Informal Sorority Recruitment/ Continuous Open Bidding
This option is sometimes available -- depending on limiting factors -- shortly after the close of the annual fall Panhellenic Primary Membership Recruitment process through the last day of classes each spring and to currently enrolled K-State women only. Throughout the year Panhellenic collects information from CURRENT students interested in learning more about a sorority experience. This information is passed along to chapters that currently have vacancies.
How COB works
Any sorority chapter whose membership roster falls below 166 members is eligible for continuous open bidding (COB). Some years there are many options, and others there might not be any openings until the spring semester. Typically the most openings exist at the start of the spring semester. Recruitment events take place outside of Primary Panhellenic Recruitment Week are by invitation from participating sororities at the time and location of the sorority's choice. There is not a pre-assigned schedule nor will the Panhellenic Council facilitate the invitation process. Each chapter is responsible for contacting any interested student and offering invitations to membership events.
For more information regarding COB, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions.
Interested in COB?
If you are interested in COB please register here. Each chapter participating in COB is responsible for contacting any interested student and offering invitations to membership recruitment events.
If you have questions regarding COB, email Allison Sears, Panhellenic Council Director of Continuous Open Bidding and Retention, at email@example.com. She will offer direction to you through the process. You may contact chapters directly to see if they are actively recruiting potential members. Information about each chapter and contact information for the recruitment chairs can be found here.