Pensacola Panhellenic Alumnae Association
Recruitment Information Tea - May 8, 2017 at 6pm
What is a Recruitment Information Tea?
A panel of current sorority women will be present to discuss and answer questions regarding recruitment at various colleges. The Tea will be at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3400 Bayou Blvd. All high school senior women and college women interested in sorority recruitment are invited to attend, along with their parents. The session provides information for young women from our area who are interested in the NPC recruitment process.
Why should you attend?
Sororities are allowed to select approximately 30-60 girls for their new member class, depending on the quota set by each university. Recruitment is a mutual selection process. The sororities extend invitations to parties. The sorority's collegiate members decide which prospective new members they are the most interested in and issue the invitations accordingly. The prospective new members, in turn, decide which invitations to accept. Because the sororities can only extend invitations to a specified number of girls, they often begin focusing on the selection process during the summer before recruitment begins. At some large universities, as many as 1500 girls go through recruitment, and it is hard to assess a prospective new member's potential during a brief introduction party. Many sororities begin reviewing the information submitted by girls registered for recruitment during the summer. Final decisions regarding who is issued a bid are made at the end of recruitment, but because so much of the selection process is done prior to recruitment parties like this can assist you in the process.
Who will be there?
Local alumni from various chapters who are hosting this event to help you with letters of recommendation. This is the best time to meet these alumni who will be writing your recommendations. Many will be collecting papers and hosting during the Tea but take the time to introduce yourself.
What do you need to do?
You should already know where you'll be attending college and have already registered with that college's Greek Affairs office. (If you haven't do it now!) Again some schools, have cut off dates as early as June 1st.
Come to the tea prepared! Bring the following with you:
- Recruitment Information Form (filled out completely)
- Headshot (or photo of only you from the head up) - first impressions count!
- (attach a resume if needed)
Staple these papers and photo together.
Now don't just bring ONE copy. Bring one copy for each sorority at your college. For example: The University of West Florida will have five (5) sororities for the 2017 school year - so if you're attending UWF you will need to bring 5 packets (Recruitment Info Form, Headshot, and Resume stapled together).
Place all your packets in an envelope with your name and phone number clearly written on it and bring to the Tea.
Why all the paperwork?
Recruitment Information Form
You will need to submit one form and one photograph for each chapter at the school you are attending. (For example, if you are attending ABC University and there are 12 NPC sororities at that school, you will need to submit 12 copies of the information form and 12 photographs.) To find out how many NPC chapters are at your university, check with your university's Panhellenic office, website, or Facebook page. Separate pages/resumes may be attached to the information form. Your forms must be neatly done and your photos should be becoming - not too formal, not too casual, and should only include you in the photograph.