"Picture Yourself in Paradise" with Pepperdine Greek Life!

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 2017, nearly 30% of all women 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 develop leadership, scholarship, and service. Remember to have fun and be yourself!


With Love, 

Panhellenic VP of Recruitment & Head Rho Chi



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 Counselors, 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 28- September 12th 2017 in Adamson Plaza

Our Rho Chis will be tabling everyday from 11am-1pm 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 the Rho Chis. 

Sorority "Meet the Chapters" Night

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

9-11pm in The Waves Cafe

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! 

Panhellenic "Flamingle Friday"

Friday, September 8th 2017

5-7pm on the Campus Recreation Field  (grassy area behind the Fitness Studio)

Join the Panhellenic chapters and the Rho Chis for a relaxing sunset event! This is another FREE opportunity to meet more sorority women, have fun, take pictures in a photobooth, and get a yummy tropical surprise. Stay for as long or as short as you want to kick off the weekend!


Formal Recruitment 2017

 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 begins August 1st and is open through Tuesday, September 12th at 5pm PST. No exceptions can be made to the deadline! 

Monday, September 11
7-9pm, PLC 106
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 Chi groups.
**Attendance highly recommended

Night 1: Wednesday, September 13
Night 2: Thursday September 14
Meet each of the seven Panhellenic chapters over two nights.

Friday, September 15
Learn more about each chapter through videos they have put together.

Saturday, September 16
Learn more about each chapter's philanthropy and participate in crafts/activities with chapter members.

Sunday, September 17

Monday, September 18
Firestone Fieldhouse

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 Coordinator. Rho Chis 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.


Spring Recruitment


It's still not too late to find you home!

Are you a spring admit or a transfer student? Did you miss fall recruitment registration? Or did you participate in fall and realize the timing wasn't right? 

If so, spring semester is a great time to get to know the chapters and potentially join! Spring recruitment is different than fall recruitment in that it is informal. Meaning there is no registration, no recruitment payments, and no structured timeframe. Chapters will hold there own recruitment events and fill any roster vacancies that they have. It's important to know that not all chapters will hold spring recruitment and that the primary recruitment period is in fall. But Panhellenic highly encourages any interested potential new members to explore spring recruitment. Contact the Greek Life Advisor for more details!


Check back soon with spring recruitment dates and info!