Q: Recruitment starts tomorrow!! Any last minute advice?!
A: How exciting!! Whether you are a PNM, or a sister, the advice is very similar……………..
✿ TOP 50 LAST MINUTE RECRUITMENT TIPS: ✿
- Be SINCERE!
- Sparkle & shine.
- Be the type of person you want to meet.
- Don’t compare yourself to others.
- Reach out from your heart.
- Keep your eyes on the prize.
- Talk until your throat hurts.
- Don’t be afraid to get excited!
- Smile & laugh
- Prepare to change your mind.
- Give yourself a break.
- Perfect is boring.
- Don’t let stubbornness stand in the way of your goals.
- Accept recruitment surprises.
- Banish self-consciousness.
- Think creatively.
- Spotlight the positive, downplay the negative.
- Keep score of your wins, not your losses.
- Stay sharp every round.
- Be grateful for the life you have.
- Sleep as much as you can and eat healthy.
- Accept fate.
- Be worthy of your favorite chapter or favorite PNM.
- Commit to change.
- Be kind to all around you.
- Graciously accept compliments.
- Keeping your expectations reasonable controls disappointment.
- Don’t be tooooo serious.
- Allow yourself to enjoy recruitment.
- Don’t loose hope.
- What you see in a chapter, or a PNM, depends on how you look at it/her.
- Be an overcomer.
- Never quit - just move on.
- Stop worrying about what other people think.
- Every round is another chance.
- Before you talk - think.
- Remember that you’re only human.
- Sometimes you win - sometimes you learn.
- See the opportunity in every sorority or every PNM
- You become like the people you spend the most time with, choose carefully.
- Believe you can and you will.
- Take a leap of faith!
- Find some humor in recruitment.
- Believe in yourself.
- Have a sense of adventure.
- Share the magical and beautiful parts of your life/chapter
- Choose happiness.
- Note to self: relax!
- Trust the process.
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The best thing you can do is get involved in several activities and start meeting people on campus. With a full semester lead time before recruitment, many campuses with spring rush do a lot of networking during the fall. Unlike the summer lead in to fall recruitment, you and the sororities have time to meet each other in advance of the first round.
If you are friendly with your roommate, attend parties together on campus. Go to football games, events, fundraisers and greek socials which are open to non-greeks. Make friends in your dorm, classes and join some other clubs. Everyone you meet could be a link to a sorority member, or a sister herself. You can’t get to know too many people during your first semester on campus. Each one of them is a potential help-mate in going greek.
Being friendly and outgoing is a favorite greek personality trait. Your involvement also gives you more things to talk about during rush. If you are invited to coffee, lunch, or dinner by a sorority member ~ accept all invitations. Once rush week gets closer, the direct contact will stop, but early on it’s OK to socialize. Meeting fraternity members is also helpful. But make sure to behave yourself. You can’t become a total frat rat and keep your good reputation for the sororities. Classy behavior is a must if you attend fraternity events. Don’t become an out-of-control freshman, or it will hurt your PNM chances. There’s a fine line between being socially active and getting a bad rep.
Put yourself out there, be friendly to everyone you meet, (you never know who they’re connected to) and become well adjusted to college life. Knowing friendly faces at the sororities will make you feel so much more secure and welcomed in the spring. xoxo ;)
I'm participating in sorority recruitment and I'm so excited! It's not until next week but I can't stop thinking about meeting possible new sisters and getting to know them :) I'm in a small college and my two roommates are sisters for theta phi and they are so excited as well! Everyone around me is so pumped and the energy is just incredible! I'm just wondering if once bidding is done if the energy dies down or if it's always so exciting and fun like this. Thanks!
No….. it’s not always the high energy of recruitment. Rush week is a special time of year. Membership is still fun and interesting, but no one could keep up the fever pitch of formal recruitment year round. It would be exhausting.
Enjoy every moment of the week ahead with all the decorations, chants, displays, speeches, etc… It’s a special time when all the PNMs will be treated extra well. The chapters work very hard to impress you and most PNMs feel like pampered guests at each sorority house. It’s a fantastic experience.
When bid day is over, you will need to adjust to the real world again. The high will be gone, but it should be replaced with a deeper kind of love. As you bond with your new sisters, go on retreats, attend meetings, volunteer together, etc… your feelings will grow. It’s the same as a boyfriend /girlfriend relationship. At first it’s all hearts, flowers and rainbows, then as you date longer your relationship should deepen into something more serious. It works the same way in a sisterhood! Lots of joy and excitement in the beginning, followed by closer friendships and more meaningful times spent together during the year.
Then next year you can experience the thrill of formal recruitment all over again form the chapter side. Your greek “Christmas” comes once a year! xoxo :)
This past weekend my sorority had open house and philanthropy round this past weekend and we have preference this upcoming Saturday & bid day on Sunday. I talked to this PNM however briefly, and I really liked her. I think she would make a great edition to my chapter BUT I can also see her picking another chapter at my school. I preffed her for preference round so hopefully I get her but since it's my first I would love to know any tips I can try to seal the deal and get her to pick us? Thanks!
When it comes to the Preference Round it’s more about emotions and less about discussing the facts of figures of greek life. If you can touch the heart of your rush crush, you will be doing the best you can to encourage her to pledge your chapter. These are some areas to cover in your Pref Night conversations…
- Speak about your personal experience in the sorority and how much it means to your heart.
- Emphasize the warmth and emotional benefits that come to PNMs who join your sorority.
- Highlight your deeper values which radiate from your creed, motto and principles.
- Share what makes your chapter unique and different than all others.
- Ask your PNM what she wants most in a sorority and fulfill her wishes with examples from your chapter.
- Make your PNM feel extra special and personally “chosen" for sisterhood.
- Answer any lingering questions or concerns your PNM has. Be her trusted friend and confidant.
- Highlight your chapter (and you) being ~ genuine, sincere, authentic, real, friendly, loving, positive, happy and a safe harbor for PNMs.
- Focus on your PNM’s needs, wants, feelings, desires, goals and expectations. Then show how your chapter can make her dreams come true. Be the answer to what she’s looking for most.
- Embrace your PNM with a sense of belonging and acceptance for who she is as an individual. Your chapter loves her for being herself. She doesn’t have to be something she’s not.
I also have a List of Questions to ask PNMs on Pref Night. You may not need questions, but the topics on the list are also good ideas for conversations too:
• 40 Questions for Sisters to Ask During the Preference Round
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