In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), has released a Recruitment Contingencies Task Force Report which encourages the use of a virtual recruitment for fall 2020.

 

The College of Charleston Panhellenic Executive Board, together with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, advisors, recruitment response teams, and campus partners have developed a hybrid model for recruitment which consists of virtual & socially distant rounds for the 2020 semester. This will plan is an attempt to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all members in participation thereof.

 

Round 1 (Open House): September 30 & October 1, 2020:

  • Two-days (48-hours)

  • PNM’s and Chapters will view pre-recorded videos—

  • PNM’s will submit videos with Recruitment registration

    • these videos will be responses to prompts determined by the Panhellenic Association.

    • PNM videos will be submitted with their registration on ICS.

TO VIEW INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CREATE YOUR VIDEO CLICK HERE

 

Round 2 (Philanthropy): October 2, 2020:

  • One Day (set-times in evening) 4:00pm to 11:00pm 

  • PNM’s and Chapters will log-in to a virtual platform

  • Chapters will show National Philanthropy Video (2-3mins)

  • PNM’s and Chapters will move into “Zoom Rooms” and have conversations and get to know you time.

  • Chapters will continue to utilize bump rotations, and membership selection process

  • PNM’s will “visit” up to 8 chapters

 

Round 3 (Sisterhood): October 3, 2020:

  • One Day (set-times spread out throughout the day) begin by 9:00am and end by 6:00pm

  • PNM’s and Chapters will log-in to a virtual platform

  • Chapters will present for 3-4minutes about Sisterhood

  • PNM’s and Chapters will move into “Zoom Rooms” and have conversations and get to know you time. Chapters will continue to utilize bump rotations, and membership selection process

  • PNM’s will “visit” up to 5 chapters

If conditions are changing, and things are looking better by September 15, then Panhellenic could potentially conduct Round 3 in-person.

 

Outdoor spaces on-campus 50-people

Indoor spaces on-campus 30-people

Social Distancing requirements:

  1. face coverings

  2. 6ft apart

Round 4 (Preference): October 4, 2020 (IN PERSON):

  • One Day (set-times spread out throughout the day) begin the day at 9:00am and end by 6:00pm

  • PNM’s “visit” up to 2 chapters

Bid Day: October 5, 2020 TBD:

Panhellenic will monitor other campuses during August/September to determine best practices for Bid Distribution and Bid Day celebrations and make recommendations to the community no later than September 15, 2020.

 

COB (Continuous Open Bidding) will begin immediately upon conclusion of Primary Recruitment. COB will not be permitted until Primary Recruitment concludes. In line with NPC’s new guidelines, first-year students are eligible to receive COB’s AFTER Primary Recruitment concludes on October 5, 2020.

 

A Contingency Plan for Hurricane evacuation is still being developed. Most likely scenario for significant disruption to campus would be a January Primary Recruitment, and COB beginning on October 1, 2020, and including first-year women.

We are choosing to remain optimistic during these unprecedented times. Please direct any comments, questions, or concerns HERE.

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Charleston, SC 29401

 

Phone: 843.953.6320

Fax: 843.953.0851

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