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Recruitment Survival Guide

5 Things You Should Know Before Going Through Sorority Recruitment

Recruitment Survival Guide

Going through recruitment or not going through recruitment is a very important decision that you have to make before heading off to college to start your year. It can also be a very nerve-racking decision. When you decide that going through recruitment is the right thing for you to do, there are a lot hard questions that follow. What outfits should I wear? What house should I pick? How do I know if this house is right for me? What if I don't like it? Well, here is your recruitment survival guide:

1. Your outfit is not the most important thing you should worry about.

Yes, your outfit for each day should follow the guidelines that Panhel has put in place. But you should not spend all of your time worrying about it. Focus more on how you want to present yourself to the members of the sorority with what you are going to say. I promise you, whoever you talk to at each house will not care whether you are wearing a skirt, a sundress, a romper, flats or heels.

2. Be yourself.

The most annoying thing during recruitment is when you can tell someone is being fake. Even though these girls do not know you, they will be able to tell if you are not being yourself. Laugh, talk about your likes and dislikes, and do not say something just because you think it is what they want to hear. If you be yourself during the recruitment process you are 100 percent more likely to be pick a house that you will love.

3. Do not talk to your friends about recruitment.

Talking to your friends about what they thought about each house will be very tempting. But, while going through recruitment, you want your decision to be unbiased for the best results. Just because your friends do not like a house that you love, that should not influence any of your decisions. Everyone is different in their own way. Every house is different in their own way. Keep your opinion to yourself.

4. Do not base your decisions on what you have heard about each sorority.

Rumors happen; we all know it. Remember that rumor in high school that everyone believed but was totally not true? Well, the same thing happens in Greek life sometimes. If you hear something about a certain sorority before you go through recruitment, you should ignore it. How are you supposed to know if it is true or not? What if that house could have been the right one for you? Stay unbiased.

5. The girls you meet on the lawn before each house could be your potential sisters; use that to help you make a decision.

Talk to the girls sitting on the lawn in front of the house and get to know them. They are back at the house just like you are, so your chances of being in the same pledge class are pretty high. If you could not see the girls on the front lawn during the last day as some of your best friends, then that house may not be for you. If you find that you have a lot in common with your front-lawn buddies, you should keep that house in mind. And hey, if you make friends early, you'll already have people to hangout with on bid day.

Recruitment is stressful, but it is worth it. After the recruitment process, you will meet girls who will become some of the most important people in your life.

Good luck and have fun!

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