Panhellenic Recruitment at Gettysburg College
First year at Gettysburg
At Gettysburg, we have a sophomore deferred recruitment process. This means students can't join a Greek organization until their sophomore year. This is great for first-year students because it allows them to meet all of the chapters throughout their entire first year on campus. We recommend potential new members attend events hosted by the different chapters. Some of these include philanthropy events, pub trivia, community service opportunities, and more!
Spring of first-year, Panhellenic Council--us!--holds pre-recruitment events. This is a way to meet all Panhellenic chapters in a neutral space. We know meeting everyone is stressful, so we try to offer educational and fun events.
Panhellenic Primary Recruitment is held at the start of the fall semester. Recruitment weekend consists of one mandatory meeting on the Thursday before the first round of recruitment and then events throughout the weekend.
This can be, understandably, a stressful and emotional experience for students going through recruitment. We try and offer optional stress relief programming before events begin and allow all student the opportunity to talk through their feelings and experiences before, during, and after recruitment events. We encourage all students going through recruitment to reflect on their values and not what their friends are telling them. This choice should be about your student and their values not what is the most "popular chapter" or where her teammates/friends might be.