Friday, August 9
Recruitment events begin on Friday, August 9, 2013 with Convocation, which will be held at 7:00 pm at Coleman Coliseum. Dress for Convocation is casual and t-shirts and shorts are appropriate. Crimson Ride buses will be available to transfer you to and from Coleman Coliseum for Convocation on Friday, August 9, 2013. Buses will pick up at Lakeside/Riverside, Presidential Village, and Ridgecrest beginning at 5:45 pm. Please plan to get to Convocation early, as we will start at promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Tip: We understand that majority of the women participating in recruitment will be moving in on Friday, so you are encouraged to dress casual and come as you are.
OPEN HOUSE/ICE WATER TEAS
Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11
During the first two days, you will get to visit all sororities participating in formal recruitment with your recruitment group. Each party is only 20 minutes long, so the sororities will present themselves as simply as possible and serve ice water for you to drink. You will be greeted at each house by energetic songs and clapping. Some houses may choose to introduce you to many members, while in others, you may meet just a few. Feel free to ask questions and tell them a little bit about yourself as well.
Tip: Remeber to eat breakfast! We also encourage you to drink lots of water, it is very hot in Alabama during August!
What to Wear on
Open House Days 1 & 2:
Do's: A sundress with sandals
or flats. Choose lightweight,
Don'ts: High heels or cowboy boots.
We also suggest avoiding heavy fabrics
or anything too revealing.
Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13
Day three and four will consist of hands-on creative projects that you and the sorority women will make for donations to various charities. This is a glimpse of the importance of community service in Greek life. On these two days, you will have 25 minutes in each house. Philanthropy Day is very laid back and lots of fun!
Tip: Wear shorts that you will be comfortable sitting in, because in some houses you may be sitting on the floor.
||What to Wear on
Philanthropy Days 1 & 2:
Do's: Tennis shoes or flip
flops with shorts and a t-shirt.
All potential members will
receive two separate recruitment
t-shirts to wear.
Don'ts: A dress, skirt, too
short shorts, or heels.
Sneak preview of the 2012 Recruitment t-shirts...
Wednesday, August 14 & Thursday, August 15
On skit day, you get to see the true personality of each sorority. You will attend up to eight 40 minute parties over two day. The parties are informative and will allow you more time for conversations with the sorority women. You will be able to recognize the individuality and spirit of each sorority, as well as experience the special bond of sisterhood among the members.*Please note that the Skit Round now consists of two days, and as such, women participating in this round will now need two outfits.
Tip: During this round, you will learn about what each chapter is involved in on campus, so think hard about what you would like to be involved in and whether this chapter is already involved in this area.
What to Wear on Skit Days 1&2:
Do's: A nice dress or skirt set
with comfortable heels or flats.
Don'ts: Anything to revealing.
Sequined or beaded dresses
are also discouraged.
Friday, August 16, 2012
On this day, you will attend up to three 50 minute parties. This is the night to focus on your feelings toward the sorority. An invitation to a preference party means the sorority is very interested in you becoming a member. After a ceremony, you will have the chance to talk privately with a member. During this time, she may share with you how the chapter made their decision, what her sorority means to her, and the ideals of sisterhood. After the last party, you will walk silently to fill out your preference agreement.
Tip: Look around the room at your parties; many of these girls could be your pledge sisters!
||What to Wear During
Do's: A nice dress with
comfortable heels or flats.
Don'ts: Anything to revealing
or too formal. Sequined or
beaded dresses are discouraged.
Saturday, August 17, 2012
Bid Day is the most exciting day of recruitment because this is the day you find your new home and meet your sisters! Every PNM receiving a bid will gather in Bryant-Denny Stadium with their Sigma Rho Chi group. After revealing the sorority membership of your Recruitment Counselors, everyone will open their bid cards together. After finding out which sorority extended you a bid, you will meet your new pledge class to run to your sorority house, where all its members are waiting for you to join them! Bid Day begins your new member experience within your sorority.
||What to Wear on Bid Day:
Do's: Casual tank top,
shorts or skirt, with
flip flops, sandals, or flats
Don'ts: T-shirts, collared shirts,
or a dress. Heel or boots are