Life on Campus
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.
Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions
When is fall recruitment?
The 2022 Primary Recruitment will be held Sept. 1-6. There is a mandatory check-in and convocation for all potential new members on Thursday, Sept. 1.
When can I register for fall recruitment?
Online registration will open at 8 a.m Wednesday, June 1 and will last until 10 p.m. Wednesday, 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.
You can refer the alumna to these online resources that provide information on each sorority’s letter of recommendation policies and process.
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 $75.
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. Wednesday, 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. 6. 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.
- Thursday, September 1, 2022
- Potential New Member Move-In
- Potential New Member Convocation, Time TBD
- Friday, September 2, 2022
- Open House, Day 1
- Saturday, September 3, 2022
- Open House, Day 2
- Sunday, September 4, 2022
- Sisterhood Round
- Monday, September 5, 2022
- Preference Round
- Tuesday, September 6, 2022
- Bid Day