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.


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.

Will you be able to have a quality conversation without practice?

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.

Choices, choices.

Wear Nots for Sorority Recruitment

May 20, 2010

Once you’ve consulted with your Panhellenic leaders, follow these basic tips, and you will look and feel your best each day of sorority recruitment. Recruitment Wear “Don’ts” DON’T wear anything ripped, torn, worn out or inappropriately faded (faded jeans might be OK, but a washed out t-shirt is not). Holey jeans, frayed hems, missing belt […]


Rockin’ Your Style During Sorority Recruitment

May 20, 2010

“Dressy casual.” “Business casual.” “Interview attire.” “Semi-formal.” All of these terms have been used to describe what potential new members should wear during sorority recruitment. Usually, these phrases only create MORE questions.  It’s enough to make your head spin! Your Panhellenic officers will provide you with guidance for each day of recruitment. If those guidelines […]


Proving Your Worth – in Sorority Recruitment and Beyond!

January 11, 2010

How do you persuade someone to appreciate your fabulousness? One of the strongest basic tenets of persuasive communications is evidence. Provide your listener with evidence of your thesis, position, or brand. When you meet sorority members during the recruitment process, will you flat out announce the three legs of your special brand? “Hi, my name […]

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Positioning: What Makes You Unique And Unforgettable During Sorority Recruitment?

November 30, 2009

In this full-length article, you will learn why positioning is important when you must stand out from the crowd. Then you will choose your special “brand.” Lady Gaga. Oprah Winfrey. Taylor Swift.  Reese Witherspoon. What do these four women have in common? They all have a particular “brand” that they promote to enhance their position […]

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Are Rush and Recruitment the same thing?

September 28, 2009

The term “rush” was coined around the turn of the 20th century when sorority and fraternity students would literally rush train platforms where new students arrived on campus for the school year. That was the beginning of the disorganized membership recruitment for the sororities and fraternities.  Technorati Tags: greek sorority, joining a sorority, panhellenic, sorority […]