Confessions of a Recruitment Chair
Start writing a post
Student Life

Confessions of a Recruitment Chair

Confessions of a
Recruitment Chair

With recruitment right around the corner, every girl on campus has one thing in mind: NEW MEMBERS. Who doesn’t dream about the new incoming pledge class?

To almost every sorority member, bringing in a new pledge class requires only a few things. These include, but are not limited to: showing up to a weeklong recruitment practice, participating in exactly six long days of recruitment, and lastly, a fun, screaming, picture-taking-filled bid day. I went through my first recruitment on the “other side” last year, and WOW - who knew this much thought went into this? As a PNM I went from house to house so quickly and so lost that I didn’t even notice what people were wearing, let alone the color of the napkins or the sprinkles on the cupcakes.

I took on the role of recruitment chair this past spring. When I thought of being in charge of recruitment, this is what came to mind: A summer filled with crafting banners and nametags, deciding on food and drinks, along with the deciding the outfits of 90 girls. Sounds great. But as my summer went on, the crafting had to be placed on the backburner. Phone calls, emails, bump groups and headaches had replaced the time. Let me tell you ladies, being in this position is not easy. And I know it’ll only get harder from here because, well, recruitment hasn’t even happened yet.

As each day rolled by and another online order had been placed, I almost lost sight of why I was really doing this. I mean, why was I doing this? The stressful nights worrying about the budgets, the mental breakdowns over figuring out a workweek schedule? All for what? Then I remembered. New Gamma Phi’s. Just saying it can bring a smile to my face.

In a few short weeks, we will have forty new members running towards their uncontrollably excited new Bigs on Memorial Mall. We will have forty new members coming up to the house to get their New Member Pins and to begin their lifelong journey in Gamma Phi Beta. It’s beautiful. All the hard work that I have put into planning recruitment, along with all the hard work my sisters will put into recruiting these girls is going to change lives. These new girls will create friendships that will last a lifetime. They will learn everything there is to know about a wonderful organization and learn to live by its values each and every day. We are truly going to change lives for the better.

As you go on with recruitment, just keep what I said in mind. I know the days are long, and talking for ten rounds in a row is tiring beyond belief. But just keep thinking about the new pledge class and I promise that it will be worth it. Me, along with each of your recruitment chairs, have done all the pre-work for you. Now all you need to do is recruit. And we know you can do it.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

New England Summers Are The BEST Summers

Why you should spend your next summer in New England.

Marconi Beach

Three years ago, I chose to attend college in Philadelphia, approximately 360 miles away from my small town in New Hampshire. I have learned many valuable lessons away from home, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in Pennsylvania. One thing that my experience has taught me, however, is that it is absolutely impossible to beat a New England summer.

Keep Reading...Show less

Fibonacci Sequence Examples: 7 Beautiful Instances In Nature

Nature is beautiful (and so is math). The last one will blow your mind.

illustration of the fibonacci sequence

Yes, the math major is doing a math-related post. What are the odds? I'll have to calculate it later. Many people have probably learned about the Fibonacci sequence in their high school math classes. However, I thought I would just refresh everyone's memories and show how math can be beautiful and apply to physical things everywhere around us with stunning examples.

Keep Reading...Show less
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments