V A L U E S - B A S E D R E C R U I T M E N T
The Primary Recruitment process at Sam Houston State University is an exciting time that gives you the opportunity to develop friendships, find a home away from home, and find a group of girls that align with your personal values. All 5 of our chapters here at SHSU have values that they were founded on! Members today, uphold these values and take great pride in them.
The recruitment process will help you identify which chapter aligns best with your person values and the place you feel most at home. To find more information about our chapters, visit the 'Chapters' tab!
May 23, 2023
Early Bird Sign-Up Link Opens
June 2, 2023
Regular Sign-Up Fee Increase
August 15, 2023
Sign-Up Fee Increase
August 22, 2023
Sign-Up Link Closes
August 22rd @5pm
At orientation, the Potential New Member will meet their Rho Gamma's and the other girls in the group. On this day the PNM will be informed of all Primary Recruitment rules, outfits for the week, and what the week will consist of!
August 23th & 24th @4pm
On this day the Potential New Member will meet with all 5 chapters in a relaxed setting and learn about the general information, values, and all about sisterhood! At the end of this round, the PNM will rank each chapter in order of preference.
August 25th @3pm
During the Philanthropy round the PNM will be invited back to up to 4 chapters. Not everyone will be invited back to 4, it is normal and okay if a PNM does not receive invitations back to 4! In this round, a PNM will learn about the chapters Philanthropy and why it means so much to them! The PNM will get to know the chapter on a more personal level.
August 26th @12pm
Preference round is the final and most formal round of recruitment. During this round the Potential New Member could be invited back to up to 2 chapters. However, it is not uncommon to be invited back to only 1. During this round, the chapters will reveal a more intimate side to them and express what their chapter means to them. At the end of the round, the PNM will rank their choices in preferential order.
August 27th @9am
The best day of the year, BID DAY!!! On this day the PNM will receive an invitation (bid card) to join one of the chapters they visited during the Preference round. PNM's will accept their bid and join their new sisters for a day filled with fun and love!