Recruitment was hectic and it’s finished but post-recruitment is just as crazy and at first, it’ll make new sisters intimidated and older sisters want to throw in the towel. But because of sisterhood, it’s all worth it.
If you’re already a sister and not living in the sorority’s chapter house, it’s easier to be anonymous. Don’t be that anonymous sister. Every year, you feel closer in relationship to your chapter and come to have a deeper appreciation because the sorority is what made you who you are. You should not take that for granted and don’t shun your house.
The new members are now your sisters and it is your responsibility to make them want to stick around. It might feel like the second round of recruitment again because you have to try to get to know the new sisters post-recruitment, but it means the world to them.
New sisters may be intimidated and overwhelmed when being surrounded by their other sisters but try not to think that, you don’t matter or are unwanted because you wouldn’t be there if that were the case. They want to see you wearing the sorority letters and to experience sisterhood and friendship in your collegiate career.
Be confident in who you are and get to know your pledge sisters. Even if you have a more quiet or shy type of personality, there is bound to be some sisters who will be able to make you feel at ease and once in a while, they’ll bring out your crazy side.
If you’re interested in getting involved with the sorority, do not hesitate! No position is too small and a lot of chapters require that every member hold a position. Starting off with something as simple as being the mail chair or being a part of the house committee, can give you a taste of what it’s like to be involved in your chapter.
Learn from your sisters and grow from your mistakes. They will be the girls who you will turn to in times of need but you yourself also have to be a sister to the others. Now as a part of the sorority, your obligation to be a sister starts now.
Recruitment is never over.