All About Recruitment Parties
Round I: Philanthropy Party
The Philanthropy Party will provide PNMs with an introduction to each of our four sororities while also focusing on their individual philanthropies. Each PNM will attend four 45 minute parties hosted by each of our four sororities. This is a casual party which allows PNMs to interact with current members The sorority will focus on their philanthropy supported by their national organization, and the PNM will be participating in a small project that will benefit that organization’s philanthropy. This allows PNMs to learn about each philanthropy and how the sorority is involved with the organization While learning about the service aspect of each organization, PNMs will also be narrowing their choices in order to find which sorority is right for them.
Attire: Casual-Comfortable shorts, skirts, or pants; comfortable sandals or flats.
Round II: Ice Water Tea/Theme Party
The Theme Parties will give PNMs a chance to visit up to three of the sororities who have extended an invitation to them. Each PNM will start to realize where they feel most comfortable. In each 45 minute party, the PNM will be given the opportunity to learn about the social events, philanthropy projects, membership fees, and scholarship programs of each chapter by watching a creative skit. PNMs will further bond and form personal relationships with sorority members.
Attire: Casual sundress or dressy slacks outfit.
Round III: Preference
The Preference party is the last of our three parties. PNMs will attend up to two parties that will last an hour each. At this party PNMs will learn what sisterhood means to the individual sorority members. PNMs will have a one-on-one visit with a member of the sorority that they have become close to throughout the recruitment process. Current members will express to the PNM what their sorority will offer and what the PNM can offer to the sorority.
Attire: Dressy/Semiformal/Cocktail Dress
And Finally...Bid Day!
Bid Day is the most exciting day of the Recruitment process. PNMs will receive a bid (an invitation to membership) from one of our four Panhellenic Sorority chapters. PNMs will meet in Anna Todd Wofford and receive their invitation to membership and run to their new sorority family. The current members will shower the new member with hugs, cheers, and gifts. Now it is finally time to begin the exciting experience as a sorority woman at Wofford in a sisterhood that is life-long.
Attire: Casual-Comfortable shorts or pants. The sororities will provide new members with a sorority t-shirt after accepting a bid.