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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Identifying Potentially Toxic Sisters

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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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 […]


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 Alumnae are women who are no longer active collegiate sorority members, and you can bet they will become life-changing mentors and friends for you.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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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?

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Handling Stereotypes and Gossip During Sorority Recruitment

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.

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20 Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE Sorority Recruitment

January 18, 2011

Before you jump at the sorority recruitment opportunity, take a few minutes to make sure you are prepared for the decisions that lay in front of you. Here are two short lists to help you get ready for making the big decision.

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What is a Sorority Recruitment Counselor?

January 10, 2011

A recruitment counselor is a sorority woman representing the Greek community who is disaffiliated from her particular sorority to concentrate her time and attention on you. She does not spend loads of time at her sorority chapter, does not wear her letters, and does not tell others which sorority is hers. To these sorority women, it doesn’t matter which sorority you join, just that you are prepared for the process. This article lists some questions your recruitment counselor should be able to answer and will help you to be fully prepared for recruitment.