Registration for Spring 2017 recruitment is now closed. Please email panhellexec@columbia.edu with any questions.

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Eligibility for Formal Recruitment

A woman is eligible to participate in Formal Recruitment and join a sorority if she is enrolled at Columbia University as a full-time student and has completed one full academic semester of coursework. First-semester freshmen are ineligible. The lowest GPA requirement to join a women’s fraternity at Columbia University is 2.50. Individual chapters may have their own GPA and credit hour requirements above these campus minimum requirements.

A Potential New Member participating in Recruitment shall not be, or ever have been, an initiated member of an NPC fraternity.  Women in doubt should consult the Panhellenic Council before registering for recruitment.

A woman is ineligible for Membership Recruitment (Formal or Informal) if she has declined a Formal Membership Recruitment invitation or if she has been a new member of an NPC fraternity on the Columbia University campus within the same calendar year

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: When I register, what picture should I choose?

A: You are welcome to choose any photo that you like; just keep in mind that it is best to choose a picture in which you are clearly recognizable -- no sunglasses or hats, face forward, relatively close-up, etc.

Q: Will my GPA be considered?

A: You must have at least a 2.5 to be eligible for Formal Recruitment. GPAs will be verified at the PNM Orientation on January 22nd.

Q: What extracurriculars should I put on the form?

A: Put down as much information as possible about your interests outside of the classroom. Panhellenic women are involved in many different activities all over campus, and we would love to learn more about what interests you!

Q: Are spring transfers are eligible to go through Formal Recruitment?

A: Yes, spring transfers are definitely eligible to go through Formal Recruitment. If you are a spring transfer, please contact Panhellenic Exec directly at panhellexec@columbia.edu for registration instructions.