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Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

 

Welcome to Recruitment 2021! We are extremely excited to know that you have expressed interest in joining a sorority at the College of Charleston!  

Please read the following information thoroughly because you must agree to the following terms before submitting this application.

It will take 30-45 minutes to complete the registration form.  

In addition, you are only allowed to register “ONCE”.  If there are duplicate registration forms from the same person, Panhellenic reserves the right to use the first registration form completed within the system. So, please make sure your information is correct when registering.

Primary Recruitment registration will open on June 1st, 2021 through ICS. Registration will close on Sunday, August 13th at 11:59pm. 

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 hybrid recruitment for fall 2021.

The College of Charleston Panhellenic Executive Board, together with the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff, advisors, recruitment response teams, and campus partners have developed a hybrid model for recruitment which consists of virtual & socially distant rounds for the 2021 semester. This will plan is an attempt to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all members and potential new members.

Fall 2021 Recruitment Link:

Fall 2021 Sorority Recruitment (icsrecruiter.com)

Formal Recruitment Dates

2021 Formal Recruitment will be taking place in person corresponding to the College of Charleston's COVID-19 rules. These dates are tentative and will be refined as the College continues to adjust its COVID policy!

PNM Convocation: August 23, 2021

All PNMs will be required to attend one Convocation session (based on their Recruitment Counselor group assignments)

Convocation sessions will be held in Sottile Theater from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, no more than 250 participants will be allowed at each session. Face coverings and social distancing will be required.

Round 1 (Open House): August 26 & 27, 2021

  • 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

    • PNMs will submit rankings by August 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST

TO VIEW INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CREATE YOUR VIDEO CLICK HERE

Round 2 (Philanthropy): August 28, 2021

  • Plan to be in attendance at events throughout the entire day on Saturday

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

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

  • PNMs will “visit” up to 7 chapters

  • Face coverings will be required​

Round 3 (Sisterhood): August 29, 2021:

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

  • Chapters will present for 3-4 minutes about Sisterhood and give out Financial information to PNM’s

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

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

  • Face coverings will be required

Round 4 and Bid Day are subject to change based on conditions and COVID Protocols (***THERE IS A POTENTIAL THAT THE ENTIRE PROCESS WILL BE COMPLETED IN THE FIRST WEEKEND, but please be prepared for two) PANHELLENIC Will make announcements about the FINAL schedule no later than July 31, 2021.

Round 4 (Preference): September 3 & 4 2021:

  • Potentially two-days begin the day at 9:00 am and end by 6:00 pm

  • PNMs “visit” up to 2 chapters

  • Face Coverings will be required

Bid Day: September 5, 2021:

Right now we plan for Bid Day to be outside and in-person—again SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life or email cofc.recruitment@gmail.com 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 $90 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 $90 registration fee is non-refundable.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER:

1)  A Laptop or Desktop should be used when registering.

2)  Use the "Chrome" internet browser when completing your application.

3 ) Your Resume. Chapter members will focus heavily on this registration form. So, please be sure to list all extracurricular activities, honors, community service, and work experience.  It is strongly encouraged that you have your resume available.  Your registration form should mirror your resume.

4)  Your High School Transcript or College Transcript. For first-year women please make sure your final high school transcript is on file with the Office of Admissions for HS GPA verification.

5)  A Most Recent Head Shot Photograph (i.e. Senior Pictures).

6)  Your T-Shirt Size.

7)  Payment by debit or credit card is required at the time of registration. Registration fee is non-refundable. The fee this year is $90.00.

Questions:

Why are you interested in becoming a member of a sorority at the College of Charleston?

What values are most important to you as a leader?

What does sisterhood mean to you? Please share what you hope for in a friendship.

Please share with us your goals and aspirations for the next four years.

 Click HERE for Video Instructions

https://enroll.icsrecruiter.com/pan/colchr

Recommendation Letters

Due August 13th.

A sorority recommendation provides an opportunity for a member of a sorority to introduce a potential new member to her organization and a specific chapter on a campus. It highlights pieces of the PNM's accomplishments and experiences that show she will be an engaged member of the sorority and uphold the values and expectations of membership. A letter of recommendation is not required to go through this process, but if you feel the need to have them, you are welcome to do so!

 

The College of Charleston Panhellenic Council is currently accepting letters of recommendation in both the forms of physical mail and virtual. If the alumnae writing the letter chooses to do the online process, NPC sororities are now utilizing online tools, such as a form on the sororities website, to submit these letters. Each Sorority has its own policy and form to fill out, so it will be important that recommenders use the system that is described on their national organizations website.

 

If the alumnae is sending in the letter of recommendation via physical mail, the address to do so is:

 

Higdon Student Leadership Center Attn: (Whichever organization the recommender is a part of)

69 Coming Street

Charleston, SC 29401

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 cofc.recruitment@gmail.com