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How to Join

Women interested in joining a sorority have many opportunities to meet current sorority members to learn more about the seven sororities at Valpo. The following is information for women considering membership in a sorority at  Valparaiso University:

Sorority Primary Recruitment: January 2021

  • Women’s Primary Membership Recruitment period will be January 23–31, 2021 and each potential new member must complete the Primary Membership Recruitment Registration form by January 23, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. in order to participate. The registration form can be found by clicking here.
  • There will be a Sorority Recruitment Orientation on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This orientation is encouraged for all women planning to participate in the primary recruitment process in 2021. Women will meet in small recruitment groups to view the online orientation program and also meet the other women in their recruitment group.


Sunday, January 24, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Virtual Recruitment using Zoom

The Campus Involvement Round events will introduce all women to the National Philanthropy programs for each of the sororities as well as the members campus involvements. Attire: Casual – jeans and a sweater.


Friday, January 29, 2021
6:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Virtual Recruitment using Zoom

The Sisterhood and Values Round will introduce all women to the elements of sisterhood that each of the sororities at Valparaiso University celebrates. Each chapter will be sharing special aspects of the values of the organization with the potential new members. Women going through recruitment will attend between one and four events during this round. Attire: Business attire – dress slacks and a blouse or sweater is appropriate.


Saturday, January 30, 2021
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Recruitment using Zoom

The Preference Ceremony is the most serious of the events during the primary recruitment period. Women participating in recruitment will be exposed to some of the ceremonial aspects of sorority membership and will learn about the lifelong commitment of joining a sorority. Women going through recruitment will attend between one and two events this round. Attire: Cocktail Dress. Please no prom dresses.


Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Recruitment Groups In-Person followed by Virtual Chapter Events using Zoom

Bid Day is the celebration of being asked to join a sorority at Valparaiso University. All women going through primary recruitment are asked to meet in in a pre-assigned location with their Recruitment Counselor at 1:00 p.m. Women will receive their membership invitation at this time and then participate in the Virtual Panhellenic New Member Ceremony! Women should be prepared for ceremony and celebration lasting about two hours, followed by additional activities in the evening with their chapter. Attire: Jeans, t-shirt and a zip-up hoodie/fleece. Each new member will be provided a t-shirt from the chapter she is joining to wear to the ceremony.