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Part 1: Sorority Rush Advice NOT to Take

We know that many of you are still in the process of sending off your sorority packets and gathering Recs + Letters of Support, which is great! Somehow, though, it is already MID JUNE. Meaning the start of fall recruitment is right around the corner. (What?) With that said, over the next few weeks we'll begin to really dig into the ins and outs of rush week. Today's topic is the first installment of a multi-part series we'll continue throughout the summer. Be sure to stay tuned for updates!  RUSH ADVICE YOU SHOULDN'T BE TAKING 1. "Avoid bringing up the five 'B Words': Boys, Ballots, Booze, Beliefs, and Bucks." Okay...this is a "yes and no" kind of thing. The "B...

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How to Write a Cover Letter for Sorority Recruitment

We've all heard it before—"You'll never get a second chance to make a first impression." And that's exactly why we're such advocates of including a cover letter with each and every sorority packet you send out the door!  In addition to being a polite and professional inclusion, your cover letter is an excellent chance for you to share important information with the women completing a RIF and LOS on your behalf. With that said, let's break down the key components of a stellar sorority cover letter! FIRST THINGS FIRST Your cover letter should be addressed to the women completing your recommendations, NOT the sorority houses those recommendations will be forwarded on to. The purpose of a cover letter is to introduce yourself, share the "why" behind your...

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Deferred Recruitment + Rushing as a Sophomore

We've talked a lot about how to create and format a sorority resume + how to assemble and deliver sorority packets. What we haven't talked about yet? Those of you who are doing all of this outside of the "standard" recruitment timeline. So today we're going to touch on two things: rushing as a sophomore and deferred formal recruitment (also known as spring rush).   RUSHING AS AN UPPERCLASSMAN  A question that's been particularly reoccurring in our inboxes lately: "Do I have to use my high school information on my sorority resume, personal stickers, etc?" Our answer: yes and no! If you will be rushing as a sophomore or junior, you will probably still want to include a few of...

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How to Format a Sorority Resume and Cover Letter (plus the cutest free fonts!)

This tutorial/mini Q&A is for two groups of people: 1. Those of you who purchased one of our sorority packet designs but opted to handle the formatting yourself. 2. Those of you who chose to have us format your resume and would like more information about how to reuse your digital design files in the future! Even if you don't belong to one of the two groups we just described, keep reading. We've rounded up some adorable free fonts that you can download for any creative project, from formatting your own sorority resume + cover letter to creating an adorable personal stationery suite...and beyond!  FIRST THINGS FIRST Everyone who purchases one of our complete sorority packets—even those who choose to have us format their resume...

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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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Crystal DelaHoz, a senior portrait photographer based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, launched SororityPackets.com in the spring of 2016 after consulting with countless senior girls and their mommas about the sorority recruitment process.

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