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    Capital University holds its Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council Formal Recruitment (NPC) in the fall semester and informal recruitment in the spring. The National Pan-Hellenic Council or city-wide chapters (NPHC) participate in intake processes. Be sure to follow @CapitalFSL on Twitter and "Like" Fraternity and Sorority Life at Capital University on Facebook for up-to-date information!

    Below is a breakdown of each process:


    Panhellenic Council Formal Recruitment
      
    Sorority Formal Recruitment is an intentional three day process for all women who register to get to know and engage with our four sororities. Each round allows for potential new members (PNMs) to learn more about each sorority and find their home within the Fraternity and Sorority Life community. After each round, a PNM will make their preference of what sororities to visit for the next round; the sororities will also turn in preferences and the next round invitations will be decided through a mutual selection. Formal recruitment will take place Thursday, September 11 through Saturday September 13 with Sunday, September 14 being Bid Day. Below is a breakdown of how each round/day of recruitment will work:
    • Round One: this round each PNM will be able to meet women in each sorority for 45 minutes. After this round PNMs will preference their top three sororities for mutual matching.
    • Round Two: during this round each PNM will visit at most three sororities for one hour. After this round PNMs will make another preference for their top two sororities for mutual matching.
    • Round Three: each PNM will visit at most their two sorority preferences for 75 minutes. When this round is complete PNMs will make their final preference for their remaining sororities (two is the maximum)
    • Bid Day: PNMs will find out what sorority they are matched with and begin their commitment of values-based living and sisterhood!
     
    During the Formal Recruitment process, PNMs will be guided by their Recruitment Guides, or Rho Gammas; these are women who have temporarily disassociated with their chapters to provide guidance to PNMs.  
     
    Click here to register for Panhellenic Formal Recruitment and be sure to check out the registration page (Campus Director) for updates! Registration opens on Friday, May 16 and closes Wednesday, September 10 at 5pm. Remember, registration is $5 and can be paid at formal FSL events or in the Office of Student and Community Engagement located in the Harry C. Moores Student Union. If you have any questions, email CUSororityLife@gmail.com or call 614-236-6901.  

    Interfraternity Council Formal Recruitment  
    Fraternities on campus will hold events at specific locations. The fraternities on campus will use time during these events to get to know potential new members, share what they have done as a chapter, and showcase the meaning of brotherhood and how joining a Greek lettered organization can make you a better person. Bid Day for IFC fraternities is Friday, September 19 in which a PNM can formally sign a bid of membership for a fraternity. PNMs cannot sign bids until that date and after. Below are formal recruitment events for each fraternity:
     
    Alpha Sigma Phi 
    Wednesday, August 27: Grill Out at the Alpha Sigma Phi House, 1pm 
    Friday, September 5: Canes Chicken at the Alpha Sigma Phi House, 5pm 
    Tuesday, September 9: Philanthropy Day, location TBA, 5pm 
    Tuesday, September 16, Skyzone Trop, location to meet TBA, 9pm 
    Wednesday, September 17, Cornhole Hangout, location TBA, 7pm 
     Thursday,September 18, Sig Talk, at the Alpha Sigma Phi House, 6pm 
     
    Kappa Sigma 
    Friday, August 29: Crawfish Broil, Schaaf Lawn, 5pm
    Saturday, September 6: Buffet Bash, Schaaf Lawn, 1pm
    Thursday, September 11: 9/11 Banner Ceremony, Student Union, time TBA
    Tuesday, September 16: BW3 Night, 875 Sheridan meet, time TBA
    Wednesday, September 17: Meet and Greet, Bridge of Learning, 8pm
    Thursday, September 18: Smoker/BBQ, 875 Sheridan, time TBA
     
    Phi Kappa Psi 
    Thursday, August 28: Cookout/Cornhole, Schaaf Lawn, 4:30pm (rain site at 735 Sheridan)
    Tuesday, September 2: Video Game Tournament, Lohman Basement, 7pm
    Friday, September 12: Night at the Races - Scioto Downs Racetrack, meet-up TBA, 7pm
    Monday, September 15: Music and Arts/Crafts (benefitting philanthropy), Mezz, 9pm
    Tuesday, September 16: Driving Range, Four Season Golf Center, meet-up TBA, 7pm
    Thursday, September 18: Cookout and Games, 735 Sheridan, 5pm
     
    Sigma Alpha Beta 
     Tuesday, August 26: Around the World, Schneider North, 7pm
    Wednesday, September 3: American Red Cross Night, Weiler, 6:30pm   
    Monday, September 8: Dancin' with the Betas, Bridge of Learning, 6:30pm 
    Monday, September 15: Minute to Win It, SAB Style, Schneider North, 6:30pm 
    Tuesday, September 16: Potluck and Sardines, Schneider North, 7pm 
     
    If you have questions, contact  sce@capital.edu or call 614-236-6901.

     
    National Pan-Hellenic Council/City-Wide Chapters   
    Our National Pan-Hellenic Council or City-Wide chapters conduct membership intake. These chapters will have open forums and events for students interested in membership. Once you have decided which organization to join, notify the fraternity or sorority of your decision and they will let you know how to join. Each organization has its own processes. If you have questions, contact sce@capital.edu or call 614-236-6901. 
     

    Informal Recruitment Process

    During the spring or after Fall Formal Recruitment, our NPC and IFC fraternities and sororities hold informal recruitment. Chapters will host events to engage potential new members and introduce them to Fraternity and Sorority Life and specific chapters within the community. Different than formal recruitment, this process does not involve structured rounds or schedules, but offers a more laid back atmosphere in which members and interested students can interact and get to know one another. Chapters may extend bids to individuals at any time during this process. Individuals have up to one calendar year to accept or deny a bid.


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