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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

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our recruitment team is in cooperation with the University as well as the National Panhellenic Council in adhering to the state and national guidelines and we are making adjustments to our recruitment process as necessary to ensure the health and safety of our women along with potential new members.

Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

When is fall recruitment?

The 2020 Primary Recruitment will be held Sept. 5-8. There is a mandatory convocation for all potential new members at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 in the TONK.

When can I register for fall recruitment?

Online registration will open at 8 a.m. Monday, June 1 and will last until 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.

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.  It is appropriate and highly encouraged for the potential new member to obtain her letters of recommendation, although it is not a recruitment requirement and is ultimately the responsibility of the chapter to obtain.

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.  It is recommended that letters of recommendation be turned in before Recruitment begins in September!

In an effort to assist you, the Louisiana Tech Panhellenic has provided you with 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

  • Click on “Resource Center”
  • Scroll down to “Recommend a Member”
  • 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

  • Log into My Tri Delta on
  • 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
Avery Bryan
Attention: Reference Chair
P.O. Box 1627
Ruston, LA 71270

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

Phi Mu
Attn: Reference Letters
PO Box 3094
Ruston, LA 71272

  • Scroll down to sign into your account
  • Under “Collegians or Alumnae” on the right hand side of the page, press “Recommend a Member”
  • Fill out the reference form by pressing “Here”
  • Press submit and the form will automatically be sent to the chapter

Sigma Kappa
Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Kappa
c/o Lynsey Mercer
701 Brookwood Drive
Ruston, LA, 71270

  • To access the online recommendation form, login in to your account on
  • 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 to our online registration site where you will fill out the application, upload a picture and make your online payment of $85.  

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 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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 at 6 p.m. Sept 8 at the Lambright Intramural Center. 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. Friends and Family are welcome to join in bid day festivities, however, we ask that you arrive at sorority lane no later than 6:15 p.m. After all new members have run up the lane, each chapter individually celebrates their 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. 


Friday, Sept. 4

  • Parent Convocation – 5 p.m. – Tonk (optional)
  • Potential New Member (PNM) Check-In – 6-7 p.m. – Tonk
  • PNM Convocation – 7 p.m. – Tonk (required)

Saturday, Sept. 5 – Open House Round (all in Sorority Lane)

  • Party 1 – 1-1:35 p.m.
  • Party 2 – 1:50-2:25 p.m.
  • Party 3 – 2:40-3:15 p.m.
  • Party 4 – 3:30-4:05 p.m.
  • Party 5 – 4:20-4:55 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 6 – Open House Round (all in Sorority Lane)

  • Party 6 – 10:00-10:35 a.m.
  • Party 7 – 10:50-11:25 a.m.
  • Party 8 – 11:40-12:15 p.m.
  • Party 9 – 12:30-1:05 p.m.
  • Party 10 – 1:20-1:55 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 7 – Sisterhood Round (all in Sorority Lane)
Released potential new members from Open House Round will be contacted by 7 a.m.

  • Party 1 – 9-9:40 a.m.
  • Party 2 – 9:55-10:35 a.m.
  • Party 3 – 10:50-11:30 a.m.
  • Party 4 – 11:45-12:25 p.m.
  • Lunch – 12:30-1:15 p.m.
  • Party 5 – 1:30 – 2:10 p.m.
  • Party 6 – 2:25-3:05 p.m.
  • Party 7 – 3:20-4 p.m.

Released potential new members from Sisterhood Round will be contacted by 10 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8 – Preference Round (all in Sorority Lane)

  • Party 1 – 8-8:45 a.m.
  • Party 2 – 9-9:45 a.m.
  • Party 3 – 10-10:45 a.m.
  • Party 4 – 11-11:45 a.m.
  • Party 5 – Noon to 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

  • Bid Distribution – 6 p.m. – Lambright Intramural Center
  • Running up the lane – 6:15-6:30 p.m. – Sorority Lane