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How to Send a Sorority Packet Electronically

Sending a sorority packet electronically is a quick and easy way to send your information to alum! Although it is still appropriate to send sorority packets through the mail, many sororities are beginning to take a more digital approach. We’re here to help you craft the perfect “Sorority Packet Email” with these helpful tips!

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Going through sorority recruitment for a second time? Here's what you need to know!

Sophomores + upperclassmen who are getting ready to go through sorority recruitment for the second time, buckle up...we have the best, most encouraging blog post for you today!There's something we have to say before we begin, though. Whether you did not receive a bid at the end of your first recruitment experience or you chose to remove yourself from the process before bids were extended, you are NOT the only woman in this situation. Sorority recruitment is more competitive than ever before simply due to the fact that college enrollment and interest in joining a sorority has increased over the years. Questions about going through recruitment for a second time, rushing as a sophomore, and creating a social resume as an upperclassman are among the most...

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Personal Branding (and what it has to do with Sorority Recruitment)

Personal branding. It's a buzz word thrown around by top-tier publications and bloggers alike. But what does it mean for you—and more importantly, what does it have to do with your sorority recruitment journey?  Actually, a lot! So let's start by breaking down what a personal brand actually is. PERSONAL BRANDING AND SORORITY RECRUITMENT First things first: a personal brand is more than just a logo. Personal branding is the practice of developing and delivering a cohesive representation of yourself in print, online, and in person. Since you're still months away from meeting any sorority chapter members face to face, for the time being we'll keep our focus on those first two aspects—in print and online. Don't you worry, though. We'll have A LOT to say about sorority recruitment conversations, recruitment-appropriate attire,...

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What's Included in a Recruitment Information Packet?

We know this makes us sound completely old, but “back in the day,” high school seniors gathered letters of recommendation during the summer and sorority recruitment began in the fall. Today, many colleges host orientation events for freshman during the summer months which means that the pre-recruitment process begins much earlier. Other things have changed, too. Instead of asking mom to take a picture by the Crepe Myrtle in the backyard (not that we're speaking from personal experience or anything), senior girls frequently bring special outfits to their senior portrait sessions so that they have the option of including professional prints in their sorority recruitment packets. And instead of mailing a basic cover letter along with SAT scores and a transcript, girls are...

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Deferred Recruitment 101: How to Prepare for Spring Rush!

Last updated July 1, 2019! 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 (Spring) 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...

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Crystal

Meet Crystal

Hi, I'm Crystal DelaHoz, a senior portrait photographer based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. I launched SororityPackets.com in the spring of 2016 after consulting with countless senior girls and their mommas about the sorority recruitment process. This blog + our entire brand exists to guide you to and through sorority recruitment...no stress required!



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