DO SORORITIES FAVORITE LEGACIES DURING SORORITY RECRUITMENT?

It’s 2019. Times are different. The sorority members are giving every girl going through recruitment a chance. No one is guaranteed a bid to a sorority. Not even legacies.

Soooo, that brings us to the questions what’s the point of legacies? Do they get special treatment? Do they get a special consideration during recruitment?

Here’s the short answer. Kinda.

Let’s get into the details.


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Do legacies get special treatment?

Every sorority has their own policies when it comes to legacies. However, most of them do allow legacies to get a little more time with the sororities.

For example, some sororities guarantee all legacies will make it to the second round of recruitment. Other sororities allow legacies to make it to the top of the bid day list (if the legacy goes to Pref). Some sororities pair the legacy with a member who has a similar interest.



Why do sororities do this?

It’s all comes down to tradition.

The sororities want to continue family ties. They want to see mothers share a connection with their daughters. They want to see grandmothers share a connection with their granddaughters. They want to see sisters share a connection. I mean let’s be honest, it’s really special.



you do you


Here is the breakdown of how being a legacy is beneficial in each Panhellenic sorority.

  • Alpha Chi Omega. Invited back after first rounds of cuts. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Alpha Delta Pi. No guarantees.  

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi. Invited back after first rounds of cuts. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Alpha Gamma Delta. Invited back after first rounds of cuts. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Alpha Omicron Pi. Invited back after first rounds of cuts. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Alpha Phi. Invited back after first rounds of cuts. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Alpha Sigma Alpha. No guarantees.

  • Alpha Sigma Tau. There was no information provided on their website in regards to their legacy policy.

  • Alpha Xi Delta. Invited back after first rounds of cut. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Chi Omega. Invited back after first round of cuts.

  • Delta Delta Delta. Allows the individual chapters to make all decisions concerning legacies.

  • Delta Gamma. Invited back after first round of cuts.

  • Delta Phi Epsilon. Invited back after first rounds of cuts. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Delta Zeta. Invited back after first rounds of cuts. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Gamma Phi Beta. Invited back after first rounds of cuts. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Kappa Alpha Theta. No guarantees.

  • Kappa Delta. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma. No guarantees.

  • Phi Mu. No guarantees.

  • Phi Sigma Sigma. No guarantees.

  • Pi Beta Phi. Invited back after first rounds of cuts. If you make it to Pref Round, you will be on the top of the Bid Day list.

  • Sigma Delta Tau. No guarantees.

  • Sigma Kappa. No guarantees.

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma. Invited back after first round of cuts.

  • Theta Phi Alpha. There was no information provided on their website in regard to their legacy policy.

  • Zeta Tau Alpha.  Y E S . All direct legacy who has a negative REC letter must be invited back to first invitations. All indirect must be invited back to first invitation unless they have a negative REC letter.


*** FYI. A direct legacy is when you and your mom (grandmother, sister, aunt, or whoever else is considered a legacy for that sorority) went to the same college as you. For example, let’s say your mom went to USC and was a Delta Nu. You are going to USC. Then you are a direct legacy for Delta Nu at USC. You are not a direct legacy for Delta Nu at the University of Alabama.


You are never guaranteed a bid.

There are so many legacies going through recruitment each year. The sororities cannot guarantee all legacies a spot.

Each sorority’s main concern in recruitment is to find like minded individuals. They are looking for girls they connect with and girls they can be friends with.

They really don’t care if you are a legacy or not. Here’s the deal. If a legacy meets the sorority’s criteria, she might get a bid. If the legacy just does not seem like a great fit, she will be dropped.

you are never guaranteed a bid


You need to find your home.

When going through sorority recruitment as a legacy, you probably have heard some stories. These stories might make you more inclined to join your legacy sorority. However, you have to keep an open mind. You can’t look at the stereotypes. You cannot feel the pressure to only join that one sorority.

You have to find the sorority that is the best fit for Y O U . You need to find your people.

Moral of the story. Don’t join a sorority only because you are a legacy. Join one because you actually want to be there!


Want to learn more about legacies? Click HERE to get all the inside scoop.

Later Babes!

Sloan

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