Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Panhellenic Information

General information about SFA Panhellenic Association

All sororities were built upon the same founding values:

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is the national coordinating body of 26 member sororities. Locally, the Panhellenic Council is the governing body for the NPC sororities on a college campus. The Panhellenic Council coordinates Recruitment, provides programming and activities for sorority women, and works as a self-governing support system to the sororities on the SFA Campus. There are 5 NPC sororities at SFA. The decision to join one of these sororities means that an individual is interested in a college experience based upon the founding values of sorority life.

Some of the ways that you will see these values in action on our campus include:

Getting Started

The Basics of Recruitment

Recruitment is the period when sororities seek new members to join their chapters. Sorority events at SFA are hosted by SFAPA throughout the summer at Freshmen Orientation. At SFAPA-sponsored events, you'll get the chance to meet members from multiple campus sororities. At all events you'll learn about Greek activities, new member programs and, perhaps most importantly, get a feel for the uniqueness of each chapter.

Because each sorority at SFA does have its own unique qualities, it's important for you to keep an open mind throughout Recruitment. By asking questions, you can better decide where you fit best.

Here are some questions we recommend you keep in mind:

* What activities is the chapter involved with on campus?
* How will membership in a specific sorority benefit you?
* How much are dues or fees?
* What are the housing requirements?
* What kind of scholarship program does the chapter offer?
* What is the meal plan?
* How does this chapter support its national philanthropy?

Recruitment Sign Up

Click Here to Register for Recruitment

Basic eligibility to participate in recruitment are:

Please be advised that every sorority has established its own academic requirements, most of which are significantly higher than the SFAPA requirement. Many chapters follow the guidelines set by their inter/national organizations when deciding to offer invitations and bids.
It is also important to note that very few grade exceptions are made by each chapter. Potential members who do not meet a chapter's academic requirements are released early in the recruitment process to allow them the opportunity to explore other alternatives. However, grades are considered throughout the entire process.

Recruitment Information

Women's Panhellenic Recruitment is the process through which potential new members consider sororities, and sororities choose new sisters. The formal Recruitment period is composed of three rounds where potential new members (PNM's) visit each of the five chapters on SFA's campus. Through a process of mutual selection, girls narrow their choices until following the last round, then finally select a sorority. Women's Recruitment for Fall 2013 will be August 31 - September 2.

Women who choose to participate in the Recruitment process are required to pay a registration $75. This fee covers administrative cost, room reservations and transportation to and from Sorority Row. Payment may be by debit or credit card and will be done online when you register. The first event a potential new member will have to attend is:

SFA Potential New Member Convocation
Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater, Room 2.210
August28, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Dress is casual. This is the first chance to see and meet all the women participating in Fall Recruitment as well as your Rho Gamma! Rho Gamma's are women who disaffiliate from their chapters for an entire summer and beginning of the school year in order to help guide and counsel the pnm's, without favorable intensions for their own chapter.

More Questions Call 936-468-3703

Recruitment Fashion

Listed below is the who, what and wear of each day of Recruitment:

Philanthropy Events/Open House Event During Round 1

Each potential new member (PNM) will visit each of our five chapters.

There are 8 party times, so each PNM group will sit out for 3 event times.

The dress for this party is shorts and tops and flats. Remember, you will

be outside walking from house to house in the Texas heat.

Skit and Slide Show Events During Round 2

Each PNM visits up to four chapters. There are 6 party times, so each PNM

will sit out at least 2 event times. The dress for this round is sundress,

skirt & top or pants and top with flats.

Preference Events During Round 3

Each PNM visits up to two chapters. There are 3 event times, so each PNM sits

out at least 1 event time. An appropriate dress for this round is a one you might

wear to church or a wedding reception.

Bid Day

This is were you will meet your new sisters!!! Most potential members choose

to wear shorts and a light colored or white t-shirt with tennis shoes.