Questions To Ask During Recruitment

 

Questions to Ask Your Potential Sisters

Scholarship

  • Is there a grade requirement I must meet?

  • If I am unable to meet the GPA, what actions are taken?

  • How much emphasis does your sorority put on grades?

  • What type of scholarship program and/or scholarships does your sorority offer?

  • Are there a lot of members in the chapter with a particular major?

  • Are there a lot of members in the chapter with my major?

 

Social

  • What are some of your social functions?

  • Is it mandatory to attend all social functions?

  • If my boyfriend/date is not Greek, can he attend social functions with me?

  • Is there anyone in your chapter from my area/high school that I might know?

 

Sisterhood

  • What type of sisterhood activities do you have?

  • Do the girls spend much time together outside of meetings and mandatory events?

  • What makes your chapter's sisterhood strong?

  • Do you get to know everyone in the chapter very well?

 

Activities

  • How active is your chapter in intramurals?

  • Are your members involved in academic and athletic programs on campus?

  • How involved is your sorority in other campus activities?

  • Do you participate in activities with other Greek organizations?

  • What type of philanthropies do you support?

  • Do you help support the philanthropies of other chapters?

 

Costs and Time

  • What are the time commitments involved in joining your sorority?

  • What are the financial commitments involved in joining your sorority?

  • Are there additional costs on top of regular dues?

  • Do you have payment plans available?

 

Member Education

  • What is your membership education period like? What is its purpose?

  • What rules do you have for new members?

  • How long before I am initiated?

  • What's the time commitment for new members?

 

Comparison

  • What are some advantages of membership in your sorority as compared to others?

  • What do you see as the biggest difference between your sorority and the others?

  • What do you see as the biggest difference between members of your sorority and members of the others?

 

After College

  • What alumnae connections are available through your organization?

  • Is there a local alumnae organization?

  • Are the alumnae actively involved with the collegiate chapter?

  • Are the alumnae actively involved with the national organization?

  • What positions are available with the alumnae organization?

 

Housing

  • What duties are assigned for cleaning, etc.?

  • What areas are visitors allowed/not allowed in?

  • How much space would be available for my stuff?

 

Leadership

  • What leadership opportunities are available in your sorority?

  • Are there positions I can hold as a new member?

  • Is there training for leadership positions?

  • Is there a limit to the number of positions that can be held during my membership?

 

Personal

  • What made you choose this sorority over the others?

  • How were you sure it was the right choice for you?

  • How has being a member of this sorority benefited you?

  • What would you have asked during Recruitment if you could go back and do it again?

 

Questions to Ask Yourself

Every sorority on campus has members of the highest quality, participates in philanthropic, sisterhood, social events, and upholds a certain standard of scholarship. But which one fits you the best? Sometimes this decision can be very hard to make. Here are a few questions to think about before making a final decision.

  • Why do you want to join a sorority?

  • What are the positives about each particular chapter? Negatives?

  • What group do you feel that you "fit in" with and feel the most comfortable around?

  • Are you ready to make a commitment to join this organization for life?

  • Do you have the financial resources to pay for chapter dues, activities and events, and other related expenses?

  • Will you have the time to participate in chapter leadership positions, chapter meetings, service events, intramurals, and other chapter events?

  • Has the chapter answered all of your questions and given you ample information?



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