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Marissa June Goins

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Panhellenic Recruitment: The Real Deal on Rushing


It’s that time of year again! Make way for eccentric outfits, re-written pop songs, and glitter galore. Cheers, chants, and coordinated outfits, brace yourself. Ladies, break out your pearls: Panhellenic recruitment is here.

Starting this Wednesday, each night Panhellenic Council will host events for girls looking to go Greek. To kick off recruitment, there will be a tea party on the Green Wednesday night for potential new members (PNMs) to come out and mingle with sisters before formal recruitment begins.

Thursday marks Convocation night, the first official night of recruitment. At Convocation, a few girls from each of the four sororities (Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Gamma, Alpha Xi Delta, and Alpha Omicron Pi) will put on a presentation for PNMs, but affiliated members will not actually get to talk with the girls going through recruitment.

Friday night is called philanthropy night. PNMs will go to parties of all four sororities and begin to get a feel for Greek life and each chapter. At the parties, they will talk to sisters of the chapter and watch a slideshow with pictures of the chapters having a good time at their philanthropy events, formals, and sisterhood events. And yes, there are many silly songs to go along with the slideshow.

Saturday night, being Theme night, will be one of the most fun nights. There’s singing and dancing, but the best part is that since it is your second time meeting the girls, connections are starting to be established.

Sunday morning is Preference round. Preference is the last chance for the PNMs to decide which chapter would best suit them and it is the chapter’s last glance at which PNMs would be a good fit for the chapter.