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What is a Sorority Recruitment Counselor?

By admin, January 10, 2011

Have you registered for formal Panhellenic sorority recruitment on your campus? As you embark on a fantastic journey into the world of Greek life, you are probably using a lot of question marks while preparing to become a sorority member. Luckily, there is a group of women known as recruitment counselors (or a variation of Greek letters) available to help you navigate this process.

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. Your recruitment counselor wants to make sorority recruitment as easy and understandable as possible. Don’t be afraid to ask her questions, even if they’re difficult, and talk to her about the things that are on your mind.

Below are some questions your recruitment counselor should be able to answer and will help you to be fully prepared for recruitment.

♥ What is expected of me during recruitment?
♥ What do I wear?
♥ Where should I be? What time?
♥ How does a preferential bidding system work? (This may catch your recruitment counselor off guard, but it is an important question)
♥ How do I decide between sororities?
♥ What are some good questions that I can ask sorority members?
♥ What are the rules of recruitment?
♥ How should I respond to rumors?
♥ How do academics fit with Greek life?
♥ What are the financial responsibilities of joining a Greek organization?

…And any other question you may have.

Utilize your recruitment counselors, ask good questions, and listen well, you will complete your recruitment experience with an exclamation mark. Or twelve.

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Kristen A. Rupert is a SureSister.com contributor.  Kristen holds a Bachelors degree in History and Political Science Education from Ashland University and a Masters of Higher Education and Student Affairs from Kent State University. An initiate of Delta Zeta Sorority’s Theta Psi chapter, Kristen served her sorority as an alumna academics and new member advisor at The Ohio State University. Outside of Greek life Kristen’s interests include community service, coffee, Ohio State football, and technology and social media. Get to know Kristen on Twitter at @karupert.

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