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Preferencing FAQ

How do I select which chapters I want to be a part of?

At the end of each round, you will be accompanied by your computer Pi Chi to a room where you will "preference" or rank the chapters that you have on your schedule. Your Pi Chis will guide you through this process and explain this process further during Recruitment.


How do the chapters decide who to invite back for each round?
As your Recruitment schedule is reduced from round to round, so is the number of women each chapter is allowed to invite back. Every Potential New Member has something to offer a chapter, but chapters are required to release some PNMs. In deciding which PNMs to invite back and which to release, each chapter has its own process. Additionally, chapters are not required to offer a bid to their legacies. Most importantly, a chapter woman should never imply or promise a PNM that she will be returning to that chapter for any subsequent round(s).

What happens when I sign the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement​ after Preferentials Round?

The preferential bidding system is a method in which Potential New Members’ preferences are matched to sororities’ preference lists. Following your last Preferential Round event, you will meet with a Panhellenic representative to sign a Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA). You must maintain complete silence between each Preferential Round event from the time you leave your last house until you sign your MRABA. You may ask a Recruitment Executive Officer for assistance. However, remember the silent period is important to ensure that your decision is yours and yours alone.

On your MRABA you will be asked to list, in order of preference, the sorority/sororities you wish to join, and you will sign your MRABA with the understanding that you are completely willing to accept a bid from the group(s) listed. If a bid is extended to you from one of your choices and you decide not to accept it, you will not be eligible to participate in Continuous Open Bidding and/or Recruitment until Fall 2024 Formal Recruitment. If no bid is extended to you, you ARE eligible to participate in Continuous Open Bidding/Spring Informal Recruitment.

Remember that the decision you indicate on your MRABA is binding for one year. If you attend more than one Preferential Round party, a Panhellenic representative will encourage you to list more than one sorority on your MRABA because this maximizes your opportunity to receive a bid. However, the final choice  to decide which chapter to list is up to you. Once you have signed and turned in your MRABA, it cannot be changed. If there is ever any problem with your MRABA, only a Panhellenic representative will contact you about it.​

What if I have a question that isn't listed here?
If you have any
additional questions regarding the Recruitment process, please contact our Membership Vice President at Stay connected with UF Panhellenic on the website and Instagram for more details.

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