As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, Marshall University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority life is implementing a guide for managing a safe, yet memorable Spring 2021 recruitment.
Recruitment is the process that Greek organizations use to promote their campus sororities/fraternities. The goal of recruitment is for chapters to find interested women
that will positively contribute to their sisterhood and become lifelong friends.
“Because of COVID-19, our recruitment process will look a lot different this semester. Recruitment will be more virtual based instead of strictly face-to-face.” Panhellenic Council President, Courtney Lulek, said. “Our Panhellenic Exec board is really trying to make recruitment as entertaining as possible. Chapters have the option to plan virtual events for women who are interested in meeting their members and learning more about them. Also, depending on where we’re at closer to recruitment week with Student Affairs, chapters may have the option to have 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 lunch dates/events with potential new members (that are in accordance with CDC guidelines).”
Typically, during spring recruitment, the chapters will plan specific events for potential new members to attend. At these events, they will meet the women of the chapter and learn about what makes that chapter different from the rest. After a few nights of events, the women are eligible to receive a bid that invites them to join a specific chapter.
“This year, I am encouraging our chapters to really utilize social media more to help promote what it’s like to be part of their sisterhood,” Lulek said. “I, along with all of the women on the PHC Exec board, plan to be a resource for anyone interested in going through recruitment and to try and make their experience as good as possible.”
“Girls who are interested in recruitment can message myself; our VP of Recruitment, Alyssa Aftanas; our PHC Instagram account, @marshall_phc, any of the sororities’ Instagram accounts; or any member of one of our four sororities,” Lulek said.
Catherine Blankenship can be contacted at [email protected]