It’s the time of year when we as chapters begin preperations for fall formal recruitment. If your school participates in this process, you know how quickly it can sneak up on us. After a long year, summer break looks really great to use just to breathe, but it can also be a fabulous time for planning ahead! As LCs, some of us are traveling to universities to help chapters begin those formal recruitment plans, so I have a couple tips for y’all to keep in mind.
- First, think back to last year’s recruitment. What worked? What did not work? What does the chapter do well and what do we need to strengthen? Make a list of changes that you’d like to see, but also a list of things that y’all loved and want to repeat during this upcoming recruitment.
- Second, plan ahead! It is never too early to start planning. Use this spring semester to gather ideas from sisters, speak to Panhellenic and your PDC about recruitment rules, take inventory on what you have and what you will need to buy, and keep an eye on trends.
- Third, have an action plan for summer. Put together that pre-recruitment schedule, purchase necessary supplies (such as t-shirts, decorations, PR materials, etc.), do any crafting required, and get organized! You won’t be stressed doing it over the three to four month break because you can do it in bits and pieces.
I know I love recruitment season and I hope y’all do too. If you need any help with planning, please contact your local recruitment advisor. If you don’t have a recruitment advsior, your ABC can help direct you to the proper contact! Good luck and happy planning! 🙂