Panhellenic Recruitment

Interested in Panhellenic Recruitment? Ready to Register?



We are excited to hear that you are interested in joining the Panhellenic community! Click the button below for up to date detailed information as well as the registration link.


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Additional Information

  1. If you are interested in participating in Panhellenic Primary (Formal) Recruitment in August, registration OPENS May1st at 9:00AM and CLOSES August 1st at 5PM. No registrations will be processed or allowed after that date.
  2. All registration fees/costs are non-refundable.
  3. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements
  4. The SMU Panhellenic Council does not require nor manage recommendations. Any recommendations must be submitted directly to the chapters. Please visit the chapter websites for specific information and requirements for each organization. Any recommendations sent to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will be discarded.
  5. Traditionally, between 550-600 women will start the primary recruitment process. Historically, about 10 women unfortunately do not receive invitations back to future events during the week. While the recruitment process is not perfect, the numbers indicate that overall, if a woman has an open mind and wants to join an organization - one will be available for her.  Too often, though, women go through the process with a narrower opinion. Unfortunately, this attitude poses a real danger for disappointment and should be considered before a woman chooses to participate in the process.
  6. Legacies (those with relatives who are/were members) are not guaranteed bids. Every year, women who are legacies to chapters are disappointed because they are not given an invitation to membership. Additionally, each chapter has differing policies on how legacies are managed, invited and bid. This can be mitigated by participating with an open mind and realizing that each chapter offers something great in their own unique way.
  7. While we cannot guarantee a bid, historically women who maximize their options in the formal recruitment process (meaning they attend all recruitment events to which they are invited and rank all available options on preference night) have been matched successfully and received a bid.
  8. Please check for full recruitment schedule details.

Please visit for the latest information about recruitment.  

Wednesday, May 1st 2024: Primary Recruitment Registration opens at 9AM
Thursday, August 1st 2024: Deadline to Register for Recruitment in January closes at 5PM (late registrations will NOT be accepted)

Virtual Information Sessions (optional but we recommend that you attend at least one):

  1. Friday, May 31st at 7PM Central- Registration Link will be posted closer to the date
  2. Friday, August 2nd at 7PM Central- Registration Link will be posted closer to the date

2024 Formal Recruitment Dates

Wednesday, August 28th (7PM): Orientation & Video Open House Round

Friday, August 30th (evening)- Philanthropy Day 1

Saturday, August 31st: Philanthropy Day 2

Sunday, September 1st: Sisterhood Day

Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day): Preference Day

Tuesday, September 3rd (evening): Bid Night

Continuous Open Bidding is the process by which Panhellenic organizations continue to extend bids during an informal recruiting process in both the spring and fall semester to eligible students.

Panhellenic will share information regarding any groups participating after formal recruitment concludes during the fall semester, and during the first week of classes in the spring semester. Panhellenic will not have information regarding which groups will participate before these designated times.

Questions about the group(s) participating? Monitor the Panhellenic Instagram account (@smupanhellenic) or email ( 

Registration Fee: N/A