University of Texas – Sorority Recruitment

University of Texas Sorority Recruitment

Hook em! You’re officially a Longhorn. Welcome to the University of Texas!

UT has one of the largest, most fun (and as such – most competitive) Greek systems in the entire country. Each year over 1,400 ladies sign up for fall recruitment and the numbers continue to grow. Due to the competitiveness of UT, most ladies choose to begin preparing for recruitment about a year to six months in advance.

If you haven’t already read it, we’d recommend you start by reading our famous blog post: “How to Prepare for Sorority Recruitment at the University of Texas.” It received a crazy amount of views this year, and it addresses a TON of common questions, myths, and rumors regarding UT rush.

At the University of Texas, Panhellenic’s formal sorority recruitment takes place in the fall, and it involves the following rounds with no days of break or “off days” in between:

Day 1: Open House
Day 2: Open House
Day 3: Philanthropy
Day 4: Philanthropy
Day 5: Sisterhood (formerly called Skit Night)
Day 6: Preference
Day 7: Bid Day

While Spring Rush does exist, it’s important to note that most houses opt out of participating, as chapters who participate are required to come back from Christmas break earlier to set up and get ready.

At the University of Texas, active members are allowed and encouraged to live in the sorority houses, especially if the actives choose to be an officer. Different sororities have different rules and recommended years to live in the house. For some sororities, it’s a big deal to live in the house sophomore year, while others recommend all junior-year members reside there. It’s technically mandatory that every spot in the house is filled, but there’s usually a long waiting list of girls eager to live in the house (think: private chefs preparing you a full meal-plan, great location in West Campus, affordable rent, maids, spacious living space and private pool, and of course – all of your sisters). It’s competitive to get in unless you’re an officer (automatic invite), so if living in the sorority house isn’t your thing, don’t worry – you can still live in a dorm or off-campus housing.

UT has the following sorority chapters on campus:
All links below go to chapter-maintained websites.

  1. Alpha Chi Omega
  2. Alpha Delpha Pi
  3. Alpha Xi Delta
  4. Alpha Phi
  5. Alpha Epsilon Phi
  6. Chi Omega
  7. Delta Delta Delta
  8. Delta Gamma
  9. Kappa Delta
  10. Kappa Kappa Gamma
  11. Pi Phi
  12. Theta
  13. Zeta

Click here to see photos of all the UT sorority houses.  <– These pics were taken by Hiking in Heels so you could get a better idea of the look and feel for each house. (Some of the photos were super tiny and hard to see on the chapter-run websites.)

Each year, as we mentioned above, around 1,400 ladies sign up to participate in UT’s fall recruitment. There are enough spots for about 900 ladies. Due to the competitiveness of UT, most ladies begin preparing for recruitment about a year to six months in advance.

Planning to rush this next fall at UT? Want help?
Consider partnering with a sorority rush coach to help take the stress away. We know exactly what the Director of Recruitment Records is looking for on your resume, how the houses will rank your rec letters on a scale (and how you can get a higher ranking), how best to prepare your rush packets, how the bid list ordering and cut process works, and so much more.

It’s just like the SAT – it’s better to go in prepared. Let’s get you (or for all the mom’s reading this – your daughter) recruitment ready.

To apply for the Hiking in Heels program, which was nationally recognized in Cosmopolitan Magazine, call us at (512) 827-7586 or click here to ask any questions you may have.





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