Recommendations from alumnae are provided to sororities during recruitment to provide additional information about the members participating in recruitment. They are not required to participate in recruitment, nor for membership into any of the National Panhellenic Conference Sororities.
The Nashville Area Alumnae Panhellenic can help you in obtaining recommendations from sororities at your college or university. Click here to complete your request for recommendations.
*Please note we only facilitate the disbursement of information to local alumnae chapters, the recommendation writing is at the sole discretion of each alumnae chapter.
Why should I join a Greek organization?
- Leadership opportunities
- Meet friends
- Ways to be active on campus
- Networking during and after college
- Most sororities have private sides on their website that allow you to find other members in your career field.
- Many sororities have career orientation to meet alumnae in various career fields to network.
- You can find an alumnae chapter in most metropolitan cities and many small towns. Great way to make friends when you move to a new area or expand your friendship circle in your hometown.
What will Formal Recruitment be like?
Formal Recruitment differs at each school, however, the basic format is the same everywhere.
- Most Panhellenics hold formal recruitment that is open to all women to participate. There are usually between three and five rounds and each round emphasizes different aspects of sorority life.
- You will be grouped with other women going through recruitment with a recruitment counselor that is a member of a sorority to go through the recruitment process with you.
- Most Panhellenics have a minimum GPA requirement and a fee to participate.
- Most of all, remember that Recruitment is supposed to fun, so enjoy it!
- You will learn the following about each sorority:
- Membership requirements
- GPA requirements
- Activities in each sorority
- Sorority involvement on campus
But I’m in college to go to class. What does Greek life do to encourage academics?
Strong encouragement to maintain high grades.
Study-buddies matching you with other members in the same major.
Academic workshops to help with study skills, test taking, etc…
Test/syllabus files to help with choosing classes and preparing for test taking.
Notebook libraries – notes from members that have taken the class previously to help with studying.
Scholarships are available to members through the national organization and some on local levels.
Last year $445,085 in scholarship grants were awarded from alumnae Panhellenic groups..
What about hazing?
- No hazing is tolerated in any NPC sororities
- Many sororities have 1-800 numbers to anonymously report any hazing incident.
- Educational programs to help members recognize hazing and stop it.
WHAT IS A LEGACY?
Alpha Chi Omega: sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother (The Alpha Chi Omega member and her family define the step/blended family relationship)
Alpha Delta Pi: sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother
Alpha Epsilon Phi: sister, step-sister, half-sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother,step-grandmother
Alpha Gamma Delta:
Alpha Omicron Pi: sister, step-sister, adopted sister, mother, step-mother, adopted mother, grandmother, step-grandmother, adopted grandmother
Alpha Phi: sister, step-sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother
Alpha Sigma Alpha: sister, step-sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother, step-grandmother, aunt, step-aunt
Alpha Sigma Tau: sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin
Alpha Xi Delta: sister, mother, grandmother, aunt (step and half relations are considered legacies if the Alpha Xi Delta member considers the PNM a legacy)
Chi Omega: sister, mother
Delta Delta Delta: sister, mother, step-sister, step-mother
Delta Gamma: sister, mother, grandmother, step-sister, step-mother
Delta Phi Epsilon:
Delta Zeta: sister, step-sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother, step-grandmother, great grandmother, step-great grandmother
Gamma Phi Beta: sister, step-sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother
Kappa Alpha Theta: sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother (the Kappa Alpha Theta member defines the legacy relationship of step sisters, step daughters, step granddaughters and step great granddaughters)
Kappa Delta: sister, mother, grandmother (step and half relations are considered legacies if the Kappa Delta member consider them as such)
Kappa Kappa Gamma: sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother
Phi Mu: sister, half-sister, step-sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother, or great grandmother
Phi Sigma Sigma: sister, mother, aunt, grandmother or through marriage sister, mother, aunt, grandmother
Pi Beta Phi: sister, mother, grandmother
Sigma Delta Tau: sister, step-sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother, step-grandmother, great grandmother and step-great grandmother
Sigma Kappa: sister, step-sister, mother, step-mother, grandmother, step-grandmother, aunt, step-aunt
Theta Phi Alpha:
Zeta Tau Alpha: sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt