There are a total of eight sororities at the University of Richmond. Six are governed by the Panhellenic Council and two are governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council. This website is specifically for the six sororities governed by the Panhellenic Council- Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi- but both councils do work together although our recruitment processes are quite different.
Around 52% percent of female students on campus choose to join a sorority, mostly during their first year, although there are always several upper class-men that participate in formal recruitment each year. Each sorority has a cottage space where programs, meetings and recruitment activities. Members do not live in these cottages, they are a gathering and event space for the chapters.
Panhellenic Primary Recruitment
Each year, during the first week of the Spring semester, Panhellenic chapters participate in Primary Recruitment. This model of delaying formal recruitment to a later semester rather than having it for first-year women in the fall is called deferred recruitment. We are proud to have deferred recruitment because it allows first-year women especially to find a place on campus outside of Greek life alone. It fosters friendships across sororities and across sorority members and student who do not choose to join. During primary recruitment, you will get to meet each sorority and participate in a mutual selection process throughout the week. In November, you will be assigned a Rho Gamma, who will act as a guide during your recruitment process. Rho Gammas are junior and senior women who temporarily disassociate from their sorority to serve as an unbiased resource for you during your recruitment experience- you won't see them wearing their letter shirts this semester!
The first step to take if you're interested in joining a Panhellenic sorority at the University of Richmond is to sign up for updates here: https://tinyurl.com/GreekUpdates. Later, make sure to attend our Sorority Info Sessions (SIS) Events. These are required for women who want to participate in primary recruitment in January. These dates can be found in the Recruitment Timeline tab If you have any questions at all, please feel free to submit them directly to us using our questions form.