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:

Sororities at Valparaiso University                         Sorority Recruitment Interest Events

Costs of Sorority Membership                                Chapter Academic Performance


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. online. This orientation is encouraged for all women planning to participate in the primary recruitment process in 2021.

Campus Involvement Round

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.

Sisterhood and Values Round

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.

Preference Round

Saturday, January 30, 2021
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Various On-Campus Locations

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 31, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Various Locations

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.