College Panhellenic Council (CPC)
The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) is the governing body of 10 chapters and 1 associate chapter at the University of Cincinnati. The purpose of this Council and its organizations is to help women grow into strong and powerful leaders in the classroom, in their organizations, and in their future careers. We strive to develop and maintain women's sorority life and interfraternity relationships successfully.
President: Kate Slaven
Advisor: Shauna Prentice
The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) hosts a collective recruitment process in the Fall semester. Some, but not all chapters will also accept members after the Formal Recruitment period and may even accept members in the Spring semester.
Women participating in Informal Recruitment (COB) will have the opportunity to meet with some of our chapters before finding their home in the Panhellenic Community! Specific information about events and the process can be found on CPC and chapter social media accounts.
Who is eligible for Informal Recruitment (COB)?
- If woman withdrew from Formal Recruitment PRIOR to signing the MRABA, she is eligible for Informal Recruitment
- If a woman signed the MRABA, but did not receive a bid from a chapter during Formal Recruitment, she is eligible for Informal Recruitment
- If a woman signed the MRABA, was offered a bid but decided to decline, she is NOT eligible for Informal Recruitment
- If a woman is offered a bid from another chapter in the community during Informal Recruitment, and she ACCEPTS that bid, she is ineligible to accept a bid from another chapter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- Chi Omega
- Delta Delta Delta
- Gamma Phi Beta
- Kappa Alpha Theta
- Kappa Delta
- Kappa Kappa Gamma
- Phi Mu
- Phi Sigma Rho
- Pi Beta Phi
- Theta Phi Alpha
- Zeta Tau Alpha
No, many women choose to go through recruitment to meet people and make new friends! Recruitment is an opportunity for you to visit the sororities, get a glimpse of Greek life and assess whether or not you would like to be a part of of the Fraternity & Sorority Life community at the University of Cincinnati.
Although the College Panhellenic Council does not require a minimum GPA to participate in recruitment, each sorority may establish their own minimum GPA required for membership. If you have a question about a particular sororities requirement, please contact the chapter directly.
Sororities are looking for well-rounded members who will fit well in their chapters and make them stronger in the areas that are most important to them: academics, philanthropy, leadership, and sisterhood. Each chapter has a GPA requirement of its new members to ensure you are prepared academically before taking on an extracurricular commitment.
Remember that membership selection is not an easy task and it varies from sorority to sorority. These differences are based on National policies and chapter bylaws. Therefore, CPC has no input in the membership selection process or the qualifications each sorority considers for its members. There is no mold or "perfect" member - every chapter wants to add diversity with each group of new members.
Ultimately, each chapter wants to get to know you, your interests, and what you have to offer! This is a two-way process; you should ask questions to find out what the chapter is interested in and what they can offer you as well! Be yourself, be confident, and have fun!
As your Recruitment schedule is reduced from round to round, so is the number of women each sorority is allowed to invite back the next day. Every Potential New Member (PNM) has something to offer a sorority, but sororities are required to release some PNMs throughout the process. In deciding who to invite back and release, each chapter has a democratic voting process. In other words, one or a few sorority women cannot guarantee that a PNM will receive an invitation to the next round. Most importantly, a sorority woman should never imply or promise a PNM that she will be returning to any subsequent round.
Each Potential New Member (PNM) is considered on an individual basis; a legacy is no more obligated to join a particular chapter than the chapter is obligated to offer her a bid. The PNM and the chapter should be looking for combatibility, not necessarily a family connection within the group. CPC has no policies regarding legacies because each chapter has its own individual policy, and CPC has no input in individual chapter membership decisions. Since we have so many women who go through recruitment, there is no guarantee that every legacy will join her legacy chapter.
However, we do want to make sure that your legacy chapter knows that you are coming through recruitment! Make sure that on the registration form, you indicate if you have any connections to the chapters on our campus. You should also have your mom, grandmother, or sister fill out the legacy form for her specific chapter - this should be available on the chapters National website.
A Rho Gamma, or Rho Gam, is a woman from a chapter within the CPC community who is present to help the Potential New Members (PNMs) through the recruitment process. A Rho Gamma is there to answer any questions PNMs have, to help in ranking, going from chapter to chapter, and to be there as a source of support before, during, and after the recruitment process!