How Formal Recruitment Works
Formal Recruitment is conducted through a means of mutual selection. At the end of each round, recruitment guests will bring priority rankings of each chapter they would like to see again. Likewise, the chapters invite back the recruitment guests that they believe will be a good fit for their chapter. The data is then complied by a computer software program and schedules are produced for each guest for the next round. This process continues throughout Formal Recruitment until Preference Round. Immediately following the last preference event, preference card signing will be explained to all recruitment guests.
Women’s Formal Recruitment is hosted by the Panhellenic Council (PHC), and is a great way to meet the 13 of the 14 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters at The University of Iowa. As a new or returning student at Iowa, Formal Recruitment is a great introduction to the campus and an excellent way to form a network of close friends within just a few days.
As a recruitment guest, you will have the opportunity to attend events at each of the NPC chapters. Throughout the week you will be guided by your Rho Gamma through our mutual selection process in which both chapters and guests will narrow their choices. While you might not get your top choice, all of our chapters at The University of Iowa have something to offer and guests are strongly encouraged to keep an open mind. By participating in Formal Recruitment, you are taking the first step toward an active and enriching experience as a sorority member at Iowa. Without a doubt, you will meet women who will be your best friends during your college years and beyond!
Here are some links to guide you through our Fall Formal Recruitment process:
Chapter Academic Performance
More About Sorority Recruitment
What Happens at a Recruitment Event
Tips and Information about Recruitment
What to Wear During Sorority Recruitment