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Higdon Leadership Center

69 Coming Street

Charleston, SC 29401


Phone: 843.953.6320

Fax: 843.953.0851

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Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment


Panhellenic recruitment is an exciting opportunity that enables women interested in joining a sorority the opportunity to learn about the meaning and benefits of sorority life. Recruitment is 6 days long, and has 4 rounds (Open House, Philanthropy, Sisterhood, Preference) divided between 5 days. Recruitment is a values based, mutual selection process, and the Panhellenic council strives to help each woman find her place in our community.



Formal Sorority Recruitment Process

Formal sorority recruitment is organized, coordinated, and managed by the Panhellenic Council. It takes place prior to the start of each fall semester and involves four rounds of parties (recruitment events). During these parties, sorority members will meet and converse with potential new members (PNMs). You can read about our rules and policies here.


Formal Recruiment Dates

2019 Formal Recruitment begins Thursday August 15th and ends Tuesday August 20th.


*Incoming CofC students who are attending Orientation Session #9, #10, or Summer Preview will not be able to participate in Formal Recruitment, so please plan accordingly. No exceptions can be made.

Please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life or email if you have any questions. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram at CofC Panhellenic and @CofCPanhellenic!


Formal Recruitment Registration

We are so excited to meet everyone this Fall! Keep checking back for more information.

You will be asked to pay the $100 fee online at the time of registration or you may select the option to mail a check to the Greek Life Office. Please note: The $100 registration fee is non-refundable.

Recruitment Application does not open until May 6th. Any application received prior to the date will be considered invalid and applicants will need to reapply.

Housing preferences will be included within the application.

Informal Sorority Recruitment Process


Each spring semester a few sororities do hold an informal recruitment process. The organizations participating in informal recruitment vary from year to year. If you are interested in participating in informal recruitment please provide your information to the Panhellenic Association by emailing and they will send information about upcoming informal recruitment events. Please contact if you have any questions.


Contact Us

We try to inform you through our website so that you feel comfortable with recruitment at the College of Charleston. If you or your parents have any further questions, concerns, or just need advice, please contact:


The Office Fraternity and Sorority Life at 843.953.6320


The Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment at