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Sigma Delta Tau


Emily Shearer (she/her)
Graduate Assistant for Organizational Development

Panhellenic Council (PHC) Advisor

Emily handles:

  • Assists the Associate Director of Diversity & Co-Curricular Education with the Fraternity/Sorority Advisory Board (FSAB), council advisement, Diversity & Inclusion Board (DIB)
  • Advises the Greek Week student-led committee.
  • Supervises the IFC Judicial Inquiry Board (JIB).
  • As a graduate student, this position follows a unique graduate student curriculum designed by our office that is tailored to their role and student affairs interests.

Governing Council

Panhellenic Council (PHC)

Panhellenic Primary Recruitment is the formal process through which potential new members (PNMs) consider sororities, while sororities choose new sisters. The Primary Recruitment period is comprised of multiple rounds where potential new members visit each of the 8 chapters on Penn’s campus. Through a process of mutual selection, students narrow their choices until they are matched to a sorority following the last round.

There are two major periods in which PHC recruits new members to its sororities: Fall Continuous Open Bidding (COB) in the Fall semester, and Spring Primary Recruitment in the Spring semester. All second-semester freshmen, as well as sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to participate in primary recruitment if they meet the eligibility requirements. Fall COB is only open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Penn Panhellenic is dedicated to ensuring that everyone who identifies as a woman is given full opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of sorority life, regardless of her race, religion, background, socioeconomic status, disability, or sexual orientation.

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