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Things to Avoid When Creating Your Sorority Packets + Sorority Resume

Unicorns are hot right now. Like, Lisa Frank in the 90s status hot. But when it comes to creating a sorority packet or sorority resume, we recommend leaving this particular magical creature behind on your design. Don't get us wrong, we're all about originality—we LOVE seeing orders come through for our one-of-a-kind packet designs! And we know that all-unicorn-everything is literally everywhere right now (hello, Starbucks unicorn frappuccino blowing up our Instagram). BUT...the unicorn is also the official symbol of Delta Phi Epsilon. Meaning other houses might read more into your design than you intended, and assume you included the emblem on your rush stationery as a way of showing advance preference for D Phi E. Yikes! Now, we know that very few of you would...

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How to Assemble and Deliver Your Sorority Packets

You've rounded up your resume, completed your cover letters, and finalized your headshot selections. Now it's time to assemble your packets and send them on their way...but you're not exactly sure how to go about doing so. Depending on your personal preferences and the location(s) where your alumnae live, there are a few different ways to deliver your information while ensuring a polished presentation. Our founder and owner, Crystal, has outlined a few of those options in the video below. Press play for a step-by-step tutorial, and keep reading for even more details about the packaging options we most frequently recommend! One quick note before beginning: If you are working with a local alumnae Panhellenic organization to gather recommendations, be sure to go...

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Everything You Need to Know About Electronic Sorority Recommendations

Raise your hand if this buzz about electronic sorority recommendations has you feeling 10 different kinds of confused! Sweet PNM (that's Potential New Member for the record—AKA, you), we'll be honest. We've been confused too. While Recruitment Information Packets have typically been submitted by snail mail, this year more than ever before, we're seeing sororities embrace digital submissions of Recruitment Information Forms (RIFs) and Letters of Support (LOS). So let's break down what that means. As a refresher, the purpose of a Recruitment Information Packet is to obtain at least one RIF and/or LOS for every single sorority house represented on your college campus. While all sororities do not require RIFs and LOS, they are at the very least considered a nice "bonus" by most houses. Why? Because...

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What to do for Sorority Recruitment in March-May

It’s here—the second installment of our sorority recruitment timeline! If you’re late to the party (or just working through this whole pre-recruitment thing on your own, without adhering to the typical deadlines provided by an alumnae Panhellenic), be sure to read through our January + February checklist before beginning. All set? Let’s dig in and start checking things off! RECRUITMENT CHECKLIST: MARCH-MAY MARCH Register with your local alumnae Panhellenic organization. Even if you missed out on attending an informational meeting held by your local alumnae Panhellenic, the women who are members of these organizations can provide you with crucial letters of recommendation. Be sure to register as soon as possible! Finalize the list of sorority alumnae who will write your...

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What to do for Sorority Recruitment in January + February

It's still early in 2017, we know. But we can't over-emphasize the importance of using the first two months of the year to do some serious information-gathering and prep work for sorority recruitment. The more prepared you are, the less stressed you'll be when deadlines start hitting later in the spring. Here's what your January-February should look like if you want to stay ahead of the game AND sane while prepping for rush! RECRUITMENT CHECKLIST: JANUARY-FEBRUARY Identify your local alumnae Panhellenic organization. Search "Alumnae Panhellenic [Your City]" on Google to find the organization nearest to you, then register yourself on their website. The women who are members of these organizations can provide you with crucial letters of recommendation, so make sure you...

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