Informal Recruitment

Informal Recruitment is officially closed. It will reopen in the Fall of 2019! Please stay on the lookout for information regarding Informal Recruitment as we get closer!


What is Informal Recruitment?

Informal Recruitment, also known as Continuous Open Bidding (COB), is a process that sororities engage in outside of the the primary (formal) recruitment period. During this process, a sorority will offer bids to women in order to reach chapter total (the largest size a sorority can become through recruitment). It tends to be more casual and unstructured than primary recruitment and it can be difficult to identify which sororities are participating, since not all can participate. Each sorority operates on their own COB schedule, so there is no standardized time frame when all sororities are recruiting new members during informal recruitment. If you’re interested in sorority membership, though, and a chapter invites you to a COB event, you should attend. If you missed out on formal recruitment, this is a great way to try and find a sorority at Penn State.

This page will continuously be updated as we get closer to Informal Recruitment. We will post on this page when Informal Recruitment will be starting once we get back to school!