Recruitment FAQs

Preparing for Registration

Registration for recruitment is completed only through the online database. The first step will be entering the eligibility verifier. Please be sure to save a copy of the results as you will be uploading these when registering.

The online 2018 recruitment registration form has been integrated with USC log in credentials. If you have not been assigned a myUSC account, you will not be able to register for recruitment. Please contact USC’s IT department for assistance with your myUSC account.

Please be sure you are registering for Panhellenic (PHC) Fall Formal Recruitment.

A overview of regisration and fields included is available in PDF format here 

What you will need:

  • A screenshot or PDF of the online verification of eligibility
  • Basic personal information, just as you needed for your college application
  • List of thorough list of extracurricular activities, honors, community service and work experience
  • A digital picture of yourself to upload and required to complete the application
    • Any type of headshot is preferable
    • Please make sure you are the only one in the photo and not wearing a hat or sunglasses
  • Credit card information to submit the application fee
  • Emergency contact information
  • Your resume
    • Please upload it in PDF format only.
  • Any anticipated conflicts with Fall Formal Recruitment

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Recommendation Letters

Recommendation letters are a form completed by an alumna member of a sorority, recommending a potential new member for membership. It may also be referred to as sponsorship or reference. Although recommendations are not required, we highly encourage students going through the recruitment process to explore if they know individuals who are available to submit a recommendation on their behalf. Each organization has its own process for submissions. Some have online processes, others require a printed copy be mailed to the chapter.

Below are the time periods for recommendation letters submissions for both recruitment processes during the 2018- 2019 academic year:

  • Fall 2018 participants: April 2018 – August 15, 2018
  • Spring 2019 participants: November 2018 – January 16, 2019

For more information about each organization’s recommendation process please follow the links below (links to be added shortly).

Membership Costs

We are committed to supporting informed decisions throughout the recruitment and membership process. We have provided the information below to help prospective members understand the expense of the lifetime investment associated with membership.

Updated information for the 2018-2019 semester will be available shortly. In reviewing the 2017-2018 information please note that costs for 2018-2019 may have changed.

2017-2018 Panhellenic Chapter Financial Information

Schedule Conflicts

If you are registered for recruitment, look out for an email from us about completing the required Schedule Conflict Form. We are wrapping up edits and will send it to you soon!

  • This is mandatory for all participants. It is the only way we will be able to know to change your recruitment schedule because you are in class or another required commitment.
  • We are committed to supporting a great experience during your first week of classes. Making these individual schedule adjustments for all participants does take time. Please make sure to submit this form by Wednesday August 15, 2018.
  • If you have significant conflicts with the recruitment schedule due to involvement in other university programs for example athletics or certain fellowships/scholarship programs, please contact us directly for assistance.

Fall 2018 MRABA

Information coming soon!

Panhellenic Potential New Member Rules

I understand that all participants in Panhellenic Recruitment must adhere to the Panhellenic Recruitment Rules which can be found on the Panhellenic website and the following Panhellenic Potential New Member Rules:

  • Active and potential new members must attend all academic classes throughout recruitment. Conflicts in recruitment schedules must be communicated to the Panhellenic Council.
  • Failure to communicate explanation for absences by 12pm the day of the absence will result in dismissal from recruitment. Reasons for absence can be submitted to recruitment counselors or directly to the Panhellenic Council via email
  • Active and potential new members may not communicate outside of recruitment parties including sending or receiving calls, in person visits, notes, electronic mail/messages, text messages, Facebook messages, Snapchat, courier and gifts.
  • Panhellenic Recruitment is an alcohol and substance free process. Potential new members found under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances during recruitment activities can be dismissed from recruitment.
  • All participants in Panhellenic Recruitment understand the National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreements which can be found on the Panhellenic Council website.
  • We strive to foster a safe and healthy environment for both active members and potential new members. Engaging in disrespectful behavior will result in the student’s dismissal from recruitment. Please see the Recruitment Code of Ethics available on the Panhellenic Council website for more information.

Accomodations

Any student requesting accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester.  A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP.  Please be sure the letter is delivered to FSLD  as soon as possible.  DSP is located in GFS 120 and is open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Website for DSP: http://dsp.usc.edu and contact information: (213) 740-0776 (Phone), (213) 740-8216 (FAX), ability@usc.edu (Email).

University Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment Eligibility

Verification of eligibility is completed by students accessing an online portal and submitting their USC ID. Eligibility is determined based on the information available in the university database.