Life on Campus

Recruitment 

CPC primary recruitment takes place at the beginning of the fall quarter. Potential New Members (undergraduate female students interested in sorority membership) are invited to participate in a four day long event, also known as Primary Recruitment, which showcases each of the five unique women’s groups found on our campus.

COVID-19 response

Due to the changing guidelines and mandates surrounding the Coronavirus disease, we are unable to finalize our recruitment schedule at this time. Although we do have an abundance of information regarding recruitment, we will not be able to release a finalized schedule until closer to the event.

Primary Recruitment will be held Sept. 2-7. Due to recruitment being held the week before school starts, we encourage all potential new members going through recruitment to move in early, regardless of if you are living on or off campus. Panhellenic will be hosting an early move-in for girls living on-campus and participating in recruitment.

Early move-in will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. When completing your registration, please make sure to include your residential plans in the appropriate area as well as letting your Gamma Chi know of your residential plans as soon as possible. Recruitment check-in will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2. Directly after check-in, there will be a mandatory Potential New Member Convocation. Here, you will be introduced to your recruitment counselors, your recruitment group, and we will answer any questions you may have. 

Since we are unable to provide specific times for Primary Recruitment, we encourage you to have an open and flexible schedule starting on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 2 and lasting throughout the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 7. We encourage you to follow our social media accounts and keep in contact with your Gamma Chi throughout the Summer to ensure that you are receiving the most updated information pertaining to recruitment!

Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

When is fall recruitment?

The 2021 Primary Recruitment will be held Sept. 2-7. There is a mandatory check-in and convocation for all potential new members on Thursday, Sept. 2.

When can I register for fall recruitment?

Online registration will open at 8 a.m Tuesday, June 1 and will last until 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31.

What are recommendation letters and do I need one?

Letters of Recommendation are letters of reference written by an alumna of a sorority to her sorority’s chapter at Louisiana Tech University on behalf of the potential new member. At Tech, letters of recommendation are not a requirement in the recruitment registration process, but you are welcome to have letters submitted on your behalf if you would like. Recently, some of our chapters’ national organizations have decided to no longer accept letters of recommendation in an attempt to promote inclusivity and remain open-minded and unbiased in the decision-making process during recruitment.

You can begin this process by informing friends, teachers, and relatives that you are participating in formal recruitment at Louisiana Tech University.  The alumna can choose to write a personal letter of reference or to obtain a standard form from their national chapter headquarters, typically found online.  Many local Alumnae Panhellenic Associations will also provide forms for women. The Louisiana Tech Panhellenic Council does not provide these forms.

Letters of Recommendation must be sent directly to individual chapters and often an alumna is instructed as to where to submit her form.  If a recommendation is not voluntarily sent, the chapter has the responsibility of obtaining one.  

In an effort to assist you, the Louisiana Tech Panhellenic has provided you with each chapters’ stance on the acceptance of letters of recommendation, the contact information for recommendation letters as well as links to the national websites to obtain recommendation letter information (click on the chapter name for the link to their website).

Alpha Chi Omega

We encourage alumnae to continue to submit recommendations for any and all potential new member they know are going through the recruitment process. Recommendations are still vital to the success of recruitment and the future of the organization. Chapters will use this information to build relationships with potential new members as they promote the sorority experience leading up to recruitment.

  • Click on “Resource Center”
  • Scroll down to “Recommend a Member”
  • Sign into your Alpha Chi Omega account
  • Click on “Recommendation Form” and complete it
  • Press submit and the letter will automatically be sent to the chapter

Delta Delta Delta

Tri Delta: Epsilon Pi
Attention: Tri Delta Reference
P.O. Box 3021
Ruston, LA 71272
latechtrideltareferences@gmail.com
tridelta.org

  • Log into My Tri Delta on tridelta.org
  • Scroll down to “Resources”
  • Click on “All Members”
  • Choose the “Online Reference Form”
  • Press submit and the letter will automatically be sent to the chapter

Kappa Delta
Caroline Summersgill
Attention: Reference Chair
P.O. Box 1627
Ruston, LA 71270
latechkdmembership@gmail.com
kappadelta.org

  • Click on the drop down box on the top right of the page
  • Select “Recommendations” (the last option)
  • Select “Member Portal” and Log In
  • Fill out the recommendation form
  • Press submit and the letter will automatically be sent to the chapter

Phi Mu

Beginning with the fall 2021 primary recruitment season, Phi Mu’s National Council has unanimously voted to remove the preferential treatment of legacies and the requirement of an alumna reference/recommendation for Potential New Members. These changes empower our collegiate chapters to make their own membership decisions and reduce barriers to joining by allowing each Potential New Member the same opportunity to receive an invitation for membership to Phi Mu.

When Phi Mu was founded in 1852, educational opportunities for women were scarce and largely limited to white women of privileged backgrounds. Phi Mu has evolved with the higher education landscape and we hope to offer the benefit of Phi Mu membership to any woman who represents Phi Mu’s ideals of love, honor and truth. 

Sigma Kappa
Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Kappa
c/o Daisy Peterson
701 Brookwood Drive
Ruston, LA, 71270
skpetaepsilonvpm@gmail.com
Sigmakappa.org

  • To access the online recommendation form, login in to your account on sigmakappa.org
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Click on “recommend a member”
  • Fill out the recommendation form
  • Press submit and the letter will be automatically sent to the chapter

How do I register for recruitment?

Registration is now completely online!  Beginning June 1, you will be able to access our online registration site where you will fill out the application, upload a picture and make your online payment of $55.  

Recruitment Registration is not complete until the application fee and transcript information are received and confirmed.

Please note that registering with a local Alumnae Panhellenic or third party business does not register you for recruitment.  In order to participate in Louisiana Tech’s Primary Recruitment process, you must complete the online application and we must receive all necessary documents.

What is the recruitment registration deadline?

Sorority recruitment applications and fees must be received no later than 10 p.m. Tuesday, August 31.

What do my fees cover?

The recruitment registration fee covers one meal and snacks during recruitment, access to online registration, mail outs and office supplies used during recruitment. The recruitment fee is non-refundable.

How will I know I am registered?

Once you have completed your online registration, the Panhellenic office will send a confirmation email to the email address provided in your application.

When is Bid Day and who can come?

Bid Card distribution is on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Distribution is closed to everyone except potential new members (PNM) and Panhellenic Members. After opening their bid cards, PNMs will begin heading to the lane. At this time, we are restricting attendance on the lane to PNMs and current Panhellenic Members only. If these guidelines change, Panhellenic will inform PNMs prior to convocation. After all new members have run up the lane, each chapter individually celebrates its bid day. This typically includes pictures and a brief celebration at the lodges followed by a bid party in another location (chosen by the chapter). These parties are typically member exclusive and closed to the public.

What happens if I have a conflict due to a University sport or official event?

In the event that you participate in a Varsity sport or other University-approved activity that conflicts with recruitment, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule and plan as many parties as possible.  We cannot guarantee that you will be able to attend all parties though.  If you can’t attend a round of recruitment, chapters will be notified of the excused absence and will be asked to act as if you were present.  You will work with your Gamma Chi to make your selections from a distance.

What do Panhellenic sororities have to offer?

Panhellenic sororities provide support systems for their members that become like a home away from home.  Greek membership fosters leadership, academic enrichment, career development, community service, and good citizenship.  Panhellenic sororities also provide friendships and memories that will last a lifetime, making for a well-rounded and unforgettable college experience. 

What is a Gamma Chi?

A Gamma Chi is a recruitment counselor that helps guide you during the recruitment process.  She is an active sorority member who disaffiliates temporarily from her sorority to guide and support women through the recruitment process.  All Potential New Members will be assigned to a Gamma Chi group prior to recruitment and will be placed in that group during the convocation. 

Schedule

 

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021:
    • Potential New Member move-in, 4-6pm
  • Thursday, September 2, 2021:
    • Potential New Member Convocation, Time TBD
  • Friday, September 3, 2021:
    • Open House, Day 1
  • Saturday, September 4, 2021
    • Open House, Day 2
  • Sunday, September 5, 2021:
    • Sisterhood Round
  • Monday, September 6, 2021:
    • Preference Round
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021
    • Bid Day