The Formal Recruitment Process:

How it works...

The Panhellenic community prioritizes the pursuit of an inclusive and diverse environment. We welcome all regularly matriculated female identified UCSB students to register for Panhellenic recruitment. We will never stop working toward making this space a comfortable and loving one for all who wish to be a part of it.

Through a mutual-selection process, potential new members (PNMs) have the opportunity to meet active chapter women and visit eight chapter houses. As the week progresses, both PNMs and chapters will narrow their choices. At the end of the week, bids to chapters are extended.

The following chapters are participating in 2020 Fall Formal Recruitment:

Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Delta Pi 

Alpha Phi 

Delta Gamma 

Gamma Phi Beta

Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Pi Beta Phi 

Formal Recruitment Registration Checklist

1. Register for Fall 2019 Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Register below no later than Saturday, September 21st at 11:59pm.

2. Pay the $75 registration fee.

Not sure if you made your payment? Please don’t fill out another registration form. Simply email CPC Advisor, Sophie Wilson at to confirm your registration was received.

3. Complete the PNM Orientation

Complete the PNM Orientation online by Sunday, September 22nd at 11:59pm. Please note: you will not be permitted to participate in the recruitment process if you have not completed the online orientation by the end of the registration period.

4. Discuss the financial and time commitment with your family and friends

Joining a sorority is more than four years - it’s for life! This is a big decision and something you should consider seriously before signing your Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement on Preference Night.

A General Breakdown

Additional Information

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY: Sorority recruitment applications must be completed online no later than Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 11:59 PM. All female-identified students registering for recruitment must be regularly matriculated undergraduate students and enrolled at UC Santa Barbara. Fall enrollment fees ($75.00) must be received electronically during the registration process prior to the application deadline.

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE: The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and University policy, prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran (special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized). This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.

ACADEMIC RECORD RELEASE: I understand that to apply for recruitment, I must identify as female, and be a regularly enrolled, full-time student in good standing with UC Santa Barbara. I authorize UC Santa Barbara University's Office of Student Life, and Panhellenic Council to verify my academic eligibility. PLEASE NOTE: Most of our chapters require a GPA of 2.5 or higher for initiation.

PARTICIPATING CHAPTERS: The following chapters will participate in the Fall 2019 Sorority Recruitment Process: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi. Phi Sigma Rho Sorority is an associate member of UCSB Collegiate Panhellenic Council and will not participate in the formal recruitment process. For more information about joining Phi Sigma Rho - Alpha Xi Chapter, please visit their website


All female-identified students registering for recruitment must be regularly matriculated undergraduate students and enrolled at UC Santa Barbara.

PLACEMENT DISCLOSURE: I understand that by participating in Panhellenic Fall Sorority Recruitment, I am not guaranteed an invitation to join a sorority chapter.  I acknowledge that by following the recruitment schedule and attending all events, my chances of receiving an invitation to participating chapters may increase.


Important Links

Recruitment Schedule

Guide For Potential New Members

Recruitment Schedule

Below potential new members will find the official schedule for 2019 Panhellenic Recruitment!


Guide For Potential New Members

Recruitment Schedule

Below you can download a breakdown of sorority fees by chapter!

Guide For Potential New Members

Guide For Potential New Members

Guide For Potential New Members

Check out the 2019 Panhellenic Recruitment Guide for any questions you may have!



Guide For Potential New Members

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For more information regarding recruitment please reach out to our Vice President of Recruitment at: