2013 Panhellenic Recruitment Staff
Joining a sorority is a big decision...we want to help with any unanswered questions you might have!
If you have any questions that are not listed below please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How much of a time commitment is a sorority?
When it comes to sorority life, what you get out is what you put in. At a minimum, a member may attend weekly meetings and possibly a social, philanthropic or Panhellenic function, averaging about three hours a week. However, many students spend a great deal of time in leadership roles and other campus activities.
How much does it cost?
The average cost of the NPC sororities at WKU ranges between $350-$750 a semester, typically your first semester dues are higher between $650-$1050 for the semester. This covers various costs such as social functions, sisterhood events, dues, badges, and dues paid to the sororities' national organization.
Will joining a sorority affect my grades?
Sororities reflect a strong commitment to academics. The All-Sorority GPA is consistently higher than the All-Women's GPA at WKU. All chapters have academic progress programs and GPA standards for members. As long as students keep academics a priority, sorority membership will not adversely affect grades.
Will I be hazed if I join a sorority?
Hazing is strictly prohibited by WKU and all fraternities and sororities. Membership in a sorority is a rewarding experience and hazing of any kind would undermine everything a sorority represents. Sorority members go to great lengths to make sure new members feel comfortable during their transition into college life.
What is the difference between NPC and NPHC sororities?
NPC (National Panhellenic Conference) sororities and NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council) sororities welcome all women at WKU for membership. While both organizations promote the development of women, NPHC sororities are historically African-American. The NPHC membership intake process takes place at the discretion of the chapters, while NPC formal recruitment takes place in the fall. You can only sign up for NPC formal recruitment on this website.
Do I have to have letters of recommendations?
Panhellenic does NOT require you to have recommendations, but sororities appreciate and use this information to assist in the recruitment process. We suggest that if you known an alumna of a chapter, to ask her if she would be willing to write a letter of recommendation for her sorority. A recommendation may come from a woman who was in a sorority here at WKU or at another school. She can only write a letter for her particular chapter, and remember that no more than one recommendation per chapter is necessary.