Panhellenic Formal Recruitment Infractions
The following is a comprehensive list of any violation of the recruitment policies of both the National Panhellenic Conference and also Cal Poly Panhellenic. These violations have been divided into a three tier system, where Tier 1 violations are the least severe and Tier 3 violations are the most severe. Violations are defined in detail below.
Alcohol Violation: No alcohol may be served at events throughout pre-recruitment and recruitment. Additionally, sorority members may not provide alcohol to PNMs.
Bid Promising Level 1: Indirect bid promising (examples: “See you tomorrow!”, “I could see you in our house.”, etc.)
Bid Promising Level 2: Direct bid promising (examples: “We are so excited to see you on Bid Day.”, “I can’t wait to get you as my little!”)
Male Involvement: No male participation in pre-recruitment events, no men can endorse a single sorority, no men can be in any pictures displayed during recruitment, men can not be apart of Bid Night (unless pre-approved)
Positive Panhellenic Violation: No disrespectful comments may be made about other houses during any pre-recruitment or recruitment activities.
Social Media Violation: Individual chapter members may only use social media to promote Positive Panhellenic for pictures taken and/or posted during Formal Recruitment until strict silence.
2 Actives on 1 Potential New Member (PNM): Chapter Presidents and Recruitment Chairs may not be paired, or speak one-on-one, with a PNM. They may approach and speak to a PNM if she is with another active member for no more than three minutes.
TIER 1 VIOLATIONS: Party overtimes of 1 - 3 minutes each (less than 5 total violations), ICS violations, clothing violations, budget violations, sisterhood song violations, social media violations
TIER 2 VIOLATIONS: Party overtimes of 1 - 3 minutes each (more than 5 total violations), party overtimes of over 3 minutes each (one or more violation), Bid Promising Level 1, male involvement (one offense), Positive Panhellenic violation (one offense), 2 actives on 1 potential new member, gift given to potential new member, strict silence violation.
TIER 3 VIOLATIONS: Bid Promising - Level 2, alcohol violation, male Involvement (multiple offenses), Positive Panhellenic violation (multiple offenses), sorority member seeks out potential new member.