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Recruitment

Find Your Home Away From Home!

UW-Eau Claire has two different recruitment processes that our organizations follow. Sorority Formal Recruitment is hosted by the Panhellenic Council and is a great way to meet women from all three National Panhellenic Conference chapters in a structured format. Fraternity recruitment is an informal process where interested men participate in various events held by the individual chapters. Events range from floating down the Chippewa River to tailgating at football games. Recruitment is a great way to begin building your network of college friends while exploring all Greek Life has to offer!

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We are delighted to have you look into our community and learn about what makes us unique. Joining a sorority or fraternity is an exciting and often times, life-changing experience.

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Students interested in joining a Greek organization can complete our Greek Interest Form and a member of the Greek community will help connect you to upcoming opportunities. Structured recruitment activities are listed below.

Sorority Formal Recruitment

Formal recruitment includes pre-recruitment events and regular recruitment rounds during the fall semester.
Pre-recruitment events are opportunities to speak with current sorority women and get any questions answered about Greek Life. Recruitment rounds allow registered women to spend time with each chapter to help them determine which chapter is the best fit for them.

Formal Recruitment is conducted through means of a mutual selection process. At the end of the second round of events, recruitment guests will priority rank in order the chapters they would most like to see again. Likewise, the chapters issue invitations back to the recruitment guests they most wish to see again. Immediately following the last preference party, preference card signing will be explained to all recruitment guests.

Every woman interested in attending Formal Recruitment is required to register, online, prior to the first round.

Register Here

Fall 2021 Sorority Recruitment Schedule (Tentative)

Pre-recruitment

Come meet the women of the sorority community at these fun, informal events before going through the formal recruitment process.

  • Rock Painting — Monday, August 30, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Horan Hall Backyard (In-Person) Women will be painting inspirational messages on rocks to place around campus.
  • Game Night — Wednesday, September 1, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Campus Mall (In-Person)
  • Panhellenic Panel: Greek Info Session— Thursday, September 2, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Virtual: Request Access 
  • Team Trivia (Disney Themed) — Tuesday, September 7, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Panhellenic Panel: Greek Info Session— Wednesday, September 8, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Virtual: Request Access
  • Bonfire — Friday, September 10, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Sutherland Hall Bonfire Pit
Formal Recruitment Rounds · Must Attend Two Rounds

All rounds for Fall 2021 will be held in-person in the Ojibwe Ballroom of the Davies Center (330) unless a interested student requests an accommodation. Registered women will be sent information to select events they would like to attend prior to the events listed below. Individuals can register using the link above.

  • Recruitment Round 1 — Saturday, September 11, 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Recruitment Round 2 — Sunday, September 12, 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Recruitment Round 3 — Tuesday, September 15, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Recruitment Round 4 — Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

For more information about sorority recruitment or joining a chapter, contact the Panhellenic Recruitment Chair, Ava Lundberg, at lundbeaf3078@uwec.edu.

Recruitment Counselors

Recruitment counselors are women that choose to step away from their own chapters during recruitment in order to help interested women find their home away from home.  They are unbiased supporters that are here for the potential new members throughout the entire process.  Women participating in formal sorority recruitment should feel free to ask these women anything, since their role is to help them find an answer. They are ready and willing to help and want any woman interested in joining a sorority to find the perfect fit for them.  Get to know the 2021 Recruitment Team below!

Ava Lundberg
Ava L
Panhellenic Recruitment Chair

Grade: Junior
Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN
Major/Minor: Elementary Education with a Minor in Language Arts
Why I went Greek: I wanted to take a step out of my comfort zone and meet new people. I also wanted to develop more leadership skills.
Fun Fact: I've grown up near the cities, but I'm a country girl at heart and love small towns....I also really love cows.
Favorite Food: Sushi or tacos

Celia Dickey
Celia
Panhellenic President

Grade: Senior
Hometown: West Saint Paul, MN
Major/Minor: Biology Major and Spanish Minor
Why I went Greek: I wanted to experience new leadership opportunities and make new friends.
Fun Fact: There are two ways to pronounce my name.
Favorite Food: Waffles

Riley Anderson
Riley Anderson
Recruitment Counselor

Grade: Senior
Hometown: Madison, WI
Major/Minor: Finance, International Business, and Spanish Triple Major
Why I went Greek: To gain leadership opportunities and volunteer in the community.
Fun Fact: I have studied abroad in Costa Rica twice.
Favorite Food: Strawberries

Avery Atkinson
Brianna Hameister
Recruitment Counselor

Grade: Senior
Hometown: Berlin, WI
Major/Minor: Microbiology
Why I went Greek: I wanted to get involved in my community and find a group of amazing friends who would push me to be my best self!
Fun Fact: I was in Europe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Favorite Food: Lasagna

Emily Cossetta
Emily C
Recruitment Counselor

Grade: Sophomore
Hometown: Stillwater, MN
Major/Minor: Undeclared
Why I went Greek: I went Greek because I wanted a true sister bonding experience and to have a stable support system to help me throughout college. I also wanted to use it as an opportunity to be more involved on campus while getting to meet and become friends with many new people.
Fun Fact: I was a synchronized swimmer for the majority of my life so any chance I get I can always be caught in the pool! :)
Favorite Food: I am a foodie but I love some good pasta...or watermelon!

Lily Egan
Lily
Recruitment Counselor

Grade: Junior
Hometown: Oakdale, MN
Major/Minor: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Why I went Greek: I went Greek because I was looking to strengthen my leadership skills and make life-long friends.
Fun Fact: I still have a baby tooth! (There was never an adult tooth under it.)
Favorite Food: Sushi

Caitlin Harrington
Caitlin
Recruitment Counselor

Grade: Senior
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Major: Secondary Education Broadfield Social Studies-History Teaching, World Religions Certificate
Why I Went Greek: I went Greek because I wanted to find my home away from home and my forever friends!
Fun Fact: I love to hammock and go on long car rides!
Favorite Food: Pancakes

Hailey Redmon
Hailey
Recruitment Counselor

Grade: Junior
Hometown: Eau Claire, WI
Major/Minor: Psychology
Why I went Greek: I went to CVTC my freshman year and I struggled to make friends or find ways to get involved. When I transferred, I decided to try Greek Life out and I'm glad I did.
Fun Fact: I was born on Easter.
Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese from Noodles & Company

Sarah Smith
Sarah
Recruitment Counselor

Grade: Senior
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN
Major/Minor: Elementary Education and Spanish Education Majors
Why I went Greek: I went Greek to get involved on campus and find my home away from home!
Fun Fact: I have 7 siblings!
Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken



Sarah Swanson
Sarah Swanson
Recruitment Counselor

Grade: Sophomre
Hometown: Superior, WI
Major/Minor: Finance
Why I went Greek: To meet more people and get involved on campus!
Fun Fact: I have a pet beta fish named Coco
Favorite Food: Sushi

Laken Wartick
Kinlee Prestine
Recruitment Counselor

Grade: Senior
Hometown: Peshtigo, WI
Major/Minor: Communications, Emphasis on Communication Studies
Why I went Greek: To have a bigger support system while I am away at college and also be involved on campus.
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with flamingos!
Favorite Food: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Fraternity Recruitment 

Fraternity recruitment is structured very differently from women's recruitment. Recruitment for the men's groups are coordinated by the individual chapters through a variety of events and activities. The Interfraternity Council hosts a few events in the fall semester that provide a means to meet all three national North American Interfraternity Conference chapters on campus and connect with the men of fraternity life at Eau Claire. There is no formal recruitment process, but rather an opportunity for students to connect with the whole community while finding a new home that best suits them.

Spring 2021 Fraternity Recruitment Schedule

Due to COVID-19, there will not be any large-scale recruitment events. Individual chapters will be hosting various other, smaller events that will be held virtually or in person. Complete the Greek Interest Form for more information.

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