29 Comments

  1. Ashlee S
    August 3, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Alabama's recruitment starts Friday and I am FREAKING OUT. They hit 2500 PNMs the other day and I'm so intimidated. Thank you for this, it's exactly what I needed! Now to read all your other sorority posts hahahahXO Ashleepreperella.blogspot.com

  2. Taipei Style
    August 3, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Cool tips!GemmaTaipeiStyle

  3. Ashley @ Lilly & Lemons
    August 3, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    I don't plan on joining a sorority but this post definitely seems super helpful! A few of my friends want to join sororities so I'll be sure to share this post with them!

  4. Ashley Vickney
    August 3, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    These are such great tips! I was SO nervous rushing, but it was the best decision of my college career! xoxo

  5. Lauren Rose
    August 3, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    Great post – could not agree more with everything you said!

  6. Navia
    August 3, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    These are great tips for girls going through recruitment now. Let me age myself by saying I went through in the early 2000s. To me, the whole process is way more hardcore than it use to be (then again I do live in Alabama, where greek life is a whole different situation then other parts of the country).

  7. Jordyn Brown
    August 3, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I love that you're offering sincere advice & that you stressed that getting (or not getting) a bid is not a measure of your worth. I went through & got a bid, but declined because once I was in that moment-I realized that the sorority world wasn't for me. I loved lots of the girls I met & am still friends with them to this day, but if I had stayed, who knows what might be different in my life today. It all works out the way it was supposed to :)xoxo, SSThe Southern Stylista

  8. ELG
    August 3, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    This is so helpful. I can't believe it's been at least 3 years since we met because of my sorority article for Levo!

  9. The Life You Love
    August 4, 2015 / 12:22 am

    Yes yes and yes! I absolutely agree with all of these.

  10. A Peachy Sonder
    August 4, 2015 / 12:25 am

    Beautiful post! I think that there are too many misconceptions out there that attract the wrong kind of attention to the Greek community. Yes, there are girls who are boy-crazy and brand obsessed in sororities. But there are also girls who want to work out with you, volunteer with you, study the bible and pray with you, sing with you, and dance with you! You just have to let your inner self shine through during recruitment so you are placed in a house with like-minded people. Thanks for sharing!xo. A Peachy Sonder

  11. Fairy Princess Jord
    August 4, 2015 / 1:07 am

    These are really great tips. I was so so nervous prior to sorority recruitment, I wish I would have read a post like this. I think it is so important to remember that even if you don't get a bid to the house that was initially your first choice to still give it a shot! It's difficult to know everything about a specific sorority in just one week, if a house wants you it's worth trying it out.

  12. May
    August 4, 2015 / 1:26 am

    As a fellow sorority woman and a rho gamma of two years, I really think you did a great job summing up the important stuff! Nice job 🙂

  13. Annaliese
    August 4, 2015 / 2:10 am

    An excellent excellent post! I will probably retweet this to my followers as recruitment gets closer. 🙂 I'm also thinking about writing more on my own thoughts about recruitment soon too- since this is my last year as a collegiate member!xoxo Awww.southernbelleintraining.com

  14. Carley
    August 4, 2015 / 2:27 am

    These are fantastic pieces of advice!! So ready for recruitment!!Carley @ preppylane.blogspot.com

  15. Breakfast at Lillys
    August 4, 2015 / 2:41 am

    Such a wonderful post with some fabulous advice!The last one is definitely my favorite of the bunch. It's definitely a great experience but it does not make or break you as a person regardless of if you are involved in Greek life or decide it isn't for you. xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  16. Lauren Ashley
    August 4, 2015 / 4:31 am

    Rush week was the most horrible, longest week of my life. I ended up accepting a bid with Tridelta but had to drop after two semesters because I had too much on my plate. 🙁 LaurenThe Fashionista's Diary

  17. Cat
    August 4, 2015 / 10:33 am

    These are great tips!!

  18. Alicia
    August 4, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    Haha, I was totally VP of Recruitment for my Panhellenic Council back in the day, so this is bringing back so many memories! I wish I was more conscious about dues before joining, my parents were kind of mad that I went and did it without their permission and I didn't have a job. This is a great list of tips!xo, Alicia | http://www.aliciatenise.com

  19. Jasmine Watts
    August 4, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    Excellent post!! I agree with all of these points!!

  20. Allison
    August 4, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    I love all of these tips! Being in a sorority is nothing like TSM!

  21. Amanda Cross
    August 4, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    Great tips! I really love the one on dues and rules. It seems like so many people come into greek life not expecting that and it catches them off guard. It's definitely important to realzie that those will be in place before you sign a bid card versus after.

  22. Eva Halinor
    August 4, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    It was very interesting to read!The Rococo Style

  23. Kayla Rivoli
    August 4, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    There are some days where I wish I would've joined a sorority but, for the most part, I'm happy with my decision. I don't think I could see myself fitting in with any of the sororities at Temple. However, I am in an honors fraternity which is amazing! I've met so many great people through my frat. But at Temple we're definitely not perceived as a "real" organization. It's frustrating! We wear letters, have a philanthropy, have a formal, and hold ourselves to high standards just like the other Greek orgs on campus! Haha sorry this turned into a vent session. But I really enjoyed reading this different perspective of sorority recruitment :)Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  24. Ally Gagliardo
    August 4, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    This is great for some friends are mine who are thinking about pledging!

  25. Ashley Turner
    August 5, 2015 / 2:36 am

    I may add-Chew or not to chew gum ;)It worked for me, but only because you fell in love with me then! Haha only kidding, but make sure MINTS are the way to go. Lots and lots of talking. 🙂

  26. Erica Ligenza
    August 5, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    I never rushed because I just never felt like being in a sorority would be my thing, so I literally know nothing of the process! Eye opening, and props to you for breaking the stereotypes.Coming Up Roses

  27. Jenn, hellorigby.com
    August 6, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    I never went through rush, however I definitely love that you're dispelling some of the stereotypes I had heard prior to going to school!

  28. Anonymous
    August 9, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    In the UK we don't have sororities (wish we did!) but we do have clubs and societies, so this is very helpful for that 🙂 Thanks for sharing!Pop over to my blog!Sarahhttps://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com