GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Recruitment > Sorority Recruitment

Sorority Recruitment Recruitment event and bid day ideas, membership retention, publicity, recruitment policies, etc.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 309,022
Threads: 114,921
Posts: 2,160,759
Welcome to our newest member, bilesqtop5174
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-02-2019, 05:56 PM
CeresGirl CeresGirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 11
Movies on Bid day

So I'm currently trying to think of something fun for my sisters to do that's out of our house on bid day (we've grown exponentially these last few years and it's getting cramped to host all the members at once)

I was thinking of renting out a room at a local theater but I'm having trouble thinking of good movies that we could all watch with our new sisters and have the majority hopefully enjoy it, any ideas?
__________________
-GIRL POWER-
Ceres South Dakota State University
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-02-2019, 06:40 PM
PearlGirl13 PearlGirl13 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 83
Is watching a movie the best idea for Bid Day? It seems like it might not be a great setting for getting to know your new sisters. Maybe there is something else that could be done away from your house but with more room for socializing?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-02-2019, 07:07 PM
CeresGirl CeresGirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 11
Ya, I thought about that too, it's just we're in a small town and there isn't much there for a group as large as ours. I didn't plan on having the movie right away, lunch and games would come first.

one spinoff I thought of was since we would have the theatre to ourselves was to make a home movie with highlights of years past and showcase memories to build excitement for what's to come, or use the screen as a large game board of Jeopardy or something. (but after typing that out I realized using a classroom on campus is a cheaper option )
__________________
-GIRL POWER-
Ceres South Dakota State University
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-02-2019, 08:18 PM
navane navane is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,359
I agree - bid day calls for an interactive event and watching a movie is more of a "sit and be silent activity." I understand that being in a small town presents some challenges. Here are a few random ideas:

-- BBQ cook-out

-- Ice cream social (have a sundae bar with all the fixin's!)

-- Karaoke

-- Ice skating/roller skating

-- Bowling
__________________
GFB Z
Gamma Phi Beta

Connect. Impact. Shine.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-02-2019, 09:08 PM
NYCMS NYCMS is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 222
I agree with my sister Navane - Bid Day is for interactive events.

I pledged decades ago, but a food event - in our case, it was a bar-b-que - seems popular when I've seen Bid Day pictures on Instagram this year and in past years. Cook-outs, candy/ice cream bars, etc. I've seen pics of chapters in recent years where they used a theme for the food, decor, outfits, etc.

For a food event, you could rotate tables...meaning that girls eat the main meal at one table, then if they have dessert, you have everyone get up and move to another place at the table. That way they interact with more sisters.

I also suggest going on Instagram and looking at various chapters' Bid Day pictures, you might get good ideas there.
__________________
Gamma Phi Beta
To the moon and back.

Last edited by NYCMS; 01-03-2019 at 12:54 PM. Reason: added new ideas
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-02-2019, 09:26 PM
phoenix16 phoenix16 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 71
A bid week activity my chapter did when I was a new member was a "sister scavenger hunt." There were fun facts about sisters around the room and as teams, we had to try to match the facts to the sisters. It got us to talk to all of the sisters and we struck up conversations about common interests and random connections we had. I instantly started to feel connected because I learned about the other new members and the active sisters while playing a game and having fun!
__________________
To Fill, To Find, To Know, To Love

To Bind, To Strive, To Aid
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-02-2019, 10:34 PM
DaffyKD DaffyKD is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: When you find me, please let me know
Posts: 958
Some things I have heard:

Bunco-- everyone is moving from table to table and able to continually meet new people

Ice cream social

BBQ has already been mentioned

DaffyKD
__________________
KD
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-02-2019, 11:35 PM
naraht naraht is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Rockville,MD,USA
Posts: 3,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by navane View Post
I agree - bid day calls for an interactive event and watching a movie is more of a "sit and be silent activity."
Well, unless it is Rocky Horror Picture Show...
__________________
Because "undergrads, please abandon your national policies and make something up" will end well --KnightShadow
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-03-2019, 12:35 AM
navane navane is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by naraht View Post
Well, unless it is Rocky Horror Picture Show...

"Hey Ceres! Show us your new members!"


(Triple bonus points if you can pick up that reference!!!)
__________________
GFB Z
Gamma Phi Beta

Connect. Impact. Shine.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-03-2019, 09:09 AM
Titchou Titchou is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
Posts: 4,034
I don't know about your groups but Delta Gamma does not allow scavenger hunts. It is considered hazing.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-03-2019, 11:30 AM
ChioLu ChioLu is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,091
Quote:
Originally Posted by Titchou View Post
I don't know about your groups but Delta Gamma does not allow scavenger hunts. It is considered hazing.
Per NPC, scavenger hunts are considered hazing. And most would think, “why?, Scavenger hunts are fun”. Example: There were cases of scavenger hunts that involved the forced drinking of alcohol to get the next clue. And basically it was requiring a set of people or a person to do an activity that was forced upon them and not their choice. That’s why it’s considered hazing.

I’ve know the person (since college) who helped write the NPC rule and we’ve had discussions about it. The scavenger hunts we had at my university were very tame and fun (it's how we did Big Sis Reveal), but sadly one bad apple spoils the whole barrel.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-03-2019, 04:24 PM
phoenix16 phoenix16 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 71
I hope that what we did wasn't classified as hazing since it was a heavily modified "scavenger hunt" (all clues were on the walls already, we were all in the same room and didn't need to leave, etc.). If it was, that makes me really sad! Our chapter was super careful about not doing anything that would make anyone uncomfortable.
__________________
To Fill, To Find, To Know, To Love

To Bind, To Strive, To Aid
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-03-2019, 09:04 PM
Cheerio Cheerio is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Corruption City, Times Two
Posts: 2,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by phoenix16 View Post
A bid week activity my chapter did when I was a new member was a "sister scavenger hunt." There were fun facts about sisters around the room and as teams, we had to try to match the facts to the sisters. It got us to talk to all of the sisters and we struck up conversations about common interests and random connections we had. I instantly started to feel connected because I learned about the other new members and the active sisters while playing a game and having fun!
Your description sounds like a matching game, not a scavenger hunt. The game you played connected sisters socially for the betterment of house unity.

Our era featured scavenger hunts where female pledges (remember those?) walked from frat house to frat house requesting very specific items such as their 1970 frat house composite, a used condom or a frat house president's signature on a pledge's bare thigh. THAT'S the type of scavenger hunt the NPC now asks us to avoid.
__________________
Sometimes finding your sorority home means continuing a family tradition.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-03-2019, 09:49 PM
summer_gphib summer_gphib is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: lost in the surf on a Florida beach...
Posts: 1,669
Depending on the number of girls, what about a game day with a nacho bar? Games where you could have teams, and put girls who don't each other as well on teams together. (Along the lines of Trivia games and other board games.) I'm assuming it's pretty cold up north for a field day or bbq.
__________________
“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
― Charles M. Schultz

Warning: The above post may be dripping in sarcasm and full of smartassedness.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-04-2019, 11:54 PM
CeresGirl CeresGirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by summer_gphib View Post
Depending on the number of girls, what about a game day with a nacho bar? Games where you could have teams, and put girls who don't each other as well on teams together. (Along the lines of Trivia games and other board games.) I'm assuming it's pretty cold up north for a field day or bbq.
Usually, it's chilly and somewhat wet on bid day, this next year they're talking about moving it up *fingers crossed* a typical bid day for us was taking a ton of photos, then lunch (while everyone is eating we write the new members social media up on the board and people start adding each other) Then we take the new members upstairs to talk about pledge class and other logistics, usually everyone is leaving and cleaning up by then. Our "dining room" only seats around 30% of our chapter and the rest of us take up the floor and stand around the island in the kitchen so it's not really that inviting to want to stick around.

I would like to get the girls to stay longer and interact with their new sisters. Unless we're outside or rent a venue we're going to half to split up into two groups, one upstairs and one downstairs for team building.
__________________
-GIRL POWER-
Ceres South Dakota State University
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Movies You've Seen Lately honeychile Entertainment 0 03-28-2005 03:30 AM
Movies original katy Greek Life 1 12-14-2003 09:03 PM
Movies SapphireSphinx9 Phi Sigma Sigma 54 08-02-2003 11:56 PM
Has anyone seen the following movies. . .? SeriousSigma22 Sigma Gamma Rho 10 01-05-2003 09:18 PM
Has anyone seen these movies... flawlessrho01 Sigma Gamma Rho 1 12-23-2002 07:28 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.