Recruitment week is stressful for anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re going through looking to join a sorority, a sister recruiting girls to join your sorority, a parent with a daughter going through recruitment, a roommate of someone going through. It’s stressful for everyone. But what happens when you’re a sister and you’re finally on the other side? If this is your first year on the other side of recruitment, then this article is for you. Here’s some tips to help you get through your first recruitment on the sister side!
Obviously water is good for you and important to drink. But it’s extremely important to drink water between parties and stay hydrated. With so many girls in one place, it can become warm and you can get overheated without even realizing it. You’re concentrating more on talking to the girls than what your body is telling you. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, get a few sips of water to keep you going.
Get your homework done
Recruitment week and free time couldn’t be any less synonymous if they tried. Recruitment week usually means going straight from classes to parties. This means that you need to plan ahead. The week before recruitment starts, meet up with your professors to see what will be going on during that week and if there’s anything you can get done early. Check your syllabus and look over any material that may be covered, that way if there’s a pop quiz you don’t have to stress. If you’re covering new material or reading new chapters, read them before recruitment week even starts that way you know it’s done.
Relax when talking to girls
Chances are, PNMs are kind of like spiders. They’re more afraid of you than you are of them. If you think about, they may be walking into recruitment with, at the most, a few of their friends. They come into your room where they’re surrounded by a large amount of YOUR sisters. It’s highly likely that they’re crazy nervous. When you talk to them, be sure that you relate to them and let them know you are a real person. Tell them about your personal experience since you’ve joined and even things about when you go through recruitment. When I went through, I never thought of the sisters I talked to as the same kinds of girls I was going through recruitment with. Make sure they know that you were in their exact position before too.
You should be thrilled to be able to brag about your sorority and your sisters for a week straight! Let the girls you’re talking to know it! Don’t be afraid to get excited when you talk to them! The first night I was on the other side, I was casually talking to a girl when an older exec member came up and joined our conversation. This older sister lit up and was so excited to tell this girl about our sorority and sisterhood, and the girl we were talking to responded with the same exact enthusiasm. That’s what you want is for girls to be excited about coming to your party and you want them to come back. Make sure they know how awesome wearing your letters!
Recruitment can be stressful and crazy, but remember to be yourself. That’s why your older sisters chose you! Hopefully these few tips will help you make it through recruitment.
What do you think?
Have you gone through sorority recruitment? If so, what did you think? If you’re in a sorority, what was your first recruitment on the other side like? Leave your comments in the box below!