Joining a Panhellenic organization is one of the most important decisions that you will make during your undergraduate years. Being a member of a Panhellenic sorority is a lifetime commitment, and we are happy you have chosen to look further into this opportunity. Women can join one of the sororities on campus through Primary Recruitment or Continuous Open Bidding. The Panhellenic community takes pride in academic achievement, and many chapters look for women with a 3.0 cumulative GPA from high school or a 2.5 GPA from college to join.
Is sorority life for me?
Every campus and every chapter is different, but sororities participate in all kinds of things from intramural activities, to short theater productions, to musical performances and much more! On top of that, they host events to raise money for local charities and volunteer at a wide variety of local organizations. And if you get involved in the leadership roles, you'll basically be an officer on the board of a small corporation.
We're not saying that sorority life is right for everyone, everywhere. To see if it's a fit for you, try going through recruitment. You'll meet lots of new people -- and potential sorority sisters.
Visit thesororitylife.com. This is a great resource for women interested in the sorority experience and is sponsored by the National Panhellenic Conference.
Held each fall during the first weeks of classes, Primary Recruitment is a mutual selection process by which sororities choose their new members, and potential members select the chapter that aligns with their values and will help them grow. The goal is to find the "best fit" between you and the chapter. Primary Recruitment will allow you to attend events with each sorority that will in turn provide you with information about their four pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Sisterhood. It is also an opportunity to discuss financial obligations, time commitments, membership expectations, and benefits. You will also get to meet lots of new people!
If you are interested in joining a Panhellenic organization, we recommend that you participate in Primary Recruitment, as many chapters will reach their capacity during this process.
What is Primary Recruitment?
This is the most common way to join a Panhellenic organization. Held each fall during the first weeks of classes, Potential New Members will have the opportunity to get to know each Panhellenic organization at UNI. If you are interested in joining a sorority, we recommend that you participate in Sorority Primary Recruitment, as many chapters will reach their capacity during this process.
Recruitment is a series of events over five days, coordinated by the Panhellenic Council Recruitment Team, where the chapters get to know you, and you get to know the women of each chapter. Sorority Primary Recruitment is a mutual selection process that is filled with activities designed to offer prospective members the chance to learn about the Panhellenic sororities in a concentrated period of time. It is an opportunity for students to meet the sorority members, ask questions, and define financial obligations, time commitments, and membership requirements. Whether or not you decide to join a Panhellenic sorority, recruitment is a great way to meet people and get acquainted with life at UNI.
Primary Recruitment Schedule
Continuous Open Bidding (COB)
Alpha Delta Pi ΑΔΠ
Colors: Azure & White
Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House
Founding at UNI: 1967
Motto: We Live For Each Other
GPA Requirement: 3.00 High School, 2.70 College Facebook: ADPiEpsilonMu
www.alphadeltapi.org | Local Website
Alpha Phi ΑΦ
Colors: Bordeaux & Silver
Philanthropy: Women's Heart Health and the Alpha Phi Foundation
Founding at UNI: 1970
Motto: Union hand in hand
GPA Requirement: 3.00 High School, 2.65 College Facebook: UNIAlphaPhi
www.alphaphi.org | Local Website
Alpha Sigma Tau ΑΣΤ
Nickname: AST or Alpha Tau
Colors: Emerald Green & Gold
Philanthropy: Women’s Wellness Initiative
Founding at UNI: 1969 Re-established: 2016
Motto: Defining Excellence
GPA Requirement: 3.00 High school, 2.60 College Facebook: Alpha Sigma Tau at the University of Northern Iowa
www.alphasigmatau.org | Local Website
Alpha Xi Delta ΑΞΔ
Colors: Light Blue, Navy Blue & Gold
Philanthropy: Kindly Hearts Initiative
Founding at UNI: 1965
Motto: Realize Your Potential
GPA Requirement: 3.00 High School, 2.60 College Facebook: UNI.AlphaXiDelta
www.alphaxidelta.org | Local Website
Gamma Phi Beta ΓΦΒ
Nickname: Gamma Phi
Colors: Brown & Mode
Philanthropy: Building Strong Girls/Girls on the Run
Founding at UNI: 1968
Motto: True and Constant
GPA Requirement: 3.10 High School, 2.62 College Facebook: GammaPhiBetaUNI
www.gammaphibeta.org | Local Website
Panhellenic Council Executives
President: Laura Harms
VP of Administration: Vacant
Co-VPs of Recruitment: Meggan Barrow and Paige Summers
VP of Public Relations: Annie Nguyen
VP of Community Enrichment: Cassie Williams
Chapter Delegates: Nicole Bellis, Ciri Quirk, Heather Miller, Kendra Kasperbauer & Erin Murphy