 at Wesleyan College
  • National Website:
  • UNG Chartering Date: February, 1973
  • Chapter Name: Kappa Upsilon
  • Mission: “Provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best.”
  • Philanthropies: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2018-2019: $11,039.66
  • Community service hours completed: 2,741
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2019: 3.39

Sigma Kappa

  • National Founding Date: November 9th, 1874 at Colby College
  • National Website:
  • UNG Chartering Date: April 17th 2004
  • Chapter Name: Kappa Lambda
  • Purpose: “To provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities.”
  • Philanthropies: Inherit the Earth, Maine Seacoast Mission, Alzheimer’s, and Gerontology
  • Philanthropy Funds Raised 2018-2019: $17,161.63
  • Community service hours completed: 85
  • Average Chapter GPA, Spring 2019: 3.33
All members of Panhellenic sororities are encouraged to join the UNG Connect Panhellenic Portal for more information.

Fall Informal Recruitment

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.

Spring Primary Recruitment

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.

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.

Spring Schedule

  • Wednesday, January 8: Mandatory Orientation, 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. in Health and Natural Sciences 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
  • Thursday, January 9: Open House, 2:15 p.m.- 10:15 p.m., meet in 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.
  • Friday, January 10: Philanthropy and Sisterhood, 2:30 p.m.- 10:10 p.m., meet in 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.
  • Saturday, January 11: Preference Day, 11:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., 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 tru 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
  • Sunday, January 12: Bid Day, 2:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., 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.

Also, please feel free to join our portal on UNG Connect to be included on updates.

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 enrolled in a baccalaureate program. In addition, they must meet the following criteria before pursuing membership in a fraternity or sorority:     

  • 2.5 minimum GPA (some chapters do expect higher as designated by their Inter/national and local policies) 
  • Must have completed a semester of college while not concurrently enrolled in high school
  • Full-time student status in a baccalaureate or associate program
  • Cadets must be off Quarters (2.5 GPA and 14 credit hours) 


While we believe that sorority membership can be hugely beneficial to anyone’s college experience, we also understand that cost can be a concern. To ensure that we are being as transparent and open as possible, below you can find a brief breakdown of what each organization pays each semester in dues. We’ve also included what you’ll be expected to pay as a new member, as that period incurs different costs. It is important to note that organizations will include different things in their dues. This means that some organizations will bundle dues with things like t-shirts and social events.

Sorority New Member Period Initiated Member
Alpha Gamma Delta $681.50 + badge ($54) $320/$400
Delta Phi Epsilon $550 + badge ($45-$90) $375
Delta Zeta $494.02 $270
Phi Mu $300 + following months of regular initiated dues ($75) $300/$375
Sigma Kappa $417 + badge ($59+) $390/$410

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