In order to participate in sorority recruitment, potential new members are required to register with the Greek Life or Panhellenic office on the university campus and pay a registration fee by a certain deadline. Registration opportunities are often also available during university orientation sessions. If you have not obtained recruitment information, we suggest contacting the campus Greek Life office for further details.
Letters of Recommendation for Recruitment
When college sororities conduct new member recruitment, some may require letters of recommendation from their alumnae. Other sororities accept, but don’t require letters of recommendation.
Letters of recommendation are written by sorority alumnae to introduce a potential new member to the collegiate sisters of her sorority to help determine if the potential new member would be a good match for their chapter. With so many women going through recruitment, recommendation letters provide the chapter members an opportunity to be introduced to a woman prior to the beginning of the formal recruitment process.
If you live in Los Angeles, we can help you navigate this process. The Los Angeles Alumnae Panehellenic Association has volunteers from 14 of the 26 NPC sororities who may help with an introductory letter of recommendation. If you would like to request our assistance, please provide us with the below information at least 8 weeks prior to the deadline. Information can be emailed to President@laapa.net.
- Name and contact information
- Name of University attending
- Letter of Recommendation deadline for the University you are attending
- List of NPC sororities for which you are requesting referral letters
- Resume, including GPA and extracurricular activities
- Description of community service and leadership activities
- Employment history (if any)
- Family members who have NPC affiliation (if any)
- Why are you interested in joining a sorority?
- Any additional information you would like to share
LAAPA does not have representation from all NPC sororities. Chapters with current representation are listed on the LAAPA Leadership & Delegation page. If you need a letter from a chapter for which we do not have representation, we recommend contacting that chapter’s national organization, who may be able to connect you with a local alumna.
Additionally, even if LAAPA has a delegate for your needed chapter, it is at the delegate's discretion as to whether she will provide a letter of recommendation. Some may require to meet you in person or to talk via phone, prior to the provision of a letter of recommendation.
The Sorority Life websites by National Panhellenic Conference provide general information about the sorority recruitment process and member expectations. Also included are insights for Mom and Dad.
Online Recruitment Resources
National Panhellenic Conference | https://www.npcwomen.org/
The Sorority Life | http://thesororitylife.com/index.aspx
The Sorority Life - Recruitment 101 | http://www.thesororitylife.com/Recruitment-101/index.aspx
Sorority Parents | http://www.sororityparents.com/