Join a Panhellenic Organization

Joining a Panhellenic Council Organization

Click here for the 2019 Recruitment Guidebook

Similar to most organizations, recruitment is an essential aspect in fraternity life. It serves as a mutual selection process in which potential members learn about the chapters while the chapters are learning about the potential members. The SMU Greek community is dedicated to finding members who have outstanding leadership skills, high academic standards, and a commitment to service. Although each chapter has a different focus on these qualities, the values of leadership, service, and scholarship is at the forefront of any fraternity/sorority.

SMU Panhellenic adheres to the university policy of "deferred recruitment", which allows first-year students to participate in recruitment activities during the spring semester, rather than in the fall. Upper class students can participate in fall and spring recruitment if they meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

No matter which recruitment process you participate in, please keep an open mind and ask questions! It is important to understand the financial, time, and service commitments you may be making. Please utilize the council representatives and Student Activities office throughout your process.

The member chapters of the SMU Panhellenic Council are:

  • Alpha Chi Omega*
  • Chi Omega*
  • Delta Delta Delta*
  • Delta Gamma*
  • Gamma Phi Beta*
  • Kappa Alpha Theta*
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma*
  • Pi Beta Phi*

Our sorority community is made up of a diverse group of women from different parts of the country and from different backgrounds. The make up of our sorority membership is very similar to the student make up of SMU. We have included information below on the states and other countries that are represented in our community! 45 states and various countries are represented, and the top 18 are listed below.

SMU Panhellenic Community

45 States Represented
Texas 38%
California 16%
Florida 5%
Illinois 4%
Missouri 3%
Georgia 3%
Louisiana 3%
Tennesse 2.35%
Conneticut 2.27%
Colorado 2.05%
Arizona 2%
Arkansa 2%
Oklahoma` 2%
Kansas 1.36%
Alabama 1.29%
Other Country 1.14%
Pensylvania 1.06%

 *** If you will be transferring into SMU in the Spring 2019 semester and would like to participate in Formal Panhellenic Recruitment, we STRONGLY encourage you to still register by the November 1, 2018 deadline, even if you had not been officially accepted into SMU. We will do our best to accommodate transfer students with individual circumstances. Please contact Panhellenic for more details.