Greek U's 6 Easy Sorority Recruitment Tips | Survive Sorority Rush
Sorority recruitment is an awesome (and draining) experience. If this isn't your first sorority rush on the "other side" (being an active member), you know what to expect: long days, lots of smiling, and girl-flirting. Here are 6 sorority recruitment tips for you and your chapter to stay on your A-game.
1. Treat Work Week (Polish Week) Like the Real ThingIt's a dress-rehearsal, so don't mess around! Fast-forward a week and pretend like you are in the middle of recruitment now. That way, if you mess up a song or don't know what to talk about, you can figure it out while you still have time. And guess what? You'll be a pro once the real thing comes along.
Â 2. Eat Healthy SnacksSugary snacks will make you sluggish, but make sure and stop for a snack every now and again during those long rush days! You definitely will crash at some point in the day if you eat unhealthy snacks. And you don't want that point to be during a conversation with one of the girls. That would be bad. We recommend:
- Protein bars
- Fruit (dried or fresh)
- Trail mix or nuts
- Anything involving peanut butter
3. Stay OrganizedYour chapter most likely has a very organized recruitment chair, and you are probably baffled how she gets everything done. Â So help her out! Help decorate, offer to pick up food; anything helps. Â Recruitment week will go a lot more smoothly if it is a team effort. You should also have everything planned out before. Lay out your sorority outfits (all pieces) and get to the house on time or before when you are supposed to. If it's house tours day, make sure you have some funny/cute facts to share with the girls you meet. Each day of recruitment will be a lot less stressful if you are prepared!
4. Be InterestedThe standard "Whats your major? Where are you from?" are boring...have a conversation that the girls will remember.Â Ask questions that really get to know them; music tastes, favorite movies, coolest thing they've ever done, etc. Your talksÂ will be awesome if you invite the girls to be themselves. Â Â Â In one of my recruitment experiences when I was in Alpha Phi, IÂ mentioned that my feet were hurting (heels are not fun for 10 hours). Â So, we took off our shoes and had a conversation sitting on bean bags. Â
And that was the best conversation I had all day.Â