I wish I could tell you exactly what to wear, say, and do during sorority recruitment to make sure you have the ‘perfect’ week, but I can’t. In fact, nobody can: not your friends, roommates, or even your mom.
Not one girl will have the same recruitment experience, and that is okay. While it is easy to get caught up in finding the perfect outfits and having the coolest stories to tell, PNM’s can often lose sight of the entire reason they are going through recruitment: to find a group of girls that will encourage you to become the best version of yourself. To find a place where you don’t need to pretend to be someone you’re not, and where you will find life-long friends.
For me, I found this at Kappa Delta. Throughout the entire week, things felt different at KD. I didn’t have the typical “what is your major?” and “where are you living?” conversations. I talked to girls I felt like I had known my entire life, and I didn’t feel pressured to act like someone I was not. Instead of feeling nervous as I walked through the front door, I was excited. I knew this was a chapter I wanted to be a part of.
Two years later, I am so thankful to be a Texas Kappa Delta. Every day, I am surrounded by incredible women that would do anything for each other. I believe our sisterhood is special in this way, as you can sit down in the KD house and have a genuine conversation with anybody, no matter their pledge class.
I can truly say the girls in our chapter have helped me become a better version of myself. Each KD is passionate about something, and will encourage you to take part in what you believe in. For example, my big will bike 4,000 miles to Alaska this summer to raise cancer awareness, and two graduating seniors will head to law school at Duke University in the fall. Come on, these girls are incredible.
Like I said, I wish there was a secret to recruitment that I could share with you. But, only you can know when you have found a house that feels like home, and we hope that this can be Kappa Delta. The steps taken during sorority recruitment might make zero sense to you. However, each day means something special to the actives. Like you, we are looking for girls that we can see being our best friends. Keep in mind we are humans, too! A genuine conversation is the most refreshing thing that can happen. So, be yourself. Be real. Go confidently, go KD.