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Important Dates for Sororities & Fraternities

Fall 2021

Panhellenic Recruitment

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment is hosted in two formats: Formal Recruitment held at the start of the spring semester and Informal Recruitment held in the fall and after the completion of Formal Recruitment in the spring (aka: Continuous Open Bidding or COB).

To learn more about sorority recruitment, chapter & community membership, and overall benefits visit the sorority life website, hosted by the National Panhellenic Conference. This website includes info for potential new members and parents/family/friends.



Opportunities will be posted on September 20th, 2021 at Informal Recruitment will take place throughout the months of September & October. Stay turned.


October 6th – Recruitment Goes Live!

October 23rd & 24th – PHC Open House Weekend

December 3rd – Sorority Philanthropy Fair

January 17th @ Noon – Registration Closes

January 19th-21st – Round 1: Virtual

January 22nd-23rd – Round 2: Virtual

January 29th – Round 3: In-Person (Hopefully!?)

January 30th – Preference: In-Person (Hopefully!?)

February 1st-3rd – New Member De-Stress Events sponsored by PHC

February 5th – Bid Day

February 13th or 20th – PHC New Member Conference

March 13th – New Member Initiation Deadline

Multicultural Greek and Fraternal Council (MGFC) Recruitment

MGFC fraternities and sororities are culturally based (but not culturally exclusive) groups that range from historically Latinx, Black/African/African-American, and Asian-interest. Most MGFC organizations are continuously recruiting members all year round. Asian-interest groups hold Rush at the beginning of each semester and dates are announced once students return from summer and winter break. There are various opportunities throughout the academic year to find your home in the council.

For more information, visit please visit our website or contact Ricky Boche, the MGFC advisor via email at

Asian Interest Recruitment

September 13, 2021 - September 24, 2021

  • General Interest Meeting will be held on September 13, 2021

  • Bid Day is September 24, 2021

IFC Recruitment

IFC Fall Recruitment is open to upperclassmen and transfer students and will take place from September 24th - September 30th. First year students will be eligible to join in the Spring of 2022. You can register for Recruitment using this link. More information about required training sessions for IFC Recruitment will be available soon. Please reach out to if you have questions! 

Those interested must also complete two trainings prior to the beginning of the recruitment period. These are: 
  1. IFC Introduction

    • TBD
    • TBD
  2. Bystander Intervention & Alcohol Safety
    • An asynchronous training in Canvas is provided to all registrants and must be completed prior to the start of IFC recruitment.

IFC new members, please review this information regarding meal plans:

Most new Fraternity or Sorority associate members will be permitted to reduce their meal plans for the spring semester to the Bear Supplemental Meal Plan, which offers 127 meal swipes and $400 in Big Red Bucks per semester at a cost of $1,800 total, or a traditional meal plan. To make this switch, you must sign the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life bid link and then reduce your meal plan with Cornell Dining by 11:59 p.m. Ithaca time TBD. To reduce your meal plan, email

Due to COVID, meals provided by the fraternity will have to be Grab and Go for new members.