Top 20 Recruitment Songs

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As spring recruitment comes and goes, you and your sisters run to your favorite part of the house, the room with a nice big couch and a TV with Netflix. Everyone is stretched out on top of each other talking about how excited they are to have new sisters. Along with the excitement, there are also all the complaints of how sore you are, the blisters on your feet from those new heels you wore even though you knew what the outcome would be, now you can’t get out of your shoes because your feet are basically a part of the shoe now, and how can you forget about not having a voice from all the chants and yelling across the table to talk to a PNM just so they can hear you!

Now what???

All you want to do is SLEEP! Guess what! That is NOT an option! Now you have to get ready for the fall, yay! As you’re sitting around being lazy with your sisters someone asks… well what now? Well now it is time to make a new recruitment video! After going through countless recruitment videos from other schools, you really want to stand out and have the best video! That means the best songs, best video and best features! You have everything but the perfect song… which is why I have made this wonderful top 20 list! Enjoy!

#20: Wild Wild Love by Pitbull

#19: Young and Beautiful (remix) by Lana Del Rey

#18: Kanye by The Chainsmokers




#17: Boom Clap by Charli XCX

#16: Best Day of My Life by American Authors

#15: Wake Me Up by Avicii




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The Boy Back Home

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He is an important part of who we are before we enter college.

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He is the guy friend that may have known us since we were five. He stood by our side during middle school when all the mean girls hated us or high school when we had braces.

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Or he is the friend with benefits. He may or may not have known much about us, and he didn’t ask. He may have been that summer fling. The guy that was so hot, we couldn’t believe it that he is into us.

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Or the boyfriend. He was our date to formals, homecoming, and prom. He bought us rose for Valentine’s and our anniversary. He saw us cry when our favorite bachelor didn’t win. He made us laugh when we didn’t win prom queen. He witnessed the highs and lows but stuck around.

My boy back home is Edward*. We met my junior year of high school during soccer season. We remained friends after he graduated that year and the year after when I graduated. As the years passed, we became intimate with each other, but we never began a relationship.

So every summer and winter break, we would get together and part ways when I had to return to college. It was great my freshman and sophomore year. At the time, I wasn’t ready for a relationship. I perceived having a boyfriend as an anchor. A constant reminder of what I could and couldn’t do, and I didn’t want that. I wanted to enjoy the college experience of independence and freedom.

Also, find out who I was and what I wanted to be. My high school days defined me as an overachiever, a leader, a nerd, an athlete, and the quiet one.

I was finally able to be funny, social, stress-free, and normal.

My new-self loved travelling, being independent, and living the single life. I started to realize I didn’t want to go back home. The more I drifted away from home, the more I drifted away from Edward. The distance had defeated us. Our conversations were simply “Come over.” and “Are you busy?”

And by my junior year, just like any romance movie, my heart and head were in a war.

My head could see all the reasons why we couldn’t be together. We were both at different chapters in our lives. I wanted to explore the world. He had remained at home. I had become a totally different person. He had only known the old me.

 

My heart held on to the few reasons why I couldn’t let go. He had been more than a friend. He was someone I trusted, someone I liked a lot, and someone I wanted.

My senior year came and went. My dreams of leaving Texas slowly faded as I realized I wanted to go home. I returned home after graduation, and I am started to settle in to my new life.

As for my boy back home, he’s still there. We’ve had our fair share of ups and downs. We have a bond that has stayed strong for over five years. I don’t know what we are now or where we will be in the future, but he will always remain my boy back home.

Got a boy back home? We loved to hear about him! Comment below!

*Fake names have been used for personal reasons.




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Sorority Recruitment Workshop Expierence!!

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I am always looking for a way to spice up what could be a very boring meeting. Whether it’s with my charming personality or incorporating some fun little activities or including pressing issues that create dialogue I think there is a way to make a meeting a little more lively than just perusing through the agenda like Charlie Brown’s teacher. The same can absolutely be said about recruitment workshops. I have sat through and led some doozies in my day. Did I learn from those experiences? Absolutely! I learned that never again did I want to lead a workshop that people dreaded coming to and wanted to leave after the first 10 minutes.

I think it also goes to show that you care about what you’re trying to teach if you put a fun spin on it. Obviously you think it’s important for your members to learn how to have meaningful conversations with PNMs, to bump, about your voting procedures, and your overall vision for recruitment. But you have to make your members believe it is important too. And sitting through six hours of non-stop ranting or monotony is not going to get them there. Here are some ideas to make your workshop more fun and interactive:

1. Play pump-up music when everyone is arriving. Who isn’t inspired by Beyonce? Turn on Beyonce or Spice Girls (a personal favorite) Pandora and let everyone know that they are in for some fun before they even find their seats.

2. Begin with an overview for the day. Nothing is worse than not knowing what to expect and feeling like the day is never-ending. Not to mention, are we getting bathroom breaks or a lunch break? Review your expectations for the day and let your members know your plans unless you want a bunch of hangry sorority girls stewing in their seats.

3. Start with an icebreaker. Yep. I just went there. Get people out of their seats and talking. Chances are your chapter hasn’t really spent time together since school got out so get them talking to each other and excited about your sisterhood.

My personal favorite is Bear/Man/Gun. It’s like rock, paper, scissors but everyone is up and moving around! The symbol for Bear is your hands up, man is waving, and gun is like you’re pointing a gun. The players stand back-to-back and yell “bear, man, gun” then turn around to reveal their pose. If they tie, do it again. Whoever, wins moves on to another team and the loser travels around with the winner cheering them on as loud as they can. When another wins, their little posse follows cheering on the winner until there are two winners left. They come together for the final battle and the ultimate winner can win a prize or the love and adoration of all your sisters.

4. Your first session should be whatever topic is most pressing for your chapter. If your chapter really needs to work on their conversations start with that. They will be most focused at this point during the day and may check out later on. Like I suggested in the Recruitment Questions post (linked above) play a game like Jenga with the questions written on the blocks. Put your sisters in groups and let them answer the questions. Be intentional about how you would like people paired up so that strong conversationalists are working with weak conversationalists.

5. Let your members share their worries. Whether this is their first year recruiting or their senior year, it is likely all of your members have questions on how to handle different recruitment scenarios. Let them voice these concerns publicly and address them individually. You can do this by members calling out their concerns one at a time or collect their concerns in a hat and discuss them all. It helps everyone realize that you’re all in this together (HSM, anyone?) and no one is really an expert when it comes to recruitment.

6. Bring snacks. This goes back to #2. Unless you want a bunch of hangry sorority girls, you better have snacks there!

7. Know that you have a plan of action, but hear others out. Just because you have done something a certain way for years does not mean you have to continue. A new member to your chapter may have a better idea for bump groups than what you’ve done in the past. Even if it is different that what other chapters are doing, if it follows the recruitment rules, try it out and see how it works for your chapter. Your chapter gets new members every year and loses members every year. You are constantly changing and the way that you do things can change too.

8. Work smarter, not harder. Being Recruitment Chair or in a leadership position doesn’t mean you have to be the end all, be all of knowledge on the topic. Bring in people outside of your chapter to help educate your members. Whether that person is your campus advisor, a representative from inter/national, or an alumna member bringing someone else in will help break up who is talking and help you understand their expectations.

9. Review your recruitment rules. It has probably been a few months since you’ve gone over them with your Panhellenic Association. This will serve as a fun reminder of what you can and cannot do before the semester and recruitment starts.

10. Plan a photo shoot for afterwards. Tell your members to bring cute colorful outfits and have someone take pictures of all of you around campus. Bring props and get creative! These pictures can be used as decorations in your room or for slideshows. It is such a fun way to end the day before you part ways.

Source: http://www.yoursororitysister.com/

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Top Colleges With Most Attractive Sororities

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79. DePauw University

78. Wofford College

77. Saint Joseph’s University

76. Depaul University

75. Quinnipiac University

74. Montclair State University

73. UMass Amherst

72. Boston University

71. Northwestern University

70. University of Hawaii

69. Northeastern University

68. American University

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67. Baylor University

66. SUNY Albany

65. Cal State Fullerton

64. Colorado State University

63. Elon University

62. Emory University

61. USC

60. George Mason University

59. Georgia Southern University

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The Top 50 Sororities Girls Wanted To Pledge The Most In 2014

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Sororities Girls are the best, but which sororities did girls in 2014 really want to pledge the most for? Well, luckily after digging up some research, we have those answers for you! SHARE with your chapter to spread the word about the top sororities that girls wished to rush the most in 2014! Remember, no matter what ranking your sorority got, EVERY sorority is amazing!!!! We love and support sororities across the country.

Remember these few things while looking a these rankings ladies:

1. There is no such thing as a sorority that  is the “best” overall

2. Every Campus is different and so is every chapter of every sorority nationally

3. Every Greek woman is proud of her letters

Here are the top 50 sororities in america that girls wanted to pledge the most!

50) Sigma Lambda Upsilon ~  ΣΛΥ

49) Sigma Psi Zeta – ΣΨΖ

48) Delta Xi Phi ~ ΔΞΦ

47) Tau Beta Sigma ~ ΤβΣ

46) Alpha Sigma Tau ~ ΑΣΤ

45 ) Sigma Omega Phi ~ ΣΩΦ

44 ) Mu Epsilon Theta ~ ΜΕΘ

43 ) Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ ΣΣΣ

42 ) Kappa Delta Phi ~  ΚΔΦ

41 ) Delta Sigma Chi ~ ΔΣΧ

40) Delta Psi Delta ~ ΔΨΔ

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30 Reasons All Incoming Freshman Should Pledge A Sorority

30 Reasons All Incoming Freshman Should Pledge A Sorority

Sometimes it can be challenging, debating whether or not you should join a sorority. Living with a bunch of girls can sound intimidating and like a big commitment. There are many perks to sorority life, nonetheless Greek life in general, however. Here are 30 things you should consider before writing off joining a sorority.

30. Free stuff.

Between big/little reveal, initiation, and bid week…you will receive baskets worth of free stuff. You will get clothes, accessories, crafts and so much more. Who doesn’t love free stuff, anyway?

29. You’re surrounded by plenty of girls willing to give you advice.

If you need advice on an outfit, there will be a hundred girls there to give you their honest opinion. If you’re having boy troubles, there will be one hundred girls there to give you advice, and then kick his a** if he doesn’t reciprocate.

28. You’ll find girls that love to talk just as much as you do.

Being extroverted and talkative is a quality many sorority girls possess. There will certainly be girls there to listen, too, but also girls not afraid to speak their mind.

27. A chance to learn about decorum.

Manners are highly emphasized and encouraged in sorority life. Class is something defined by behavior, not status, and it is important to exemplify good character and decorum to further adhere to the values of your sorority and reflect your chapter well.

26. There’s always someone willing to stay in with you.

If you need to stay in on a Saturday to study for an exam coming up, you are bound to find at least a few of your sisters willing to stay in with you. It’s not FOMO if you’re not staying in alone!

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11 Times You Wanted to Be Justin Bieber’s Girl

With Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour just around the corner, and before we all start fangirling all over again, here are a few reminders of why we want to be JB’s girl.

11. When You Saw Him in his Calvins

Need I say more?

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10. During “One Less Lonely Girl” in Concert

Have Justin sing to you in front of a stadium full of people? Yes. The answer is yes.

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9. When He Made Out With the Mannequin

That was just… wow.

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8. In the “Baby” music video

You wanted to be her. You know you did.

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7. When He Wrote “Boyfriend” About You (;

You know he was writing that song about you, right?

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5 Reasons to Love Fuzzy Socks

I don’t know about you, but when I open my sock drawer it is made up of 90% fuzzy socks. I have always loved fuzzy socks, and I can’t find a reason not to love them. Here’s 10 reasons why you, like me, should love fuzzy socks.

5. They’re Cheap

I’ve found fuzzy socks as cheap as $1. You can find more expensive ones, but the cheaper ones are just as good in my opinion.

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4. They Come in So Many Colors

You can find fuzzy socks in so many colors and patterns that you don’t have to worry about finding some that you like.

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3. You Can Find Them Anywhere

Every drugstore you can think of carries fuzzy socks. Even department stores carry them.

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2. They’re So Warm and Fuzzy

They keep your toes warm all day long. Need I say more?

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1. You Can Where Them All Year Round

Want to wear your UGG Boots? Fuzzy Socks go perfect in them. Want to wear your Birkenstocks, but it’s a bit chilly outside? Put on some fuzzy socks and slide on your Birks.

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10. Everybody Deserves a Second Chance

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9. Your Parents Only Want What’s in Your Best Interest

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8. Don’t Believe All the Rumors

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7. It’s Hard to Hate People You Truly Love

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6. Everybody Has a Story That Only They Can Tell

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6 Times You Realized You’re Actually an Adult

Turning 18 always seemed glamorous. That was until I realized that I’d officially be an adult. Now, at 19, I’ve realized that I’m not ready to have to adult, but it’s too late now. I may not think that I’m old enough, or wise enough, to be an adult, but I have caught myself doing adult things. Whether I think I’m ready or not, my time to be an adult is here. I’m sure whether you, like me, are not ready to adult, you’ve done the following things, and you’ve realized you’re turning into an adult.

Doing Laundry

Doing your own laundry for the first time. For me, it was terrifying. If you make a mistake, all of your clothes are at risk.

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Favorite Social Media is Facebook

“Facebook is for old people.” If that statement is true, count me as an old person then. Because of college, Facebook has become my favorite social media platform because it allows me to stay in contact with everyone in my life.

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Getting Mad When People are Loud

Call me old, but I get so annoyed when people are being too loud. I’m practically turning into Mr. Heckles from Friends.

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What It’s Really Like Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the day of love. Too bad this Valentine’s Day, I’ll be embracing how single I am, just like I do every other year. I’ve come to the conclusion that I always feel the same way towards Valentine’s Day. Being single on Valentine’s Day actually sucks, and this is my timeline of thoughts on Valentine’s Day.

Beginning of February

Oh look, Valentine’s Day candy. It seems like it was just Christmas. Maybe I should buy some of conversation hearts to have at home.

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Week Before Valentine’s Day

Maybe someone will surprise me this year with flowers or something. There has to be someone out there who is dying to confess their love to me.

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Day Before Valentine’s Day

Well, nobody has confessed their love to me yet. Looks like it will be another year of me being single on Valentine’s Day.

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10 a.m. on Valentine’s Day

*receives text from mom* Oh, thanks mom. Love you too.

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While laying in bed binge watching New Girl on Netflix, you might realize that you would fit in perfectly in the loft with Jess, Winston, Coach, Nick, and Schmidt. There have been several instances when we all thought that we related so much with one of the characters. Which instance can you relate to the most?

10. When All Your Friends’ Sex Lives Are Better Than Yours

You can’t help but be jealous.

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9. When You’re Jamming Out in Your Car

Sometimes you have to listen to your guilty pleasure song and have no shame.

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8. When You’re Starving

Which is 99% of the time.
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7. When You’ve Had a Bad Break-up

The best way to fix a broken heart is to throw yourself a pity party, isn’t it?

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6. When You Realize It’s Friday Night

After 5 long days, you are ready to partyyyyyy.
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