Sorority recruitment, nicknamed “Rush,” can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming, but knowing what to wear during each of the rounds can take a load off your shoulders so that you can focus on being your fabulous self and on making the right decisions about what sorority to join. Here’s how!
Round 1: Open House
The Set-Up: During the Open House round, you will visit nine sorority houses over two days. You will have 30 minutes at each house to talk to about three girls.
What to Wear: Wear something that highlights your personality and is good representation of who you are. What you wear could make a wonderful and lasting first impression, so make sure that impression is memorable and positive. Aim for what you would wear during a daytime church function or a nice dinner with Grandma: a nice dress or a skirt and blouse in summery prints. Many sisters and PNMs (Potential New Members) might wear Lilly Pulitzer dresses during this round, so if you have one, rock it! Because you may be sitting on the floor during this round, make sure all bases are covered and that you can easily sit without flashing anyone. Your makeup should be natural and polished. Make sure to bring some backup powder and lipgloss to reapply between rounds so you look your best at every house, whether it is the first of the day or the last one Saturday afternoon. Make sure that you have two different outfits (one for Friday and one for Saturday) that seem equally nice.
Tip for this round: Decorate your name card! Make sure to add personal touches. Do you play soccer? Add a ball! Are you a theater major? Add some drama masks! The name card helps sorority sisters see some of your personality and gives them an opportunity to bond with you over something you might have in common.