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Fraternity & Sorority Life

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Rollins’ first fraternities and sororities began in 1929 and have continued to offer opportunities to develop students into the people they want to become. Currently, 29% of the student population is affiliated with a fraternal organization, and our community is eager to continue the growth! 

Types of Recruitment

Formal Recruitment

Rollins believes in a successful transition to college life focused on academics first, our campus hosts what is known as Deferred Recruitment. This provides the opportunity for first-year students participating in recruitment to become accustomed to college classes, get involved in other activities, and make friends before joining a fraternity or sorority. Deferred Recruitment also provides a better acquaintance with the commitments and meaning of sorority and fraternity membership prior to joining.

Informal or Open Recruitment

Informal Recruitment, also known as open recruitment, takes place during the first few weeks of the fall semester and following Formal Recruitment. Because first-semester freshman are not allowed to join a fraternity or sorority, Fall Open Recruitment is only an option for upperclassmen.

In order to maintain a healthy sorority community, the College Panhellenic Council strives for parity in membership among all NPC organizations. Only sororities who have a lower membership may host an Informal Recruitment to recruit interested women.

The fraternities do not have these same limitations placed on them, so they can hold Informal or Open Recruitment anytime they wish as long as they do not recruit freshmen in their first semester. The Interfraternity Council believes friendship leads to membership. To effectively employ that as a strategy, fraternities pursue a recruitment model based on an unrestricted, year-round commitment to actively seek prospective members who share a commitment to the fraternal values of scholarship, leadership, and service.

Sorority Recruitment

If you are interested in joining a sorority at Rollins, we encourage you to participate in Formal Recruitment. Formal Recruitment at Rollins is a four day process that enables the fairest opportunities for you to interact with sorority women. During the week of recruitment, you will get to visit each sorority at least once. As you continue each day, you will visit less chapters. On Bid Day, you will find out which sorority extended you a bid. 
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Fraternity Recruitment

Formal Recruitment is a four day, structured process for you to learn more about joining a fraternity and for fraternities to ask men to join their membership. The men’s recruitment process is always held following the women’s recruitment and is in mid-January. The week begins with an information session to learn about the process. Then, you will get to visit every chapter at least once and will receive invitations to return to some fraternities in the following rounds. Bid Day is the final day of men’s recruitment. This is when you will receive bids from the chapters inviting you to join their brotherhood; once you have chosen to accept a bid, you will join your new brothers!
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