Kappa Delta will return to campus after nearly 50 years and recruit its first pledge class more than two weeks after the other 10 sororities pick new members.
The new sorority will hold recruitment from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29, after the campus-wide recruitment starts Oct. 5. Kappa Delta will begin holding open house events that same weekend.
It hopes to fill its chapter by spring. New chapters can bring on at most 147 new members in their first year, matching the average chapter size at GW.
Kappa Delta will join a Panhellenic community of more than 1,450 women, which has more than doubled in the last decade.
Representatives from the University of Maryland will stand in as recruitment staff to offer information at the Panhellenic Association table.
Valerie Berg, vice president of recruitment for the Panhellenic Association, said women going through Kappa Delta’s separate recruitment would not be guaranteed a bid – which she called a common misconception in past years.