Contact Information

Steffoni Schmidt
Panhellenic Advisor
(319) 273-7422

Student Involvement Center
(319) 273-2683


Sorority Recruitment
September 4-7, 2014

What is sorority recruitment?

Recruitment is a mutual selection process by which sororities choose their new members, and potential members select the chapter they feel meets their wants and needs. The goal is to find the "best fit" between you and the chapter. Formal Recruitment will allow you to attend events with each sorority that will in turn provide you with information about their academic, service, and social programs. It is also an opportunity to discuss financial obligations, time commitments, membership expectations, and benefits.

Why should I join a sorority?

A sorority is a great networking opportunity. By joining a sorority, you have an instant support system and it's a great way to get involved on campus and in the Cedar Valley community.

Glossary of Greek Terms

  • Active Member - an initiated member of a sorority
  • Alumna - a member that has graduated from her chapter
  • Bid - an invitation to membership in a chapter
  • Greek - a term applied to members affiliated with a Greek-letters organization
  • Initiation - the ceremony in which a new member becomes an active member
  • Legacy - the daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, of an initiated member
  • NPC - National Panhellenic Conference, body of delegates from the 26 national sororities. (There are 4 at UNI)
  • New Member - a member of a sorority who is not yet initiated
  • Panhellenic - the governing council of sororities at UNI
  • Philanthropy - an active effort to promote human welfare
  • Ritual - the expression of values and principals upon which the sorority was founded
  • Quota - number of women a sorority may offer bids to during formal recruitment
  • Recruitment Guest - an under-graduate women who is taking part in the recruitment process
  • Sorority - a Greek-letter sisterhood