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Panhellenic Recruitment
Potential New Members FAQs


There are two easy and convenient options to the COVID-19 test requirement. Students may opt out of the testing requirement by providing proof of being fully vaccinated or by providing a positive COVID-19 test result dated within 90 days prior to the start of Panhellenic formal recruitment. Please email documentation to University Health Services at uhs-medicalrecords@fsu.edu no later than August 11. When you email UHS, please indicate that you are sending documentation or clearance for Panhellenic Recruitment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after their second shot in a two-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-shot vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).

For those considering vaccination, please consult the timetable to ensure you reach full immunity at least 14 days prior to your participation in Panhellenic Recruitment.

All students participating in the recruitment process are required to get tested using the Florida State University testing center.

Students living in the residence halls will have already met the requirements as part of residence hall move-in and do not need to test again prior to the start of formal recruitment.

Students living off-campus who have not opted out of testing must take a COVID-19 test on Sunday, August 15 or Monday, August 16. Appointments will be available via the University Health Services website.

Any student who tests positive or is instructed to quarantine due to close contact of someone who tests positive will be added as excused for any in-person events that are missed. The potential new member will complete their preferred chapter list after each round and if a chapter chose to continue to include them on their invitation list, the student will continue in recruitment. The recruitment counselor will engage with the student virtually in a 1:1 setting.
Yes. As long as you complete the testing requirement you will be able to participate in the in-person formal recruitment process while your test result is pending.

Per CDC guidelines, people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease and show no symptoms.

If you have not been vaccinated, and contact tracing determines you have been in close contact with a known COVID-19 case, you will be required to quarantine, even if you don’t have symptoms. Any student required to quarantine will not be allowed to participate in any in-person activity or event at FSU, including Panhellenic formal recruitment.