What are the requirements to go through Formal Recruitment?
You are required to be a female, full-time undergraduate student at Western University (including affiliate colleges). Additionally, a $25 registration fee is required. Why is there a $25 registration fee?
The registration fee covers our expenses to host the information night, as well your transportation during House Tours and Invitationals. What is it like being part of a sorority?
Joining a sorority is similar to joining a club at Western, only it means you are part of a larger international organization with members across the continent and decades of history and tradition. Each sorority has a cause they fundraise for, participate in philanthropic events, has social gatherings, etc. Beyond that, you build strong friendships with your sisters and others in the Greek community that lasts a lifetime! You can always find Western Greeks sporting letters around campus. Will I be able to balance sorority life with other extra-curriculars?
How involved you become with your sorority depends on you, how much you put in is how much you get out of it. Sororities usually do have mandatory weekly meetings, however you will learn more about this during Formal Recruitment. What are the costs involved with joining a sorority?
The dues (costs) vary with each sorority, and you find out more about financial obligations during the Recruitment process Am I guaranteed a bid if I go through Formal Recruitment?
Unfortunately, the UWO Panhellenic Council cannot guarantee you will receive a bid if you go through Recruitment. We have many people who go through the process, but each sorority only has so many spots they can fill. Don’t let that scare you though, if you build a connection during Recruitment you will naturally find a place you belong ☺ Why should I go through Formal Recruitment?
You have absolutely nothing to lose, but so much to gain! Many sorority women have said joining a sorority was the best decision they ever made, because it introduced them to a genuine support system and amazing opportunities. Even the Recruitment process can be truly fulfilling where you build friendships with other PNMs (potential new members)