What’s up with your score and sorority recruitment? Right?
You might be wondering...
How does your score work? What are the sorority members scoring you on? How do the sorority members decide who to keep and who to drop?
I am going to break it all down for you!
Want to know 5 ways to stand out from all the other potential new members?
Okay, ready? Let’s get into it!
Make sure to read Voting and Sorority Recruitment to find out the basics.
Just an FYI every sorority has their own process of voting and calculating your score. However, this is a basic guide to your score and sorority recruitment.
LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR SCORE.
Every round of sorority recruitment, you get a score.
Your score is weighed based on the round you are attending.
Weighted? What do you mean weighted?
Okay, it's about to get a little more complicated...
You have an overall score.
Then, you have a score for the particular round.
The particular round score is added to your overall score.
However, each round has a different weight.
Think of it this way. Your overall score is your house, and the particular round score is the rooms in your house. Each room is a different size just like each particular score is a different weight.
You can't have your house without all the rooms, A N D you can't have all the rooms without having your house.
They work together to create the final product. The final product in sorority recruitment is your score.
WHY DOES MY SCORE FOR ROUND ONE COUNT LESS?
It’s because it’s hard to differentiate all the pnms.
To be honest by the end of the day, everyone looks like a Sally Mae. You know? Everyone really looks similar. Most of the girls have good GPA’s. Everyone has participated in a club, volunteered, sport… the list goes on. Everyone has done something.
It’s the same for you. It’s hard to differentiate all the different sororities. They all sound similar, and all the girls you met seem nice.
But let’s be honest, the sororities H A V E to cut girls after the first round.
The main way girls get cut after the first round is their GPA is lower than the sororities requirement.
You can find the required GPA on your college’s Panhellenic website. It should list the minimum GPA for sorority recruitment. Then, it should breakdown what each sorority accepts. Sometimes each sorority’s GPA is higher than the GPA required to go through with sorority recruitment.
The second wave of cuts mainly comes from the sorority members just not thinking you are the right fit.
What makes a bad fit?
It could be anything. Maybe you talked about alcohol or drugs (a big no-no during sorority recruitment). Maybe all you wanted to talk about was the frats (also a big no-no). Maybe you just didn’t click with the girls you met (you H A V E to make connections).
I know it sounds rough. You are meeting the members for what seems like seconds, but the sororities have to make cuts. It’s nothing against you. Sorority recruitment is all a numbers game.
WHERE DO REC LETTERS PLAY INTO YOUR SCORE?
REC letters are important to sorority recruitment.
They help the sororities get to know you better before sorority recruitment starts.
The sororities might even pair you with girls who have similar interests based off of your REC letters.
Yes, some sororities pair pnms with members. It allows for connections to be made. It’s much easier talking to someone you have similarities with rather than a girl who is the complete opposite of you!
But let’s be honest, most girls are walking into sorority recruitment with REC letters.
It’s much easier to get them nowadays than it was 20 years ago. Thanks Facebook.
Some sororities do give you a slight (like teeny tiny) increase in score if you have a REC letter. This advantage is N O T a make or break.
The sororities will drop girls who have REC letters and will give bids out to girls that don’t have REC letters.
Want to know more about REC letters? Click HERE.
NOW, LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW YOU ARE SCORED FOR THE REST OF THE ROUNDS.
The scoring is only based off your conversations.
You have to make connections.
If you are not impressing the sororities and making connections, they are not going to keep you around.
Now, don’t go into sorority recruitment and just start listing off the clubs you joined in high school. That’s not cute. They care about your involvement, but they don’t care about every single club you joined. Just tell them about the important ones.
Make a genuine connection. Connections are the key to getting a good score.
Walk away from the conversation and be like I gave it my all.
PREF IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT.
The sorority members are basically voting yes or no. Of course, there will be girls that fall in between the high scores and low scores. However, the sorority members are going to give the girls they absolutely want the best score they can give!
This blunt vote makes it easier to form the lists! Plus, it allows for the sorority to get the girls who want to be there.
This voting technique is why it’s always recommended to be very open with the sorority members.
If you really like the sorority, tell them.
If you are confused about the decision you are about to make, tell them.
If you know you want to join another house, be polite and say you are thinking about joining other houses.
Help the sorority members make the right choice!!! Tell them how you feel!
WHAT ARE THE SORORITIES LOOKING FOR?
The #1 thing the sororities are looking for is girls they connect with.
It really is that simple.
They want girls who fit into the chapter.
They want girls they can be friends with.
They want girls who are going to stay for four years.
The sororities are also looking for girls who are involved. They want to know what you did in high school and/or college.
When you join a sorority, you are required to be involved in the sorority’s philanthropy. You will have to attend events. You will have to stand behind the cause.
Also, the sororities want to you find other things to be involved in. They want you to join clubs, have internships, participate in research opportunities. They want you to do everything to become the best version of yourself.
At the end of the day, you have to make connections with the sorority members. You want them to walk away from your conversations saying “OMG, we have to get her.”
How do you get the OMG moment?
You have to be actively involved in the conversations.
You have to be yourself.
You have to ask questions.
You have to show up and be ready to share about your life and what you can offer the chapter.
Want to learn more? Click HERE.