It’s no secret that the world is looking a little different these days. Our lives have been flipped upside down and technology has become one of our best friends! With the health and safety of everyone in mind, most Texas schools will be conducting fall 2020 recruitment in a totally new way. So what will that look like as a PNM?
Fall recruitment information has been released with little detail for many large Texas universities. And the truth is, things are still changing on a daily basis! Here is what we know:
University of Texas
Online registration for Panhellenic recruitment is open now until August 2nd and all applications must be submitted online (check out our digital templates for some inspo!). Recruitment is set to take place between August 17-24 with a combination of virtual events and social distancing measures for in person rounds. Depending on the current state, changes might be made to implement a fully virtual recruitment. Learn more information here.
In light of the current circumstances, Texas A&M Panhellenic has released a statement on how formal recruitment will be conducted completely differently this fall. Rounds will include virtual presentations, video messages in which PNMs will record a one minute video of themselves that each sorority will see and in-person events toward the final rounds. For more information, click here
While registration for fall recruitment is now open, TCU Panhellenic has not made any announcements on when the process will take place. Due to COVID-19, the recruitment dates are subject to change to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. Click here for more information.
Fall recruitment at Texas Tech is set to take place from August 15-22. Students will watch pre-recorded videos and attend a number of virtual events throughout the entire process. Everything will be conducted online except for the final preference round, where a PNM can attend a max of two houses in person. For additional information, click here.
The Texas State Panhellenic Council is planning to host formal recruitment as planned. Any changes to this plan will be announced on social media (@TxStatePanhell) and via email to everyone who has completed the recruitment registration. Click here to learn more.
Baylor University & SMU
So what does this mean as a PNM?
While face to face communication might not be happening as frequently, you’ll still be talking to sorority members and getting to know a lot of people throughout the recruitment process. We all know that it can be more difficult to express your personality through a computer screen, but don’t be afraid to have fun with it!
- Set up a fun background and showcase your personality while on camera. Think stringer lights, lots of color and unique decor! The background you’re in can also be a great conversation starter.
- Sororities will be looking at your social media accounts more than ever to learn a little bit more about you during this time. Make sure you refresh your pages to showcase your best self!
- Sure, it’s not ideal, but you can still look adorable in a mask! In these crazy times, think of masks as another accessory that you can play with. There’s plenty of cute options out there that can match your outfits and show your personality!
Remember that we’re all in this together! The world is taking things one step at a time and Panhellenic councils across the nations are making real-time decisions to keep everyone safe. Recruitment will be an exciting process for you no matter the journey it takes to get there!