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The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life oversees Greek life and resides at 3933 Walnut.

Credit: Luke Chen

For many at Penn, the first few weeks of January can be filled with new classes, new friends, and new extracurricular activities. For some, the first week of January includes fraternity and sorority recruitment.

Jan. 19 will be the final day of the week-long Panhellenic Primary Recruitment, but for students looking to participate in the Interfraternity Council's open fraternity recruitment, the process is less streamlined and only began on Thursday. 

Fraternity recruitment started on Thursday, Jan. 17, and continues again on the night of Friday, Jan. 18. During open recruitment, any student is free to attend events at each organization's chapter house. From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., eight fraternity houses on Walnut Street will host events. From 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., nine fraternity houses on Locust Walk will host events. From 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., nine fraternity houses on Spruce Street/Baltimore Avenue will host events. 

With nearly 3,000 undergraduate students involved in Greek life, it can be difficult to navigate the many events taking place at various corners of campus. Here are the details of the events, including times, locations, and organization hosting them: