APA sororities traditionally admit new members in August through the Primary Recruitment process, which occurs the week before the start of the fall semester. Fall Primary Recruitment at The University of Alabama is scheduled for Friday, August 11 through Saturday, August 19, 2017. Online registration for 2017 Primary Recruitment officially closes on Monday, July 17, 2017. Women interested in participating in Recruitment, can register online via the 2017 Sorority Recruitment Registration Form. Some chapters also engage in a less formal recruitment process known as Continuous Open Bidding, or COB, in the fall and spring.
In order to be eligible to join an APA sorority through the Primary Recruitment process, participants must be a regularly enrolled full-time female student or plan to be a full-time student in good standing with The University of Alabama. Prospective new members should go online no later than August 17, 2017 and register to participate in Fall Primary Recruitment. A participation fee is required at the time of registration. Approximately 93 percent of individuals who participated in fall recruitment received a bid in 2016.
Although the Alabama Panhellenic Association does not require a specific GPA to participate in recruitment, each sorority chapter does have a minimum grade requirement for pledging and initiation. Therefore, it is highly recommended that all prospective members participating in recruitment have at or above a 3.0 cumulative high school or college GPA at the time of recruitment.