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PHA recruitment becomes second largest in the country

A total of 1,976 women signed up for PHA recruitment this year.

Aug. 28, 2014

MU Panhellenic Association held its annual formal recruitment from Aug. 17 through Aug. 24, with the arrival of 1,976 potential members.

This made PHA recruitment the second largest in the country this year, following the University of Alabama.

“The week was very successful, and went very smoothly for Mizzou,” PHA vice president of public relations Jamie Beard said in an email.

Beard said it was very exciting to have such a high number of women participating in PHA recruitment.

“PHA recruitment went very well, especially given the number of women going through recruitment this year,” PHA Adviser Taylor Noble wrote in an email. “Having the second largest sorority recruitment in the nation poses many logistical problems, but the PHA executive board, chapter presidents, recruitment chairs and sorority members all contributed to a successful recruitment.”

Panhellenic Counselors, or Pi Chis, each led 70 to 80 potential members around Greek Town to all of the chapters’ houses. Pi Chis are sorority members who disaffiliate from their respective chapters on June 1 until the end of recruitment in order to ensure no bias toward any chapters when potential members rush.

Among the week’s activities were skits put on by each chapter. The skits are a way for potential members to see the personality of the individual chapters.

From Aug. 21 to Aug. 23, the potential members were able to preference which chapters they liked or disliked. On Sunday, potential members received “bids” from sororities on Francis Quadrangle. A celebration followed throughout Greek Town.

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