Sorority Recruitment

Primary Contact for women considering joining: Hailey Hoernemann, VP for Recruitment Personnel,

During Fall 2024, sorority recruitment will include a partially structured process.  In order to provide a better and more relaxed experience for all participating, the timeframe will spread out a bit more, and there will be more flexibility for women considering joining.

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Important Information About Sorority Recruitment (shared 8/31/23). Any woman participating, or thinking about participating in the Primary Recruitment Process should read this.

Structured Recruitment

"Partially Structured Recruitment" will be the primary recruitment period for our sorority community, and it will take place from August 27-September 14.  Joining through informal recruitment, which takes place immediately after the structured process, is an option, but there is no guarantee that all of our chapters will be able to continue recruiting members at that time.  Participating in this structured process is the best way for a woman to join in the Fall semester.

In order to particpate in the Partially Structured Recruitment, women must complete the following.  Those who do not complete these things will not be eligible to receive a "bid," or invitation to join, through the structured process.

  1. Register for Sorority Recruitment using the registration link above.
  2. Attend one of the Sorority Recruitment Orientation Sessions listed below. 
  3. Attend at least one "Round 1" event hosted by each of the four sororities. Each chapter will host 3 events during Round 1, beginning September 4. The schedule of events can be found below.
  4. Submit their chapter priorities on Thursday, September 12.
  5. Participate in the Preference Round, "Round 2," attending up to two chapter events on Friday, September 13.

Sorority Recruitment Information Sessions (All sessions will last approximately 30 minutes and provide the same information. Women considering joining a sorority through the structured recruitment process must attend 1 session.)

  • Tuesday, August 27, Noon and 7 p.m., CSU 204
  • Wednesday, August 28, 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., CSU 204
  • Tuesday, September 3, Noon, 3 p.m., and 5 p.m., CSU 204
  • September 4 and September 5, 6 p.m., CSU 204
  • September 9 and September 10, 6 p.m., CSU 204
  • September 11 and September 12, 6 p.m., CSU 204

Structured Recruitment Schedule

Wednesday, September 4, 2024 – Round 1, Event 1 

7:00-8:00pm Sigma Sigma Sigma  
8:00-9:00pm Alpha Chi Omega 
Thursday, September 5, 2024 – Round 1, Event 1 
7:00-8:00pm Alpha Sigma Alpha 

8:00-9:00pm Gamma Phi Beta 

Monday, September 9, 2024 – Round 1, Event 2 

7:00-8:00pm Gamma Phi Beta 

8:00-9:00pm Alpha Sigma Alpha 

Tuesday, September 10 , 2024 – Round 1, Event 2 

7:00-8:00pm Alpha Chi Omega 

8:00-9:00pm Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Wednesday, September 11, 2024 – Round 1, Event 3 

7:00-8:00 pm Sigma Sigma Sigma 

8:00-9:00pm Gamma Phi Beta 

Thursday, September 12, 2024 – Round 1, Event 3 

7:00-8:00pm Alpha Chi Omega 

8:00-9:00pm Alpha Sigma Alpha 

Friday, September 13, 2024 – Round 2, Preference Day 

6:00pm PNM’s arrive 

6:30pm Preference Event 1

8:00pm Preference Event 2 

Saturday, September 14, 2024 - Bid Day

11 a.m.  New Members Arrive

Please note that this structured recruitment process is the primary way by which women join sororities at MSU.  Immeditely following this process, "total," or the cap on chapter membership, set.  This means that, after Structured Recruitment, some of our chapters may not be recruiting any longer.  For the best chance to join a sorority, it is highly recommended that women participate in this process.

Note about suggested attire:  For the individual chapter events prior to September 13, casual attire is suggested and appropriate.  For the Preference Round, business casual is suggested and appropriate.  This round consists of formal ceremonies for which the members will be dressed up.  This being said, these are suggestions.  No one should feel as though they can't participate because they do not have dressier clothes.  Come as you are, or, if you would like to borrow something, we have a community of women willing to make sure you have something you feel great in, and we can discreetly get you something to wear!  Email Hailey at, and let her know you'd like to borrow something to wear.  Include the size needed (dress/clothing and shoes, if also needed), and she'll do her best to find something for you!

Optional Sorority Social

The sorority community will host an informal, optional sorority social on Wednesday, August 28, from 8-10 p.m. in CSU 253.  While this is going on, a Sorority Recruitment Orientation Session will be available across the hall.  This event is free, and no commitment to formal recruitment is required.  It's designed to a come-and-go-as-you-please feel, so if you have class until 9 or have somewhere to be at 9, no problem!  Women who attend will have an opportunity to enjoy refreshments while mingling with members from our sororities and getting their questions answered.  If they haven't decided to participate already, it's often times this event that helps women decide to go through with the recruitment process.


Sorority formal recruitment requires potential new members to pre-register online or at the first event they attend.  This allows us to keep potential new members better informed. There is no fee to register.

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Typically, chapters require a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA or 2.5-3.0 cumulative college GPA, depending on whether the student is a first year student or a transfer/continuing MSU student. The requirements vary by chapter, with some being higher than others. Chapters very rarely make exceptions to their requirements, as exceptions may require approval from the organization's inter/national headquarters.

potential new member (PNM) grade release agreement

Enrollment Status:

Most of our sororities require each member to be a full time college student (12 credits or more), and a fully matriculated student at MSU.  This excludes PSEO, CIS, Concurrent Enrollment, etc. Please check with each sorority if you have questions about enrollment requirements.

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