FORMAL RECRUITMENT REGISTRATION FEE
Recruitment registration is $100. This fee includes the cost of transportation to and from Sorority Village, a T-shirt, nametag, snacks and drinks throughout the week, security, all publications received from Panhellenic, and more.
FORMAL RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
Sorority Recrutiment is slated to begin on the evening of freshman move-in. Freshman women moving into residence halls at that time will have all morning and all day to move in to the residence halls and to spend with their families.
We will begin with PNM Orientation at 6:30pm. We will move directly into the first half of Go-Greek Round and should complete our evening by 10pm.
Each day of Sorority Recruitment will begin at Sorority Village. Ladies living on campus will have the opportunity to catch a bus to and from Sorority Village from Presidential Court or the Panhellenic Building. Parking locations for women who live off campus will be announced at a later time.
Saturday August 17th: 6:30pm - 9:55pm
* PNM Orientation and Go Greek Round, part 1
Sunday, August 18th: 9:00am - 2:00pm * Go Greek Round, part 2
Monday, August 19th: 9:00am - 1:35pm * Philanthropy Round, part 1
Tuesday, August 20th: 9:00am - 2:30pm * Philanthropy Round, part 2
Thursday, August 22nd: 7:00pm - 10:05pm * Skit Round, part 1
Friday, August 23rd: 5:30pm - 9:30pm * Skit Round, part 2
Saturday, August 24th: 3:00pm - 8:00pm * Preference Round
Sunday, August 25th: 1:00pm * BID DAY
SORORITY FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The semester dues to join one of the 13 National Panhellenic Conference Sororities at the University of Tennessee can range from $600 - $885 depending on sorority, the average semester dues cost is $750. This fee range also includes any house fees or parlor fees that the sorority might require.
It is also important to note that the first semester of membership there are additional new member fees which can range from $150 - $470 per sorority, the average new member fee is $260. In addition, you will purchase a sorority badge as a new member which varies in cost but can range from $58- $155.
At Sorority Village, the rent per semester is similar if not less than on-campus residence hall rent and can range from $2,250 a semester to $2,750. Meal plans are comparable in cost to a dining plan on campus and each sorority determines if they will have a meal plan and how often they will serve meals.
Sororities often work with members to establish payment plans which can assist you in paying the full cost over the course of the semester. Individual sorority cost information has been compiled as estimates for 2013-14 school year and is available by clicking "Sorority Chapter Information" to the left and viewing each chapters profile page..
A recommendation is a written reference by an alumna to her sorority chapter. The letter is an introduction about a PNMs academics, activities, and character. The responsibility of finding alumna to write letters of recommendation rests with the PNM. It is best if letters of recommendation are recieved by chapters no later than August 1, 2013, however if you do miss this deadline, it is still in your best interest to send in the rec letter. The mailing address for each sorority is available by clicking "Sorority Chapter Information" to the left and viewing each chapters profile page.
1. Decide who will write a letter of recommendation for you. If you know a sorority alumna, ask if she would be willing to write a letter to her sorority on your behalf.
2. Provide the alumna who will be writing your letter of recommendation with two pictures and a copy of your resume. An already addressed and stamped envelope is also good to provide the alumna.
Even if the sorority chapter houses have not yet opened, the sororities can still collect their mail at their addresses.
3.Send a thank you note to the alumna after she has taken the time to write you a recommendation.
A “legacy” is defined as a daughter, granddaughter, or sister of an initiated sorority member (step or half relations included). Being a legacy of a chapter does not ensure the potential new member will receive a bid from that chapter, as each chapter has it’s own policy regarding legacies. Each potential new member is considered on an individual basis, and a legacy is no more obligated to join a particular sorority than the sorority is obligated to offer her a bid. It is encouraged to disclose legacy status at the time of your recruitment application and also on your recommendation letters. Only chapters that you are a legacy for will have access to that information.
For recruitment registration you will need to be able to pay with a credit or debit card the $100 registration cost. You will also need to be prepared to enter your UT student ID number, UT email address, high school GPA, SAT or ACT score, and contact information for an emergency contact. You will also have the opportunity to upload a picture of yourself. If you have taken college courses you will in addition need your college GPA and number of credit hours taken.
For more information about Sorority Life, please see the "Benefits of Joining" page, by clicking that option in the menu at your left.