University Panhellenic Council (UPC) Recruitment
How to Join: Information for Recruitment 2021
The Panhellenic chapters at the University of Texas are excited to welcome new members into their organizations this August. Though current circumstances will require recruitment to look different than it has in the past, the core of our process remains: to facilitate students in joining a Panhellenic organization that best fits their values and will enhance their collegiate experience through the transformative power of sorority membership.
At this time our community is planning for virtual and hybrid recruitment format. We will work closely with city and university officials, as well as National Panhellenic Conference recommendations to make final decisions regarding the format of our process.
Panhellenic Primary Recruitment is a structured process that occurs the week before classes begin each fall semester. Throughout the week, by a process of mutual selection, both chapters and potential new members will narrow their choices. At UT Austin, the majority of members join their organization through the primary recruitment process; however qualifying chapters may also have opportunities to join outside of this time period and throughout the year.
Recruitment Dates and Registration Information
Recruitment dates, format, and other details are subject to change based on changing policies and community needs. The information below is tentative at this time.
Monday, August 16 - Monday, August 23. View the Daily Schedule and Round Information.
June 1 - August 8 (11:59 p.m. CST)
Registration Fee Schedule
- The registration fee is not yet determined.
- 2020 Registration Fees (for reference)
- Regular Registration: $100
- Late Registration: $150
- The regular registration fee will be charged between June 1 – July 31 (11:50 p.m. CST)
- The increased late registration fee will be charged between August 1 – August 8 (11:59 p.m. CST)
Who is eligible for recruitment?
A woman is eligible to participate in recruitment and join a sorority if:
- They are a regularly matriculated student at UT Austin: meaning they are enrolled and have been granted full-time status.
- They are not a new member or initiated member of a National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) 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.