Sigma Kappa



What is Primary Recruitment?

Primary recruitment, formally known as “Formal” Recruitment, is the organized 5 day process that women interested in joining a sorority sign up for through Panhellenic. It is before the school year starts at Iowa State University.

How does recruitment work?

Primary Recruitment is a 6 day long process.

  1. Welcome Weekend
  2. Welcome Weekend
  3. Values Showcase
  4. House Tours 
  5. Pref Night
  6. Bid Day  

During each round you will meet sisters from the chapters you visit and through a process of mutual selection, you will find the sisterhood that best suits you.

Can I still join a sorority without going through Primary Recruitment?

Yes! Many sororities also choose to recruit after Primary Recruitment is over or in the spring semesters.

What is a legacy?

A woman whose sister, mother, grandmother or aunt is or was a Sigma Kappa! Being a legacy does not guarantee membership to a sorority. Legacy status may be disclosed on the recruitment application.

What should I talk about during recruitment?

It’s important to be yourself and let the people you meet know your true colors! It’s great to talk about your interests, accomplishments and goals/future plans so the women you talk to get the best understanding of who you are and what you may bring to their sisterhood. Try thinking of a few topics about yourself you might want to bring up in conversation before recruitment starts.

Can upperclassmen go through recruitment?

Absolutely! Almost 50% of women going through recruitment in past years were upperclassmen (sophomore or higher).

Where can I apply for Primary Recruitment?