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Sorority Recruitment Fall 2014


Save the Date: Sweet Life with Greek Life

Come learn about going Greek at UCSB and get to know some of our leaders!

Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014

8:00pm, locations TBA

Free dessert and sweet treats!


REGISTRATION IS ON-LINE...
Registration deadline is 1:00pm on Monday, September 29, 2014

It's easy...

1.  Starting July 15, fill out the application online or visit the Panhellenic website for more information.

    2.  Use the online payment system or send a check 
          (made payable to: OSL/Panhellenic at UCSB) 
          to the address below.

    3.  Registration takes approximately 15 minutes 
         to complete. Registration fees are $55 for early bird registration; on and after Monday, September      15, the registration fee is $60. This fee is non-refundable.

    4.  A confirmation email will be sent to your email verify your completed application and payment.

    5.  You do NOT need letters of recommendation, they are not required, but if you have any from 
        sorority alumnae or members, please have them sent to:

    Panhellenic at UCSB, Greek Life Office 
    Attention-Letters of Recommendation
    Office of Student Life - Student Resource Bldg.
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5010
    Phone: 805- 893-8463 Fax: 805-893-7005

    DEADLINE for Letters of Recommendation to be received by:  Friday, September 12, 2014

    • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:

    10:30AM Mandatory Orientation at Campbell Hall*
    Meet the Panhellenic Executive Board and learn the rules and ways of recruitment! There will be an entertaining film that will explain the events for the week and introduce you to all of the Recruitment Counselors. This is a mandatory event. If for any reason, you cannot make this orientation please e-mail the Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment, Cricket Cleary, at panhellrecruitment@gmail.com or call the Greek Affairs Office at (805) 893-8463.

    *Note: Recruitment begins later in the evening, following Convocation. You will meet with your Recruitment Counselor prior to the events starting. Come dressed ready to head to chapter houses as there will be no time to change outfits. Unity Day attire is casual and be sure to wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in.

    Unity Day 1
    At 5:00PM you will meet your Recruitment Counselors.
    She will serve as your mentor throughout the recruitment process. Women will be placed into groups of 16-20 per counselor. All women going through recruitment will receive an informational brochure for the week with financial information, pictures, and details for each chapter. All women going through Panhellenic recruitment will visit all chapters participating in recruitment during Unity Day 1 and 2.


    • Tuesday, September 30:

    Unity Day 2

    In the morning, you will meet with your Recruitment Counselors. Come dressed in casual attire and wear comfortable walking shoes. This will be the second part of of Unity Day, in which you will visit all participating Panhellenic sorority houses.

    There will be breaks throughout the day, including time to eat lunch with your recruitment group. Be sure to bring your Access card for lunch at Carrillo Dining Commons or spending money for eating in Isla Vista.


    • Wednesday, October 1:

    House Tours

    In the morning you will meet with your Recruitment Counselors. This round of recruitment consists of tours of each chapter house. UCSB has 9 beautiful Panhellenic sorority houses that would be any college students' dream to live in. During the house tour, you will have the opportunity to meet more active members and ask questions. The tour will also go over finances for joining and live-in costs.

    There will be breaks throughout the day, including time to eat lunch and dinner with your recruitment group. A lunch break and dinner break arescheduled into the recruitment event. Be sure to bring your Access cardfor lunch at Carrillo Dining Commons or spending money for eating inIsla Vista.


    • Thursday, October 2:

    Pillar Night

    In the late afternoon, you will meet with your Recruitment Counselors. As the week progresses, you will return to fewer chapters each round of recruitment. On Pillar Night, each chapter will explain the four pillars: Standards, Scholarship, Sisterhood, and Service. This event will provide a background on the values of sorority life at UCSB. The event has been scheduled in the evening to accommodate for classes. If you have a time conflict, be sure to notify your Recruitment Counselor so that we can schedule your event times around your conflict. 


    • Friday, October 3:


    No recruitment events today! 

    • Saturday, October 4:

    Preference Night

    In the evening, you will meet with your Recruitment Counselors prior to events starting. This recruitment event is held in the evening and is more formal than previous days. Preference night is the last round of mutual selection, and will give a preview of rituals each chapter holds dear to their sorority experience. There will be a maximum of two chapters to visit this round.


    • Sunday, October 5:

    Bid Day, 12:00PM

    On this day you will receive a bid from a chapter asking you to become a member of their organization. After you receive this bid, you and the other new members of that sorority will meet up with the active members and go to a designated location within or outside of Santa Barbara to bond with your new sisters!


    Questions? Feel free to contact us at:

    Cricket Cleary, Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment: panhellrecruitment@gmail.com

    Laura Dyer, Panhellenic President: panhellprez@yahoo.com

    or call the Greek Life Office at 805-893-8463

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