So while checking out all my resources that I read in order to bring you all the up to the minute recruitment advice I came across 2 more workshops scheduled and a great mini workshop that I am going to hijack and put up for those of you who want to participate.
First of all the two new workshops…
Texas LOVES to have these workshops and so no surprise that Katy, Texas will also be hosting one! FYI>>>>IT”S TOMORROW!!!!!! FEBRUARY 4th….
STYLE SHOW LUNCHEON AND PACKET TURN IN – Saturday, April 4th – 11 – 1 p.m. at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. All local potential new members and their mothers are welcome. The cost is $35 dollars with the proceeds going to fund GKAP scholarships. Fashions for sorority recruitment will be modeled. For more information contact Jan Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl Woltemate at email@example.com.
PREFERRED PACKET TURN IN – Monday, May 6th – 7 – 8 p.m. Woodcreek Junior High – LGI room. 1801 Woodcreek Bend.
GO GREEK AND FINAL PACKET TURN IN – Monday, May 20th –7 – 8 p.m. Woodcreeek Junior High – potential new members only, please. (No moms! ) Active sorority women from many campuses will discuss recruitment and answer questions. Scholarship winners will be announced.
To access our recruitment booklet – http://www.katypanhellenic.org/Recruitment.html
Sunday, April 7th
Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter Rooms A,B, and C
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Come early to avoid parking issues.
presented by the Greater Little Rock Alumnae Panhellenic Association
Room Provided by the UALR College Panhellenic Council
Three Steps to Recruitment Success
If you are interested in becoming a member of a National Panhellenic Conference Sorority, you should do the following:
- STEP 1 – Register for Membership Recruitment with your College Panhellenic.Registration form and information should be included in your college registration packet or on the college/university website. Each college/university has a deadline for registration, so register as soon as possible.Each campus has individual rules and procedures to guide the potential new members through the recruitment process. Check with your college for their additional requirements and deadlines as soon as possible.
- STEP 2 – Prepare a resume. Things to include would be your full name and contact information both home and campus address, if you know it, phone numbers, your parents names and address if different than yours, date of birth, high school name and address, high school honors/awards and activities, community activities, GPA, class rank, SAT/ACT scores, jobs held, hobbies, etc. Also list any Greek-affiliated members of your family, including fraternities.Attach a recent casual picture of yourself. Pictures are not a requirement but highly recommended. It is suggested if you choose to include a picture it should be recently taken showing you as you would look during recruitment. The sorority members will use the picture to identify you during recruitment.
- STEP 3 – Obtain letter of reference/recommendation/RIF. This is a letter prepared by alumna to the collegiate chapter introducing you to her group. It is best to have a personal connection with the alumna you are asking to write this letter. It is the responsibility of the alumna to obtain her sorority form, complete and submit it according to her group’s requirements. Also present your resume and photo to the alumna.
At the bottom is the following statement:
REMEMBER: It is the responsibility of the sorority members and NOT the potential new member to obtain references/recommendations. However, it is to your advantage to network among family, friends, teachers, and acquaintances to secure your own references/ recommendations. By doing so you are assured it is likely to be more personal.
To those who are not familiar with the recruitment process this “sounds” like you really don’t have to get recommendations. WRONG!!!!!!!! What this statement says that if a sorority wants to bid a girl and they do not have a rec for her it is up to them to get her a rec. It does not mean that IF you are going through recruitment at a competitive recruitment school that you do not need to find recs. YOU DO!!!!!! Of course they encourage you to get recs that are personal in nature but if you can’t then a a generic, info only rec is ok.
As I am sitting at my computer finishing up this post, to my left is my Mary Engelbreit calendar….the positive message across the top says ” Follow your heart….but take your brain with you!” I think this should each and every PNMs inspiration fro recruitment this year :).
So that’s the mini workshop for today…..off to put the final touches on my super bowl eats and treats.