Hi ladies!

            Thanks for visiting the Sigma Delta Tau Recruitment page. Panhellenic recruitment is an exciting process through which you will have the opportunity to learn about what makes SDT a wonderful and welcoming community. In addition to meeting many SigDelts and learning about our tight-knit community, by participating in recruitment, you can learn about the numerous benefits of participating in Columbia Greek life, such as expanding your career network, finding mentors and making friendships that will last a lifetime. 

            As a first-year, I was still seeking a community that made Columbia feel like home. The possibility that I could find a loving, warm community that would provide company in lonely times, push me to be a better person and a more critical thinker and ultimately allow me to find my best friends inspired me to register for recruitment. In Sigma Delta Tau’s recruitment room, I was able to see the love and respect sisters have for each other as well as how much they enjoy each other’s company, which is when I knew I found the community I was seeking.

            As a member of SDT, I am a part of a community of women that propel each other further in life. I am surrounded by diverse, daring, hilarious and deeply kind women, who are my academic support system, career network, favorite people and my very best friends. My life is filled with more laughter, dancing, ventures outside the Columbia bubble, book recommendations and study breaks. My sisters are the smartest, funniest, most loving people I’ve encountered at Columbia. Sigma Delta Tau has made Columbia feel like home in a way I never expected it could, and I am forever grateful for this community.

            Every single sister is so excited to meet you in January at Panhellenic recruitment. We all hope you have a wonderful first semester! Feel free to reach out at any time with questions!

Much love,

Alison Peebles


Philanthropy Night:

The first night of recruitment centers on Philanthropy. Potential New Members (PNMs) will be divided into small groups and will travel to each of the six sororities' philanthropy events. At each sorority, PNMs will be introduced to the many benefits of Greek Life, and, more specifically, be given the opportunity to learn about each sorority's national philanthropy.

Sigma Delta Tau's national philanthropy is Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA). To learn more, click here!

Development Night:

In this second event, PNMs will attend a maximum of four sororities and learn more about the specifics of each organization.

At Sigma Delta Tau, you will hear exactly what makes our sisterhood so exceptional. Through talking with sisters and viewing our SDT slideshow, you will learn about the personal, academic, and career benefits that come from affiliation with Sigma Delta Tau. Most importantly, you will be given a better glimpse into the nature of our sisterhood.


Preference Night:

Preference Night, a very elegant and special ceremony, is the final event of Recruitment. On this night, PNMs will visit a maximum of two sororities. At our Preference Night, the sisters of Sigma Delta Tau will share with you a part of our ritual. For the duration of the night, you will be paired alone with a sister who will answer any last questions you may have about Sigma Delta Tau and the lifelong bond of our sisterhood.

Bid Day and Night:

On Bid Day, each PNM finds out to which sorority she has been offered a bid. After receiving her bid, each PNM will be given the opportunity to accept or decline membership.

The recruitment process concludes with Bid Night. After you accept your bid, you will begin celebrating with your new sisters!

To see more about recruitment, click here