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 2022 Primary Recruitment at The University of Alabama is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 through Sunday, August 14. Approximately 89 percent of individuals who participated in Fall 2021 Primary Recruitment received a bid in 2021.

Some chapters also engage in a less formal recruitment process known as Continuous Open Bidding (COB) in the fall and spring.

Questions regarding Fall Primary Recruitment or COB can be directed to

Membership Requirements

To be eligible to join an APA sorority through the Primary Recruitment process, you should:

  • Consistently live and self-identify as a woman
  • Have full-time UA enrollment, including incoming first-semester students
  • Register no later than July 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. CST to participate in Fall Primary Recruitment
  • In addition to completing the registration form, you will need to submit the required PNM video by July 15, 2022 at 5:00pm CST. For additional information and instructions, please visit
  • Pay a participation fee at the time of registration

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. For more information on GPA recommendations, view the Alabama Panhellenic Association FAQ.

Prospective members should complete the online Sorority Recruitment Registration Form.

More Information

Please visit the Alabama Panhellenic Association website or email