Panhellenic Council

 

PHC at LSU

The PHC is the governing body of the 14, 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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LSU Panhellenic Council Website

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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 Formal Recruitment: August 17–21, 2022

Recruitment registration will open June 1, 2022 at lsupanhellenic.com. Registration is required to participate. 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.

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. Two PHC Chapters, Sigma Alpha and Sigma Lambda Gamma, conduct their own recruitment and intake process.

From the start of formal recruitment, potential members (PMs) 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 PMs. 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 PM might feel if she knew the Gamma Chi’s sorority affiliation. 

Gamma Chis will explain the recruitment process, answer PM 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 greeks@lsu.edu.

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 Detailed Expenses by Chapter here.

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 32 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.