College Panhellenic Council (CPH)

The object of the College Panhellenic Council is to develop and maintain women’s sorority life and interfraternity relations at a high level of accomplishment and in so doing to:
  1. Consider the goals and ideals of member organizations as applicable to campus and personal life
  2. Promote superior scholarship and intellectual development.
  3. Cooperate with member women’s sororities and the university/college administration to maintain high social and moral standards.
  4. Act in accordance with National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Unanimous Agreements, policies and best practices.
  5. Act in accordance with such rules established by the Panhellenic Council as to not violate the sovereignty, rights and privileges of member sororities.

 

Primary recruitment is held each fall, prior to the start of classes. There may be opportunities to join outside of primary recruitment, through Continuous Open Bidding (COB); however, these opportunities are limited and not all sororities will recruit through COB. 

The 2021 primary recruitment schedule is below:

  • Recruitment registration will open on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:01am.
  • Recruitment registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, July 31, 2021. 
  • Online Orientation must be completed by Monday, August 2, 2021 at NOON.
  • Students living on campus will move in early, prior to the start of recruitment (information to come). 
  • Recruitment Kick Off will be held Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 6:00pm at the Marriott Shoals
  • Philanthropy Round will occur Friday, August 13, 2021 from 9:30am until 5:30pm at the Marriott Shoals
  • Sisterhood Round will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 8:30am until 3:30pm at the Marriott Shoals
  • Preference Round will be held Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 5:30pm until 10:30pm at the Marriott Shoals
  • Bid Day will be held Monday, August 16, 2021. PNMs must report to the GUC Banquet Halls by 12:00pm. The community reveal will begin at the UNA Amphitheater around 12:30pm.

To participate in formal recruitment, you must register online at una.mycampusdirector2.com, pay your registration fee, and complete the online PNM orientation. The online registration will open on May 1, 2021 (the online orientation link is available in Campus Director after you have registered). The registration fee will be $100 until registration closes on July 31, 2021.

Registration and online orientation must be completed by 11:59pm (central time) on July 31, 2021 or you will be unable to participate in the 2021 Fall Primary Recruitment. Registration fees must be paid online at the time you register. Registration fees cover 2 shirts (which you will wear for Friday and Saturday of Recruitment), lunch on Saturday, venue costs, and technology fees. 

Financial Expectations

Each chapter has a different cost and cost vary on membership status. You can find information on chapter membership costs here: Financial Transparency. In addition to membership fees, each chapter has a residency requirement: typically, members are expected to live on the chapter floor their Sophomore year. 

Academic Expectations

As required by the National Panhellenic Conference, there is no GPA requirement to participate in primary recruitment at the University of North Alabama. However, the four sororities have individual requirements to extend a membership invitation:
Alpha Delta Pi: 2.75 minimum GPA
Alpha Gamma Delta: 2.5 minimum GPA
Phi Mu: 2.8 minimum GPA
Zeta Tau Alpha: 3.0 minimum GPA

Women who have below a 3.00 GPA are advised that they are at a greater risk to be released from the primary recruitment process due to their academics. With the amount of women who participate in the formal recruitment process, GPA tends to be a characteristic all groups strongly consider, especially after the first round of formal recruitment. Being released from formal recruitment or receiving a membership invitation through the formal recruitment process is due to a wide variety of factors that are ultimately up to the sororities. GPA is only one of those factors, but there is much weight placed on GPA.

To help students understand how their GPA may affect their formal recruitment experience, College Panhellenic created Grade Zones to show how academics may factor in formal 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. (2.8 – 2.99)
Red Zone = Your options are very likely to be limited based on GPA. (2.79 and below)

Community Service Expectations

Community service and philanthropy are important to the Panhellenic Community. Each organization has expectations for members to meet a minimum number of service hours each semester:
Alpha Delta Pi: All Members - 10 hours/semester
Alpha Gamma Delta: Active Members - 7 hours/semester
Phi Mu: New Members - 5 hours/semester, Active Members - 10 hours/semester
Zeta Tau Alpha: All Members - 5 hours/semester

Recommendation letters are not required at UNA. If you choose to seek recommendation letters, please know each chapter has their own process for recommendations, however, since recommendations come from alumnae members of the organization, the alumnae writing the recommendation should be aware of the sorority process. 

 Again, recommendation letters are NOT required at UNA.

The sorority mailing addresses can be found here: CPH Sorority Mailing Addresses. Written/mailed letters of recommendation are discouraged. Alumnae should use the online submission process detailed above. We recommend submitting any recommendation letters at least 1 week prior to the start of primary recruitment. 

We, as Undergraduate Members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for suthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.

We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.

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Brooke Shewbart, President
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LeeLee Ozbirn, Director of Programming
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Jessie Todd, Director of Wellness
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Georgia Chandler, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
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Molly Kate Anderson, Director of Administration
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Margo Jenkins, Director of Recruitment
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Liv Butler, Director of Recruitment Counselors
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Isabella Vaden, Director of Public Relations
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