Informal Recruitment

The primary recruitment period for The Ohio State University Panhellenic Association occurs in January during the first two weekends after classes begin. Given that College Panhellenics are only allowed to host one formal recruitment per year, the Panhellenic Association does NOT host a formalized fall recruitment. Ohio State does have Informal Recruitment opportunities, so women interested in sorority membership before Formal Recruitment in the fall or following the conclusion of Formal Recruitment in the spring should complete the COB Interest Form provided below.

Informal Recruitment or Continuous Open Bidding (COB) is a very casual and unstructured process that only takes place if chapters are eligible and choose to partake. Not every sorority participates and the chapters that choose to participate changes per semester.  It does not operate on a set schedule like Formal Recruitment, so each sorority handles their COB process differently.

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