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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211


Recruitment Overview

Formal sorority recruitment at the University of the Pacific is only conducted in the spring semester, within the first three weeks of classes. 2015 Recruitment week begins with Orientation on Thursday, January 22nd, and concludes with Bid Day on Sunday, January 25th. For many of you, this will be your first impression of Greek life at the University of the Pacific. We hope that you enjoy all that we have planned for you!

This week consists of three rounds of events that will allow you to learn more about each sorority. The events will show you what life in a sorority is like and will give you the chance to meet the sorority women in each house and ask any questions you might have about activities, financial obligations, scholarship, new member programs, and campus life in general. It is so important to keep an open mind during this process and carefully decide where YOU feel YOU fit in to the Greek system at Pacific.

Please recognize that Formal Recruitment is a mutual selection process. All PNMs (potential new members) will visit every sorority during the first round (Panhellenic Day), but the remaining rounds are by invitation only. As the sororities are narrowing down the number of women attending each round of events, PNMs may only accept a certain number of invitations to each round. The Panhellenic Executive Council and Recruitment Counselors will explain this process in detail to PNMs throughout the week. Each PNM will be assigned recruitment counselors who will be available during the entire process to answer questions. These women are here to help you in any way you might need them.

Participation in Formal Recruitment DOES NOT guarantee an invitation to join a sorority, nor does it obligate a woman to join. However, over 95% percent of the women participating in Formal Recruitment each year join a sorority at the end of the week.

Throughout the week, remember to be comfortable! Also, be confident! It's about who you are, not what you wear, so make sure your personality shines through no matter how you dress. Have fun and relax! Recruitment week is a fun way to make new friends and new memories.

*To be eligible for the recruitment process you must have at least 12 college units and a 2.5 gpa.

Registration for Spring 2015 Formal Recruitment is now open: (please use the link below)


Schedule of Events

Tuesday, January 13th: Informational Session (optional) @ 7 pm in Janet Leigh Theater (McCaffrey Center)

Wednesday, January 14th: Informational Session (optional) @ 7 pm in Janet Leigh Theater (McCaffrey Center)

Tuesday, January 20th: Informational Session (optional) @ 7 pm in Janet Leigh Theater (McCaffrey Center)

Thursday, January 22th: Orientation Night @ TBD in the DUC Ballroom

Friday, January 223rd: Panhellenic Day @ 4:30pm in the DUC Ballroom

Saturday, January 24th: Philanthropy Day @ 12:30pm in the DUC Ballroom

Sunday, January 25th: Preference Morning @ 9am in the DUC Ballroom

Sunday, January 25th: Bid Day @ 3:45pm in the DUC Ballroom

*For general recruitment questions or more information on the recruitment process please contact the Office of Greek Life at (209) 946-3004 or greeklife@pacific.edu