Fall Primary Recruitment 2022
Fall Primary Recruitment will take place August 24th-30th
Register for Fall Primary Recruitment using this link!
Below is more information regarding FPR 2022!
My name is Cecilia Crowley and I am the Vice President of Membership here at UC Berkeley’s Panhellenic Council (PHC). This means that I am in charge of helping those interested in Greek Life go through the recruitment experience. If you are not currently a member of a sorority here at Cal, but wish to be, you are a potential new member or PNM. Throughout formal recruitment, you will have the chance to meet each of our thirteen chapters and find your home. Fall Primary Recruitment will run from August 24th to August 30th, and will cost $40. This fee covers renting spaces during recruitment week, the transaction fee for each PNM in our scheduling-making system Integrated Computer Systems (ICS), snacks and water for PNMs, and shirts for Rho Chis and members of PHC during recruitment.
Below this message, you will find an index of all information related to recruitment. I also encourage you to explore our website to learn more about financial expectations of being in a sorority, leadership opportunities, academic support, a more detailed schedule of recruitment, and rules for throughout recruitment. In May of 2022 we offered a short info session about the PHC experience, please feel free to take a look at the slides from this event to find out more about what PHC has to offer!
When I went through Fall Primary Recruitment in the Fall of 2019, I trusted the process and ended up in an amazing chapter that provided me with the support to succeed at Berkeley, including this position. I encourage everyone to go through Fall Primary Recruitment because of the opportunity it offers to meet each chapter in a structured process that is run by a neutral party (PHC). If you, a PNM or a parent to a PNM, have any questions and concerns, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Bears and Go Greek!
Index of Recruitment Information
Why Greek Life? There are so many benefits to being in a sorority, but the most common is for finding sisterhood. You can read more about why joining a sorority is a transformative experience and the specific opportunities it offers for its members in our Benefits of Greek Life page.
There are rules in recruitment for both chapters and potential new members! Learn about these expectations in the Recruitment Expectations Page.
To learn more about the schedule for recruitment and what to expect each day, see the Recruitment Schedule Page. Recruitment wil run from August 25th to August 30th. Each day has a different number of parties, but PNMs will not be attending every single party, with the xception ofr the first two days of recruitment. If you anticipate having a time conflict, please consult this page for proper protocol.
If your are interested in learning about financial expectations for being in Greek Life, please visit the Finances Page.
We understand that people are worried about what to wear, what to bring, and how to have the best recruitment possible. We hope the information available in the Guidance Page and What to Wear Page can soothe these concerns.
Regarding accessibility, the majority of our houses at Berkeley PHC are not ADA accessibility due to their age and history. In each chapter's individual page in the Chapter Directory, there will be a section for each chapter about the level of accessibility they provide. However, each chapter is required to and has completed an ADA accessibility plan in order to provide an equal recruitment experience to all. If you require any accommodations please communicate this information in the signup form for recruitment and to email@example.com.
If you have any allergies, please include this on the signup form for Recruitment where asked. This information will be passed on to those in charge of individual chapters’ recruitment so they are aware and can make required adjustments on Preference Night, in which food is served. If you require any additional accommodations or have any questions, please feel free to contact Cecilia Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, but all are members of PHC. If you want to learn more about our members, visit our Membership Experiences Page where you can read about some of our PHC sisters.
If you would like to explore the chapters that you will have the opportunity to meet during Fall Primary Recruitment, click here to our Chapter Directory. We have thirteen chapters here at UC Berkeley: twelve National Panhellenic Council (NPC) chapters and one local chapter.
Where can I signup for recruitment? Signups will be accessible in the coming months. It costs $40 to participate in Fall Primary Recruitment, and one must sign up by August 24th by 6pm. Payments will be done through TogetherPay.
What happens on every day of recruitment? Each day of recruitment has different expectations for PNMs and what they should anticipate happening. Check out the detailed outline on the Recruitment Schedule Page. The following outlines what occurs each day and how a PNM can expect a day to go.
If you have any questions that were not answered in the above pages, we suggest the FAQ and Information for Parents Page.