The KSU College Panhellenic Council (CPC) serves as the governing body over eight Panhellenic sororities: Alpha Delta Chi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha. The council is operated by Executive Board Officers and a Delegate who represents each sorority. The Executive Board Officers focus on promoting and supporting the interests, missions, and values of the social sororities. The community's sisterhood stands on four pillars: scholarship, leadership, community, and service. No matter which chapter you come to call home, your college journey will be enriched by these four tenants.
Members of the CPC hold prominent positions on campus, excel scholastically and serve the Kennesaw community through volunteering, advocacy, and philanthropy. The KSU Panhellenic Council is operated by executive officers and delegates representing all sororities, and is focused on promoting the interests of social sororities and the Greek community as a whole at KSU.
We are excited you have taken the time to learn about our community! For more information regarding the Council, the chapters, and Panhellenic Recruitment continue exploring the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life website and also visit the Kennesaw State University Panhellenic Website!
Executive Board Officers
KSU Panhellenic: email@example.com
President - Hawley Penfold
VP of Membership - Sofija Lazic
VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging - Coco Carleton firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Standards - Brooke Beaty
VP of Administration - Abby Elie
VP of Public Relations - Brooke Chaskin
Director of Content and Marketing - Addison Hoard email@example.com
VP of Recruitment - Erica Winter
Director of Recruitment Operations - Ruby Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Recruitment Counselors - Grace Weeks
Interested in joining a Panhellenic sorority? Look no further! Click here to register for Fall 2023 Panhellenic Primary Recruitment at the beginning of April. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found on the KSU Panhellenic Website or on the FAQ tab below. Also, follow the KSU Panhellenic Instagram page!
Fall 2023 Recruitment Dates:
- Monday, August 7th - Move-in, Potential New Member & Parent Orientation
- Tuesday, August 8th- Open House
- Wednesday, August 9th - Philanthropy Day
- Thursday, August 10th - Sisterhood Day
- Friday, August 11th - Preference Day
- Saturday, August 12th - Bid Day
GPA Requirements for Panhellenic Recruitment can be found under the "Prospective Members" > "How to Join" tab
During recruitment every potential new member will have the opportunity to meet women from each of our chapters and learn how they can enhance your collegiate experience. If at any point you have questions, please email one of our Executive Board Officers and ask!
Policies & Standards
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is it happening?
Yes, 2022 Recruitment will still be taking place August 9-13th. It will begin with move in and end with Bid Day!
In what form?
Panhellenic will be hosting 2022 Primary Recruitment in-person. *Please note this may be subject to change
Can upperclassmen go through Panhellenic recruitment?
Yes! Any currently enrolled KSU student can participate in Panhellenic recruitment as long as the student is eligible.
How are you implementing racial equality in recruitment?
As a Panhellenic Council, we have committed to eradicating any racial inequality present in our community and recruitment process. We have a no tolerance policy when it comes to discrimination or inequality. No woman entering our recruitment process should experience discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or ability. Check out our Instagram @ksupanhellenic to read our commitment statements regarding racial equality. If at anytime you see or experience discrimination during recruitment, please speak out by contacting your Pi Chi or email Hattie, KSU Panhellenic President, at email@example.com. We can only see improvements if we speak out and take action against injustice.
Where is my money going?
The money you paid when registering is being put to good use. We use that money to pay for all the fees that come along with renting space on campus (trash, staff, etc), sanitizing products, the shirt you will all receive, and also resources for you to utilize throughout the process.
When can I move in and are my meals for the week provided?
Early move-in is coordinated by KSU Housing. If you selected that you will require early move-in while registering, then your name will be given over to KSU Housing. Regularly check your student email to keep up with early move-in updates from KSU Housing. Potential New Members move in August 8th and the morning of Orientation (August 9th). We ask that you please keep August 8th and August 9th open for your move-in. Dinner will be provided following Orientation. Lunch will be provided on Wednesday (KSU Commons), Thursday (KSU Commons) and Friday (Pizza). PNM's will be responsible for any additional meals during the remainder of the week.
What do I need to be successful in Recruitment?
1. Be yourself! You want to join an organization that loves you for who you are, not what you are trying to be
2. Keep an open mind! You may go into recruitment thinking you know what chapter you want to join, but be open for that to change. Remember you have only seen a little bit of our organization, so treat each day as a new opportunity to find out more.
3.This is your experience! It does not matter what your friends or family is telling you, do what makes you happy. If you were in a buffet line behind your friend and they put your least favorite food on their plate, would you do the same? Would you judge them for liking that food? No everyone has their own preferences.
Recruitment Support FAQs
What is a Pi Chi?
A Pi Chi, also known as a recruitment counselor, is a sorority member who is disassociated from her chapter during Formal Recruitment to assist PNMs through the process. Each PNM is assigned two Pi Chis. You will be placed in your Pi Chi Group at the end of July!
What if I don't get along with my Pi Chi?
You will have a chance to meet several of the Pi Chis throughout this experience. Your Pi Chi is there for you to feel comfortable with how you’re feeling. If you do not connect with one or both, utilize the opportunity to meet other Pi Chis as well as other participants in the process.
Will there be any new initiatives this Recruitment to engage me in this process?
This recruitment we will be hosting some fun activities at the end of each day. We understand you may be tired, which is why this will be very casual. We are currently looking at a movie night, bingo night, popscicle social and a preference party. We want you to be engaged in this experience and feel you can relaz after a long day.
During Recruitment FAQs
Will I have the opportunity to meet all of the organizations?
Yes, you will have ample time to meet every organization in our Panhellenic community. At Orientation you will meet all eight organizations in the Panhellenic Community. Then on the first day of recruitment you will see seven of our organizations who participate in recruitment.
What should I talk about during Panhellenic recruitment events?
It is important to be yourself. Let your conversations flow naturally and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Take time to learn more about how each chapter develops their sisterhood, how they support their philanthropy(ies) and how they enhance the sister/alumnae experience.
How do I get a good understanding of the chapter if I don't interact with everyone?
During recruitment, regardless of the format, you do not always have the opportunity to meet every sister in each organization. As a result, ask questions! Use the time you have with the sisters you meet to learn more about their chapters and their unique experiences. Potential New Members are always encouraged to ask sisters any questions they have about the chapter as a whole - so start thinking about these questions now to ensure you get them answered during recruitment.
How will sororities invite me back if I've only talked a few people?
You will be able to have genuine and real conversations with our sororities. Each chapter has their own way of deciding who they will be extending invitations. These decisions are based around the values that define their sisterhood. We will talk further about the mutual selection process at Orientation.
What if I have trouble choosing a sorority?
Difficult decisions are common, but do not look at this as a problem. Think about what each organization has to offer you and what you could potentially offer to the chapter. Focus on the chapter(s) where you felt the most comfortable and follow your intuition.
What are the requirements for membership?
A Potential New Member (PNM) must be a currently enrolled KSU student. Note that each chapter may have a minimum GPA requirement. All PNMs must be registered and have paid the registration fee by the due date in order to join.
What is a bid?
A bid is an invitation to join a National Panhellenic Conference sorority. Bids are extended the last days of recruitment and you can only receive one.
What if I’m not happy with the bid I receive?
Always remember that accepting a bid does not bind you to the chapter. You can choose to discontinue your New Member Process at any point before initiating. The majority of women who accept a bid from their second choice end up extremely happy in their chapter and choose to initiate. Each sorority is full of different types of women and many opportunities, meaning you can find your place in any one of them!
If I go through Panhellenic recruitment, am I obligated to join?
No. Women choose to participate in recruitment to meet people and spark new friendships. Panhellenic recruitment is an opportunity for you to meet sororities and decide if you’d like to join the fraternity and sorority life community.
Is there a minimum GPA requirement to receive a bid?
In order to be a part of our community, potential members must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. This number is based off of an individual’s most recent cumulative GPA, whether that is their high school GPA, transfer GPA, or Kennesaw State GPA. It is important to note that the Department bases our GPA calculation in conjunction with Kennesaw State University, meaning for high school and transfer GPAs that only core, non-elective classes are counted. For the Kennesaw GPA, the department utilizes the adjusted cumulative GPA for membership purposes.
Additionally, while the above listed GPAs are the minimum requirements to receive an invitation of membership into an organization, having this GPA does not guarantee membership. For many of our organizations, a new member must have a GPA that is at least equivalent to their organization’s average GPA that is listed under the “About Us – Academics” section of the FSL website. Due to this number constantly changing, other than publishing the minimum GPA for each council, the Department is unable to confirm the actual GPA needed to receive an invitation for membership into an individual organization.
What if my parents/guardians do not approve of me joining?
Sororities are so much more than people see in the media. There are many positives that come out of joining a sorority. You not only find members that support you but you raise money for your community and philanthropy, grow personally and in leadership experiences, and establish connections that can benefit you throughout and after college. We also know that members in our Panhellenic community have an overall higher GPA than members not in a sorority. So explain things like this to your parents and hopefully they will understand. Also remember this process is for you and all about you, so if joining a sorority will make you happy, do it!
Post Recruitment Panhellenic Experience FAQs
What are expectations of membership?
When a student is extended an invitation to join a Sorority they become a new member. This is a period of learning about fraternity and sorority life prior to initiation. New Member Education Program is designed to teach the fundamentals of being an effective member of your sorority, so that the chapter can enjoy the future leadership of these members.
The objectives of an effective New Member Education Program are:
To assist and develop members to be outstanding members
To develop members intellectually, spiritually, and socially/morally
To familiarize new members with the Sorority - the organization and the people
To demonstrate friendship and provide a conduit to build strong, lasting friendships
To prepare new members to uphold the standards and ideals of your Sorority, and strive to continually improve it
What are some things I will need to do as a New Member?
- Attend meetings hosted by Chapter and/or Council
- Maintain chapter GPA expectations
- Attend Sisterhood Events, Greek Life Events, and College Panhellenic Council Events
- Pay new member dues; traditionally these are more expensive then the dues students will pay as an active member
- Present at pre-initiation rituals
- Complete New Member Education benchmark: online module, test, etc.
- Big/Little mentoring