Panhellenic Formal Recruitment at Columbia University is held at the beginning of the spring semester. Taking place over one weekend in January, potential new members are able to visit each Panhellenic sorority on campus. Recruitment 2020 will be held January 23th - January 27th and registration will open in late November. The weekend itself is broken down into four days: Philanthropy Day, Development Day, Preference Night, and Bid Night.


Questions regarding recruitment can be forwarded to the Panhellenic Council at


Follow Panhellenic on Twitter @ColumbiaPanhell and visit their website to stay updated with Formal Recruitment details and other Panhellenic Council information.

Visit our youtube page and vimeo page to watch additional recruitment videos, Anchor Splash videos, and even our surprise visit from Ellen!

Why Delta Gamma?








I went through Panhellenic Formal Recruitment deeply excited at the prospect of finding a home in a community of inspiring women and making Columbia feel a bit smaller. The women I met during Formal Recruitment impressed me far beyond my expectations, and none more so than the women of Delta Gamma. I was incredibly amazed at the variety of backgrounds, academic interests, and passions the Delta Gamma sisters had, and yet their humility, openness, humor, and genuine attitude made me feel an unmistakable connection with all of the girls I met. Yet even then I could not truly understand the impact Delta Gamma would have on me. My connection to the chapter and all it sisters has continued to grow and strengthen and I can’t imagine what my Columbia experience would look like without it. Through the constant changes of Columbia and adulthood, my sisters have been an anchor, continually pushing me to be my best and supporting me no matter what comes. Delta Gamma has so much to offer to each of its sisters; our chapter, and each woman within it, truly is like no other. I am continually struck by the ambition, compassion, intelligence, and open-mindedness of Delta Gammas. I am incredibly lucky to be a member of this sisterhood and thus honored and excited to lead our chapter through Formal Recruitment to welcome in our next generation of campus leaders, scholar-athletes, researchers, dancers, doctors, coders, architects, and above all, women whose passions inspire and empower others.


To Prospective Members:


I am so excited that you are interested in joining the Panhellenic Community and I cannot wait to meet you. Joining Greek Life is one fo the best decisions I’ve made during my time here at Columbia, and although Formal Recruitment might seem overwhelming and intimidating, you’ll quickly come to know that it’s a fun, relaxed process designed to foster new friendships and give you a sense of where you feel most at home. I found my home in Delta Gamma because I immediately felt the genuine interest and excitement of each girl I met. In the DG rooms, I knew I was surrounded by girls who would inspire, challenge, and support me. I know that through the recruitment process you’ll find that home (and everlasting friendship) too!


To Alumnae:

Your continued sponsorship and support throughout the recruitment process means so much to the chapter, and really shows that Delta Gamma is not four years, but for life. We truly appreciate all of your time and effort dedicated to Delta Gamma as alumnae and welcome your participation in our Formal Recruitment process in any capacity. Filling out Sponsor Forms or assisting with Formal Recruitment events are only two ways to get involved. If you know a potential new member going through Formal Recruitment at Columbia University in the Spring semester, you may download a Sponsor Form on Delta Gamma's Official Website at or email Bel Richey at to receive a blank Sponsor Form.


Recruitment is my favorite part of being a member of Delta Gamma because it allows the chapter to bond and comes together to leave our legacy. Each year, recruitment reminds me again of the value of Delta Gamma, and of our Zeta Theta chapter. Leadership is intrinsic to the Delta Gamma experience, and I feel so honored to serve as this year's Vice President Membership because I cannot wait to share the amazing chapter that constantly inspires me and supports me with all potential new members. Delta Gamma has given me more than I ever could have imagined, and I am excited to share this feeling of love with each potential new member. I cannot wait to provide each potential new member with valuable recruitment experience, regardless of which sorority she chooses to call home.











                                                      - Arden Berlinger 

                                                       VP Membership 


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