rush talk: more informal recruitment ideas!

Q: I’ve turned to you many times before and have always gotten the best advice! I am the Continuous Open Recruitment officer and I have to plan it for this semester. I have only been in the sorority for one semester so I have not gone through recruitment myself on the other side. Also our sorority hasn’t had COR in four years. Can you give me any advice for types of events and how to plan them? Thank you!

A: The last few days I have been posting examples of Informal Recruitment events, I hope you have seen some of them. Some recent examples include ~

 More Informal Party Ideas: 

  • Hot cocoa party
  • Cupcake party
  • Milk & cookies
  • Nacho party
  • Rock climbing
  • Yoga session
  • Game night
  • Freshly brewed coffee & conversation
  • Slumber party
  • Dessert bar
  • Pottery painting
  • Wings & things
  • Little black dress party
  • Make dreamcatchers
  • Tacos & tie dye 
  • Brunch
  • Softball game
  • Laughter & lattes
  • Mocktail party
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Cookie decorating
  • Movie night
  • Letters & lunch
  • Hot dog roast

Please check out these helpful posts with additional ideas for COB events:

• Informal Recruitment Themes & Activities

• 14 More COB Informal Recruitment Party Ideas

How you plan your events depends on how many “rounds” you want to have. It can range from just 2 to 4 or more. An average is 2-3 open parties, 1 invite only night and 1 bid day. Basically you need to host several ‘sisterhood socials’ but with PNMs invited. No alcohol, no tobacco, just good clean fun and conversation. Sisters should be prepared to talk with PNMs just like formal recruitment. It’s more relaxed without official rotations, but members should still be on their toes and focused on PNM evaluations. The days/evenings should conclude with private chapter discussion and voting.  

Events can be held either at your sorority house, or at a public location such as a pizza parlour, coffee shop, roller rink, rock wall, etc… A simple theme for each social is helpful in making them unique. Plan your food, drink and what everyone in the chapter will wear. Also publicize your events on social media with an “invitation” that will grab attention. You want to get the word out about your recruitment. Good luck and have fun! xoxo ;)

❀ Sample informal recruitment schedules and “invites:”

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Me; *sits quietly* *concentrated ‘I will tear your guts out’ face*

Everyone; what´s the matter? Oh come on, being gloomy doesn´t help anyone, give us a laugh!

Me; *does happy bird noises* *laughs and sings* *tells everyone unimportant stories and facts*

Everyone; haha, okay why don´t you just… Calm down. Be quiet for a little bit, that´s enough.


anentrancelikingsong asked:

I'm trying to think of a good names for a Valentine's Day themed social and just haven't thought of anything clever or funny enough. Do you have any great suggestions??

A ♥ Valentine’s Day ♥ social sounds loveeeee! 

♥ Valentine’s Day Party Name Ideas: ♥

  • Singles Awareness Day
  • Hearts Alive 
  • Unchain My Heart
  • Cupid’s Crush
  • Blast of Love
  • Affair of the Heart
  • Raging Romantics
  • Fated To Be
  • Soulmate Soiree
  • Hearts Afire
  • Infatuation Game
  • Happy Hearts
  • Heart Crusher
  • Love Rocks!
  • Red Hot
  • Smitten 
  • All You Need is Love
  • XOXO
  • Love Bites
  • Mocktails & Kisses
  • Love is in the Air
  • Love Stinks - Let’s Drink
  • Single in the City
  • Lovely Little Valentines
  • Breaking Hearts since 18__
  • Valen-tinis with XYZ
  • Naughty & Nice
  • I’m Stuck on You
  • Love Bugs
  • Be My Arm Candy
  • Love is a Battlefield
  • XYZ’s Hugs & Kisses are Every Boy’s Wishes
  • Love Struck
  • Light Your Fire

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