ΚΔ, ΓΦΒ, ΔΓ, ΔΦΕ…7 Sorority Recruitment Tips!

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College Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior…No matter what sorority, no matter what semester — you’re officially signed up for recruitment of this upcoming school year! You have just signed yourself up for the best decision of your life.

“I know I am not going to enjoy it! Why do you want me so badly to join one?” This right here was a quote from my roommate telling me why she didn’t want to go out for recruitment.  Three days later she told me “Thank you, Ariel. That was the best decision I ever made.”  If you want some advice for getting into the sorority of your choice, keep on reading for some helpful tips you won’t want to miss.

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1. Be yourself:

  • Think of talking to all the sisters as if it was speed dating. Don’t be nervous and just be yourself. They want to hear all about your interests, likes, dislikes and

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2. The 4 B’s:

  • Boys– Sororities are all about sisterhood – no future sister of yours needs to know your relationship status. 
  • Brands-  Don’t mention what Michael Kors bag you have, Steve Madden shoes you want, Coach wallet or Kate Spade Phone case you just threw out in the trash.
  • Barack (Obama/President)- NO POLITICS! Politics is a big no! Keep your views about the president or the presidential election to yourself!

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  • Bucks– They do not care if you have $50 in your wallet or $5 in your wallet. No talking about how big your house is back at home

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3. Look Presentable:

  • These next few days or weeks are not the time to wear yoga pants, sweat pants or baggy shirts. You want to look your best. As people say, “dress to the best”. You want to have a great first impression on all the girls! Get out those nice summer dresses, some cute wedges and show them who’s boss!

4. Don’t bad mouth any other sorority:

  • No matter how much you might love one sorority (or house) over another, do not talk bad about the other. It looks bad on your behalf and you can potentially get kicked out.

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5. Act like you want to be there:

  • Even if you are not the biggest fan of that specific sorority, put on a happy face and act like you are interested in being there. It looks good and you are able to meet new girls. And who knows – if you go into it with a positive attitude, maybe you’ll change your mind.

6. Stay hydrated:

  • You might not think of bringing a water bottle… but depending on how many sororities your school has, you will be most likely talking to each group of girls for 50 minutes. Bring water!!! Plastic or Swell, does not matter!

7. You will end up where you are supposed to be:

  • Do not stress if you don’t get your number one choice! Everyone is supposed to end up where they are supposed to be. Don’t freak out if you are upset you did not get one that you wanted… go into all the other houses or parties with an open mind. You never know, you might end up liking one of the other ones!

                                    

Don’t forget, “Everything happens for a reason.”

Have a great fall recruitment ladies and enjoy every minute! 

 

KD

4 Lies You’ve Been Told About Sorority Life

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Recruitment season is back in full swing, and you may be wondering whether it’s something you want to participate in or not. Before you make your final decision, it’s time to clear the air. Everything you’ve heard is not true. If you’ve ever been told you’re not the type, it’s a huge time commitment, it’s an easy way to make friends, or that you’re buying them, it’s a lie.

4. You’re not the type At most schools, there is a place for everyone. Step outside of the stereotypical sorority personality you have conjured up in your head. Not everyone is like that. In fact, most of us aren’t. Don’t let the more cookie cutter houses you visit during recruitment make you believe that that stereotypical sorority girl stigma is true.

3. It’s a huge time commitment It is what you make of it. You’ll have to go to weekly chapter gatherings and meet the semester expectations, but those are fairly limited in most cases. You are in no way required to attend every social event or be on time to everything. If you have soccer, a large class load, or student council, there are always excuse forms for you to fill out. Greeks want you to be a well-rounded person!

2. Joining a sorority is an easy way to make friends If you’re shy, joining a sorority isn’t going to automatically make you super outgoing. Joining a sorority doesn’t also guarantee you friends; it’s no different than college life in general. You need be active, participate, and be open to new friendships. You still have to put in effort.

1. You’re buying your friends Going along with #2, you’re not buying your friends, because they’re not even guaranteed. What you’re buying is cute tees, a new house, yummy meals, social functions, and an incredible amount of philanthropy opportunities. You’ll just find that you make friends along the way.

If you have any doubts, give it a try. You might just be surprised.

Sorority Recruitment Tips

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Preparing for sorority recruitment can be a stressful and nerve-racking process, but actual recruitment doesn’t have to be! Recruitment can be a fun and exciting time if you don’t let your negative emotions take over. Here are a few sorority recruitment tips to help get you through your experience and make the most of rush…

Wear something you feel comfortable and confident in It’s noticeable when a girl is fidgeting with the hem of her dress or wobbling in her heels. If you feel good, it will show! Don’t feel pressured to wear something that you normally wouldn’t just to impress.

Realize you’re not the only one who is nervous Some girls that you meet will radiate confidence, but most girls are nervous on the inside, because it is just as important to them that you like their house as it is to you that they want you in it.

Take detailed notes Your leaders will likely advise you of this before you start, but boy did I ignore their advice. Depending on the number of houses at your school, it can be hard to remember every conversation you have at every house. Writing down funbrunette, silly will not help you remember your conversation three days later as much as you thought it would. In order to make your final decision easier, take this tip seriously! Details, details, details.

Be cheery and excited even if that’s not how you feel There’s no doubt about it. The days are long, and by the last house you visit, you are going to be tired of talking. Unfortunately, sometimes your favorites are last, and that means that you still want to show your game face.

Be unique and take initiative Girls ask potential new members the same questions, so make yourself stand out! Don’t be afraid to give a detailed answer or share a story. Talk for a few minutes and be yourself. She’ll be happy not to have to force the conversation with you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions either! It is a welcomed break.

Stay optimistic Houses that you like may drop you. It happens ALL THE TIME – more often than you would even think. But on that note…

Your first instincts may be wrong The house that you think you are in love with, may not be what you’re making it out to be in your mind. If you give other houses a chance, you may come to realize that your first instincts were wrong. The sorority you thought you loved and that dropped you wasn’t actually the best fit for you.

At the end of the day, just breathe and be yourself. This process can lead to great things and a whole lot of memories. You want it to be an amazing experience! Have more questions about sorority recruitment/ college life? Tweet me @aliinbloom, and I’ll answer them next time!