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🎀 Master list of sweet sorority photo poses! 🎀

Sorority sisters love to take photos and sorority sugar loves these CUTE poses!

🎀  SWEET ON GREEK SORORITY POSES: 🎀

The Faux Conversation:

The Glitter Flurry:

The Elbow Clutch:

The Scenic Landmark:

The Circle:

The Legs In The Air Don’t Care:

The Sand in Our Toes:

The Flag Unfurled:

The Happy Hands:

The Straight Arm:

The Boot Scoot:

The Square: 

The Chalkboard Crush:

The Wall Sit:

The Timeless Squat:

The Shirt Showoff: 

The Arm In Arm:

The Tummy Tuck:

The Perfect Pair:

The One Leg Lift:

The Air Born:

The Just Hangin’ Around: 

The Sorority Sign:

The Blowing Bubbles:

The Pyramid: 

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Please don’t pass judgement on something you don’t understand.

I just read an article about a sorority recruitment video that “is worse for women than Donald Trump”–I read the entire article and watched the video, expecting some horrendous taboo recruitment video. I didn’t get what I expected. It was a complete run of the mill plain Jane recruitment video. The article states"It’s all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. It’s all so … unempowering,”. When in reality it shows a group of girls goofing around, having fun and bonding with each other to form a sisterhood. Sisterhood is ultimately the reason a girl joins a sorority in the first place, so showcasing that is an extremely important part of the recruitment process. Speaking from experience, the making these types of videos is sometimes choreographed and sometimes someone just pulls out a camera and starts filming friends joking around, sitting and talking. 

Do the girls all have on nice outfits, their hair done and makeup on? Yes! Of course! Why would somebody post a video of their sorority looking like crap? That’s not going to attract PNMs. In many sororities, including my own, sisters pride themselves on appreciating beauty, both of themselves and their surroundings. This isn’t in vain or for shallow reasons, but simply because when we look our best, we feel our best. We are confident and ready to conquer anything. When we wear our letters or represent our houses, we are encouraged to spend a little extra time grooming in the morning to look put together. Similarly when I went on field trips in high school, we were instructed to wear nicer clothes and be nicely groomed because we were representing our school. There’s nothing wrong with taking pride in yourself. 

Thirdly, the author tells us that the video is lacking : any mention of core ideals or service and philanthropy efforts”. Recruitment videos are meant to be supplemental. They are shown to PNMs DURING the recruitment process. These PNMs are also talking to the sisters about their values and philanthropies. In fact, when I went through recruitment, the video was shown during our philanthropy round. We met with the girl who was recruiting us, talked about the philanthropy that house was involved in, watched the video, and did a small craft for the philanthropy (i.e. making sugar free iced tea lemonade for the JDRF walk when the philanthropy is Diabetes Research and Education). We don’t see it in the 5 minute video, but we talk about the values of the houses for 4 days, each time we visit. 

The author concludes saying “It’s the kind of thing I never want my young daughters to see or emulate.” That’s very sad, I want my daughter to emulate sorority women. Women who share a bond that lasts a lifetime. Women who seek wisdom, who aspire to keep their bodies and minds healthy, speak kindly with those who they meet and cherish the friendships they make along the way. I want her to be a woman who looks for ways to contribute to her community and show respect for herself, her home, and her beliefs. I want my daughter to be honest, kind and sincere. I want her to have high ambitions and find a way to reach them. That is the kind of woman I want to be, I want to raise and that is the kind of woman that is in a sorority. 


RANT OVER. Please, just do research and find the appropriate information on a subject before you pass judgment. Not everything about a system can be shown in a 5 minute video that’s meant to be an advertisement. 

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🎓 master list of sweet sorority graduation photo poses! 🎓

Celebrate your graduating sisters with a senior photo shoot. These are some cute & classic greek grad poses! Remember your senior sisters forever….

🎓   SORORITY GRAD PHOTO POSES: 🎓 

The Sororifetti: 

The Uncorked:

The Balloon Bliss:

The Cap Toss:

The Stole Spotlight: 

The Senior Sparkle:

The Crafty Cap:

The Shy Seniors:

The Fountain Frolic:

The Final Throw What You Know:

The Class Cap Collection:

The Stadium Stack:

The Grads in White:

The Casual Stroll:

The Stairway to the Future:

The Sit-In:

The Cap Side:

The Letter Luv:

The Journey Begins:

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Fall Recruitment, Part 2

When writing my first recruitment post, I didn’t touch on what you should bring during each day of rush. This will be a quick post, because you really don’t need a whole lot!

Broke girl tip: You’re going to have to spend a little money, but it’s well worth it. Sell extra clothes you don’t wear, or consider getting a part time job! Also, invest in a good makeup setting spray. It’ll cost you, but I promise you it will be a life saver.

What to Bring for Rush

Makeup (you’ll want to touch it up in between parties)

Body spray

Extra pair of shoes to change into (trust me–you don’t want to be running from house to house in wedges on crazy days)

Mints, or Colgate Wisps if you really want to be safe

A handheld mini fan for the hot days

An umbrella and rain poncho (better to be safe!)

A way to keep notes on each house–this is the most important. You want to take notes as soon as possible when you leave each party, because the houses can easily morph into each other as the day goes on. 

A cute tote to carry all your things!

Fall Recruitment

I know you’ve been waiting for this week all summer! Let’s talk about fall formal recruitment.

Let me start off by saying that formal recruitment is not an easy process, and it’s definitely not for everyone. As you go through the process, focus on how you feel, not how other girls feel. And lastly, trust in the process! You will end up right where you belong, as long as you keep an open mind. Every sorority is a great sorority if you let it be.

That all being said…let’s get into it! I will be describing the process in the way that my university does it. Keep in mind that not every university will do things the same way. Also, as mentioned in my previous post, your university likely has a guide for what to wear during formal recruitment. If this is the case, follow those guidelines; otherwise, feel free to use the ones I put down below!

Round 1: Open House

This is where you will be visiting every chapter facility on your campus. This round is the only round where you will be visiting every house.

What to wear: For this round, your Panhellenic council has likely provided you a t-shirt or two. Match your shirts with a pair of cute shorts or a cute skirt and sandals! Make sure that your sandals are comfortable though, as you will be walking around A LOT.

Round 2: Philanthropy

At my university, you’re only allowed to accept invitations from 8 chapters on this day. You will be learning about the philanthropy each house participates in, which is a very important part of being in a sorority! Pay attention on this day and see what causes really speak to you.

What to wear: The parties during this round are a bit longer than round 1, so you still want to be comfortable. Today is another good day to wear cute shorts and comfortable sandals, as well as a cute top. Don’t wear a t-shirt or heels this round.

Round 3: House Tour/Sisterhood

There is a 5 party max on this day. This is the day that sisters will be showing you what it’s like to live in the chapter house, as well as the many activities you could participate in to build relationships with your new sisters. On this day, it’s very likely that you will be back again on round 4. Look around, and remember how you feel on this day.

What to wear: Sundress and wedges

Round 4: Preference Night

Two party max. If you’ve made it to preference night, the chapter is very interested in having you as a sister. This is the night to take the time and focus on what you really want to gain from joining a sorority. The other PNMs in your party will likely be your sisters in less than 24 hours, so make sure you feel comfortable.

What to wear: Cocktail dress and heels

BID DAY!!!

The end of formal recruitment! This is the day where you will receive your bid and join your new sisters at your new home. 

What to wear: Bid day t-shirt (from your new home!!!), cute shorts, and comfy shoes! You’ll most likely be running to your new home the moment you find out.

General Comments:

During formal recruitment, don’t forget to put your best foot forward. Make sure your hair and makeup is done for each day of recruitment. You want each chapter to see the best side of you! 

As you go through the week, the days will get harder and more emotional. If you get cut from a house, take time to process your emotions, but also know that it’s nothing personal. Every house just can’t have every girl! You will find where you belong if you just trust in the process. 

Finally…be positive. Always. Every chapter is a great chapter (#panlove), so don’t spend your time speaking ill of other chapters. You never know which girls in your walking group really liked that chapter! Be kind and graceful to every sister you meet. Being rude or dismissive won’t get you cut from a house you don’t like, but it will make an already long party a VERY long party for the both of you. Always be nice.

Okay girlies! Best of luck during formal recruitment!