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Informal Recruitment

Informal Recruitment is the process that sororities use to recruit new members. Unlike Formal Recruitment, a Potential New Member engaged in Informal Recruitment will not visit all of the sororities. When a sorority decides to offer Informal Recruitment, they contact Potential New Members through the forms that were filled out by Potential New Members by clicking here and hold a series of informal events to get to know her better. Registration on the part of the potential new member is necessary to join a chapter. All women that have not been initiated by another chapter in the past are eligible to participate!

There are a few key differences between Formal Recruitment and Informal Recruitment that are important to keep in mind:

  1. Informal Recruitment almost never involves all of the sororities at any particular time. Those who do take part usually have only a few spots open for new members. Therefore, your chances of joining a sorority during Informal Recruitment are much lower than during Formal Recruitment.
  2. Informal Recruitment is a much less structured process. You do not get the overall view of Sorority Life, nor do you see what each sorority is about. Because of this limited spectrum, most of the women who join through Informal Recruitment do so because they have been on campus for a while and have a better feel for which sororities they would be comfortable joining.

For many reasons, including wanting to get to know all the sororities, most women choose Formal Recruitment as their way to join a sorority. However, if you find that you are unable to go through Formal Recruitment for any reason, keep in mind that Informal Recruitment may occur each Fall and Spring semester. This means that the chapters participating in Informal Recruitment will vary throughout the year.

Chapters currently participating in Informal Recruitment:

Alpha Phi

Delta Delta Delta

Gamma Phi Beta

Phi Mu

Sigma Sigma Sigma


Formal Recruitment

Sunday, August 14, 2016-Sunday, August 21, 2016.

PHA Formal Recruitment Information

    • Registration for Formal Recruitment 2016 will open on Wednesday, July 6 at 9am CST and will close on Friday, July 22 at 5pm CST.
    • Late registrations are NOT accepted and NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.
    • Cost=$200.00 per person (includes room, board, tee shirts and processing fees)—this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
    • For participants who live on campus, move-in will take place on Sunday, August 14th. Specific move-in times vary by Residential Hall.
    • For participants who live off campus, lodging is your own responsibility. You will be given a dining hall card for your lunches Monday-Friday of Formal Recruitment.


  • In order to register you must upload a copy of your latest transcript. This could be in the form of official, unofficial, or latest report card.



  • Students must be fully admitted to the University in order to register.
  • It is HIGHLY recommended that women participating in formal recruitment or informal recruitment have at or above a 3.5 cumulative high school or college GPA at the time they are seeking membership. Visit the FAQ page for more information.
  • Once your registration is completed you will not be able to login and make changes.
2016 PHA Recruitment Guide

Have questions about formal sorority recruitment? Check out Recruitment FAQ

The Schedule

Formal Recruitment begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 and concludes on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Residence hall move-in and the kick-off for women participating in Formal Recruitment is on Sunday, August 14.

The first round of recruitment, or Open House round, takes place on Monday and Tuesday of Recruitment week. Potential members will meet women from all 15 chapters during these two days.

Philanthropy round occurs on Wednesday and Thursday.  Potential members may visit up to eleven chapters this round, and they will learn more about the philanthropy of each group and receive a guided tour of each chapter house.

Friday is Sisterhood round, and potential members may visit up to seven chapters to learn about each sorority’s sisterhood and what it means to each chapter.

Saturday is Preference day, where potential members will visit up to two chapters. This day is sentimental and will be your final visit with chapters before you decide which one is the right match for you.

Sunday is Bid Day and is when chapters offer invitations to join their sisterhood.

Want to know more about what being in a sorority is really like? Check out:

Recruitment Recommendation Letter Addresses

Letters of recommendation are letters written by a sorority alumna recommending you to her sorority. While recommendations are definitely appreciated by chapters, you are not responsible for securing them. It is actually a chapter’s responsibility to obtain one if they need more information. If you know an alumna, it is not uncommon to ask her if she would be willing to write a letter of recommendation to her sorority. Each chapter’s national organization has their own protocol for recommendation letters, so if you have any questions, encourage her to contact them for more information.


Alpha Chi Omega:
Meredith Caldwell
900 Richmond Avenue
Columbia, MO 65201


Alpha Delta Pi:
Alpha Delta Pi Recruitment Chair and VP
809 Richmond Avenue
Columbia, MO 65201


Alpha Phi:
ATTN: Skylar Suppes, VPMR
Alpha Phi
906 S. Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203


Chi Omega:
Stephanie Rothermich
204 West Burnam Road
Columbia, MO 65203


Delta Delta Delta:
Riley Herr
901 Richmond Ave
Columbia, MO 65201


Delta Gamma:
McKenna Brandenburg
2287 Grindstone Pkwy
Columbia, MO 65201


Gamma Phi Beta:
Jennifer Welby
1856 Nettlecreek Drive
Town and Country, MO 63131


Kappa Delta:
Ariana Haywood
606 E. Rollins Street
Columbia, MO 65201


Kappa Alpha Theta:
Attn: Kelsey Buehler
603 Kentucky Blvd
Columbia, MO 65201


Kappa Kappa Gamma:
Charlotte Paras
512 E Rollins St, Columbia, MO 65201


Pi Beta Phi:
Pi Beta Phi
511 E. Rollins St.
Columbia, MO 65201


Phi Mu:
Phi Mu
503 Kentucky Blvd
Columbia, MO 65201


Sigma Kappa:
Attn: Rachel Szopa
908 Curtis Avenue
Columbia, MO 65201


Sigma Sigma Sigma:
Attn: Regan Morton
Tri Sigma Eta Chi
507 E Rollins St.
Columbia, MO 65201


Zeta Tau Alpha:
Larissa Zellmer
PO Box 1057
Columbia, MO 65205


Below are the national websites of each organization represented at Mizzou. Several sites are for members only. If you are an alumna looking to write a letter of recommendation for a potential new member at Mizzou, please click the following links to access recommendation letter policies for your national organization. If alumnae are unable to gain access, please have them contact the national headquarters to obtain log-in information.

Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Delta Pi

Alpha Phi

Chi Omega

Delta Delta Delta

Delta Gamma

Gamma Phi Beta

Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Delta

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Phi Mu

Pi Beta Phi

Sigma Kappa

Sigma Sigma Sigma

Zeta Tau Alpha