FREQUENTLY

ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DOES RECRUITMENT WORK?

At Carleton, CUS (Carleton University Sororities - the overseeing body for three international sororities at Carleton) hosts formal recruitment during the fall. You will get the opportunity to meet and get to know each of Carleton's three Panhellenic organizations. Recruitment is a mutual selection process, so you choose us just as much as we choose you. Come fall recruitment, there will be an info night and two open rounds of recruitment. Following these rounds, there are two invitation only events with the second being Bid Day. Bid Day, if extended an invitation, is a celebration as each organization welcomes their new members home for the very first time.

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 any other club or varsity sport, does cost money. The 2022 Delta Phi Epsilon New Member fee is $465.84 CAD, and the active member fee is $245 CAD per semester. This money pays for programming, apparel, international dues and more. At recruitment, our Director of Finance will show the official breakdown. We understand these are large sums of money, which is why our Operations Team is happy to announce we offer individualized payment plans. 

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 Carleton University Sororities 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.