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 UNK Sorority Recruitment 


Formal Sorority Recruitment 

September 6th 9th, 2013

Get ready for an exciting week of cultivating friendships that will last a lifetime! 

Formal Sorority Recruitment week is held to provide potential new members (PNMs) an environment where you can feel comfortable learning about the Greek community at the University of Nebraska - Kearney and establish new friendships in the process. Beginning on Friday, September 6th and ending on Monday, September 9th, potential new members will have the opportunity to attend multiple events, engage with new people, learn about some of the amazing sorority women, explore the four chapter houses, and discover what it means to be a member of the Greek community at UNK. These events are fun and upbeat as well as informative and meaningful. Each potential new member will have an opportunity to visit the four various sororities on campus.

You can also view the academic performance of each sorority by clicking here!

The four sororities affiliated with Panhellenic Council stand and strive for similar ideals, however each chapter's personality and character are unique. Choosing a sorority is a very personal decision; the group of women you choose should compliment with your personality, challenge you, and hold you accountable to grow to a higher standard and mature during your college experience. Above all, simply select a group of women that empower you to be yourself!

Ladies can sign up for Formal Sorority Recruitment by clicking on the SIGN-UP HERE link. This is your first step towards getting involved. The registration deadline is September 5, 2013. 

UNK Alpha Omicron Pi UNK Alpha Phi 

UNK Gamma Phi Beta UNK Sorority Recruitment 



Sunday, August 25th, 5:00 p.m.
Greek Affairs Barbecue | Harmon Park
Come talk to sorority women about Greek life!

Monday, August 26th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sorority Recruitment Sign-up | Atrium, Nebraskan Student Union
Have questions about signing-up? Stop by and we’ll help you!

Wednesday, August 28th, 5:00 p.m.
Greek Affairs Information Session | Ponderosa Room, Nebraskan Student Union
Have your questions answered about sorority life at UNK.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sorority Recruitment Sign-up | Ponderosa Room, Nebraskan Student Union
Have questions about signing-up? Stop by and we’ll help you!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ice Cream Float Social | Cope Memorial Fountain
Here’s a chance to socialize and receive free ice cream!

Thursday, September 5th, 5:00 p.m.
Sorority Orientation | Ponderosa Room, Nebraskan Student Union
Meet your Pi Chis and watch the UNK football game!

Friday, September 6th, 4:30 p.m.
1st Round of Sorority Recruitment | Various Locations
Please meet your Pi Chis at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 7th, 12:00 p.m.
2nd Round of Sorority Recruitment | Various Locations
Please meet your Pi Chis at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 8th, 1:00 p.m.
Preference Round of Sorority Recruitment | Various Locations
Please meet your Pi Chis at 12:30 p.m.

Monday, September 9th, 5:00 p.m.
Bid Day | Ponderosa Room, Nebraskan Student Union
See what house you are in and who your sisters are! 

 Sorority Life at UNK

  Formal Sorority Recruitment

  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I sign-up?

You can sign-up by filling out the online recruitment registration form. You can register by clicking on the SIGN-UP HERE link. Registration is $30 if you apply before August 1st, otherwise the cost is $40. The deadline for registration is September 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

How does the process work?

Sorority recruitment is a mutual selection process. Potential new members (PNMs) attend recruitment events over a three-day period. At the conclusion of each day, the sororities will extend invitations to PNMs to their next event. Each sorority is asked to narrow down their list of women. When potential new members receive their invitations to the next events, they are asked to narrow down the list of chapters they can attend as well. On the last day, PNMs can attend a maximum of two events. At the conclusion of those events, they "preference" the chapters they would like to join. The sororities also preference the women they would like to join. Finally, a computer matches up the sorority chapter and PNM list. On Bid Day, potential new members find out what chapter they have been matched with - each sorority has a special event to celebrate their new members.

Is there anyone who will help me throughout the week?

Your Recruitment Counselors, or Pi Chis, will help you throughout the week in knowing where to go and what to expect. She will also serve as an advisor and confidante if you have any questions or concerns about the recruitment process. Your Recruitment Counselor will be responsible for a recruitment group composed of other girls on your floor who are also participating in recruitment. These groups are an excellent way to meet and bond with your new neighbors and find support in your first week at UNK!

What is suggested attire for recruitment week?

Check out the pictures and descriptions located on our Pinterest page, Formal Sorority Recruitment 2013. Remember, the days are going to be long and hot! Your main concern should be comfort as you will be doing a great deal of walking and standing in the sun. The most important thing during recruitment is for you to be yourself, as chapter women want to know you as an individual.

I have a scheduling conflict during recruitment week. Can I still participate?

The Office of Greek Affairs will work with any woman who has a campus related conflict such as marching band practice, spirit squad training, or any of the varsity athletic teams. We do not make special accommodations for work conflicts. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Office of Greek Affairs as soon as possible (308.865.8057); no later than September 1st please.

Nobody from my hometown is coming through recruitment. Help!

Take advantage of the endless opportunities to meet new people during Formal Sorority Recruitment week. College is a time for branching out and creating new friendships. The essence of sorority recruitment is friendship. Your Recruitment Counselors will guide you through the process and help you meet other women in your residence halls, and other women across campus that are also attending recruitment week. These women are disaffiliated from their sorority here at UNK and their job is to help you get adjusted to UNK, make new connections and have fun! Remember that she is there to help you through this exciting week - so lean on her and don't be afraid to ask her lots of questions!

How do I choose between sororities?

Each sorority at UNK shares common goals and values - yet each chapter has their own character and personality. Making decisions can be difficult and a very common dilemma. However, keep in mind that your sorority will become your home away from home, a place where you feel comfortable and welcome. Your intuition, experiences at each event, and personal goals and desires should guide you in your decision making. It might also help to look at each of their individual websites - these include Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, and Gamma Phi Beta.

I'm a Legacy. Does that mean I'm guaranteed a spot in that sorority?

Not necessarily. You are considered a legacy if your grandmother, mother or sister was in a sorority, and each chapter has its own policy regarding legacies. Some chapters may have enough legacies going through recruitment to fill an entire pledge class, but of course there are other factors to consider in the recruitment process, including your application and connection to the women in the chapter. Being a legacy to a chapter is helpful, but will not automatically guarantee you a place in that chapter.

What information should I include in my application?

The online application is important for chapters to extend invitations for the first round of recruitment events, so be sure to fill out your application completely and honestly. Space is included on the application for you to list your high school involvement. To market yourself best, try to fill all the limited space if possible and avoid using acronyms. For example, write out “National Honor Society” instead of simply writing “NHS.” Be sure to include:

• High school clubs and activities such as cheerleading, marching band, Student Council, Spanish Club, etc.
• Academic honors and awards including scholarships, National Honor Society, and other recognitions.
• Community activities (at your church, community centers, etc.).
• Volunteer work, philanthropic activity, and community service.
• Part-time jobs.
• Length of time you participated in each activity.

Also, please limit your responses to the lines provided, and do not include an additional resume or photo with your application. Any such additional materials will be discarded by the Office of Greek Affairs.

How do letters of recommendation work, and where should I send them? Do I need one for each chapter?

Letters of recommendation from sorority alumnae, teachers, and professional references are helpful in the recruitment process but not necessary. Each chapter has its own policy regarding these letters. Many chapters find them helpful in learning information about you that may not be evident from your application. However, personal contact at each chapter during sorority recruitment is the best way for sorority members to get to know you. If you find an alumna of a certain sorority who is willing to write one for you, she should fill out the form and mail it directly to the Office of Greek Affairs. Mailing addresses can be found under the Contact Us tab.

Additionally, alumnae play a role in the recruitment and growth of each chapter by recommending potential new members to the sororities. A letter of reference provides information on the candidate's qualities that make her compatible with the sorority's core values and illustrates the contributions she may offer to the sorority. You are encouraged to visit each chapter's (inter)national website to see if they have a letter of recommendation form that may be completed by an alumna.

What if I get sick?

There is always a possibility that a potential new member may become ill or have something happen to limit her participation in recruitment. Whatever the situation, don’t worry. Alert your Recruitment Counselor, and she will work with you to make other accommodations. The individual chapters are very understanding and will make the appropriate exceptions in these cases. To prevent illness, we recommend you eat before starting the day, and feel free to ask for water or a drink when you are thirsty. Also, remember that the days are long, so get plenty of rest.

Fairness and Unbiased Policy:

Contact during summer

Please be aware that according to the National Panhellenic Conference Recruitment Rules, it is not allowed for an active, alumna, or chapter to contact you prior to or during the recruitment process. Inappropriate contact include lunches, letters, phone calls, or any communication through Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, emails, instant messaging, etc. These guidelines are not intended to annul friendships or social relationships that existed prior to formal recruitment. Normal social contact may continue prior to recruitment as long as there is no intent to influence a potential new member toward a specific chapter, promise a pledge, or divulge specific chapter recruitment information. Normal social contact is defined as co-workers, roommates, family members, neighbors, and close friends.

Contact during formal sorority recruitment

It is possible that during recruitment you may hear rumors about certain chapters or individual chapter members. Speaking unfavorably of a chapter, chapter member, or another potential new member could result in influencing someone’s recruitment experience and possibly hurting someone’s feelings. Your concern as a potential new member should be learning about those chapters in which you are most interested. If you encounter any negative comments or behavior from active members or other potential new members, do not hesitate to report it. Questions and concerns should be directed to your Recruitment Counselor, the Panhellenic Vice President of External Recruitment or the Assistant Director for Greek Affairs.

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UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

UNK Sorority Recruitment & Greek Life

Office of Greek Affairs
1013 West 27th Street
Kearney, Nebraska 68849


Located in the Office of Student Life, first floor of the Nebraskan Student Union.