We hope this will help answer any questions you have about recruitment, and give you an introduction to sorority life on campus. As always, don't forget to sign-up for recruitment!
Truman's Panhellenic community strives to be as inclusive as possible and we do not tolerate discrimination. We stand firmly by this and emphisize a values-based recruitment. Nationwide, many have started to question some of the practices implemented during recruitment, most importantly that legacy bidding within sororities can perpetuate systemic racism.
Most of our inter/nationals require that a woman who is considered a legacy to your specific sorority is expected to be automatically invited back to a minimum of certain events (depending on each individual sorority). This becomes an issue because most, if not all sororities are predominately white. As a result, the legacy system gives an unfair advantage to white potential new members.
At Truman we recognizes the potential issues with legacy definitions and decided to take action that is within our scope of control. We have done this by removing the legacy question from our recruitment sign-up form. This means sororities will not know in advance if a potential new member has legacy affiliation with any organization. We hope doing so will promote a more positive and inclusive recruitment!
If you have any questions about what what this means or why we feel this was an important decision to make, contact our Events Coordinator, Kari Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in recruitment? Sign-up here: https://enroll.icsrecruiter.com/pan/truman
Sign-up for Recruitment here: https://enroll.icsrecruiter.com/pan/truman
Due to Covid-19 our 2020 fall recruitment will look slightly different than usual. A major difference will be incorporating virtual events, including our first round of recruitment. For this particular event, you will receive videos from each sorority with information regarding their values and sisterhoods. Since you will not be able to have conversations with girls during this first round, we have added the option for you to upload a video answering a couple questions. This will not be required but is an option if you choose to do so. If you would like to upload a video, see below for more details.
While shooting your video, please keep in mind these guidelines:
Videos should be a maximum of 90 seconds.
Record videos using a smartphone or similar device. You should not use professional/third-party videos/services to record or edit videos.
Backgrounds of videos should be neutral.
Videos should only include you and should not include the use of props.
Videos should begin with your name and hometown, and then responses to only one or two questions from the list below:
What are you looking to gain from joining a sorority?
What qualities do you possess that would be beneficial to our Panhellenic community?
If you can start a philanthropy/charity, what would it be and why?
Still feeling confused? Our wonderful recruitment counselors have created example videos for you as a starting point. Although the recruitment counselor’s questions are slightly different from yours, some of your answers may be similar. Feel free to watch these videos and make it your own.
The final step, once you have created your video, is to upload it to the recruitment application in ICS. Here is a pdf with more information on how to do so – https://uagreeks.uark.edu/panhellenic-council/recruitment/yt-instructions-for-pc-recruitment.pdf
Please follow these instructions and post your video to youtube and then to the application. If you have any questions regarding these videos, please contact our VP of Recruitment at email@example.com.
The second round of recruitment will allow you to virtually connect with sorority members. The final, preference, event will be in person with caution taken in order to uphold social distancing. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us! We look forward to seeing you soon!
You can find everything you need to know about recruitment in this booklet. Including all six of the sororities highlighted information, what to do AFTER your register online, and frequently asked questions. Learn more about what it means to be a Panhellenic women. If you have questions after reviewing the booklet, please send a direct message to the instagram @tsu_panhellenic for the quickest response. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Register for 2019 Fall Sorority Recruitment here: https://enroll.icsrecruiter.com/pan/TRUMAN
REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 2, 2019
Our Panhellenic community is getting super pumped for this upcoming Recruitment! This is the 2019 Fall Recruitment schedule, please write these days down in your planner:
6/01/2019, Recruitment Application Opens
8/14/2019 – Freshmen Move In
8/20/2019 – First day of classes
8/25/2019, 4-7PM – Greek Interest BBQ
9/02/2019, Recruitment Application Closes
9/03/2019, 7:30PM-9:30PM – Meet your Gamma Chi* In the SUB Georgian Rooms
9/04/2019, 6:00PM-8PM – Panhellenic Welcome* In the SUB Alumni Room
9/05/2019, 6PM – Open Events*
9/06/2019, 6PM – Open Events*
9/07/2019, 1:30PM – Invite Events*
9/08/2019, 1PM – Preference Events*
9/09/2019, 2PM-5PM – Bid Signing* (You do not have the be present the whole time.) In the SUB Georgian Rooms
9/09/2018, 5:20PM – Yell In*
*Indicates a required event. If you must miss an Open Event for a class or other approved excuse, there is a “Miss N Mingle” makeup event opportunity on 9/04/2019 at 8:30PM. (There will not be a Miss N Mingle opportunity for those missing an invite or preference event.) Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Recruitment is just around the corner! Once you’re signed up, come to the Panhellenic Office in BNB (1st floor across from the Brewer side lounge) and get your picture taken from 12-4 PM on weekdays from August 20th to August 24th, also from August 28th to September 1st, and finally September 2nd and 3rd.
You must have your picture taken and pay a $30 fee in order to participate in recruitment. You can pay online when you register OR bring $30 in cash to the Panhel office when you come get your picture taken. We can’t wait for you to meet our Panhellenic community!
Use the link below to register for fall 2019 recruitment: