Standing out from the crowd can be hard during sorority recruitment.
All the potential new members are letting the sorority members run the conversations.
It’s okay to let them run the conversation. The members will have a list of questions for you to answer. They will try and form a connection with you... but it will be hard to stand out. Like really hard.
Everyone is talking about the same thing. How are the members going to know to invite you back when they just had the exact conversation with 20 other girls?
Here’s how you stand out.
You control the conversation.
You don’t have to stick to the list of questions. The conversation doesn’t have to be serious. You don’t only have to talk about the theme of the round.
You can talk about anything you want.
With a couple of exceptions, you should not be talking about boys, alcohol / partying, drugs, politics, nor religion. These topics are red flag topics.
Do I recommend you ask her what’s her favorite show on Netflix? That’s probably not the best question to ask, but you definitely don’t have to talk about the structure of the philanthropy for the entire round.
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Okay…. how does this work.
It’s simple. You need to start asking questions. If you are asking questions, you are controlling the conversation.
Now wait… don’t go into the round with 20 different questions to ask. Let the sorority members talk. However, when you see a time to ask a question G O F O R I T !
These questions will help the sorority members see the real you. You will be talking about your interests and passions.
The best part is… you will be getting an inside look into the sorority.
What type of questions should you ask?
I always recommend to ask questions that are based around the member’s experience in the sorority.
I. Everyone’s favorite subject is themselves.
The sorority members want to share their experience with you. They want to tell you all about their Littles and their best friends. They want to tell you about all the amazing things they do on campus.
Here are some examples of an experience based questions.
What is your favorite memory with your sisters?
How did you meet your Little?
What do you guys do for fun?
II. It makes voting so much easier.
If you are only letting the sorority members talk, they will only be able to find out information about you.
That’s okay… but it’s going to be hard to vote. You will only know basic information about each sorority. Like what their philanthropy is. You will not know about the culture of the sorority. What are the girls really like? What do they like to do? How are they involved on campus?
If you are not asking these types of questions, how are you going to know which sorority is the right sorority for you?
The short answer is you won’t know. Your voting will be decided on which sorority is top tier.
This type of voting style will leave you stressed out because you will only be thinking about getting into the “best” sorority on campus.
Remember Y O U N E E D T O M A K E C O N N E C T I O N S W I T H T H E M E M B E R S .
These connections will carry you to Bid Day, and they will allow you to find your dream sorority!
At the end of the day, the name of the sorority doesn’t matter. What matters is you are happy and you love the members.
How to figure out your questions.
You need to be pulling the main idea of your questions from your list.
What’s your list?
It’s made up of two questions.
Why are you going through sorority recruitment?
What are 3 must have qualities in a sorority? O R What are your makes and breaks? O R When you picture your dream sorority, what do you see?
Don’t over think your answers. They should be simple and represent your dream college experience.
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After you have your list, come up with 3 questions. These questions should be open ended, and they should show off your personality.
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