How to Quit Your Sorority

February 17, 2016

Syracuse University student Alex Purdy quit her sorority. And then she exposed it in a passionate video, detailing real-world examples of “mean-girl” behavior inside a private, secretive, sisterhood. As a proud sorority alumna and sorority membership advocate for more than two decades, I have to applaud her. And here is why. Purdy successfully accomplished what few others have. You see, […]


Dear Mom and Dad: I Want to Join a Sorority

April 19, 2015

If you are a first generation college student or if your parents were not in a sorority or fraternity, they may be wondering how the sorority recruitment process works. Even if a parent was in a sorority or fraternity, he or she may be wondering how “rush” has changed – besides just the name. These tips will help you talk with your parents about the idea of recruitment and sorority life.

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SureSister Commitment to Pre-Recruitment Education Remains Strong

December 6, 2011

Our Ambassador Mary Kate Lobough recently attended the Annual Meeting of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA). Although SureSister staff members did not deliver an educational session this year, we are happy to provide you with this update written by Mary Kate. Technorati Tags: AFA, Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors, college orientation, freshman advice, gamma […]

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McNamara Tragedy Breeds Action, Legacy, and Panhellenic Inspiration

June 6, 2011

Like most new high school graduates, I was excited to matriculate at Eastern Illinois University in peaceful Charleston, Illinois.  But in June 2001, tragedy struck the EIU campus.  The murder of Shannon McNamara, a promising student and member of Alpha Phi, stunned the Charleston, Illinois community. Technorati Tags: alpha phi, charleston, eastern illinois university, erin […]


Audaciously Practicing for Sorority Recruitment in Broad Daylight

May 31, 2011

Here are five day-to-day examples of ways you can practice your conversation skills before sorority recruitment without taking away from your jam packed summer schedule.

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Tapping Into Sorority Alumnae Before Sorority Recruitment

May 23, 2011

As you plan for your arrival on campus, who can you befriend to help you plan? Alumnae are women who are no longer active collegiate sorority members, and you can bet they will become life-changing mentors and friends for you. This article explains what Panhellenic alumnae are, both in terms of individuals and organizations, and how they can help you.

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Summer Reading Recommendations

May 2, 2011

As summer vacation is weeks or even just days away now, you are probably envisioning yourself with tons of free time, catching up on your reading. We are here to help! Check our staff recommendations of almost a dozen great books.


Why We Care: Emails You’ll Never See

March 28, 2011

Admittedly, many of the emails we receive are from prospective sorority members seeking advice on preparation for recruitment. However, the majorityof our emails are from women who went into recruitment with the highest hopes… and were left heartbroken after being dismissed by all chapters. While “dismissed” is not the approved or technically correct term for […]

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Deciding to Participate in Sorority Recruitment – Or Not

February 28, 2011

Here are three common concerns that stop women from signing up for sorority recruitment – and tips to help you get through any misconceptions that might prevent you from enjoying a rewarding collegiate sorority experience.

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Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors: A Study of Two Campuses

February 21, 2011

These are fictional campuses, but they are largely composites of real campuses as described by real collegiate Panhellenic leaders. Did you see how your campus might achieve a new level of success by making small changes to your recruitment counselor program?