Statement of Vice President of Recruitment & Head of Recruitment Counselors
Joining Emory’s Panhellenic community is one of the most pivotal experiences in which a woman at Emory can partake. So many of Emory’s strong female leaders are a part of greek life, and for me, it opens doors to so many more experiences during my undergraduate career and after I graduate. Depending on who you are, an EPC sorority can let you connect with leaders in the Emory community, open up your world to service and leadership opportunities, or provide that missing piece that may finally make Emory feel like home.
There are a few ways to get involved with an EPC sorority. The main way is Formal Recruitment, which is done in four rounds over the course of the first two weekends that we return to school for the spring semester. If you are unsure that you are ready to make the commitment to Formal Recruitment in the spring, I strongly encourage that you try Novemberfest in the fall. It’s like a practice round for you, the potential new member, and for the chapters. It doesn’t have any official impact on which sorority you may end up receiving a bid from in the spring, and it allows you to get to meet some of the women in every EPC chapter and for them to get to meet you as well. Participating in Novemberfest will not put you at any sort of advantage or disadvantage for Formal Recruitment, so really there is nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The whole recruitment team has already been hard at work, preparing for the 2017-2018 recruitment year, and it is with great pride and excitement that I invite you to join us! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about this process.
Olivia K. ‘18, VP of Recruitment
My time in Greek life has been among my most valuable experiences at Emory because Greek life has helped facilitate academic success, leadership skills and personal growth. Because of this, I wanted to give back to the Greek community as a token of my gratitude. I saw being a Pi Chi, or Panhellenic Counselor, as a means of achieving this.
Pi Chis are Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors who guide potential new members (PNMS) through the Panhellenic Recruitment process. Pi Chis are junior and senior sorority members who choose to be Greek neutral from August to January. During that period, these women give up their sorority's letters so that they can guide PNMs toward their right-fit sorority in an unbiased manner. These women are knowledgeable about the Recruitment Process and Greek life, and they serve as a resource for any questions or concerns that PNMs may have.
I chose to become a Pi Chi because I wanted to serve as a liaison to PNMs--Recruitment can be a daunting and unfamiliar experience, but having a friendly and reliable person with you every step of the way makes a huge difference. This year, I am training the Pi Chis to become mentors and leaders. Your Pi Chis are excited to meet you and take on this role!
Alex B. '18, Head of Recruitment Counselors