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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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What is an Alumnae Panhellenic?

The rumors are true: One of the best ways you can begin the sorority recruitment process is to attend an informational meeting hosted by an Alumnae Panhellenic. What's an Alumnae Panhellenic, you ask? Let's take a look at the way the dictionary breaks it down and I think you'll start to get the picture.   Pan·hel·len·ic: "All Greek" (So in other words, when people say "It's all Greek to me," they mean that literally.) Really though: An Alumnae Panhellenic is an organization affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference, or NPC. Have you heard of Kappa Kappa Gamma, or Pi Beta Phi, or Delta Gamma? These sororities and 23 other houses all fall under the umbrella of the NPC—you can think of the NPC...

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2017 Guide to Recruitment Information Meetings in Dallas/Fort Worth

One of the best ways you can begin this process is to attend an informational meeting hosted by an alumnae Panhellenic, so to help you find the Dallas/Fort Worth area forum nearest you, we’ve compiled a list of all of the local meetings taking place. If you have any questions regarding the district you fall into, we encourage you to get in touch with a Panhellenic representative using the website links below.  Organization: Dallas Alumnae Panhellenic | http://www.dallaspanhellenic.org The Dallas Alumnae Panhellenic Association will hold a Recruitment Information Forum to share information about the process of sorority recruitment. Topics covered will include the value of joining a sorority in college, how to register with your local Panhellenic and university Panhellenic, how to obtain references...

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