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University Panhellenic Council (UPC) Recruitment

How to Join

Panhellenic Primary Recruitment is a structured process that occurs the week before classes begin each fall semester. After registering online in the summer and working on your recommendation letters, you will have the opportunity to attend several events during primary recruitment at each chapter house. Throughout the week, by a process of mutual selection, both chapters and potential new members will narrow their choices. At UT Austin, a majority of women obtain membership through this process; however qualifying chapters may also have opportunities to join outside of this time period and throughout the year.

Who is eligible for recruitment?

A woman is eligible to participate in recruitment and join a sorority if:

  • She is a regularly matriculated student at UT Austin. Any student who is enrolled and has been granted full-time status may participate, however each UPC organization has specific eligibility requirements.
  • She must not be an initiated member of any National Panhellenic Conference sorority.

A Note to PACE Students

Students participating in the Pathway to Admission through Co-Enrollment, also known as PACE, will have access to all of the benefits and privileges of a full time student at UT Austin. Participating in extracurricular activities, such as joining a sorority and fraternity, is encouraged and will enhance your experience in college.

It is important to note that our sorority and fraternity partners each have individual membership requirements. Membership decisions are the sole responsibility of the organization. We would encourage you to consult with the national organizations should you have questions about eligibility requirements.


Read the 2018 UPC Recruitment Guide

Online recruitment registration begins Monday, May 21, 2018 and concludes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Paper applications will not be accepted. You will be asked to upload a photo and may choose to pay your registration fee online. If you prefer, you may also mail in your registration fee. If you choose this option, your check would follow the fee timeline described below. Please make your check or money order payable to University Panhellenic Council and mail to:

The University Panhellenic Council
Attn: UPC President
100 West Dean Keeton, A5800
Austin, Texas 78712-0175

Registration Fee Timeline

$150.00 if paid online by 11:59 p.m. or postmarked by July 15, 2018
$175.00 if paid online or postmarked after July 15, 2018

Registration for University Panhellenic Council Recruitment 2018 will conclude Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

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