Below are some tips to help you with recruitment.

  • Get to know the eight chapters that are at Emory. Find out what they do for community service, the philanthropy they support, their members’ involvement in other organizations, and other fun facts about both their Emory chapter and their inter/national organization. You can do this by getting to know their members and looking on their national or chapter websites.
  • Ask questions. Not only does asking questions keep the conversation flowing, but it is also your chance to find out information about chapters that you are interested in learning.
  • Take notes. You will be visiting a lot of chapters during the week. Write down names, what you talked about, and anything else that will help you remember the chapter. These will be useful when you are making your decisions later in the week.
  • Get some sleep! You want to be well rested during recruitment. This way you will enjoy the conversations more and have energy  when you visit all of the houses.
  • Keep an open mind. Don’t rule out a chapter after talking to only a small handful of members. Chapters have around 160 members! You may change your mind and end up liking the chapter later in the week after talking to more members- stay positive! All chapters have something great to offer.
  • Be polite. Even if you do not like a chapter, be kind and interested in the conversation. Remember that you are a guest in their house.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. The days are long and you will be walking a lot. Try to wear shoes that you would be comfortable walking in for a couple hours.
  • Bring a jacket. Emory can be unpredictable and chilly in the spring. Bring a jacket or sweatshirt to stay warm. Don’t worry about having to bring it inside of the house – we have people outside of the houses who will watch them for you.
  • Make friends. You will be in a walking group of around 30 other PNMs. This is a great opportunity to make new friends! Some of them could end up being in the same house as you. Even if they do not end up in your house, you now have friends in multiple chapters!
  • Make your own decisions. Don’t listen to any rumors that people tell you about houses — most likely they are not true. Most importantly, do not let the opinions of other women effect your decision about a house. All that matters is that YOU like the house.
  • Be careful what you say. Try to say only positive things about chapters when you are around other people. If you feel negatively about a house, try not to discuss it around other PNMs. You don’t want to sway their feelings about a house — they may have loved that chapter!
  • Use your Pi Chi. Your Pi Chi has been trained to help you through recruitment and tackle almost any issue or concern you may have. She is your guide throughout the week. If you’re stressed, conflicted, or just need to talk, your Pi Chi will help you. (She also has an emergency recruitment kit).
  • Be realistic. Look for chapters that fit your personality, likes, and interests. Don’t focus on reputations. Focus on chapters that you connect with.
  • Be yourself. Chapters want to get to know the real you. . . so let them see the real you.
  • Don’t panic if something happens. If an emergency or unavoidable conflict arises, don’t panic. Follow the guidelines for a scheduling conflict. Most of the time it can be easily resolved.
  • HAVE FUN! Remember to enjoy yourself. Recruitment is a great time where you get to meet so many new people and start one of the best chapters of your life.



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