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5 Times Hollywood Got it Wrong When Portraying Greek Life

Written with love by Alina O'Donnell  Before I came to college, I thought I had Greek life all figured out. There was just no way that Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Bynes would lie to me in the movies! Some of the things that many Hollywood films taught me about being in a sorority were inexplicably terrifying. In the back of my mind I was scared that Greek life was all about mean girls, being forced to do embarrassing things, and partying all the time in order to fit in. I didn’t want to be a part of anything like that! But don’t fear—Hollywood got it wrong at least 5 times and we’re going to set the record straight: 1. Sydney...

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Summer Sorority Recruitment Prep: How to Build a Rush Week Essentials Kit!

The sun is shining, classroom chairs have been exchanged for poolside lounges, and it's not quite time for those back-to-school Target ads to start running on TV. But we're close. Oh, yeah...we're close. Before you know it, August will arrive and sorority recruitment will transition from a much-anticipated future event into a living, breathing experience. If you're feeling a little apprehensive about sorority recruitment, guess what? You're normal! The sorority recruitment process is still an unknown at this point (not to mention, you know, the whole leaving for college thing), and from outfit selections to conversation starters, we're guessing that there's a lot on your mind. How do we know? Because we've been there! Which is why we want to do everything we can to encourage...

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Rushing as a Sophomore: What you need to know about going through sorority recruitment as an upperclassman

We’re back again with more excellent advice from our friend MacKenzie! A 2017 grad of University of Texas, she pledged Alpha Phi as a sophomore in 2014. You can read our previous interview with her about what recruitment is like at the University of Texas here. This time around, we’re breaking down the fact and the fiction of going through sorority recruitment as an upperclassman! Do you think rushing as a sophomore was harder or easier than it would have been as a freshman? “If anything, it was easier for me. I was coming in with a year of school under my belt, so I didn’t feel like I was coming in totally blind. I actually think that helped! I...

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What Sorority Recruitment at the University of Texas is REALLY Like

You asked about sorority recruitment at the UT, and we answered...or rather, we had our friend MacKenzie answer for us! MacKenzie is a 2017 grad of the University of Texas, where she pledged Alpha Phi as a sophomore. (On that note, be sure to catch her top tips for going through recruitment as an upperclassman!) We LOVE this girl and could not agree more with all of the (pure gold) advice she dishes out below. Keep reading to ditch the rumors and learn what sorority recruitment is really like at UT! Is sorority recruitment at UT competitive? “I didn’t feel like it was that competitive, but I went through with an open mindset. I think it comes across as competitive, though, when you expect to get...

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Sorority Recruitment Mythbusters: Sponsorship Forms, Personal Connections, and Cut Criteria!

In the last Mythbusters post, we tackled the facts and the fiction of printed sorority packets. Is it worth your time to send out a printed packet rather than digital? Who will read them when it’s all said and done? As summer deadlines approach, let’s move on to the topic of sponsorship forms and what kind of personal connections and criteria you will or won’t need to get into a sorority. What’s a myth and what’s not? Let’s find out! Sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama | Alabama Delta Gamma STATEMENT 1: The same person can’t write you a RIF (Recruitment Information Form) and a LOS (Letter of Support). This statement is FALSE. Don’t limit your chances by asking...

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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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