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Learn more About Panhellenic recruitment

You have embarked upon an exciting adventure by choosing to attend Michigan State University and have many opportunities ahead of you. Becoming a member of the Panhellenic community here at MSU continues to provide thousands of women a sense of community. Women who are a part of our organizations are committed to their academics; volunteer their time in the community; develop and strengthen their leadership skills; and form a strong campus network with university officials, community members, and alumni. To reiterate, Panhellenic chapters adhere to four pillars including Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Sisterhood. Joining a Panhellenic sorority provides women the opportunity to develop extraordinary, long-lasting relationships that foster support and encouragement during the challenges and opportunities students embark on during their collegiate years and beyond. There is no doubt that the bonds that members of our chapters make will last a lifetime. 



Nationally, fraternity/sorority members have a higher grade point average than non-Greek students and also have a higher graduation rate than students that are not affiliated with a Greek organization.



Fraternities and Sororities across the nation donate over 10 million hours of volunteer service each year. Fraternity/sorority members raise over $7 million per year for charity.

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85% of Fortune 500 executives were involved in Greek Life. The first female astronaut, the first female senator, and 63% of the US President’s cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.

How to Join

The Panhellenic Council at Michigan State University hosts Formal Recruitment at the beginning of every Fall semester as well as an informal recruitment event in the Spring. This is an opportunity for potential new members to get to know all 14 of our chapters and reflect on values and experiences that can help them find their potential new home at MSU. This year, we are conducting a hybrid recruitment. The Panhellenic Council has worked hard to schedule recruitment events that do not interfere with class schedules.


During the recruitment process, each potential new member will have the opportunity to speak with current members from our Panhellenic organizations to learn more about them. All of our organizations hold particular values that will provide students with unique experiences that can positively impact their time in college. Membership selection for Fall Formal Recruitment is a mutual process where potential new members and chapters make preferences. For more information about each Panhellenic organization on our campus, please see our "Chapters" tab on the website.


Each potential new member who has registered for Fall Formal Recruitment will be assigned a Recruitment Guide to assist her with any questions that she may have throughout the entire recruitment process. Panhellenic is happy to answer any questions in the meantime. In order to participate in sorority recruitment, you must be a regularly enrolled student or plan to be a full-time student in good standing with Michigan State University at the time of Recruitment in the Fall, as well as paying a $35 registration fee.

other councils at msu


Interfraternity council

IFC is the governing body for 29 fraternities at Michigan State University. A Fraternity is a group of men who dedicate themselves to higher ideals such as Service, Leadership, Academics, and Brotherhood.


multicultural Greek council

The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) at Michigan State is a unique governing body that represents Latinx, Asian, and Multicultural/Multiethnic Greek-letter organizations on campus.


Pan-hellenic council

NPHC is composed of the nine largest historically African-American Greek-letter organizations. All of the ‘Divine Nine,’ as they are nicknamed, NPHC organizations are represented on Michigan State’s campus.

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Upcoming Events

Spring informal recruitment

Spring Informal Recruitment is happening NOW! Check the Instagram (@msupanhel) for more information or get in contact with the chapter's you are interested in!

Panhellenic Fall Recruitment - 2024

PNM Orientation: August 28th

Virtual Spirit Day: August 29th

Philanthropy Days: August 30th and September 1st

Values Days: September 6th and 7th

Preference Day: September 8th

Bid Day: September 9th

Interested in recruitment?

That's amazing to hear! We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process, so please do not hesitate to reach out. Just fill out your name and email and someone from the Panhellenic Council will contact you directly to talk with you and help answer any questions you may have.

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