Before you can get elbows deep in tacky glue and glitter, throw what you know, and most importantly wear the letters, you have to go through formal recruitment in order to be placed in the sorority chapter that best suits you. The process usually occurs over the span of multiple days and entails hours of making small-talk with girls you’re hoping to impress. Sounds simple — but girls who have been through it know that the hours of standing around in high heels, answering the same questions repeatedly, and visiting 10 chapters in one day is no picnic. They’ll also tell you, however, that ripping open that sealed envelope to reveal which chapter they received a bid from is the most defining, exciting moment in their college careers and that it made every second of waiting outside in the cold worthwhile.
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