Post grad depression is a real thing. Can I go back to college now? Seeing all these posts about sorority recruitment coming up brings back all the mems I had in Kappa Delta.
I thought I would share some thoughts for the ladies who are thinking about or going through sorority recruitment. I had some of the best times of my life in Kappa Delta. I miss it SO much. But it can be an overwhelming process. Here’s 5 tips to get you through recruitment and me frolicking in some flowers:
5. Just Do It
You will be going into college and into this new social scene and you’ll be overwhelmed with it all. It’s life. Don’t let that get in the way of going through recruitment your freshman year. I waited until my sophomore year to go through and it was sad because that was one less year I had and they FLY by. You don’t HAVE to join if you’re not ready. But the amount of people you will meet by just going through the process and things you will learn is SO rewarding.
4. Know What to Expect
I had heard about recruitment and sororities all of my freshman year, but I didn’t know what to expect when going through. I’m here to tell you that sorority recruitment is for the sole purpose of getting to know YOU and to better each sorority by gaining new members. It’s not an interview (which is something I heard) and it’s definitely not a waste of time. Each sorority will have different “parties” or events that every girl attends. You will most likely walk around talking to the girls and learning about their sorority and everything it has to offer.
3. Ask Questions
These girls are going to be giving you so much information about themselves, school, and the sorority. If you’re interested in the sorority, ask questions about it! What do you honestly want to know about it? Ask the girls you meet questions about themselves. These girls want to know you’re interested.
P.S. Save the “do y’all party?” questions for after recruitment.
2. Stay Calm
It’s totally fine to be nervous or feel intimidated. I was SO nervous when I went through (literally almost passed out during pref). But trust me, the girls in the sorority are just as nervous! They work so hard for months preparing to meet potential new members and they want everything to be perfect! So imagine the pressure.
1. Be Yourself
This has to be the most cliche/important tip of all. Be yourself. It’s so simple. You are going to be spending the next 4 years with the sorority you choose. If you’re not yourself, that’s a long time to try to be someone you’re not. Each sorority will be different. Which one fits you the best? Which girls do you see as your future bridesmaids? And if you’re still trying to figure out who you are… which sorority would make you a better version of yourself? I promise as soon as you know, it will feel like home.