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Old 01-16-2018, 09:55 PM
BookWorm2018 BookWorm2018 is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Texas, y'all!
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A Book Worm's Recruitment Story!

I finished my recruitment journey about a week and a half ago and wrote down everything that happened as it was happening. Iíve read enough stories to know that you shouldnít post your experience until youíve completed recruitment, so I am going to now be telling you all about how I found my home! Like I said, I wrote each of my posts in real time, so youíll be reading exactly what I was feeling each day. I hope you all enjoy!

Hello GreekChat users, and Happy New Year! I am a freshman at a Southern school that opts to defer formal recruitment until January in order to encourage us PNMís to adjust to our new lives and to keep our grades up during the fall semester. Iíve known that I wanted to join a sorority for as long as I can remember. My mother raised my sister and I on detailed stories concerning the sweetness of sisterhood and collegiate shenanigans, so my burning desire to find my own home has been eating me alive this past semester! I have had the best time living on campus so far this year, but I honestly feel like a piece has been missing: my sisters (that sounds so incredibly cliche, but itís the truth!) I was totally the girl who registered for recruitment on the very first day that it opened, and I donít feel the LEAST bit guilty about it! I have already made so many friends in a lot of the chapters on campus, and I am so excited to find out where Iíll best fit in! I must admit, the preparation process has been a bit grueling, but I am proud to say that I was able to successfully secure a personal recommendation for each of the houses. Iíve always been told that Iím a little spunky and very outgoing, so I hope to find a group of women that highlights these qualities in me! I am definitely happy to be going through this with some of my absolute closest friends, but I have made a promise to myself that I will not base my decisions on the opinions or experiences of anyone except myself. Just like everyone always says, keeping an open mind is the name of the game!

We have eight sororities that participate in formal recruitment. Iím a bit of a bookworm, so Iíve decided to name my schoolís chapters after my childhood favorite fictional female characters!
Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew novels)
Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
Jo March (Little Women)
Laura Ingalls (Little House on the Prairie)
Ramona Quimby (Ramona Quimby novels)
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter novels)
Fern Arable (Charlotteís Web)

I wanted to also quickly mention that I am a legacy to Anne Shirley through my mom and to Nancy Drew through my sister, although she goes to another school. Neither of them have put any amount of pressure on me to join their chapter, and I am so thankful for that. Our recruitment is 5 days long, beginning with Orientation, followed by Open House, Philanthropy Day, and Preference, and ending with Bid Day! I am definitely antsy for the week to start. Iíll update you all tomorrow after Orientation!
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