Savannah Cummins, VP Recruitment & Sarah Blase, Head Rho Gamma of Panhellenic

Savannah Cummins, VP Recruitment & Sarah Blase, Head Rho Gamma of Panhellenic


Whether you're an incoming freshman or a continuing student, we hope that you will join Panhellenic in fall recruitment to learn more about our organizations and find a place that you will call home at Pepperdine!

We are excited that you are considering joining the Greek community at Pepperdine. Congrats to all of our newly accepted Waves! We can't wait to welcome you to Malibu! If you are 100% confident about joining a sorority or if you are just curious about Greek Life, we want to know. As of 2019,  28% of all undergraduate women at Pepperdine are Greek affiliated. And although Greek Life is not for everyone, we encourage you to give it a try and get to know the chapters! The sisterhood you create within a sorority will last beyond college and help you give you unique opportunities for leadership, scholarship, and service. Remember to have fun and be yourself!


With Love, 

Panhellenic VP of Recruitment & Head Recruitment Guide



The first couple weeks of school are sprinkled with "Pre-Recruitment" events put on by the Panhellenic Council which are designed for all Potential New Members to get a feel for what Greek Life at Pepperdine is like. Students will have an informal chance to meet the chapters, ask questions to Panhellenic and Recruitment Guides, and to learn about the recruitment process. You can come to all, some, or none of the events! All events are FREE. Bring a friend, stay as long as you'd like, and enjoy what makes our Greek community so special! 


Everyday August 26th- September 11th, 2019 in Adamson Plaza

Our Rho Gammas and chapters within our Greek community will be tabling everyday from 10am-4pm in Adamson Plaza to answer any questions you have about upcoming recruitment, help you get registered online, or just to hang out between classes. Feel free to utilize this table as a resource and get to know our sorority and fraternity members. 

Sorority "Meet the Chapters" Night

Wednesday, September 4th 2019

5-7pm at the Campus Rec Field (field located outside the Fitness Studio)

Stop by and get to know all seven of our Panhellenic chapters and our NPHC/Divine Nine sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. They will have tables set up and will have members present so you can get to know them! Attire is casual! 

Pre-recruitment event

Friday, September 6th 2019

5-7pm at the Campus Rec Field (field located outside the Fitness Studio)

Come join us on the Campus Rec Field with the Panhellenic chapters and prepare to have some great conversations! This FREE event is designed for you to visit with sorority women again, enjoy some tasty food, and have fun in a photo booth to document your recruitment journey. Attire is casual and you may want to bring a light jacket in case it gets cold at sunset!


Formal Recruitment 2019

 Formal Recruitment is put on by the Panhellenic Council which is designed for all Potential New Members to meet each of the chapters as they come closer to deciding which sisterhood they belong to! All PNMs MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID in order to participate! All events are required. 

Registration opens on August 1 and the deadline to register is Wednesday, September 11 at 5pm!

Wednesday, September 11
7-9pm, Location: Elkins Auditorium
Learn about the Formal Recruitment process, what to expect, and how to make the most out of Recruitment. PNMs will also break into their Rho Gamma groups.
**Attendance mandatory unless a PNM has class

Friday, September 13

Meet each of the seven Panhellenic chapters. Be prepared to meet several women from each chapter and share special things about you!

Saturday, September 14

Learn more about each chapter through a mix of videos, philanthropy crafts, and more conversation. Each PNM will be invited back to a range of one to five chapters. This night, each chapter will showcase what makes their sisterhood special and unique so you can truly picture yourself as a future member! No two chapter's events will look the same!

Sunday, September 15

PNMs will be invited back to one to two final chapters and participate in a special ceremony to help PNMs make their final preferences for sorority membership. 

Monday, September 16
Location: Firestone Fieldhouse at 8:30pm

Watch the Rho Gammas reveal their affiliation then be prepared to pick up your bid (invitation) card! This begins day one in your new chapter and the night will end with you and your new sisters going to a fun activity!

Attendance at all events is required in order to receive a bid from a chapter at the end of recruitment. If missing a day or an event is necessary throughout the process, a PNM may fill out an Excuse Form to submit to Panhellenic. Panhellenic will process excuses to notify chapters of potential absences. Feel free to download the Excuse Form below, print, and return to the Greek Life Advisor. Rho Gammas will also have forms to complete during the PNM Orientation.

**The Excuse Form only notifies chapters of expected absences. Panhellenic does not determine the validity of excuses.