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Office of Greek Life
                                           
     
   
     
   
  Saturday, August 16, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM / TBA
 
 

Parent-Daughter orientation is an open house to learn about Greek Life and the sororities at the University of South Alabama.  

 
  What to Wear...
We know that this is move-in day, so this session is very informal, so dress casually and be comfortable.
 
     
   
  Wednesday, August 20, 2014
5:30 PM / TBA
 
 

Orientation will provide you an opportunity to learn even more about the recruitment process. You will not visit chapters on this day, so come casual. You will meet your Pi Chi (Recruitment Counselor) and the rest of your group for the week.  

 
  What to Wear...
This session is very informal, so dress casually and be comfortable.
 
     
   
     
 
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What to Expect...
During first night of Recruitment, you will visit all 5 sororities for 25 minutes each. These events are intended to introduce you to every chapter. Each event will begin with the chapter members performing chants and cheers; it can be very loud, but don’t be afraid. You will spend the rest of the event being introduced to different sisters of the chapter. You may get tired of answering the same questions over and over, but remember each house is a new group that wants a chance to meet you.

What to Wear...
These parties are pretty relaxed, so dress casually and comfortable. Make sure to wear clothing that is suitable for that hot South Alabama weather. Nice pants, Capri pants, cute skirt, or sun dress would be great!

 
     
   
     
 
  Philanthropy
What to Expect...
Philanthropy parties will let you experience first-hand the importance of service in Greek Life at South Alabama. During these parties, you will work side by side with sorority members on creative philanthropy projects that pertain to that sorority's individual philanthropy. The sororities will then donate the completed crafts to their charity. These parties give you a chance to learn about the sororities in a fun and interactive way; you will also be contributing to the community!

What to Wear...
These parties are the most informal of all. Shorts or a skirt and a nice shirt would be great for crafting. Remember though, you are still impressing people, so dress appropriately.

 
     
   
     
 
Sisterhood  
What to Expect...
Sisterhood theme parties are by far the most fun night of Recruitment! The entertainment atmosphere during this round of parties makes it a favorite for many women. Each sorority you visit will perform a skit that tells what makes them unique. This is also the day when many sororities choose to show a slide show with many of the sisters enjoying different activities on South Alabama's campus and in the Greek community. Tonight will help you better understand how the women feel about their sorority and what it can mean to you.

What to Wear...
Remember that these parties are performances, so dress as if you are going to a play. A dress suitable for church or a nice dinner is recommended. Most women dress up their look a little more this round, but keep in mind that this is not the most formal night. Save your best for Preference night.

 
     
   
     
 
  Preference
What to Expect...
Preference parties are the most meaningful night of Recruitment. These parties are a solemn and serious occasion where you will determine which sorority you would like to call your own. Listen carefully to the songs and words you hear. The sisters are trying to express to you what it is like to be a part of their sorority. This round can be the most emotional step of the Recruitment process. After the parties you will sign your Preference card. Think back on the previous parties and recall what you liked best about each house. This will help you decide where you feel most comfortable. The most important thing to remember is to be sure to base your decision on your own feelings.

What to Wear...
Preference parties are the most formal of all. Dress in your Sunday best, or even a nice cocktail dress.

 
     
   
     
 
Bid Day  
What to Expect...
Finally, the day you have been waiting for. Bid Day marks the end of Recruitment week. This is the day that invitations to join a Panhellenic sorority are distributed. Sorority recruitment is a mutual selection process with your preference card being matched to sorority preferences. Once bids are received, you will join your new sisters and each sorority will have a sisterhood party to welcome their new members.

What to Wear...
Bid Day is very relaxed. Dress is casual. Casual shorts or skirts, running shorts and tennis shoes are all acceptable. You may choose to wear your Recruitment shirt, but most sororities will give their new members a shirt to wear that night.

 
     
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