Unfortunately, at Quinnipiac, sororities only hold formal recruitment in the Spring. In order to be eligible for Greek Life, students must have a specific GPA. Considering a majority of our potential new members are freshmen, this process seems to make the most sense. However, as I’m entering my senior year, I’ve been through my fair share of recruitment periods, and I’m here to help!
This week, I want to focus on values! Look back at my article from a few weeks ago and use it as a guideline. Reflect on your values and recall why it is you picked your chapter to begin with! In addition to it being summer, between the formals, the philanthropy events, and other fun activities, we often lose sight of what’s important.
After a long summer away from your sisters, your chapter, and your ritual, values are probably the last thing you’re thinking about. But with recruitment coming up, it should be fresh in your mind. The ladies you speak to throughout recruitment could potentially be your newest sisters! These ladies could one day be wearing your letters and sharing your secrets, so it is important to choose wisely. Always keep in mind the goals, the values, the esteem, and the standards your chapter holds because these ladies will soon become its future.
In order to get the best of each woman, here are some pointers to maximize your conversation with PNM’s!
1. Why is she there? What do they hope to gain from this experience? This is an obvious, but necessary question that will get her talking with ease.
2. Ask about high school! Some of your natural born leaders and brightest bulbs will come out and shine in this easy conversation starter.
3. Ask them about NOW! What’s their major? What are they already involved in? What are they passionate about?
4. Tell her a little about yourself and your chapter! And make sure to answer every question she might have.
5. Ask them who or what inspires them. Girls can really get to talking when this is brought up! You are able to truly see a person’s passion through this question.
Hope these tips are able to help you out, especially for the newest recruiters! It may seem nerve wrecking and intimidating, but it’s important to remember that most of these girls are actually intimidated by you!
Diane Ferrer, Sorority Life and Relationship Writer at College Lifestyles, is a Senior Advertising Major at Quinnipiac University that wants to see the world. She enjoys dancing, sunshine, laughing, the beach, new adventures, and Kappa Alpha Theta.