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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.

Watch an informational webinar designed for parents and families to learn about the recruitment process. the Family Webinar. Please note you may need to download Adobe Connect to access the webinar.

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 which means 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.

Registration Information

Online recruitment registration begins Monday, May 20, 2019 and concludes Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Registration for Panhellenic Recruitment 2019 is now closed.

Registration Fee Timeline

$175.00 if paid online by 11:59 p.m. by July 15, 2019
$200.00 if paid online after between July 16 - August 5, 2019

Registration for University Panhellenic Council Recruitment 2019 will conclude Monday, August 5, 2019.

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