TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Of the 2,683 young women who attended the first round of events for Fall 2016 formal recruitment at The University of Alabama, 93 percent (2,488 women) received bids from the 16 Panhellenic sororities that participated in recruitment.
The number of women who initially registered increased by more than 10 percent, and the total who received bids increased by approximately 10 percent over last year.
“It’s been a busy and fun week of recruitment for our sororities as they welcomed some of our newest students,” said Dr. Steven Hood, associate vice president for student affairs.
“We appreciate the sororities’ dedication and enthusiasm. Recruitment is one good way to make friends and get involved, and our sorority and fraternity communities also provide many service and leadership opportunities for our students.”
Of the total number of women who accepted bids, 246 were minorities, a number that increased by 15 percent. And, the number of African American students who received bids remained consistent from last year at 25.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.