Formal Recruitment Guidelines for Potential New Members

  1. A woman shall not be, or ever have been, an initiated member of an NPC sorority. If in doubt, call SHSU Panhellenic Association.
  2. A woman is ineligible for membership recruitment if she has been a new member of an NPC sorority on the Sam Houston campus within one calendar year.
  3. A woman shall attend recruitment orientation and all events to which she has accepted invitations. If a woman does not attend an event to which she has accepted an invitation, she will be withdrawn from recruitment. In the event of illness or emergency, she shall notify the Panhellenic Advisor or Panhellenic Recruitment Director if she cannot attend.
  4. A woman must provide her own transportation to and from campus, but all formal recruitment events will be held on campus.
  5. Panhellenic nametags will be provided to potential new members and must be worn to all recruitment events.
  6. From the beginning of recruitment check-in, August 19, 2020, no potential new member shall visit a woman's fraternity chapter except to attend invitational events.
  7. No woman's fraternity member may buy anything for a potential new member (meal, soft drink, etc.) and no potential new member may buy anything for a woman's fraternity member.
  8. A potential new member may not give a promise, oral or written, that she will accept a bid from a certain sorority before formal bids are issued through the Panhellenic Association. Sorority members should not promise a bid to any potential new member. If you think someone has promised a bid, please inform the Recruitment Director, your Rho Gamma, or the Panhellenic advisor.
  9. Strict silence is the period in which there will be no conversation or contact between woman's fraternity members and potential new members. Strict silence is the period from the end of the woman's last event until she reports to the fraternity from which she accepts a bid.

Potential New Member Bill of Rights

Potential New Members have the right to...

  • be treated as an individual.
  • be fully informed about the recruitment process.
  • ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and chapter members.
  • be treated with respect.
  • be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized.
  • have and express opinions to recruitment counselors.
  • confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors.
  • make informed choices without undue pressure from others.
  • be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the preference card signing.
  • make one's own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision to have a positive, safe, and enriching recruitment and new member experience.