Panhellenic Council



The PHC is the governing body of the 13, national, all-women's sororities. The PHC is comprised of leaders from all affiliated PHC chapters that provides guidance, support and fosters the development of the sorority community.

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How to Join PHC

New Member Recruitment

Students interested in joining PHC at LSU will participate in Recruitment. In order to be eligible to participate in Recruitment, prospective members must follow the processes outlined below.  

Recruitment Dates & Fees

PHC Fall 24 Formal Recruitment: August 20 - August 25

Recruitment registration will open in Spring 2024. You can visit to learn more. Registration is required to participate, you can register using this link. There is a $150.00 registration fee. Following registration, each potential member will receive a confirmation email and a copy of the Girl Talk magazine, which provides additional recruitment details and information.

Recruitment Process

The Panhellenic Executive Council and Recruitment Counselors (called Gamma Chis) compose the recruitment team which ensure that potential members are informed and supported through the process. PHC also has an associate chapter, Sigma Alpha, who conducts their own recruitment process.

From the start of formal recruitment, potential new members (PNMs) are part of a small group of fellow potential members and are assigned a Gamma Chi. Gamma Chis are members of sororities, but during recruitment they support and guide PNMs. The Gamma Chi’s affiliation with her sorority during recruitment is confidential and each Gamma Chi has promised not to reveal her sorority affiliation; therefore, she can give unbiased advice and reduce the pressure a PNM might feel if she knew the Gamma Chi’s sorority affiliation. 

Gamma Chis will explain the recruitment process, answer PNM questions, and help with problems that may arise. Potential members have daily meetings with their Gamma Chi to review the day’s activities and receive additional information.

Letters of Recommendation are not required for women interested in joining a Panhellenic sorority. However, if you have a close family member or friend who would like to submit a letter, they can find information for each organization on the Panhellenic website. Many chapters no longer accept letters of recommendation, so please check prior to submitting any letters for recommendation. Letters of recommendation will not impact your eligibility to join. 

If you have any other questions, please contact the Greek Life office at 225-578-2171 or

The average expenses for all PHC chapters are $1904.86* per semester not including Room & Board if you choose to live in sorority on-campus housing. Your first semester is typically the most expensive as there are often one-time expenses, in addition to semester fees, associated with membership that average out to $616.29. Financial information is provided to all potential new members in their Girl Talk recruitment guide.

*View additional information related to Meal Plans below.

View Detailed Expenses by Chapter here.

Meal Plans

Some chapters offer meals for a fee in their on-campus house. Many of these chapters require new members pay this fee regardless of an existing LSU Dining meal plan or plans to dine off campus.

Learn more about meal plans and reducing existing meal plan costs.

Members in the Greek Life community are expected to uphold both chapter, council, and university policies in addition to Greek Life Standards & Safety. This includes payment of dues on time, maintaining the minimum grade point average, following the student code of conduct, aligning with anti-hazing practices, and attending educational workshops and trainings each year. 


phi mu members at homecoming parade


phc members volunteer at Greek Week

Each year, LSU fraternities and sororities partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge to build homes for families who need them. In these 18 years the community has donated over 10,000 hours of service, raised over $2M through year-long fundraising efforts, and built 34 houses.

PHC Chapter Scorecards

Click a chapter below to view its scorecard and learn more about its history, academic and philanthropic accomplishments, and important health and safety information.