30 Questions To Ask Sorority Sisters During Recruitment
The best times to ask future sorority sisters questions during the recruitment process is during the formal or informal recruitment events. For example open houses and invitational parties. These events are geared towards mingling which can make them the perfect time to learn more!
The Open Houses
Open houses are the best way to tour the chapter’s facility and meet with current sorority members who can answer all of your questions. Open houses give you exposure to a lot of the sisters in a more relaxed environment.
Many campus’s do not allow for informal rush parties at sororities as it can be seen as dirty rushing. Dirty rushing refers to unethical or manipulative recruitment tactics used by sororities during the rush process. This could include lying, pressuring prospective members, and or using personal information against students.
Sororities will however have formal party rounds that are invitation only. These occur throughout rush. These parties are a great way for you to ask questions and for sisters to get to know you better.
Questions To Ask
- Can you tell me more about the history of this chapter?
- What makes the sisterhood within your chapter unique?
- Does your chapter have a philanthropic partner?
- How do you and your sisters stay involved in the community?
- Can you tell me about any leadership opportunities available?
- How does your chapter support its members academically?
- How does your chapter handle conflict within the sisterhood?
- Can you tell me about unique traditions that your chapter holds?
- How does your chapter support the mental health of its members?
- Can you tell me about any networking opportunities within your chapter?
- How does your chapter support its members professionally?
- Can you tell me about any international opportunities available through your chapter?
- Where does your chapter stand on hazing?
- Can you tell me about any social events that your chapter plans on a regular basis?
- How does your chapter handle finances and budgeting?
- Can you tell me about any opportunities for professional development within your chapter?
- How does your chapter handle differences of opinions?
- Can you tell me about any opportunities for sisters to attend conferences?
- How does your chapter handle balancing academics with involvement in the chapter?
- Can you tell me about opportunities for sisters to get involved in campus or community organizations?
- How does your chapter handle diversity and inclusion within the sisterhood?
- Can you tell me about any opportunities for sisters to participate in cultural or diversity events through your chapter?
- Have there been any challenges that your sisters have helped you overcome?
- Can you tell me about any opportunities for sisters to participate in study groups or tutoring?
- Does your sorority participate in any intramural sports?
- Can you tell me about any opportunities for sisters to participate in internships or co-op programs?
- How does living in the sorority house work?
- Can freshmen take on leadership opportunities within the chapter?
- Why do you love this sorority?
- What is your favourite memory from this sorority?
Every Sorority is Different!
Every sorority is different and therefore will likely have different answers to the questions above. That’s why is so important to ask them! Make sure you go in with an open mind, that way you get a better understanding of what sorority is the best fit for you.
The questions above are a starting point. We recommend thinking up your own set of questions during sorority recruitment that are specific to you. A sorority is a sisterhood and you want to make sure that it is a good fit for your personality and lifestyle.
Also don’t be afraid to ask fun questions that are more unique! Rushing shouldn’t feel like a job interview, you want to stand out and show your personality.
Never ask questions that can have a one-word answer. You want to ask questions that can lead to a meaningful conversation. The sisters want to get to know potential new members on a personal level to make sure it’s the perfect fit.
Make Eye Contact
To ensure you put your best foot forward during your sorority parties, make sure to make eye contact and listen to the answers you’re getting. Even if you’re nervous it’s important to not only ask the right questions but leave a lasting impression!
If you happen to have family members that have been in one of the sororities you’re rushing, they can be a great resource to you. Learning from first hand experiences can help you determine the best fit for you.
Some sororities have a recruitment consoler also known as an Rho Gamma or a Recruitment Guide. They are a member of a sorority who has been selected to assist with the recruitment process for new members. Their role is to help guide prospective members through the recruitment process and answer any questions or concerns that may arise.
A requirement consoler should act neutral and unbiased during recruitment to better help you through rush.
We hope that all of these questions help you become a potential new member of your dream sorority! Rush week can be intense so make sure to have fun! It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, learn about different sororities and get a great feel for your new campus!
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