Continuous Recruitment is often referred to as Continuous Open Bidding (COB) after the Formal Recruitment process is complete. Unlike Formal Recruitment, a Potential New Member participating in COB will not visit all of the sororities. When a sorority decides to offer COB, they simply contact Potential New Members on their own and hold a series of informal events to get to know her better. Registration on the part of the potential new member is not necessary either. All women that have not been initiated by another chapter in the past are eligible to participate!
There are a few key differences between Formal Recruitment and Continuous Open Bidding (COB) that are important to keep in mind:
For many reasons, including wanting to get to know all the sororities, most women choose Formal Recruitment as their way to join a sorority. However, if you find that you are unable to go through Formal Recruitment for any reason, keep in mind that COB may occur each Fall and Spring semester. This means that the chapters participating in COB will vary throughout the year.