The Moods of recruitment Week
Start writing a post
Student Life

The 5 Moods Of Recruitment Week

Every round of recruitment brings in different feelings that will have you exhausted by the time it is over.

The 5 Moods Of Recruitment Week
Claire Mosteller

From welcome rounds to bid day, there are many emotions flying around the sorority house. Girls are trying their best to be perfect and talk like ladies, not fall on their face from wearing heels, and making sure they are making a lasting impression. I feel as though there would be no better way to describe recruitment week other than using gifs. We all have different experiences but I feel as though I have a pretty good grasp on the overall moods that enter the house during the long, tiring, two weeks.

1. Welcome Rounds


The day has come...welcome rounds! This is the most exciting time of recruitment besides bid day because the girls are meeting all of the sorority houses for the first time. I mean how exciting is that? Once they take that first step into the house, this gif depicts the perfect mood of how it feels. They are about to enter the house that could possibly be their future home! Not only is that the pnm's mood but it is also all of the recruiters because we are excited to meet our future sisters! It is so hard to not have a giggly smile on your face talking to all these new, beautiful, girls and making friendships that will last forever.

2. Philanthropy Round


This round is all about helping others and the foundations that each sorority hold dearly to their hearts. For the girls, this is the time to show that you LOVE volunteer work and really want to milk the fact that helping others means the most to you. I feel like this is the perfect gif because once we say our philanthropy it is so typical for girls to be like "Oh my gosh I love that I would so volunteer at every opportunity!!" Don't get me wrong, I love my philanthropy and I love helping others, getting involved, and making people happy but come on, it sometimes takes a lot of convincing for me to get out of bed and ALWAYS want to be volunteering. Is that bad to say? Oh well.

3. Sisterhood Round


Ahhh sisterhood round. The round where I get to gloat about how I have THE BEST sisters in the entire world and also the pnm's get to talk about how badly they want a group of girls to run to and be by their side forever. The amount of times I hear about how awesome girls are to their best friends and how they would look out for them in any moment of time warms my heart. It is the best round to talk about values and what it means to you to be a friends and a sister. I love this gif because during this round I probably said that I was super protective of my sister(s) and heard it about a million times.

4. Preference Round


Pref Round, the round before bid day, the round that determines where you will end up. This is an exciting round for the recruiters because we finally get to tell girls that we believe that they belong with us in this house and we could see them being a great add into the chapter. I have had girls tell me that they love me during recruitment which was hilarious and it was very hard not to drop the L bomb right back to her. I love this round because it is intimate, you get to open up, and really dig down deep into why this process means the most to you and why you want to be in the house you are in.



The. Best. Day. Of. The. Entire. Year. This is the day you get to open your card and run to the house, screaming, so excited, ready to meet your new family! Seriously this was a day to remember. It is one of the happiest days of your entire college career besides graduation. You get to see where everyone ended up and meet all the new girls in your pledge class that you will be getting close with and having the best experiences for the next 4 years of your life. There is no other mood for bid day other than excitement/pure joy/happiness.

I truly believe that there is no better way to describe the days of recruitment other than the gifs above. It is such a long process but it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my entire life. I have made friends that will last a lifetime, I have grown into an even stronger woman than I was before, and I have taken leaps and done things that I would have never thought I would have done before. Yes, the week is long, tiring, and filled with a lot of emotions. But if you stick it out, it can be one of the greatest things you could ever be apart of in your lifetime.

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

Top Response Articles of This Week

Kick off spring with these top reads from our creators!

Hand writing in a notepad

Welcome to a new week at Odyssey! The warmer weather has our creators feeling inspired, and they're here with some inspiration to get your Monday going. Here are the top three articles of last week:

Keep Reading... Show less

No Sex And Upstate New York

A modern-day reincarnation of Carrie Bradshaw's classic column


Around the age of 12, when I was deciding whether or not to be gay, Satan appeared on my left shoulder. “Ramsssey,” he said with that telltale lisp. “Come over to our side. We have crazy partiessss.” He made a strong case, bouncing up and down on my shoulder with six-pack abs and form-fitting Calvin Kleins. An angel popped up on the other shoulder and was going to warn me about something, but Satan interrupted- “Shut up, you crusty-ass bitch!’ The angel was pretty crusty. She disappeared, and from that moment forward I was gay.

Keep Reading... Show less

To The Classes That Follow

I want you to want to make the most of the years that are prior to Senior year

To The Classes That Follow
Senior Year Is Here And I Am So Not Ready For It

I was you not that long ago. I was once an eager freshman, a searching sophomore, and a know-it-all junior. Now? Now I am a risk taker. Not the type that gets you in trouble with your parents, but the type that changes your future. Senior year is exciting. A lot of awesome things come along with being the top-dog of the school, but you, right now, are building the foundation for the next 4 years that you will spend in high school. I know you've heard it all. "Get involved", "You'll regret not going to prom", "You're going to miss this". As redundant as these seem, they're true. Although I am just at the beginning of my senior year, I am realizing how many lasts I am encountering.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Power Of Prayer Saved My Best Friend's Life

At the end of the day, there is something out there bigger than all of us, and to me, that is the power of prayer.

Julie Derrer

Imagine this:

Keep Reading... Show less

Why Driving Drives Me Crazy

the highways are home


With Halloween quickly approaching, I have been talking to coworkers about what scares us. There are always the obvious things like clowns, spiders, heights, etc. But me? There are a number things I don't like: trusting strangers, being yelled at, being in life or death situations, parallel parking. All of these are included when you get behind the wheel of a car.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments