The 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 nine 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.


Spring Informal Recruitment is also know as Continuous Open Bidding, or "COB". Recruitment events are organized and coordinated by each chapter individually for the purpose of membership intake. Chapters may only participate in informal recruitment if their numbers fall below average chapter size on campus. Chapters are not required to participate in spring recruitment. Chapters typically hold a few events at the beginning of the spring semester to meet potential new members if they are eligible to conduct COB. 

For more information regarding informal recruitment please contact our Vice President of Recruitment at:

The following chapters are participating in 2018 Fall Formal Recruitment:

Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Delta Pi 

Alpha Phi 

Delta Delta Delta

Delta Gamma 

Gamma Phi Beta

Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Pi Beta Phi 

Recruitment Registration Checklist

1. Register for Fall 2018 Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

Register below no later than Saturday, September 22nd 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 Saturday, 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 22, 2018 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 2018 Sorority Recruitment Process: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, 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.

Important Links

Recruitment Schedule

Check out the schedule for Panhellenic Recruitment 2019

Guidebook App

Download Guidebook learn more about the Recruitment process 


Below you can download a breakdown of sorority fees by chapter


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

Guide for Potential New Members

UCSB Panhellenic Recruitment Guide 2018 (pdf)