Julie Travels: Sorority Recruitment Week

Hi there! I’m back to my blog today after a busy couple of weeks in Pullman, Washington at Washington State University. I recently changed roles on the advisory board I serve on for my sorority and now support the sorority recruitment process!

Since the recruitment process is basically a week of parties, I thought it’d be fun to highlight a few of the days here.

First up, I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to the person who planned recruitment, the chapter’s VP-Membership, Cali. She and her assistant Delaney did an amazing job and it was a wonderful week of sisterhood and celebration.

This year, 1100 women registered for sorority recruitment at WSU, a number that has been on a steady incline every year. The potential sorority members go through “Rounds” of parties and narrow down the number of sororities they visit throughout the week until they get to Bid Day. Bid Day is when they are offered a bid to join one sorority!

Round One is Open Houses where the women visit all fourteen sororities on campus to get to know the women in the house.

Round Two is Philanthropy Days where the women visited no more than ten sororities to learn about their philanthropic efforts.

Learn more about Kappa Delta’s philanthropic efforts, including Girl Scouts!!, here.

Round Three is House Tour Day and the women visit no more than six sororities to tour their house and get a better understanding of sorority life. Here’s a peek inside the Kappa Delta house at WSU.

The women have day rooms where they have their desks and closets, and then they sleep on the Sleeping Porch with bunk beds. It’s like a giant sleepover every night!

After House Tours, Round Four is Preference Day and the women visit no more than two sororities to participate in a sisterhood ceremony and witness the bonds of sisterhood.

I loved helping bring the senior’s vision for Preference to life. They decided on gold and blush pink and they had a sisterhood at a local You-Pick-Flowers field to get the flowers for the ceremony. It turned out so beautiful!

And after that, it’s Bid Day, which is a big celebration welcoming new members into the chapter! The chapter officer who oversees the new members when they first join is the one who plans Bid Day and she did such a great job! It was a Girl Power theme with lots of pink, black, and white. It was so fun and a great sisterhood celebration.

I loved getting to spend the weekend in Pullman with these ladies! Being around college women for a week is energizing and so much fun! I stayed up way too late, ate too much junk food, and enjoyed tons of girl talk. I’m back home this week catching up on work and sleep and reminiscing about the sisterhood-filled week.

Party on!

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