May 5, 2016
For many women, the sorority tradition is deeply meaningful far beyond the college years. And when the time comes for daughters and nieces to consider sorority, attempting to convey the value of sorority reveals the depth long-term impact of the experience. In this love letter from a Panhellenic sorority alumna to her teen daughter, Amy […]
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, […]
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.
April 18, 2015
One of your jobs during sorority recruitment is to look for women who will inspire you, lift you up, help you grow into the woman you are meant to be. However, you often have just a few minutes to determine if the woman before you will be friend or foe. How do you quickly determine […]
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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 […]
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.
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.
February 14, 2011
Like most college women, I joined a sorority for the new friends I would meet and the lifelong relationships I would form. But my experience with my sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, was different from that of many sorority women. When I attended SDT’s National Convention in Chicago in 2010, I wondered if my experience would single me out and whether people would understand my unique background.
February 7, 2011
Remember when “selective listening” was a bad thing? This skill, which is often highly developed during the teen years, can be of great use during your sorority recruitment experience. How so? By knowing which information is relevant and “selecting” out of the noise. Let’s look at three factors that may seem important, but only serve to make your recruitment experience complicated and stressful.
January 24, 2011
Do you wonder what your life might look like as a sorority woman? Here is an example of a sorority member’s typical Monday on a campus where the sororities have chapter houses.