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Deferred Recruitment + Rushing as a Sophomore

We've talked a lot about how to create and format a sorority resume + how to assemble and deliver sorority packets. What we haven't talked about yet? Those of you who are doing all of this outside of the "standard" recruitment timeline. So today we're going to touch on two things: rushing as a sophomore and deferred formal recruitment (also known as spring rush).   RUSHING AS AN UPPERCLASSMAN  A question that's been particularly reoccurring in our inboxes lately: "Do I have to use my high school information on my sorority resume, personal stickers, etc?" Our answer: yes and no! If you will be rushing as a sophomore or junior, you will probably still want to include a few of...

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How to Format a Sorority Resume and Cover Letter (plus the cutest free fonts!)

This tutorial/mini Q&A is for two groups of people: 1. Those of you who purchased one of our sorority packet designs but opted to handle the formatting yourself. 2. Those of you who chose to have us format your resume and would like more information about how to reuse your digital design files in the future! Even if you don't belong to one of the two groups we just described, keep reading. We've rounded up some adorable free fonts that you can download for any creative project, from formatting your own sorority resume + cover letter to creating an adorable personal stationery suite...and beyond!  FIRST THINGS FIRST Everyone who purchases one of our complete sorority packets—even those who choose to have us format their resume...

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Things to Avoid When Creating Your Sorority Packets + Sorority Resume

Unicorns are hot right now. Like, Lisa Frank in the 90s status hot. But when it comes to creating a sorority packet or sorority resume, we recommend leaving this particular magical creature behind on your design. Don't get us wrong, we're all about originality—we LOVE seeing orders come through for our one-of-a-kind packet designs! And we know that all-unicorn-everything is literally everywhere right now (hello, Starbucks unicorn frappuccino blowing up our Instagram). BUT...the unicorn is also the official symbol of Delta Phi Epsilon. Meaning other houses might read more into your design than you intended, and assume you included the emblem on your rush stationery as a way of showing advance preference for D Phi E. Yikes! Now, we know that very few of you would...

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How to Assemble and Deliver Your Sorority Packets

You've rounded up your resume, completed your cover letters, and finalized your headshot selections. Now it's time to assemble your packets and send them on their way...but you're not exactly sure how to go about doing so. Depending on your personal preferences and the location(s) where your alumnae live, there are a few different ways to deliver your information while ensuring a polished presentation.  One quick note before beginning: If you are working with a local alumnae Panhellenic organization to gather recommendations, be sure to go by the guidelines they give you! Our suggestions are best suited to those of you who will be approaching alumnae directly for RIFs and Letters of Support. 1. Presentation Envelope Only (9" x 11.5") You can select...

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Everything You Need to Know About Electronic Sorority Recommendations

Raise your hand if this buzz about electronic sorority recommendations has you feeling 10 different kinds of confused! Sweet PNM (that's Potential New Member for the record—AKA, you), we'll be honest. We've been confused too. While Recruitment Information Packets have typically been submitted by snail mail, now more than ever before, we're seeing sororities embrace digital submissions of Recruitment Information Forms (RIFs) and Letters of Support (LOS). So let's break down what that means.  As a refresher, the purpose of a Recruitment Information Packet is to obtain at least one RIF and/or LOS for every single sorority house represented on your college campus. While all sororities do not require RIFs and LOS, they are at the very least considered a nice "bonus" by most houses. Why? Because receiving...

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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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