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Old 01-30-2013, 12:14 PM
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University of Mississippi - Ole Miss Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment 2013

Click here for - - - > 2014 Ole Miss Recruitment Link

Ole Miss Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment 2013

Check Here Back For Updates (to this post and additions to the thread.)

Registration for Fall Formal Recruitment (Sorority Rush) - Panhellenic Recruitment Registration Opens on May 15, 2013 and closes on September 9, 2013.


Ice Water Teas - Sunday, September 8, 2013 [THIS IS A NEW DATE!]

C.A.R.E. Walk - THURSDAY, September 26, 2013 - an annual event hosted by the Panhellenic Council for which the proceeds benefit breast cancer research. (day of week corrected.)

Panhellenic Convocation - Sunday, September 29, 2013

Recruitment Week - Monday, September 30 to Sunday 6, 2013

There is no minimum grade to participate but potential new members should know that virtually all of the Chapters on campus require a 3.0 GPA (as a minimum, if not more) to carry the PNM through to Preference Party.



This is a competitive recruitment campus and Letters of Reference and Recommendations should be considered to be necessary. Some folks suggest two recs per Chapter as a minimum.

Panhellenic Expansion: Ole Miss welcomes home the Delta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi this Fall.
Their web site: http://www.olemissadpi.com/

Greek Life http://dos.orgsync.com/org/umgreeks/

Campus Chapters: web sites

Alpha Omicron Pi :
- - - - - http://www.olemiss.edu/orgs/alphaomicronpi/index.html
Chi Omega :
- - - - - http://chaptersites.chiomega.com/default.aspx?site=9
Delta Delta Delta :
- - - - - https://orgsync.com/26174/chapter
Delta Gamma :
- - - - - http://www.olemissdg.com/
Kappa Alpha Theta :
- - - - - http://epsilonzeta.kappaalphatheta.org/page/home
Kappa Delta :
- - - - - http://olemiss.kappadelta.org
Kappa Kappa Gamma :
- - - - - http://www.olemisskappakappagamma.com/
Phi Mu :
- - - - - http://olemiss.phimu.org/index.php?page_name=start
Pi Beta Phi :
- - - - - http://chapters.pibetaphi.org/pibetaphi/olemiss/

*** PLEASE - PM me with any additional web site updates, they will be added/changed.
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Social Media Management for the serious PNM:
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CLEAN UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA!!! DO IT NOW!:
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:31 PM
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Ice Water Teas - Sunday, September 8, 2013 [THIS IS A NEW DATE!]

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:00 PM
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I am so excited to follow this thread this year as a mom of an active instead of a PNM. (I'm hoping it will be less stressful. Although, I'm just now starting to understand how incredibly hard the sororities at Ole Miss work on their recruitment.)

Anyway...for any PNM's for 2013, I have to say that the ladies of GreekChat provide amazing insight and advice. They are a fabulous resource. Use them wisely.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:31 AM
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When you join a sorority it is a life long membership. Be prepared for that and the responsibilities that come with it.

You have to have good time management skills. There are a lot of events that are mandatory. Some events you wont want to attend but you have too. Being in a sorority is a big time commitment.

If you don't like being told what to do it probably isn't for you. It takes a lot of work to keep a Chapter running. You will be expected to pitch in and help.

If you don't have good morals and values it probably isn't the place for you. We hold our women to high standards [and high grades]. If you don't have high standards you will be [called] into standards [for review].

Sorority life is expensive, however, if you break it down by events and things your getting with your dues it is a bargain.

You will grow more then you ever thought you would with sorority life. It is a life changing experience.

You will be an ace interviewer when you go out to get a job. After doing formal recruitment for 4 years you will be able to talk to any body. Recruitment is like a job interview.

Greeks tend to hire Greeks. There are a lot of us out there in a position to hire and network. I would hire a Greek- especially one that held offices over a non Greek all day long.
Borrowed from another thread because this makes excellent points for PNMs.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:23 PM
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Congratulations to Alpha Delta Pi! Just out of curious what has been decided about a location for a house for you? Remodel the old or a new house? I remember somewhere that reading there were lots across from some of the houses near the dorms.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:12 PM
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The new lot is supposed to be located across from the Theta House. This site will destroy some parking that I do not expect the University will replace. See this map:

Rebel Drive by OleMissMaryPoppins, on Flickr

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:23 AM
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Hello! Parents of an Ole Miss PNM checking in with 2 quick questions. 1) Does UM have a Panhellenic preview weekend like the one at UA? and 2) Have dates for the other parties been set? Isn't there somewhat of a lag between ice water teas and other rounds?
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:02 PM
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Hello! Parents of an Ole Miss PNM checking in with 2 quick questions.
1) Does UM have a Panhellenic preview weekend like the one at UA?

Ole Miss does not currently have a preview weekend like UA, but Greek Life in the past has had a table at orientation sessions for Freshmen and parents. Greek Life (link in first post) invites parents with questions to call their office. There is interest among the Chapters in having some kind of preview but no definite plans at this time.

2) Have dates for the other parties been set? Isn't there somewhat of a lag between ice water teas and other rounds?

School just resumed last week (January 22), and Panhellenic has only tentative dates at the moment. Due to the fact that Recruitment occurs during Football Season, the party schedule cannot be finalized prior to the setting of the Football Schedule. Still, the schedule should be available soon, however it may be subject to changes after the date itís announced like the Fall 2012 schedule was when an additional day of Philanthropy Parties was announced.

Finally, welcome to Ole Miss! Hotty Toddy!

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:04 AM
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Ole Miss Football Schedule 2013

Just an update to let you know that the dates for Formal Recruitment and Football Schedule are indeed settled (but subject to change like any distantly scheduled matters):

OLE MISS 2013 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
(Key: Magenta = Recruitment Dates; Black Bold = Home Games)

Aug. 29 at Vanderbilt – WEAR RED - NOTE DATE CHANGED!
Sept. 7 Southeast MissouriWEAR RED
Sep. 8 - Ice Water Teas - NOTE DATE CHANGED!
Sept. 14 at Texas– WEAR RED
Sept. 21 OPEN
Sep. 26 - C.A.R.E. Walk sponsored by Panhllenic - NEW DATE !
Sept. 28 at Alabama – WEAR NAVY

Recruitment Week
Sep. 29 Panhellenic Convocation NEW DATE !

Oct. 1 Philanthropy Rounds
Oct. 2 Philanthropy Rounds
Oct. 3 Skit Rounds
Oct. 4 Skit Rounds
Oct. 5 Preference Rounds


Oct. 5 at Auburn– WEAR RED
Oct. 6 BID DAY

Oct. 12 TEXAS A&M – WEAR NAVY
Oct. 19 LSU– WEAR RED
Oct. 26 IDAHO (Homecoming)
WEAR NAVY
Nov. 2 OPEN
Nov. 9 ARKANSAS – WEAR NAVY
Nov. 16 TROY – WEAR NAVY
Nov. 23 MISSOURI
WEAR RED
Nov. 28 at Mississippi State – WEAR NAVY *** Date updated to new correct date.

As you can see there's a long stretch where the team is home in October - November.

Wardrobe Tip for incoming Freshman and Transfers: Rebels Fans are requested to wear red, blue, or white for home games as a demonstration of fan spirit. Colors are noted above next to each game whether it is Home or Away. As you shop for your Fall wardrobe, be sure to pick up cute dresses in these colors as well as attractive boots that can handle mud/water for The Grove.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:28 PM
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Would it be a fair guess then that recruitment may be the week of September 15-22?
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:00 AM
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It will fall across a week ending in an away game or an open date. Last year bid day was the day of the Ole Miss v Tulane game in New Orleans, which led me to, "What were they [Panhellenic] thinking?" New Orleans is a treat.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:47 AM
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Last year bid day was the day of the Ole Miss v Tulane game in New Orleans, which led me to, "What were they [Panhellenic] thinking?" New Orleans is a treat.
No kidding. Based on that, it could potentially be the weekend of the Texas game. Please say it ain't so.....Austin will be big fun that weeknd. Fingers crossed for the next week.

Next question (and my thanks for the information so far)! My daughter has lined up 2 recs per house, but is fortunate to have additional ladies asking to help her. We have gotten the impression that more is not necessarily better in this case and that it becomes a burden on the chapters to get flooded with mail for each girl. I know this topic is debated a good bit on this site, but specifically to Ole Miss, what do you think?
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:48 AM
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Next question (and my thanks for the information so far)! My daughter has lined up 2 recs per house, but is fortunate to have additional ladies asking to help her. We have gotten the impression that more is not necessarily better in this case and that it becomes a burden on the chapters to get flooded with mail for each girl. I know this topic is debated a good bit on this site, but specifically to Ole Miss, what do you think?
Once my dd (not at Ole Miss) had the recs she needed, some of the ladies who offered to write my dd a rec wrote a letter of support instead (since they knew her well). At least a letter is less paper to shuffle for the membership chair than another rec with attached resume, photo, etc.

I don't know how well these are received at all campuses -- my understanding is that this can differ from campus/chapter to campus/chapter.

I've had a few moms in the past ask me to write a letter of support to my own chapter -- so I'd be interested in MaryPoppins' opinion on this.

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In Delta Gamma, letters are treated as recs (or sponsor forms as we call them)....except in Texas. So for Ole Miss, a letter would be treated the same as a rec at the DG house.
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My daughter has lined up 2 recs per house, but is fortunate to have additional ladies asking to help her.
Since you have been fortunate enough to find all the help you need, if there are some who know your daughter more personally than others, I would use those. The others you might say thank you but you don't want to take their time, or whatever polite decline is appropriate. If you have 3 close women who are all part of the same sorority and they would be hurt to be denied the opportunity, then I wouldn't rescind the ask. But some women are asked to write a LOT of recs, so if you take one off their to-do list, they may be appreciative.
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