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Sorority Recruitment Advice for Moms: How to Support Your Daughter During Rush Week!

We spend a lot of time talking directly to girls preparing to go through sorority recruitment, and most of our blog posts and Sorority Scoop newsletters are focused on what the process looks like from a rushee's perspective. Which makes sense, right? This is YOUR rush experience, and we want to do everything we can to help you knock it out of the park. But with that said, we recognize that there's another party who has vested interest in the outcome of your rush week.  found my hΦΜe away from home 💕 A post shared by Audrey Röell (@audreyroell) on Aug 19, 2017 at 3:11pm PDT From the first day of Kindergarten to the first round of rush, she's the one you've always trusted to help pick...

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Deferred Recruitment 101: How to Prepare for Spring Rush!

If you've been on the hunt for information about Deferred Recruitment, we think you'll agree with the following statement: there's not a lot of information out there for PNMs about how to prepare for spring rush! We hear you (and we've seen the same thing for ourselves), which is why we decided to put together a blog post bursting with as much information about Deferred Sorority Recruitment as we could find. Sound good? Then let's dig in! The Basics of Deferred Recruitment Overall, Deferred Formal Recruitment will operate exactly like Formal Recruitment that takes place during the fall. Your party schedule should still include Open House, Philanthropy, Sisterhood/Skit, and Preference rounds, and attire should still progress from casual-cute to formal...

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Behind the scenes of a dramatic Texas State dorm transformation that went viral!

Not to brag or anything, but we knew that Texas State freshman Skylar Bantz's dorm room was going to go viral the minute we laid (heart-shaped emoji) eyes on it. Since Skylar and mom Sheila Ybarra—a professional makeup artist based in Houston—first shared the drab-to-fab dorm room transformation earlier this week on social media, photos have been shared by Teen Vogue, The Today Show, Daily Mail, Elite Daily, and others. With before and after photos as dramatic as this, it's easy to see why Skylar and roommate Adeline are now the talk of Texas State (and, um, the world) in the best possible way! Gorgeous peel-and-stick wallpaper, glam metallic accessories, monogrammed ghost chairs, marbled desk skins...this dorm room has it all.  We love dynamic...

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Don't Make These Small Talk Mistakes During Sorority Recruitment

Advice about rush week conversations—questions you might be asked, questions you should be asking, topics that are safe to bring up, topics you definitely shouldn't mention—is all over Pinterest. We already touched briefly on the five "B Words" in the first installment of Rush Advice You Shouldn't Be Taking, and today, we're continuing that conversation by sharing our take on small talk mistakes...and how to avoid them! DON'T MAKE THESE SMALL TALK MISTAKES 1. You fielded a TON of questions and shared a lot about yourself...but you can't remember the name of the person you just spent the last fifteen minutes talking to. You know what almost everyone's favorite talking point is? Themselves. And that includes the sorority women you'll be meeting this fall during rush week!...

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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. 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 Words" list—comprised of topics that PNMs should supposedly "never ever discuss" during recruitment week—has been circulating for years now. To be fair,...

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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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