The home of Toomer’s Trees Auburn University will begin Recruitment on Sunday August 5th with Move in and finish on Monday August 13th with Bid Day.  Auburn falls into the “competitive recruitment” category.  Recs and LORs/LOS are required as per their Panhellenic website. Here’s the schedule for the week :).

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Potential Members Move In

Monday, August 6, 2012

Potential Member Orientation Activities and Meetings

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Recruitment parties begin. Day one of round one. During this round, each potential new member (PNM) will visit each of our 17 chapters.

Ice Water Teas Begin

Days 1 and 2

WHAT TO EXPECT: There are seventeen sororities participating in Ice Water Teas. Potential members will visit each one for 25 minutes over a period of two days. The purpose of this round is to introduce you to the Greek community. One woman will meet you at the door and serve as your hostess. You may feel a little overwhelmed, but don’t be intimidated. These two days are high energy and include loud music, clapping, and cheering. Each sorority has something unique and wonderful to offer, so be sure to approach each one with an open mind.

WHAT TO WEAR: You should dress casually and comfortably. Wear clothing that is suitable for hot weather, such as a sundress, skirt, or capri pants. While it is important for you to be comfortable, t-shirt and shorts are a no-no. You will be outside in the sun between parties, so lightweight fabrics are a good choice. You will walk between parties, so wear comfortable shoes or bring some for between parties. Click on any of these pictures for a better look

8:00 am to 6:15 pm with a lunch break

Pi Chi groups will meet that evening on their own

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day two of round one: 8:00 am- 12:35 pm

* after party 18, potential members will submit rankings with their recruitment groups

Pi Chi groups will meet later on their own

Thursday, August 9, 2012

During this round, each PNM visits up to 12 chapters. There are in 14 party times, so each PNM will sit out at least two party times.

Philanthropy Round

Day 3 and 4

WHAT TO EXPECT: Philanthropy and community service are an important aspect of each sorority and Auburn Panhellenic. For this round, potential members will visit up to twelve sororities. These parties will be spread over two days as well and last for 35 minutes each. At each one you visit, you will work on projects that pertain to that sorority’s philanthropy. The sororities then donate the completed projects to their philanthropies. You will learn about the sorority in a fun and interactive way as well as contribute to the community. This round will give you a chance to have more in-depth conversations about each sorority.

WHAT TO WEAR: To add to the fun of these days, the dress is casual and comfortable. Casual shorts or skirts that are comfortable to sit on the floor in will be appropriate. Panhellenic will provide you with a t-shirt to wear for this round. Your Pi Chi will give you your t-shirt when you arrive for recruitment. If you would like any additional shirts, there is a place to order them on the recruitment registration form. This round is a great opportunity to wear tennis shoes or casual sandals.

Parties 1-5: 8:30 am – 12:25 pm


Parties 6-10: 2:00 pm – 6:25 pm

Pi Chi groups will meet later on their own

Friday, August 10, 2012

Parties 11-14: 8:00 am – 11:30 am

* after party 14, potential members will submit rankings with their recruitment groups

Pi Chi groups will meet later on their own

Saturday, August 11, 2012

During this round, each PNM visits up to 7 chapters.

Skit Round

Day 5

WHAT TO EXPECT: The entertainment atmosphere of this round makes it a favorite part of recruitment. You may visit as many as seven sororities on this day for 55 minutes each. Your hostess will introduce you to other members of the chapter. The sororities will continue to reveal their individual personalities with skits and presentations. The sororities may show you about their involvement on campus and in Greek life. Since this is the last day before preference, you should start thinking about the sororities in which you feel the most comfortable.

WHAT TO WEAR: A dress suitable for church or a nice dinner is recommended. most women choose to dress up their look a little more for this round. Click on any of these pictures for a better look. Many sororities have their guests sit on the floor to watch the skit, so choose something that will allow you to comfortable get up and down and sit without worrying about your dress coming up

Parties 1-3: 8:00 am – 11:35 am


Parties 4-7: 1:00 pm – 5:50 pm

* after party 7, potential members will submit rankings with their recruitment groups

Pi Chi groups will meet later on their own

Sunday, August 12, 2012

During this round, each PNM visits up to 3 chapters. There are 4 party times, so each PNM sits out at least one party time.

Preference Round

Day 6

WHAT TO EXPECT: The preference round is the most serious round of recruitment. Potential members visit up to 3 sororities for one hour each. At each one, she may be greeted by someone who has been special to her during the week. This round can be the most emotional because the potential member is deciding which sorority she would most like to join. Parties are serious and subdued. Think back on the previous rounds and recall what you liked best about each sorority. The most important thing is to be sure you base your decision on your own feelings, not the feelings of family members, friends, or those in your recruitment group.

WHAT TO WEAR: This round is the dressiest of them all. A dress you might wear to formal church or a wedding reception would be appropriate. As you can see in the pictures, many people choose to wear something black. But, colors other than black are also appropriate and commonly worn. Formal gowns are not appropriate. If you are comfortable in heels, you may wish to wear them since you will only be going to three parties. If you want to wear hose, this might be the day to do it although they are certainly not required (It will be August in Alabama!).

Parties 1-4: 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

* after her last party, each potential member will submit her rankings

Pi Chi groups will meet later on their own

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bids will be distributed to all new members at 10am. That location is still being determined.

Bid Day

Day 7

WHAT TO EXPECT: The location of Bid Day is still being determined. All potential members receiving bids will gather at the specified place and be given a printed invitation to the sorority she has received a bid from. A potential member can only receive one bid. Those who accept their bids will proceed to the chapter room of their new sorority where they will be welcomed by their new sisters with open arms. Each chapter will hold a reception for the new members and their family members who choose to attend. Each new member will be greeted by a member who will host her as her ‘big sister’ for the rest of the day’s activities. The new members will be expected to return to the chapter room later that afternoon in order to spend time with their new sisters and become better acquainted with their fellow new members.

WHAT TO WEAR: There is no specified dress for the day. Most potential members choose to wear shorts and a t-shirt. Once a new member receives her bid, she will be given a t-shirt from her new sorority. The new members then change into their new shirts. So be sure to wear shorts or a skirt that can go with anything. You will be in A LOT of pictures with your new sisters, so be prepared to smile, smile, smile! Also, many sororities have a members-only “formal pinning” ceremony on the evening of Bid Day. It is at this ceremony that you are given your new member pin. Many sororities require that the new members wear a white dress to this occasion. So, it’s a good idea to bring one with you to Auburn. It doesn’t have to be pretty or cost a fortune. As long as it is white, it will do. Many sororities also require that the white dress be worn to the initiation ceremony held a few weeks later, so you will wear it at least twice a year.

There are 18 sororities that participate in formal recruitment at Auburn.  Yes…Mom’s and parents do attend Bid Day activities :).  Just like Ole Miss and Alabama Bid Day is amazing so mommas if you have the opportunity to go then you should.  I have also heard that some mothers go and stay all week.  I know that for my daughter that would have been tremendously stressful but you know your daughter and if you think it would be an advantage to her then you should won’t be alone.

BID DAY BASKETS……Yep …..get them.  There are a couple of places to purchase sorority items. Wrapsody seems to be the store of choice.

Here’s a link : .  there is a special section for each sorority and for Greek gifts. they have really cute things.

Another choice for sorority gifts is Tiger Surprise.  Again great sorority gifts :)!!!!

Here’s the link:

It will HOT HOT HOT and parties start early :).  Remember drink the water, hydrate and most of all have fun.  WAR EAGLE!!!!!