Fall Recruitment Overview
A Letter to Potential New Members:
Dear Potential Sorority Woman,
Welcome to Fall 2012 Panhellenic Recruitment! We are so excited that you are interested in joining our sorority community! The women that make up our Panhellenic sororities here at Grand Valley stand for and represent many things. As many women come to find, going through sorority recruitment is an extremely rewarding and cherished experience that can impact not only the rest of your college experience but the rest of your life! Being a part of Greek life is one of the best ways to dive into campus life and get involved. If you ask students who are part of a sorority or fraternity, they will tell you that their experiences are irreplaceable and have truly shaped their college career and time here at Grand Valley. With joining a sorority, one gains tremendous leadership development, academic and career enhancing opportunities, friendships that last a life time, and a powerful sisterhood.
As Greeks we strive for excellence and are constantly seeking improvement in all aspects of what we do. If you find that you share these ideals, I know that you will find a place in our community. To take a chance and see if it’s a fit for you, try going through recruitment! You will meet lots of new people and potential sorority sisters while getting to know what sorority life at Grand Valley represents. Take your time and enjoy all of the recruitment events that have been planned for you. Remember to always be yourself, keep an open mind, and get to know as many Panhellenic women as possible, but most importantly - have fun!
Vice President of Recruitment
How Formal Recruitment Works:
Grand Valley’s Formal Sorority Recruitment is hosted by the Panhellenic Association, and is a great way to meet the eight National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters at Grand Valley State University. As a new or returning student at GVSU, formal recruitment is a great introduction to campus and an excellent way to form a network of close friends within just a few days.
As a recruitment guest you will have the opportunity to attend events at each of the NPC chapters. Throughout the weekend, by the process of mutual selection, guests will narrow their choices until they find a chapter to call home. By participating in formal recruitment you are taking the first step toward an active and enriching experience as a sorority member at Grand Valley. Without a doubt, you will meet women who will be your best friends during your college years and beyond.
Formal recruitment is conducted through a means of mutual selection. At the end of each round, recruitment guests will priority rank the chapters they would like to see again. Likewise, the chapters invite back the recruitment guests that they believe would be a good fit for their chapter. The data is then compiled through a computer software program and schedules are produced for each potential member for the next round. This process continues throughout the week until Preference Round. Immediately following the last preference event, all potential members will sign their preference card with a fraternity and sorority life staff member. Preference card signing is explained in detail to each individual potential member at this time.
What About Rumors?
It is possible that during formal recruitment you may hear rumors about chapters or chapter members. Speaking unfavorably about a chapter, chapter members or another perspective member could result in influencing someone's recruitment experience and hurting someone's feelings. If you encounter any negative comments or behaviors from the chapter members or other recruitment guests, please report it. Questions and concerns should be directed to Rho Gammas or the Recruitment Staff.
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