How do I prepare for Recruitment?
It is in the best interest of the potential new member to find various sorority alumni who are willing to write and submit recommendations and letters. Providing helpful information to each of these alumnae is important.
What do I need to provide?
*1 to 3 color photographs, 4 X 6. One should be close up and one , full length. Please put your name and high school on the back. Use labels to prevent bleeding. These do not have to be professional shots. Please have digital photographs available for digital packets. Most will need to be under 300k.
* Resume. List name, address, home and cell phone numbers, GPA/SAT score, family information, Greek affiliations, scholarship awards, high school awards/leadership positions, employment, community activities and college orientation date. Save this in a PDF format to distribute digitally as well.
*High school transcript, does not need to be official - you will also need this to be scanned and digital ready.
* If you attended another college or university, please include that information.
*Thank you note. Be sure to followup with a thank you through the US mail.
Am I required to have recommendations?
It is up to the sorority members to find a recommendation for you. However, obtaining your own recommendation gives you the advantage of having a friend or someone who is more familiar with you will be able to write a more personal form. You are not guaranteed if you leave it to the local reference chairwomen and their committees. Registering with FWP lets them know of your interest in recruitment.
Will membership cause my grades to suffer?
Sorority women take their grades very seriously Scholarship is always a focus.The women are always striving to have the highest GPA on campus. A certain GPA is required to be a member in good standing.
What do I wear?
Each college or university will provide guidelines for each day of parties. Many schools provide identical tee shirts for the PNM's to wear for the first day of recruitment. Distracting clothing and jewelery could move the focus from you to these items.
What will my financial obligations be?
Dues vary by campus and sorority.Typically the first semester includes new member and initiation fees along with regular dues and is the most expensive semester.
Why are girls I have talked to before, now only nodding and smiling at me?
Every college Panhellenic has silence rules that restrict members from speaking with PNM'S outside of recruitment parties.
Should I be afraid that I will be mistreated (hazed) as a new member?
Greek members are more likely to have better GPA's and act in leadership roles on their campuses. Greek life departments support programs that education the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse as well as other important issues. All NPC groups have adopted a no tolerance approach to hazing violations.
How can I get any other questions answered?
Email any questions to Fort Worth Panhellenic at firstname.lastname@example.org