How to Join a Sorority


National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho

NPHC organizations do not use a recruitment process similar to the one used by the Interfraternity Council or the Panhellenic Council. NPHC organizations have open recruitment periods that are deemed by the specific organization.

Women interested in joining one of the three National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations should note that individual organizations will hold informational meetings throughout the school year. These meetings will be advertised throughout various locations on campus and will provide aspirants with the opportunity to learn more about an organization, and perhaps get specific intake questions answered. The first informational meeting, Introduction to Fraternity and Sorority Life, will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:00pm in Hardie Auditorium.

Women interested in joining one of the three National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations should contact the individual chapter or visit the organization′s national website for more information regarding intake. Fliers will be posted on-campus for the recruitment meetings.

For more information about Membership Intake, please visit the national organization′s website or contact the Office of Student Activities at 901-843-3970 for more information about recruitment opportunities.

Alpha Kappa Alpha
Delta Sigma Theta (local website)
Sigma Gamma Rho


Panhellenic Council (Pan)

Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta and Kappa DeltaA

A registration fee for Panhellenic Recruitment is incurred to cover the cost of t-shirts, meals, etc. The following is a breakdown of the fee: 

  • June 1 - August 25, 2014 (11:59pm) = $40.00                                            
  • August 26, 2014 - August 28, 2014 (11:59pm) = $60.00

The first informational meeting, Introduction to Sorority Life, will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:00pm in McCallum Ballroom/Crain Reception Hall. The final informational meeting, Sorority 101, will be at 7:00pm in the BCLC Ballroom on Friday, August 29, 2014.

Registration will open on June 1, 2014. 

Panhellenic Recruitment 2014 schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, August 31, 2014: Open House/Sisterhood Event
  • Friday, September 5, 2014: Philanthropy Event
  • Saturday, September 6, 2014: Preference Event
  • Sunday, September 7, 2014: Bid Day

Recommendation Letters are encouraged, but are by no means required to participate in Sorority Recruitment at Rhodes College. Each national organization has their own requirement for membership selection. Contact your local Alumnae Panhellenic Council or visit the national website of the organization for more information. Alumnae will know if their organization requires a letter or introduction form for reference letters. Please send recommendation letters to the address below and address it to the specific chapter (Alpha Omicron Pi, Kappa Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta). The letters will then be distributed by the Office of Student Involvement to each chapter′s campus mailbox.

Chapter Name (Alpha Omicron Pi, Kappa Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta)
Attention: Recommendation Letter(s)
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112

Alpha Omicron Pi (local website)
Recommendation Information

Chi Omega (local website)
Recommendation Information

Delta Delta Delta (local website)
Recommendation Information

Kappa Delta (local website)
Recommendation Information

Please contact Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment, Brooke Bierdz, by emailing with questions.