Formal Recruitment

At Willamette Formal Recruitment takes place the second week after winter break. Freshmen are encouraged to sign up regardless of their intent or desire to join a sorority. Recruitment is not only about getting to know the sororities on campus, but can also be a fun way to get to know more people from many different backgrounds. Formal Recruitment is open to all women, so sophomores, juniors and seniors are also invited to sign up.

Informal Recruitment

Informal recruitment takes place anytime school is in session and Formal Recruitment is not taking place. In the fall, informal recruitment is open to any sophomore, junior, or senior. After Formal Recruitment in the spring informal recruitment is open to any unaffiliated woman, including freshmen. Chapters are required to be continuously informally recruiting until they are at total.

For more information, visit the Recruitment page, or contact Ellie Lottsfeldt at

Welcome to the Willamette University Panhellenic Council Website!

All-Sorority Photo (Spring 2015)

Panhellenic Council is the governing body for the four sororities and is composed of delegates selected by each chapter. The Council is led by six executive officers who plan and implement programs that benefit the Greek Community and the campus as a whole. 

Sorority life at Willamette offers women the ability to grow in scholarship, service, sisterhood and friendship, leadership, and socially.

Scholastic achievement is an emphasis in every chapter where women are required to achieve a certain grade point average. Each chapter offers scholarships, national honor societies, study programs and scholastic recognition events.

Community service is one of the key values that each sorority was founded upon and in which all Willamette chapters participate. Each chapter supports a local charitable organization through service and financial contributions. These philanthropic efforts benefit worthy causes as well as provide members with the opportunity to make a difference in their community.

Sisterhood and friendship grows from women of different backgrounds, goals, and perspectives coming together. These women come together in the common bond of their chapter to develop deep and lasting friendships. Sororities form a community of women who support each other throughout the college years and beyond.

Leadership opportunities exist within the Greek community, with each chapter led by elected officers and supported by the governing body of Panhellenic Council. Sorority women are also familiar faces in leadership roles in many campus organizations as well.

Social programming and activities are offered for members and sometimes non-members. Organized social events include formal dances, theme functions, parent’s weekends, chapter dinners and retreats. At Willamette, each chapter maintains a responsible party policy monitored by Willamette University and their respective national headquarters.