2020 - 2021 Recruitment Dates and Details Pending Due to Covid-19
Sorority Life at the University of Richmond
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
We are proud to have deferred recruitment (Spring semester) 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. Typically, potential new members are 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!