With sorority recruitment quickly approaching, I wanted to write one more “recruitment themed” post. (See previous post – Sorority Recruitment: What to Expect – if you’re interested.)
Sorority recruitment is a weird thing. Every chapter has two goals. (1) To put their best foot forward. (2) To get the best new girls. And some chapters are a little less than genuine when it comes to recruiting.
I’ve been out of college for almost two years, and while in college I did recruitment with my chapter for two years, then with the Panhellenic council my senior year. I have seen a lot of things. It’s amazing the number of sorority women that wouldn’t be caught dead in a Lilly dress the other 51 weeks out of the year, throw on a borrowed Lilly for recruitment and act like it’s the only thing they ever wear.
What I’m trying to say is that some chapters put on a huge front during recruitment. I started out my sorority recruitment experience hell bent on a certain chapter. When I went through, the first night, each chapter handed you something off of their table to look at. When I was returning the item to the table, I accidentally put a little wrinkle in the table cloth. (How dare me, right?!) The sister that I was speaking to gave me the absolute dirtiest look before dramatically fixing the tiny wrinkle. I knew right away that as much as I thought I wanted to be part of that chapter, I would never fit in.
This is my advice when looking for your sorority home – Look for girls who are genuine. Look for women that you have things in common with. Look for women who will be just as glad to call you their sister when you’re not wearing makeup and your hair is looking pretty questionable as they are when you’re dressed up for formal. Look for women who you want to be your forever friends. Look for women who will dry your tears when you cry, stay up all night crafting and eating pizza with you, who will come pick you up after class when it’s raining and you’re wearing a white t-shirt. Because those are the women that you want as your sisters.
I wish you the best of luck in your recruitment experience, and I look forward to becoming your sister, whether it be a Kappa Delta sister or a Panhellenic sister. If you have any questions about recruitment, feel free to shoot me an email!
Note: The photo in this post is property of Emily Lawson, @emilybrookel on instagram. I am using this photo with her permission. Please contact her to do the same if you wish to use it.
Also, this post is not an endorsement of Kappa Delta Sorority. I simply thought the picture was absolutely darling, and I want my own sunflower letters now…Who’s with me on that?