It consists of an orientation session and four different events during which potential new members will have the opportunity to meet all the sororities on UVM's campus.
There are still chances to get involved with a sorority after the Fall sorority recruitment process through informal recruitment, which includes the Spring semester. This process is less structured than Fall sorority recruitment - not all chapters participate and each participating organization holds their own events.
To gain further information about both of these recruitment processes, you can contact the Panhellenic Council Vice President of Recruitment & Membership.
Each sororities' dues vary depending on the chapter. During Fall Sorority Recruitment, chapters will also present about the cost of membership on day 3 of recruitment, and if participating in information recruitment you should ask for updated information and consider each chapter's dues while making your decision on which chapter to join .
Be comfortable, casual attire is expected throughout recruitment except for on preference day. Remember that you’ll be moving around and standing so we discourage you from wearing uncomfortable shoes or heels at any point during the weekend.
Participating in either fall sorority recruitment or informal recruitment is a personal preference. During fall sorority recruitment you are able to meet every chapter on campus. During informal recruitment, potential new members are only able to visit the chapters participating.
A Rho Gamma is a recruitment counselor that helps to facilitate fall sorority recruitment. These women are resources for potential new members through their recruitment process. Rho Gammas are also disaffiliated from their chapters in order to support potential new members.
All UVM fraternal organizations have GPA requirements to join as well as to maintain active membership. GPA requirements are set individually by each chapter. All Gold Level chapters have above a 2.5 minimum GPA requirement for membership. Many chapters have different GPA requirements for incoming first years and continuing students (sophomore, junior and senior).
Participating in any worthwhile activity always requires an investment of one's time. Participating in a fraternal organization is like any co-curricular activity; it requires a time investment. The benefit of membership in the Greek community at UVM is the opportunity for a well-rounded college experience that includes learning how to balance academics, work, campus involvement and social commitments.