30 July, 2014The practice of deleting social media accounts during recruitment was always something that boggled my mind. Social media is SUCH a great recruitment tool, and makes the recruitment process so much easier. Something Greek has compiled our top tips for using social media to your advantage whether you're currently a sorority sister or a PNM. For the Sisters:
- Create a Facebook group to announce your rush events. Finding a PNM on Facebook is much more chill than asking her for her phone number. Also, you probably don't want to text hundreds of girls for every event.
- Learn more about the PNMs you're most interested in (or refresh your memory). At a rush event, you want to get to know as many people as possible, so you might not get a chance to learn every detail you'd like to know about each girl. While you're meeting tons of girls, you might also forget a few details, and that's fine. Chances are you can fill in those missing pieces via their Pinterest or Twitter accounts.
- Showcase pictures of past events. Of course, you'll have pictures out during recruitment events, but you can only display so many collages. Create a Facebook album each for philanthropy events, formals, mixers, etc. so girls can see what being in your sorority is really about.
- Learn more about the sorority you're interested in. Similarly to what I've said above in the "For the Sisters" section, you can't possibly talk about everything in a recruitment room. Check out the chapter's Facebook page, Instagram page, etc. to see what they've been up to.
- Get some insight into the Greek community. Does it look like girls are hanging out with girls in other sororities? That's a great sign that the Greek community is unified and not catty. Despite stereotypes, I think you'll find a lot of inter-Greek friendships out there.
- Most importantly, can you picture yourself there? Check out some of the individual girls' photos. Can you see yourself hanging out with them?