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.
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2021 Primary Recruitment Schedule:
Monday August 23rd:
PNM Convocation 6 - 6:30 pm on Zoom. After the Zoom meeting, you will meet your Pi Chi groups in Sottile Theater to get your Open House shirts.
Meet in Sottile at the following times
Pi Chi Groups 1-7: 6:45pm-7:00pm
Pi Chi Groups 8-15: 7:00-7:15pm
Pi Chi Groups 16-22: 7:15-7:30pm
Round 1 (Open House): Wednesday, August 25 & Thursday, August 26
Meet with your Pi Chi groups in person to watch videos of sorority houses - your Pi Chis will work with you to find a time that fits with your schedule
Round 2 (Philanthropy): Friday, August 27
Party Times: 4:50 pm- 10 pm
& Saturday, August 28
Party Times: 8:00am- 11:50am, Break until 12:50pm, 1:00 pm- 4:50pm
Round 3 (Sisterhood): Sunday, August 29
Tentative Party Times: 9:00am- 2:40pm, Break until 3:50pm, 4:00 pm- 8:40pm
Round 4 (Preference): Friday, September 3
Preference Parties for the following chapters: Chi Omega, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, and Sigma Kappa
Party Times: 5:00pm- 9:30pm
& Saturday, September 4
Preference Parties for the Following Chapters: Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma,
Kappa Alpha Theta, and Zeta Tau Alpha
Party Times: 9:30am- 2:10pm
Bid Day: Sunday, September 5
Bid Distribution: 9:00am
Panhellenic Bid Day Activities 10:00am-12:55pm
Chapter Bid Day 1:00pm-5:00pm
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.