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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Making Sense of the Preferential Bidding System

September 7, 2010

Students wishing to join collegiate sororities participate in a mutual selection process, which is a preferential bidding system (PBS) just like those mentioned above. The PBS ensures a prospective member is matched with the sorority chapters that are most interested in her, and vice versa.
Here is a simple explanation of how a matching mechanism like this works using three student examples during sorority recruitment.

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Mary Kate’s 8 Tips: After You’ve Registered For Sorority Recruitment

August 23, 2010

It’s done. You’ve registered with your Panhellenic Council and tried not to over think it. But as the date of that first sorority recruitment event draws closer, you’re realizing you’ll need to make both good impressions and educated decisions. Here are eight great tips to prepare you for the big events. ♥  KNOW what you […]

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“Maximizing Your Options” During Sorority Recruitment

August 16, 2010

During sorority recruitment you may hear “maximize your options.” This means you should accept all party invitations extended to you, and attend all events to which you are invited. Here are four reasons you should heed this “maximizing” advice.


Five Quick Tips for Sorority Recruitment Conversations

August 2, 2010

The sorority women you meet during sorority recruitment are as nervous as you when it’s time for that first recruitment event. They have spent weeks, even months learning communication etiquette and reviewing relevant facts about their organizations – with the goal of getting you to join. Because you haven’t had all that training, we give you these simple tips on making those introductory conversations shine.


Simple Makeup Tips for Sorority Recruitment (Summer Version)

July 19, 2010

How do you strike a perfect balance between “Gaga on Tour” and “H1N1 patient” during sorority recruitment? Simply add your smile and personality to these eight tips to project your true beauty during recruitment events.


Capitalizing on Sorority Pre-Recruitment Opportunities

July 6, 2010

The summer before your first year of college is an exciting one filled with anticipation for the four-year journey ahead.  While enjoying your summer vacation, be sure to capitalize on the opportunities to learn about your extracurricular choices. Attending campus tours and welcome sessions inspires students to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the […]


It’s All Greek to Me: The Language of Sororities and Recruitment

June 25, 2010

This article describes the terms used most frequently during sorority recruitment including people, groups, time frames, rules, statistics, and actions. A quick peruse will help familiarize you with some new (and sometimes odd) words and phrases you will likely be hearing more often.

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Will You Make the Right Call During Sorority Recruitment?

June 21, 2010

Here are some tips for managing your cell phone during Panhellenic sorority recruitment.