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

Sororities at Valparaiso University                         Sorority Recruitment Interest Events

Costs of Sorority Membership                                Chapter Academic Performance


Sorority Primary Recruitment: January 2020

  • Women’s Primary Membership Recruitment period will be January 6–12, 2020 and each potential new member must complete the Primary Membership Recruitment Registration form by January 6, 2020 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 Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Christopher Center Community Room that is encouraged for all women planning to participate in the primary recruitment process in 2019.

Philanthropy Round

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Sorority Housing Complex

The Philanthropy Round events will introduce all women to the National Philanthropy programs for each of the sororities. The women will be participating in a series of craft projects all to be donated to local and national organizations following the formal recruitment period. Attire: Casual – jeans and a sweater. Be sure to wear something comfortable in which you can sit on the floor during rounds.

Sisterhood Round

Friday, January 10, 2020
6:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Sorority Housing Complex

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 showing a video showcasing their sisterhood and 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 or a skirt is appropriate.

Preference Round

Saturday, January 11, 2020
6:30 –10:30 p.m.
Sorority Housing Complex

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.

Sorority Bid Day

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
The ARC and Hilltop Gym

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 Neils Science Center at 1:00 p.m. Women will receive their membership invitation at this time and then participate in the Panhellenic New Member Ceremony and Celebration with all of the sorority women at Valparaiso University! Women should be prepared for ceremony and celebration lasting about two hours, followed by additional activities in the evening with their chapter. Note that you may be busy until about 10:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. 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.