About Panhellenic Sororities at MSU
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 incoming 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.
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 the Fall semester. This opportunity is a chance for potential new members to get to know all 14 of our chapters and reflect on values and experiences that will help them find their potential new home at MSU. This year, we are hosting a hybrid recruitment that contains virtual and in-person events. The Fall Formal Recruitment process begins virtually on Friday, September 3rd. The process will remain virtual through Friday, September 10th, and switches over to in-person on Sunday, September 12th. The process wraps up in person on Monday, September 13th. Bid day will take place on Tuesday, September 14th. The Panhellenic Council has worked hard to schedule recruitment events that do not interfere with class schedules or put anyone's health at risk. 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. For more information about each Panhellenic organization on our campus, please see our "chapters" tab on the website.
Membership selection for Fall Formal Recruitment is a mutual process where potential new members and chapters make preferences. 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. The Panhellenic Council is also happy to answer any questions that incoming students may have regarding the process. 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 $25 registration fee. All interested students should register for the Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Process online at michiganstate.mycampusdirector2.com/landing/. Once you complete the registration form, you will receive an email with all the important dates and information for the fall!
THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR RECRUITMENT IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 28TH.
Greek Fall Welcome
All MSU students are invited to the Greek Fall Welcome on September 2nd to kick-off another exciting school year with the largest student organization at Michigan State. The Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Community comprises 4,500+ students from over 60 chapters. The event will be held virtually this year with more details to come. Students will also be able to learn more about MSU FSL, and its pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and sisterhood.
PNM Orientation: Sept 3rd (virtual)
Spirit Day: Sept 4th (virtual)
Philanthropy Day: Sept 9th & 10th (virtual)
Values Day: Sept 12th (in person)
Preference Day: Sept 13th (in person)
Bid Day: Sept 14th (in person)
NOT READY TO SIGN UP FOR RECRUITMENT?
That's okay! 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 a Panhellenic sorority will contact you directly to talk with you and help answer any questions your may have.