Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

College Panhellenic Council

The Panhellenic Council is a collegiate chapter of the National Panhellenic Conference.

The Panhellenic Council is a board of student leaders chosen to govern the seven Panhellenic sororities at California State University, Chico. They operate on the values of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Friendship, and Integrity. 

  • Recruitment Information

    In line with the university's plan to limit exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Panhellenic Council is planning to host a hybrid formal sorority recruitment in Spring 2022. 

    We strongly encourage you to follow @chicostatepanhellenic on Instagram for regular updates. We also recommend checking this page regularly. 

    DATES OF RECRUITMENT

    POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (All PNMs are required to attend Orientation in order to participate in Formal Recruitment)

    • Tuesday, January 18th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Zoom

    RECRUITMENT DATES: Formal Recruitment events will be held January 19th through January 23rd. In partnership with Chico State and the National Panhellenic Conference, we have decided to hold recruitment in a hybrid format. Face coverings will be required to wear for Formal Recruitment. 

    • Wednesday, January 19th - Sisterhood Round (Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors) 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM | Zoom
    • Thursday, January 20th - Sisterhood Round (Freshmen) 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Zoom
    • Friday, January 21st - Philanthropy Round 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM | Zoom
    • Saturday, January 22nd - Preference Round 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM | BMU Auditorium
    • Sunday, January 23rd - Bid Day 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM | BMU Auditorium

    RESIDENCE HALL INFORMATION

    Chico State residence halls will be open for students to access on Wednesday, January 19th at 4:00 PM.

    PAYMENT

    Due to COVID-19, all costs associated with participating in Formal Recruitment week are waived. Please note that chapters charge dues if you move forward with joining an organization. Details on dues will be outlined in the mandatory PNM orientation.

    RECOMMENDATION LETTERS

    Reference and recommendation letters are written by sorority alumnae members and introduce a potential new member to the chapter and describe more about the potential new member's activities and interests. These are handled by the Alumnae through her respective organizations national process. Recommendation letters are encouraged but not required to participate in Panhellenic Recruitment. 

    There are two ways to obtain a reference or recommendation:

    1. Register with your local Alumnae Panhellenic - This option provides an opportunity to get assistance with obtaining reference letters, possibly meet local area sorority alumnae and attend a recruitment information session. The registration form you complete for your local alumnae Panhellenic does not substitute your Recruitment Registration but will provide additional information so the alumnae may provide a more well rounded recommendation. 
    2. Find a sorority alumnae to write a letter on your behalf - Many women going through recruitment already have friends or family who are members of a sorority who could write a letter on your behalf. Use your network! You should initiate the request but it is the responsibility of the alumna writing the reference to obtain the appropriate form.

    Note: Many national organizations have moved to an online form available through their membership portal on their national website. Any alumnae submitting a reference or recommendation for you should make sure she is using the correct form or format per her national organization and submit the recommended way. If your recommendation needs to be mailed please mail them directly to the chapter. It is the alumnae's responsibility to obtain that address from their national headquarters or chapter directly. The Chico State Panhellenic Council will not distribute any recommendations mailed to the office and will not provide any information on chapter facility location. 

    COST OF MEMBERSHIP

    Every year, the Panhellenic Council works with the chapters to provide interested women an accurate look at how much dues are and where the money is going.

    Below is a link to our 2022 Financial Disclosure Statement. This document is designed to provide you with detailed information on how much membership will cost for each organization. Each chapter has dues members are required to pay every semester; however, what is included in the dues vary chapter to chapter. 

    We have provided a list of common fees our chapters charge as a part of their dues structure. There is a possibility some chapters may have additional fees unique to their organization, so it is important to still ask for more information as you go through the Recruitment process.

    Click here to view the 2022 Financial Disclosure Statement. (PDF)

    Click HERE to register for Formal Recruitment.

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