New member recruitment is the process through which interested individuals join a sorority through the process of mutual selection. Potential new members meet members from every chapter, listen to stories of sisterhood, learn about philanthropy, and ultimately decide which sorority is the right one for them. Membership recruitment consists of four rounds of events-Round 1 (Open House), Round 2 (Chapter Experience), Round 3 (Philanthropy & Values), and Round 4 (Preference). These rounds become more formal and longer as the week progresses. For more information regarding recruitment, check out the Cornell Panhellenic Association Website.
There is not a minimum GPA for Panhellenic recruitment. Individual sororities may use GPA as a consideration when selecting whom to invite back to events but there is not a restriction to register for the process. There is also not a credit number. As part of the decision faculty, students, and alumni made in the 1950s to be a deferred recruitment campus, the rule is that a student must have completed one full semester on our campus. The only exception is a transfer student who we know has completed at least one semester elsewhere. FYSA students which means First Year Spring Admits are not eligible to join the spring semester they begin Cornell.