Formal Recruitment 2004

About Tri Delta

Joining a sorority can happen in two ways: through Formal Recruitment at the beginning of the academic year; or through Informal Recruitment, also known as Continuous Open Recruiting, throughout the academic year.


Formal Recruitment 2004 took place September 11, 18 and 19, 2004, ending on Bid Night - Tuesday, September 21, 2004. Reprinted below is the Recruitment Schedule for PNMs (Potential New Members - unaffiliated women looking to join a sorority) as provided by the Whitman College Greek Life page available at


We are now in the midst of Informal Recruitment 2004-2005. If you are interested in Delta Delta Delta and would like to take part in Informal Recruitment activities, please contact Meredith Hyslop, our Vice President of Membership, at


2004 Recruitment Schedule

Sunday, September 5th
Noon - 1:00 PM
Sorority Orientation Meeting
Olin 130
If you are planning to participate in sorority recruitment or would like to learn more about Greek life, please attend this meeting.

Monday, September 6th to Friday, September 10th
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Recruitment Sign-Ups
Reid Campus Center
Panhellenic will have a sign-up table in the Reid Campus Center foyer from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM during the week to register interested women for the recruitment process. The registration process includes completing a recruitment information form and paying a $10 registration fee.

Saturday, September 11th
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Activity Day
Various Locations
The first day of membership recruitment is Activity Day on Saturday, September 11th. You will visit all four of the sororities on this day. The functions will be held outdoors at a location on campus, in a nearby park or at an alumna's house. Walla Walla is often very warm at this time of year so come prepared. Wear comfortable shoes, dress casually, relax and have fun getting acquainted with the four sororities.
Saturday, September 18th
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Philanthropy Day
Various Locations
The second day of membership recruitment is Philanthropy Day on Saturday, September 18th. You will be attending up to three of the sorority functions to learn more about the philanthropic organizations and service projects that the groups support both locally and nationally. Again, wear comfortable shoes and dress casually.
Sunday, September 19th
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closing Day
Alumnae Homes
Closing Day is the final and most formal event of the recruitment process. You will be attending up to two of the closing day functions. The day is spent being entertained by sorority history, music, food and great conversations. This day is very special to the sorority women and they look forward to sharing themselves and their chapters with you. The usual attire for this day is a dress, skirt or nice pants.
Tuesday, September 21st
7:30 PM
Bid Night
Memorial Building
Bid night is the time when the individual sororities distribute invitations to membership. The sorority members meet their new members in front of Memorial Building and then escort the new members to bid night functions. These functions are focused on having the new members get acquainted with each other as well as their older sorority sisters. The night is filled with laughter, conversation, food and song.
Monday, September 13th to Thursday, September 16th
Noon to 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Alternative Recruitment
Various Locations
Students sometimes have a conflict with the recruitment schedule, especially if they participate in fall athletics. In order to provide an opportunity for these students to take a closer look at the sororities, we have created an alternative recruitment process. Each day during the noon hour, one of the four sororities hosts a lunch. Each day from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, one of the sororities hosts an evening activity. It is expected that women participating in recruitment will attend as many of the scheduled recruitment events as possible. Dress is casual for the lunches and the evening activities.
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Last updated February 9, 2005