Recruitment season for us college gals is coming upon us, and I thought it would be a good idea, as someone who’s been on both sides of recruitment, to come up with a list of tips for thriving during recruitment week.
It is a crazy, busy, fun and sometimes emotional week, but you’ll learn more about yourself, and meet some great people along the way.
Be yourself. Don’t pretend to be someone else because you think you have to be a certain way to be in a sorority. Sororities, in my experience, are full of different personalities, which is a good thing! If you feel pressured to be a certain way for a sorority, then it’s not the one for you, and they’re missing out on someone pretty cool.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Most universities have some version of a recruitment counselor (I will be one this year!), and they are there to guide you through the process and give you advice. Don’t be afraid to ask them about the process, outfits, etc.
Show what you’re passionate about. On the recruiting side, I loved to hear what people’s passions were. Talk about what you love, it’s a great topic for recruitment conversations.
Wear comfortable clothing. You will have to dress up, but still wear something that makes you feel good. If you have a pair of heels that you know you can’t wear for more than an hour without getting blisters, don’t wear them.
Don’t let others affect your decisions. People will be telling you things left and right about which sorority you should join, or if you should/shouldn’t join one. This decision of joining a sorority, and which one you should join, is completely up to you, and you shouldn’t let what people say get to you. Trust your instinct, and go with what’s best for you.
Bring snacks and water. It can be a long week, and it’s important to take care of yourself. Please remember to drink water, eat and get enough sleep.
Stay positive. Like I said before, it can be a long week. It’s important to remember to stay positive and open-minded about recruitment.
Happy almost recruitment season!