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40 Fun Questions To Ask During The *Many* Rounds Of Sorority Recruitment

The fall semester is almost here, which means rush season is around the corner! If you’re planning on joining a sorority this semester, you may be thinking about brainstorming questions to ask your potential future sisters during sorority recruitment rounds. While the sisters are just as interested in asking you questions and making great conversation, it’s normal to want to have some questions and ice-breakers in your back pocket in the event your chat during a recruitment round hits a dead end.

It’s important to ask these questions to members of the sororities you’re interested in, too, so that you can also see which organization is best fit for you. And don’t feel like you have to keep your questions to just this list below! One piece of advice to keep in mind, though, when talking to the organizations is to try and avoid bringing up the three Bs: boys, booze, and bucks. Most sisters are probably not looking to hear how much money you have, or your crazy dating and party stories. They’re much more interested in conversations around how you both can benefit from joining their chapter. Don’t know where to start? Here are 40 questions that you can ask during recruitment!

  1. What is your favorite recruitment memory?
  2. What is your favorite part of being a member of your sorority?
  3. If you could have one executive position in the sorority, what would it be?
  4. Who do you look up to in your sorority?
  5. What leadership opportunities are available when joining your sorority?
  6. Can freshmen take a leadership role in the sorority?
  7. What is your best memory of your sorority?
  8. How does your sorority participate in homecoming week?
  9. What was your biggest concern about joining a sorority, and did you overcome that concern?
  10. How does your sorority give back to the local community?
  11. What are some cool sisterhood events that the sorority has?
  12. Do the sisters live in a sorority house?
  13. Can you tell me the process about living in the sorority house?
  14. Have you lived in your sorority house, and if so, what is it like?
  15. Why did you decide to join a sorority?
  16. What types of sisterhood events do you guys do?
  17. How do bigs and littles work in your sorority?
  18. What was the biggest surprise you experienced when you joined your sorority?
  19. How would you describe your chapter?
  20. What is your favorite memory of getting your big?
  1. What’s your favorite thing about your big?
  2. What was your big/little reveal like?
  3. How has being in a sorority affected your college experience?
  4. How can I get involved in the sorority’s philanthropy?
  5. Does the sorority participate in any intramurals?
  6. What opportunities are there for sisters to participate in internship or co-op opportunities?
  7. What is the history behind your sorority?
  8. What is your favorite part about participating in your sorority’s philantrophy?
  9. How does the sorority support the sisters when it comes to academics?
  10. Are there any symbols or mascots associated with your sorority? What’s the meaning behind them?
  11. How does your chapter handle conflict?
  12. What makes your sorority different from other sororities on campus?
  13. How many hours do you commit per week to your sorority?
  14. How can I be involved with this sorority after graduation?
  15. Why is sisterhood important to you?
  16. What other philanthropies does your sorority support?
  17. Are there any campus-wide philanthropy events that the sorority participates in?
  18. Are there any bonding activities for the new pledge class?
  19. What is your biggest piece of advice for a member of a new pledge class?
  20. Are there any group trips that the sorority goes on?
Lila Bartolomeo

Virginia Tech '24

Lila Bartolomeo is National Lifestyle Writer for Her Campus. She oversees the latest trends and pop culture as well as gives advice on how to land important roles as a college student. Beyond Her Campus, Lila has her own video production and photography company, where she designs and performs content production for diverse public and private events. She has written for Valnet covering traveling tips and must-see destinations. She has interned at the U.S. Department of State, United Legwear, Linking Lives, and Linking Lives Rwanda. Lila is about to embark on her next internship as a documentary intern at Virginia Tech. She is also the co-founder of Let’s Build A Rink Ice Hockey Campaign, where she is working on building an ice rink on campus. She is currently a senior at Virginia Tech, majoring in International Relations with a concentration in Spanish with a double minor in International Business and Marketing. In her free time, Lila plays ice hockey at Virginia Tech and serves as the vice president of her team. Other sports that she enjoys include lifting and surfing. Besides sports, Lila enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. So far, she has been to 19 countries and hopes to continue to travel more. Her goal is to take a road trip throughout the United States one day.