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A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

Arkansas State University is canceling all on-campus classes and closing all academic and business offices at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31, in response to the high probability of severe weather in the Jonesboro area this afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for this afternoon with the high probability of extremely high wind gusts, significant severe storms and the potential for long-lasting tornadoes.

Essential personnel who maintain on-campus activities, including our University Housing and Facilities Management will continue to work on campus. If individual employees have questions regarding who is essential personnel, please check with your supervisor today.

Other Campus Closures & Cancellations

  • A-State Childhood Services will also close at 1 p.m.
  • The Reng Student Union will open as the campus’ storm shelter for university residents at 1 p.m., and will remain open until the all-clear.
  • Dining Services will continue to operate with regular dinner hours.
  • Also closing this afternoon are the Dean B. Ellis Library (online resources available 24/7) and the Red W.O.L.F. Center.
  • Evening campus events may also be cancelled. Please check with the event organizer for event status.

All campus residents are reminded to monitor official university media, including official social media accounts for updates. Alerts and weather conditions are also available at Weather.AState.edu.

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Fall 2023 Panhellenic Sorority Primary Recruitment Week

August 13-19, 2023

View the Fall 2022 Potential New Member Manual >>  

Register for Fall 2023 Primary Recruitment HERE>> (Launching April 3, 2023) 

Fall 2023 Primary Recruitment Week schedule >> (Coming Soon)

We are glad you are interested in participating in Fall 2023 Panhellenic Primary Recruitment! Recruitment offers you an opportunity to meet chapter members and other young women participating in the Primary Recruitment process, while learning what each sorority has to offer.

Throughout the process, Recruitment Counselors, (Gamma Chis), will answer all questions that may arise while participating in recruitment. Gamma Chis are upperclassmen sorority women who have pledged to ethically counsel and coach you throughout your individual recruitment experience. They are trained in recruitment logistics, counseling and coaching skills, and they will serve as your trustworthy mentor throughout this entire process.

Participating in Recruitment does not require you to join a sorority. It does, however, enable you to explore and learn more about the A-State campus and our Greek community. This is a great way to meet new people and find information about various ways to get involved on the A-State campus. This process is intended to be a positive, fun, and enriching experience for everyone who participates.

Recruitment Schedule Update 

In collaboration with A-State Fraternity & Sorority Life, chapter leadership, advisors, campus partners, and NPC representatives, A-State Panhellenic currently intends for Fall 2023 Primary Recruitment to be fully in-person. 

We are excited to be able to continue to host a fair and safe process that will afford our A-State women the opportunity to find a home within our A-State Panhellenic community. Knowing you will likely have additional questions, we are planning the following: 

  • Early Gamma Chi Groupings: During the summer months, we plan to slowly begin assigning PNMs to their Recruitment Week Gamma Chi small groups. This will provide our PNMs with a Gamma Chi much earlier than normal. The Gamma Chi will serve as a main point of contact for PNMs and will assist PNMs with navigating the recruitment process during this time.  
  • A-State Sorority Preview Day: Sorority Preview Day provides significantly more information and details about A-State Panhellenic Primary Recruitment and Sorority Life. We will also provide PNMs with information on how to best prepare for Recruitment. Please visit our A-State Sorority Preview Day webpage for more information. At this point, we do plan to host Sorority Preview Day in-person.

Information for Bid Day

Bid Day is open to parents, families, and guests! We will continue to offer a live streaming option via our A-State Panhellenic Instagram account, @npcstate, as well as our A-State Leadership Center Facebook Page to ensure there is an opportunity to virtually participate during this exciting time. 

We often receive questions about family members and friends wishing to purchase Bid Day Baskets or sorority-affiliated gifts for their Potential New Member participating in the Primary Recruitment Process. Bid Day Baskets are simply groupings of various items and products that are typically branded with a sorority's letters or colors. Many local businesses offer the option of pre-ordering gifts prior to Bid Day. Pre-ordered Bid Day Baskets are typically delivered to each sorority house on Bid Day, which creates a fun way for you to immediately celebrate your PNM's new sorority affiliation with her, but they are certainly not required or expected. Many families and friends will wait to purchase gifts following Bid Day. Information on local business sponsors offering Bid Day Baskets and gifts will be shared in our 2023 PNM Manual linked above, (the 2023 version will go live in July), on our @npcstate Instagram account, and on this section of the webpage. Stay tuned!

Primary Recruitment Early Move-In Info

You will notice that Arkansas State Panhellenic Primary Recruitment occurs the week prior to the first day of class for the Fall semester. It can sometimes prove quite a challenge for potential new members and members to balance Primary Recruitment with new classes, new experiences, and--for some--a new temporary home. We want to make this experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible and believe the week before school assists us in accomplishing just that!

Upon registering for Primary Recruitment, Potential New Members who plan to live in on-campus housing will be assigned an early move-in date for their assigned residence hall. Following the Primary Recruitment registration deadline of July 25, 2023, the Office of Fraternity/Sorority Life will provide the list of recruitment registrants to the Department of Residence Life. If you register for Primary Recruitment by the July 25 deadline and have an on-campus housing assignment, you are guaranteed an early move-in date of Sunday, August 13, 2023. On Move-In Day, you will be able to check-in to your on-campus residence hall between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Our Recruitment Counselors/Gamma Chis and other local volunteers will be on-site ready to assist you and your family with move-in!

A-State Panhellenic Gives Back

Philanthropy and service is a foundational value of fraternities and sororities. All of our A-State Panhellenic sororities host highly successful and beneficial philanthropic events and participate in hands-on community service. Most recently, the A-State Panhellenic Council has adopted the Circle of Sisterhood as the council-wide philanthropy. The Circle of Sisterhood is a non-profit organization founded and empowered by sorority women across the United States on a mission to raise financial resources to help remove education barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression around the world. For more information on this non-profit organization, please visit https://www.circleofsisterhood.org/  

Throughout 2022, A-State Panhellenic will sponsor fundraising opportunities and events to support this cause. As a Potential New Member, you have the opportunity to assist our sororities in their fundraising efforts. You may choose to make a $5 donation to Circle of Sisterhood at the time of your online Recruitment Registration Fee payment. Your $5 donation will go directly to the Circle of Sisterhood on behalf of the A-State Panhellenic Council. Please know that this $5 donation is optional and confidential.  


In order to join a Panhellenic sorority, you must be a full-time student in good conduct and academic standing with Arkansas State University-Jonesboro at the time of Primary Recruitment. In order to be eligible for A-State Sorority Recruitment, you must complete the below checklist:

  • Register for recruitment online through ICS & complete each required section on the online application. 
    • You are only allowed to register ONCE. Please do not register a second time, as that increases the chances of us mixing up your most recent application. If you wish to make adjustments to a current registration, you may revisit your Primary Recruitment Confirmation Email that was sent once you submitted your application. Inside your confirmation email you will find a link that directs you back to your application to make any necessary changes.
      • There is an option to attach a personal resume and/or PNM introductory video, (please see above for more info on PNM videos). If you have already registered and need to attach either or both, please send your information to npcastate@gmail.com. We will upload the information for you. 
  • Attach a personal photo to the end of the online application, as directed. We recommend this to be a clear headshot that makes you feel like the confident and beautiful young woman that you are!
  • Pay your required $100 by 11:59pm on July 25, 2023. The Recruitment Registration Fee covers the cost of three Recruitment t-shirts, PNM name tags, Recruitment Counselor training materials, Recruitment Week lunches and snacks, preparations and reservations for Bid Day, and usage of the online recruitment registration system, ICS, during the week of Formal Recruitment. At the very end of the online application process, you will be directed to a secure payment site where you may pay your $100 recruitment registration fee by credit card/debit card.
  • Want to know what to expect during Sorority Recruitment, receive helpful insider tips, meet other young women going through Recruitment, and get all of your questions answered? To the left of your screen, simply click on the Sorority Preview Day link for information on how to participate in Sorority Preview Day this summer!
  • A cumulative GPA of a 2.0 is required for all A-State women, (incoming freshmen, transfer, and upperclassmen), planning on going through Primary Recruitment. However, all A-State Panhellenic sororities have higher local and inter/national academic requirements for membership. A woman will likely be released from the recruitment process if she does not meet the minimum chapter GPA requirements for membership. We strongly encourage, but do not require, a 3.0 GPA for all students to participate in Primary Recruitment.
  • Get excited for Recruitment!

Your application is not complete until all materials have been received. If your registration fee is not paid by the end of the first day of Primary Recruitment, Sunday, August 13th, you will be unable to participate in the Recruitment Process. If you register and later decide to no longer go through Recruitment, you will receive a full refund only if you notify npcastate@gmail.com by the end of August 1. If Recruitment t-shirts have already been ordered, you will receive a full refund less the cost of your three Recruitment t-shirts. Our Recruitment Team tries to place the full t-shirt order around mid- to late-July in order to guarantee prompt arrival for Recruitment Week. If this occurs, you would still be welcome to collect your Recruitment t-shirts during the first week of classes. 

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation are not required but can only benefit you if you choose to and are able to secure them. We strongly recommend you review our resources on Letters of Recommendation here>>(link update coming soon!) to gain strong insight into Letters of Recommendation for A-State Panhellenic Primary Recruitment. The above link also includes the physical mailing and email addresses alumnae may utilize to submit Letters of Recommendation. When sending a Letter of Recommendation, you may simply choose which method of deliver you prefer-- e-mail or the physical mailing address. If you obtain any Letters of Recommendation, please ensure those Letters of Recommendation are submitted by Friday, August 4 2023.

Sorority Preview Day

Want to know what to expect during this year's Sorority Recruitment, receive helpful insider tips, meet other young women going through Recruitment, and get all of your questions answered? If so, Panhellenic Sorority Preview Day is for YOU! Sorority Preview Day is recommended for young women who are still trying to determine if membership in a sorority is something they wish to pursue, and it is for young women who have already made the decision to go through Fall 2023 Panhellenic Primary Recruitment. Please visit our website HERE>> for more information and to register online.