Alpha Chi Omega
November 24, 1911
Alpha Delta Pi
April 18, 1910
Alpha Gamma Delta
May 5, 1913
Alpha Kappa Alpha
May 14, 1994
Delta Delta Delta
May 6, 1914
Delta Sigma Theta
April 21, 2000
October 8, 1910
Zeta Tau Alpha
January 15, 1911
Greek Life at Brenau
All women enrolled full-time (12+ hours) in the Women’s College are eligible to Greek Life. Greek life at Brenau University has a long and prosperous tradition; established in 1909, it is one of the oldest Greek systems in the United States. Brenau is one of only four women’s colleges in the United States that has Greek life, and with eight sororities active on campus, Brenau has the most chapters.
Of the eight chapters active at Brenau, two are NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council) and six are NPC (National Panhellenic Conference) sororities. For the six NPC chapters “recruitment” follows Panhellenic’s recruitment guidelines and occurs annually at the beginning of the academic year, while the NPHC or historically African-American Greek organizations hold their recruitment events separate from the NPC process. These sororities follow NPHC recruitment guidelines, with membership intake for Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta at the discretion of the individual organization.
Every woman at Brenau who is a member of a sorority becomes a member of the campus’ Greek Council, the governing body over all sororities on campus, both NPC and NPHC. The Greek Council sponsors social and other events throughout the year including the Greek Sing, Greek Week, and the Greek Gala.
Each of Brenau’s eight sororities are made up of their own rich traditions and history. For more information on a particular chapter, the recruitment process please visit the student-run Brenau Greek Life website or contact Debbie Thompson at email@example.com.
Q: What is a PNM?
A: PNM stands for Potential New Member. This is what everyone who is not a member of a current chapter is called. We will refer to PNMs frequently as an acronym for all women who are eligible to go through recruitment.
Q: Is Recruitment only for Freshmen?
A: No. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, both returning and new transfer students are welcome to participate.
Q: Do I have to have recommendations?
A: You do not have to have recommendations. Recommendations are letters written on your behalf from a close friend or relative who is an alumna of a Panhellenic organization. Brenau does not require PNMs to have letters or recs. You are welcome to submit them, but they are not required.
Q: What should I expect in a recruitment event?
A: Sorority members will engage in conversations with you and get to know you. They will tell you more about their individual chapter. Just relax and be yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Be sure to meet several members of the sorority so that you get a good idea of the diversity of the group.