A Letter from our VP of Recruitment
Dear Potential New Member,
I am so glad you have stumbled upon the recruitment section of our University of Maryland Panhellenic Association’s website. It tells me one thing… you’re the slightest bit interested in this community. Whether that be what it is, how to join, or how it can better your college experience, I am going to do my best to sum that up for you.
Joining The Panhellenic Association (PHA) was one of the best decisions I could’ve made for myself and my future and I hope one day you can say the same! My involvement in this community isn’t just something that bettered my college experience, but rather my entire life (as dramatic as that may seem).
PHA is a community that brings people together. It is made up of sixteen unique chapters with people from all different backgrounds with varying majors, interests, extracurriculars, and goals. But there’s one thing that brings us altogether and that is: community. Being a part of PHA means you want to see change in the world around you, you want to give back to those who are less fortunate, you want to further your education, and overall, you want to better yourself. You want to become the best version of yourself possible and you’re ready to begin that journey.
This is an amazing community that provides you with endless opportunities for leadership, service, academic success, social development, and personal growth. There’s events that give you these opportunities within your chapter, within the community, and within all four Greek councils. As a community we’re devoted to our values of Community, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service and while upholding these values we also promise to grow.
We recognize the discriminatory history of Fraternity and Sorority life and push our members every day to combat these issues by educating ourselves. Our community is for anyone and everyone. A place where you can laugh, where you can cry, and most importantly, where you can be yourself.
I hope this at least sparked a little more interest in the community for you and hopefully you’re looking forward to our many events this Fall semester to educate you on all things PHA! Starting off with “Meet the Greeks” which will happen on McKeldin Mall on Thursday, September 1st.
Until then, check out @umdpha on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all things PHA and to continuously learn more about our community.
Now don’t let the nerves get to you and let me be the first to tell you, be yourself and trust the process because that’s all this is about. I can’t wait to continue to support you throughout this journey and if you have any questions regarding recruitment or just need someone to give you a piece of mind about joining our big school, never hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck on your recruitment journey and I can’t wait to hopefully see your one of many smiling faces on Bid Day, you’ll quickly learn that Bid Day is the Best Day!
The Vice President of Recruitment
University of Maryland Panhellenic Association