Greek Recruitment

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Fraternity Recruitment

Fraternity Recruitment takes place September 9-18, 2019. The Interfraternity Council uses a semi-structured recruitment where membership offers, or “bids”, may be distributed any time in the academic year after the fourth week of classes. Each fraternity plans its own recruitment events September 19-17 and will distribute “bids” starting on September 18 at the Interfraternity Council’s Welcome Night.

Any student interested in fraternity life should complete the Fraternity Recruitment Registration Form. Any student interested in participating in the Phi Delta Theta recruitment process should visit

IFC Recruitment Events:

  •    August 27: Greek Life Carnival, 6pm, Dame Mall
  •    September 3: Fraternity Life Showcase, 7pm, Chapel
  •    September 9: Fraternity Recruitment Kick-Off, Time TBD
  •    September 10-17: Fraternity Recruitment Events
  •    September 18: Interfraternity Council Welcome Night, Time TBD

Anyone participating in the fraternity recruitment process should look for a chapter where they feel the most comfortable. Fraternity membership is a lifelong commitment. All new students are encouraged to attend recruitment events, but it is important to remember there is no obligation to join an organization after registering for fraternity recruitment. These events are a great way to meet a lot of new people!

Sorority Recruitment

Sorority Recruitment takes place September 19-22, 2019. The sororities at Franklin College use a formal recruitment process, where membership offers, or “bids”, may only be distributed after the formal recruitment process. All potential new members will meet members within every sorority during recruitment. Recruitment Guides are here to answer any questions about sorority life at Franklin College and guide women through the sorority recruitment process.

Any incoming student who plans to participate in sorority recruitment must sign up for Sorority Recruitment.

Panhellenic Recruitment Events:

  •   August 27: Greek Life Carnival, 6pm, Dame Mall
  •   September 4: Sorority Life 101, 7pm, Chapel
  •   September 10: Sorority Life is Suite, 7pm, Elsey Sorority Suites
  •   September 16: Meet Your Rho Gamma Night, 8pm, Branigin Room
  •   September 19-21: Sorority Recruitment
  •   September 22: Bid Day!

Sorority Recruitment is a mutual selection process that is designed to give potential new members the opportunity to meet sorority members, ask questions, define membership requirements, financial obligations, and time commitment. All new students are encouraged to participate in the sorority recruitment process. There is no obligation to join an organization at the end of the process and it is a great way to meet a lot of new people!