The Alabama Panhellenic Association (APA) is the coordinating body for the 19 NPC women’s organizations on The University of Alabama campus. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is the umbrella organization for 26 national and international sororities and women’s fraternities in North America. For more than 100 years, UA Greek women have been recognized for their scholastic achievement, campus involvement, and community service by the NPC which promotes the values of, and advocates for, its member groups within the organization and in collaboration with the University and the community.
The Alabama Panhellenic Association desires to build a community that reflects diversity and inclusion within the sorority chapters. They strive to make campus stronger through their commitment to promoting diversity and creating positive changes within the Greek community. Women of all backgrounds make up the Alabama Panhellenic Association and each individual is celebrated for her perspectives, ideas, and contributions to her organization and to the entire community.
The Alabama Panhellenic Association (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 2023 Primary Recruitment at The University of Alabama is scheduled for Saturday, August 12 through Sunday, August 20. Approximately 92 percent of individuals who participated in Fall 2022 Primary Recruitment received a bid in 2022. Some chapters also engage in a less formal recruitment process known as Continuous Open Bidding, or COB, in the fall and spring.
To be eligible to join an APA sorority through the Primary Recruitment process, you should:
Although the APA 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 3.2 cumulative high school or college GPA at the time of recruitment. More information about suggested GPA can be found at APA eligibility.
Deborah Oberkor, APA President