Texas Christian University (TCU) – Sorority Recruitment

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Calling all potential, future, and current horned frogs!! Do you plan to participate in sorority recruitment this fall at TCU?!

If so, this page is for YOU.

Aside from congratulating you on what an incredibly good fashion choice you just intentionally or unintentionally made (purple really does look great on everyone), congratulations on your decision to go Greek, or at least learn more about the Greek community and how it works at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Texas Christian University has 12, soon to be 13, amazing Panhellenic sorority chapters on campus. Fun fact: over 48% of TCU’s undergraduate students are Greek. If you’re wanting to join a sorority as part of your college experience, TCU is an excellent choice.

Texas Christian University (TCU) Sorority Chapters

  1. Alpha Delta Pi
  2. Alpha Chi Omega
  3. Chi Omega
  4. Delta Delta Delta
  5. Delta Gamma
  6. Gamma Phi Beta
  7. Kappa Alpha Theta
  8. Kappa Delta *coming fall 2023
  9. Kappa Kappa Gamma
  10. Phi Mu
  11. Pi Beta Phi
  12. Sigma Kappa
  13. Zeta Tau Alpha

At TCU, formal sorority recruitment takes place during the fall, and the majority of participants are freshmen and sophomore students. Over 1200 potential new members (PNMs) typically register for recruitment! Recruitment events take place over the course of a week (the week before school begins) and there are four rounds.

TCU’s 2022 sorority recruitment schedule from this past fall:
(They typically announce recruitment dates for each fall around April or May)

  • Wednesday, August 10 – Round One *This was held virtually, over Zoom
    • What to expect: PNMs watch sorority chapter videos in lieu of meeting the members in person. The chapters decide who to invite back based on who they know, and on PNM’s pre-recruitment materials turned in earlier such as:
      • Letters of Recommendation / Letters of Support *These are SUPER IMPORTANT AT TCU
      • PNM Personality Slide w short answer questions (due with registration)
      • PNM Social Resume (due with registration)
  • Saturday, August 13 – PNM Move-In & Rush Bag Pick Up
  • Sunday, August 14 – Round Two, pt 1: Philanthropy
    • What to expect: PNMs receive invitations back to a max of 9 chapters but may receive fewer invitations. Important to know: PNMs will be invited back and/or cut by chapters prior to meeting them in person. During round 2, you finally get to meet all the chapters that invited you back in person. Yay!
  • Monday, August 15 – Round Two, pt 2: Philanthropy
    • continued…
  • Tuesday, August 16 – Round Two, pt 3: Philanthropy
    • continued…
  • Wednesday, August 17 – Round Three, pt 1: Leadership & Financial Transparency
    • What to expect: PNMs receive a max of 6 chapter invitations but note that due to TCU’s competitiveness, it’s very common for PNMs to have fewer.
  • Thursday, August 18 – Round Three, pt 2: Leadership & Financial Transparency
    • continued…
  • Friday, August 19– Round Four: Sisterhood/Preference
    • What to expect: PNMs receive invitations back to a MAX of 2 sorority chapters but may have 1 invite or none.
  • Saturday, August 20 – Day Off/Frogs First Activities (no recruitments events)
  • Sunday, August 21 – BID DAY
    • What to expect – PNMs receive a max of 1 bid and run home to their new chapters!! Woo-hoo!
    • *Important to know: Not all PNMs will receive bids, depending – if for some reason a PNM does not receive one, they will be notified of their release from the process prior to the Bid Reveal event.

TCU-Specific, Pre-Recruitment MUST-KNOW INFO going into 2023

Sorority recruitment does NOT begin in August.

  • Even though the TCU Panhellenic website says otherwise, recruitment DOES NOT BEGIN IN AUGUST with formal recruitment. The sororities start making lists of PNMs they’re excited about in the spring semester of the girls’ senior year. At TCU (or any other school with a competitive recruitment process), it’s important to get on their radar as soon as you commit to your school so the sorority’s recruitment team is aware of you.

Letters of Recommendation are a MUST.

  • How does a PNM do that? One way is with Letters of Recommendation / also called Recruitment Information Forms (RIFs).
    • If you do not know anyone in the chapters (and even if you do) you should STILL obtain these.
    • TCU has an extremely competitive recruitment process, and you absolutely need these if you plan to rush here.
    • Why? Aside from the fact that turning these in shows interest, if you don’t personally know anyone and you aren’t able to register for recruitment until June 1 (when TCU’s registration typically goes live), turning in Letters of Recommendation helps the sorority chapters:
      • 1) know of your existence
      • 2) get to know you before recruitment and most importantly – get excited about you!

Do not ignore the deadlines! Texas Christian University has 1200+ of you going through formal recruitment and only 4-5 members on each chapter’s recruitment team.

  • In order to maximize your chances of receiving more invites back, TCU Letters of Recommendation are due on – or even better, before – May 1, regardless of the listed dates on the TCU University Panhellenic website & Instagram account, TCU sorority websites, and your city’s local Panhellenic Association’s suggested dates.
    • Yes, technically you can turn them in later, but think of this like you would a job application.
    • If a company opens a job application for 90 days, sure you absolutely can apply the day before they take it down. But if they’ve already found the right candidates and they’re excited about them, and there are only so many open jobs – what do you think your chance of getting that job is going to be? Less likely than the earlier applicants with similar qualifications – that’s for sure.
    • Ignore the misleading deadlines you see that are designed to make everyone feel included and have your Letters of Rec turned in by May 1st if you want to maximize your chances of receiving more invites from more chapters. (If you’re reading this after May 1st – deep breath, don’t panic. You’re behind, BUT it’s still better to turn them in ASAP vs. not at all. Not sure if it’s still worth doing? Depends on how far along in the summer you are.) *If you’re unsure if you’ve missed the window for recommendations, you’re welcome to contact us and we can help you fully understand what to do / when it’s due / and how to expedite this process.
    • We can help PNMs navigate this entire process surrounding what these letters are, where to turn them in, and who can/should complete them, but we can’t do anything after the window to turn them in closes. What are Letters of Recommendation (LORs), Recruitment Information Forms (RIFs), and Letters of Support (LOS)? Read our 5-min blog post.

TCU has a mandatory PNM Personality Slide assignment that’s due with sorority registration.

  • This is due along with registration over the summer prior to formal recruitment and will be factored into your PNM score and impact whether or not you return for round 2. Take it seriously and turn it in early!
  • We help PNMs with this in 1×1 coaching sessions, so if you want guidance – that’s what we’re here for!

Lastly – a unique fact – TCU does not have sorority “houses” like some schools. 

Instead, sororities here have residential housing. This impacts formal recruitment in that you will never be touring the sorority chapter houses because there aren’t any. Recruitment events will be conducted on campus instead. Knowing this doesn’t impact your rush in any way – it just makes you more knowledgeable going in!

Plan to participate in sorority recruitment at Texas Christian University (TCU) this fall?
You don’t have to do this on your own!

Work with a sorority recruitment coach located right here in Texas that specializes in TCU recruitment and cheers as tons of our girls happily receive their bids every year!!

A lot of the big decisions with rushees involve paperwork and are made months before recruitment.

We know exactly what the Director of Recruitment Records is looking for on your resume, how the sororities will rank your rec letters on a scale (and how you can get a higher ranking), how best to prepare your rush packets, how the bid list ordering and cut process works, and what you should actually be discussing during each round. (Hint – it’s not what the Panhellenic guides will tell you!)

Working with a rush coach maximizes a PNM’s odds and gives your daughter an advantage long before she steps foot on campus for recruitment so she can go in more relaxed and confident.

It’s just like the SAT – it’s better to go in prepared. Let’s get you (or your daughter) recruitment ready.

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