Epsilon Xi Chapter Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville


Register for Primary Recruitment here!

What is Primary Recruitment?
Primary Recruitment is a mutual selection process where the women registered will visit each of the four, Panhellenic sororities on campus throughout the week. They will get to meet each chapter's members and learn about each sorority's sisterhood, values, ideals and activities. This process is truly exciting, and it offers each woman the opportunity to discover a new home.

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Welcome from our Vice President of Membership Recruitment!

Hello Ladies!
My name is Ashleigh Johanson and I would like to officially welcome you to SIUE! If you found yourself exploring this page, you may be considering going through Primary Panhellenic Recruitment… Well, you came to the right place! I have the great honor of being Alpha Phi’s Vice President of Membership Recruitment and I strongly encourage you to register for this amazing experience! Throughout Primary Recruitment, you not only will have the opportunity to meet the lovely ladies of Alpha Phi, but will also get the chance to socialize with SIUe’s other incredible PHC chapters. 

Three years ago, I went through the recruitment process. I remember feeling excited and honestly a little nervous, but after three days full of conversations, songs, and so many new, friendly faces, all my nerves were eased. At the end of the week, when I accepted my bid to Alpha Phi, I started a journey that has truly impacted my life in the best of ways! From traveling to Boulder, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois for leadership development seminars, to raising awareness for women’s heart health, scholarship, and leadership at our annual Red Dress Gala, to endless nights of laughing with my sisters during corny rom-coms, Alpha Phi has pushed me to my fullest potential. 

This August during Primary Recruitment no matter which organization you join at the end of the week, you are guaranteed to meet women who will change not only your next four years, but hopefully your life. As you step into Alpha Phi’s room, please know we are so excited to get to know you and share everything Alpha Phi’s sisterhood has to offer!
See you all soon! Ashleigh Johanson

Primary Recruitment

Information Night: August 23rd, 2018
When visiting Alpha Phi’s room on Information Night, everyone will be introduced to the wonderful women of our executive board, where they will share a glimpse into their department. View our “Leadership” tab above to learn more! The rest of the night includes mingling, getting to know each other, and sharing basic details of our chapter's events and sisterhood. The best part of the night is getting to know the women who have joined us, answer questions they may have and show our sincere enthusiasm to share our sisterhood.

 Philanthropy Night: August 24th, 2018
During Philanthropy Night, our hope is that the women returning will hear our hearts beat a little louder when we share how we support the Alpha Phi Foundation. Click the “Philanthropy and Service” tab to see how our philanthropic efforts directly impact women's heart health. Our foundation also supports leadership and scholarship opportunities; see those tabs as well. Also during this night, our sisters are always excited to share their personal connections to our foundation and why they are so passionate about this cause!

 Preference Night: August 25th, 2018
For Alpha Phi, the final night of recruitment, Preference Night, is a very special time. We are so excited to share a memorable and important piece of our sisterhood. While we can't give away the details, we hope everyone who enters our room recognizes the impact this sisterhood has had on us and why we are so proud to call Alpha Phi our home!

Bid Day: August 26th, 2018 
As Primary Recruitment comes to a close, we are psyched to welcome our newest members! Bid Day is a time for celebration to invite women into our sisterhood and welcome them home. It’s a time to hug, to laugh, and embrace a new family of over 100 sisters!