10 Things I Wish I knew When Going Through Recruitment


  1. Your Pi Chi’s are there to help you find the best fit! They’re there to help you navigate campus, make new friends, talk you through tough decisions, and be a shoulder to cry on if you need it.
  2. You will become friends with girls in your Pi Chi group. You’ll see each other on campus over the next 4 years and it’s always nice to see a familiar face.
  3. Be yourself! The girls in the chapters can tell when if you’re telling us everything you think we’d want to hear. Tell us about a thrilling experience from the summer, what you’re watching on Netflix, or about your bucket list. We want to know the REAL you.
  4. If you get released from a chapter do not panic. You can’t share a genuine connection with every single girl you talk to. You will find your home at the end!
  5. Chapters are different at every university. When I went through recruitment I thought I wanted to be in the same chapter my brother’s girlfriend was in at a different college. However, when I met the girls it wasn’t what I expected, which worked out in the end. So be sure to keep an open mind, and don’t get set on one chapter.
  6. If your friends end up in a different chapter than you do, realize that means DOUBLE the fun! This way your friends can take you to their events and vice versa. You meet so many girls on campus this way.
  7. Make sure you are hydrated, well fed, and had a good night sleep. You’re out in the South Carolina heat and the days can get really long. It’s always nice to a little snack and some water on hand.
  8. Try to remember how you felt at each chapter. If you feel comfortable, like all the girls, and enjoy talking to the members that’s a great sign! These feelings can help a lot at the final rounds when you’re making hard choices.
  9. Ask the members what kinds of sisterhood events they have, leadership positions, and how the sorority has impacted their lives. These answers can help you visualize the chapter outside of recruitment.
  10. HAVE FUN! Recruitment is a one of a kind experience that is frustrating yet exciting all at the same time. Keep reminding yourself that it will be so worth it in the end! I wish I could go back and do my 4 years at my chapter all over again.

Best of luck! Elizabeth Earle, Alpha Gamma Delta

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