An Open Letter To A 'Potential New Member'
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An Open Letter To A 'Potential New Member'

Recruitment: One of the best and scariest things about college.

An Open Letter To A 'Potential New Member'

Dear Potential New Member,

First off, on behalf of sorority women everywhere, we are so excited to meet you! We have spent hours on end preparing to meet each and every one of you.

I know that you are probably feeling an equal amount of excited and nervous right about now. Trust me, I was in your shoes two years ago! Going through recruitment–especially formal recruitment–can be very overwhelming but it is 100% worth it. If you go to a larger school, you might be spending hours each day for up to a week visiting the different sororities on campus. If you go to a smaller school, things may be less structured, but the same feelings are still there.

The biggest piece of advice that I can give you is to just be yourself. I know it sounds cliché, but we are looking for women to join our lifelong sisterhood, so we really do want to find out who you are, not who you think we want you to be.

I know it's easier said than done, but try not to be nervous. We're normal women just like you! It wasn't too long ago that we were in the same exact place as you, we're just on the other side of it now.

As for choosing what sorority to join, don't feel pressured to join one that doesn't feel like home. If you don't feel like you belong in a sorority, then you'll probably feel the same way once you're in it. Just because you get a bid doesn't mean you have to accept it! Go with your gut feeling and what you think is the right thing to do.

Going along with that, Greek life isn't for everyone! I highly recommend at least going through recruitment to see if it is something you want to be a part of (you'll never know until you try it). However, it might make you realize that it's not right for you. That's perfectly okay! Even just going through recruitment can help you make some friends and it can also help you grow as a person and figure out what you really want out of your college experience.

If you do get a bid and find your new home away from home, congratulations! You're about to be a part of something bigger than yourself and it is the greatest feeling ever. For the next four years, and for the rest of your life, you will have a group of people that you can truly call your sisters who will always be there for you. These will be your future bridesmaids, the ones that you can call at 3 a.m. when you need someone to talk to, the ones that will go to Sheetz with you to get Mac n' Cheese Bites at any hour, the ones that will be your wing-women and the ones that will love you unconditionally.

So, PNMs, don't be afraid. You're about to go through a week (or two) that will make your college experience so much better. We can not wait to call you our future sisters.


A Proud Greek Woman

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