A Letter from our VP of Recruitment

Dear Potential New Member,


Welcome to the Recruitment section of the Panhellenic Association (PHA) website! If you are here I would assume you are at least a little bit interested in the potential of going through one of our recruitment processes. And for that, I am so excited for you! Joining a PHA chapter was one of the best decisions I made in college and I can’t wait for you to hopefully get that experience too.


Being a member of a sorority can change your life during and after college in so many ways. Not only are you able to develop some of the closest friendships imaginable with some of the most amazing people, but you also have endless opportunities for leadership, service, academic success, social development, and personal growth. The Panhellenic Association at the University of Maryland is an extraordinary group of people, devoted to upholding the values of Community, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. In our PHA, we strive for excellence and continuous growth. We recognize the discriminatory history Greek Life organizations have and are working very hard to be transparent and combat these issues throughout the whole community. It is a place where people can truly be themselves, anyone is welcome, and you can smile everyday.


Now you may be thinking, “hmmm I’m not sure if I believe her.” Which is TOTALLY valid! But, take it from me, someone who needed her mom to practically force her to go through Recruitment and has now lived with eight different women from my sorority, is running PHA recruitment, and couldn’t imagine life without it.


Throughout the Fall semester, there will be various events for you to learn more about Greek Life and the Recruitment process. Check this page frequently, as we will post all upcoming Recruitment news and events here on our website and our Instagram @umdpha


You may be nervous, which is completely normal, but I encourage you to remember to be yourself and enjoy all that Recruitment has to offer! You will meet so many great people and truly have one of a kind experiences.


This community has made me better and the person I am today. I can’t wait for you to (hopefully!) embark on the journey as well.


I am here to guide you and support you with whatever you need. Please feel free to email me at any time at umdrecruitment@gmail.com if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns. I would be more than happy to help!


Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful Recruitment process!



Julie Hirsch

Vice President of Recruitment

Panhellenic Association