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ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DOES RECRUITMENT WORK?

At Carleton, CUPC (Carleton University Panhellenic Council) - the overseeing body for the two international sororities at Carleton hosts formal recruitment during the fall. You will get the opportunity to meet and get to know Carleton's Panhellenic organizations. During fall recruitment, there will be open events such as info nights and sisterhood nights, followed by two invitation only events known as preference and bid day. Bid day, if extended an invitation, is a celebration as each organization welcomes their new members home for the very first time. For updates regarding fall 2022 recruitment, check out @carletonpanhellenic on Instagram!

Winter recruitment, if applicable, is typically hosted by individual chapters. Winter recruitment looks different every year, and details are usually announced on our Instagram @carletondphie

DOES IT COST MONEY?

Participating in recruitment does not cost money, but being in a sorority, just like many other clubs or varsity sports, does cost money. The 2022 Delta Phi Epsilon New Member fee is $505.30 CAD, and the active member fees are $429.78 & $395.78. This money pays for programming, apparel, international dues and more. The official breakdown of our 2022-2023 dues can be found here.

WHO CAN JOIN DPHIE?

Per our International Inclusion Policy , our organization is open to women and non-binary individuals, or anyone who does not identify as a man. DPhiE prides itself on being inclusive to everyone, and that extends to the complexities and uniqueness of gender identity. You must also be a full-time, undergraduate student at Carleton University with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 to be eligible for membership. 

IS IT DURING CLASS TIME?

We make every effort to ensure that you do not have to miss class in order to attend a recruitment event. Events take place after classes have ended or on weekends. Academic excellence is something prized by each Panhellenic organization, and we would never ask a PNM (Potential New Member) to miss class for recruitment!

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

Dress codes change every year and are usually announced by the Carleton University Panhellenic Council during the fall and by individual organizations during the winter. Typically, dress codes range from casual to business casual.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Being a part of a Panhellenic sorority means being a part of a sisterhood that has been around for over a hundred years. It provides opportunities for networking across Canada and the USA, as well as a support system that isn't just for four years, but for life. Delta Phi Epsilon holds itself to a high standard of personal and academic excellence, social and philanthropic involvement, and strong sisterhood. Our members leave their undergraduate career as ambitious, confident, intelligent, and well-rounded people ready to take on the world.