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Sorority Life


» What is Sorority Recruitment?

Sorority recruitment is an exciting learning experience! There are many opportunities that sorority life can offer related to leadership, professional development, philanthropy, service, and friendship. It is a time to learn about each sorority as they present their values, events, membership requirements, and everything else they have to offer Chapman students.

As you visit each chapter, you will meet the sorority members and discover how each individual member contributes to the larger sorority and how the sorority contributes to campus life and community. Formal recruitment consists of four rounds of events where potential new members and sorority women participate in a mutual selection process for potential membership in one of Chapman University’s nine great National Panhellenic Conference sororities.

Am I eligible to participate in formal recruitment? 

You must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Chapman University for the Spring 2022 term. All current students must have successfully earned a minimum of 12 credits by January 11, 2024.  Students transferring to Chapman for the Spring 2024 semester must have earned 12 transferable credits of college-level coursework from another college or university by January 11, 2024.  

The Chapman sorority average GPA is 3.515. Women who have below a 2.5 are ineligible to participate in recruitment.  

To help students understand how their GPA may affect their primary recruitment experience, the Panhellenic Council created Grade Zones to show how academics may factor in on primary recruitment.

GPA Zones

Green Zone: Your options are not likely limited based on your GPA. (3.0+)

Yellow Zone: Your options are more likely to be limited by your GPA (2.5-2.99)

Red Zone: You are ineligible to participate in recruitment based on your GPA (Below 2.5)

Recruitment Events

January 2024

The Panhellenic Council at Chapman University hosts a deferred formal recruitment in January.  Please see the schedule outlined below.  During each of the recruitment rounds/timeframes listed below, potential members will have breaks and opportunities to get food, return to their rooms to relax, etc.

Registration for Recruitment Closes

  • January 5th, 2024

Recruitment Kick-off for Potential New Members

  • January 24th, 2024


  • Thursday, January 25th - Day 1


  • Friday, January 26th - Day 2


  • Saturday, January 27th - Day 3


  • Sunday, January 28th - Day 4


  • Sunday, January 28th

More information can be found on the Panhellenic website. Please reach out to cupanhellenic.recruitmentinfo@gmail.com with any additional questions.

Fall 2023 Informal Recruitment

If you are a returning Chapman University student or a transfer student who has completed a minimum of 12 college credits you are eligible to participate in Fall 2022 informal recruitment or COB. Not all of the sororities participate in these recruitment events. If you are interested in learning more about this process and which sororities will be eligible in the Fall, please reach out to cupanhellenic.recruitmentinfo@gmail.com. 

Recommendation Letters

Recommendation letters/packets are optional. If you are interested in submitting recommendation letters please submit them to the following address:

Sorority Name
Chapman University
One University Drive
Argyros Forum 303
Orange, CA 92866

Sorority Recruitment Questions? 

Contact our Panhellenic Recruitment Team at cupanhellenic.recruitmentinfo@gmail.com.