Informal Recruitment

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.

Which Chapters are Participating in Informal Recruitment?

Below you can find the Panhellenic and Associate chapters that are participating in Fall Informal Recruitment. If you’re interested in a specific chapter, please contact them to get more information on their recruitment process.

Panhellenic Chapters

Panhellenic chapters will be announced shortly after the Fall semester begins.

Associate Chapters

Chapter Contact Information
Omega Phi Alpha Submit a Form
Phi Sigma Rho Email Taylor Connor
Sigma Alpha Email Abby Seeley