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How to Thank the Alumnae Writing Your Letters of Recommendation

While we're not etiquette experts like Emily Post, we are alum who frequently write Letters of Recommendation for girls going through sorority recruitment. Based on that experience, here are a few tips to keep in mind when it’s time to show your appreciation for the women on the receiving end of your sorority packets. 1. INCLUDE A SHORT + PERSONAL NOTE OF THANKS VIA YOUR COVER LETTER Your cover letter is your first opportunity to tell the alumna writing your Rec Letter just how much her time means to you. If you’re modeling your cover letter off of our free download, you can include a handwritten note of thanks at the bottom of your typed (generic) letter. We also recommend including your university’s deadline for receiving...

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What to Wear During Each Round of Recruitment

It's that time of year...let's talk sorority recruitment fashion and what to wear during sorority recruitment! First things first, though. Before diving into the outfit guide below (not to mention those summer sale racks), be sure to check your university's Panhellenic website. The specific rounds of recruitment vary from school to school, and most university Panhellenics will make a campus-specific recruitment attire guide available via their website or digital magazine. With that said, the list below should still provide you with a fabulous starting point. Enjoy! all photos: Love, Me Photography OPEN HOUSE: One of the most casual days of sorority recruitment. Some campuses will give each PNM a t-shirt to wear. Otherwise, stick to something in the casual-cute family. A sun dress, slim pants and...

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What is a LOS, a Rec Letter, and a RIF? How to get letters of recommendation for sorority recruitment!

It’s time for another installment of Rush 101! This blog post is specifically for those of you who are still in the process of gathering Letters of Recommendation/Letters of Support for sorority recruitment. While we know that a lot of you registered with your local alumnae Panhellenic organization in order to obtain Rec Letters, we're also guessing that several of you are managing the process + sending out your Recruitment Information Packets entirely on your own this summer. With that in mind, we thought we'd share a few tips for rounding up recommendations! First things first…let’s break down the difference between a few commonly-confused terms: Letter of Support (LOS), Letter of Recommendation (Rec Letter), and Recruitment Information Form (RIF). *LETTER OF SUPPORT: A...

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Three Photos to Include in Your Sorority Packets

Ladies, we've got news for you that might come as somewhat of a surprise. While rush week (and the first semester of your Freshman year in COLLEGE) might still be far away, you should begin compiling a Recruitment Information Packet that sororities won’t be able to resist between December-early April of your senior year. Yep, we know that many of you still haven’t taken your senior portraits yet. Yep, we know that you probably won’t start mailing your packets until April, May, or later in the summer. But, from our experience in creating custom sorority packets for previous seniors turned sorority sisters, we know that it takes a ton of time to get organized and pull everything together…without feeling like you're going to pull...

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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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