It's finally that time of year again! Recruitment is quickly approaching and we are here for all the advice and outfit inspo you will ever need! Starting at a new school is hard, so adding having to go through recruitment definitely adds to the stress. So here are 5 things I wish I would've known if I had to do it all over again!
1. Be Yourself!!!
As corny as this may sound, this is my number one piece of advice! Rushing can make you feel like you need to fit in with a certain type of crowd or stereotype. You want to be with the people who are the most like you so don't try to change for a certain sorority. You will hear this saying a lot during Recruitment week, but "you will end up where you are meant to be". This is so true! Looking back I wish I would've listened to that more because it really does all work out in the end.
2. Pick Out Your Outfits Ahead of Time
This is such a game changer! It will save you so much stress later down the road if you pick out your outfits before the week of rush! It is difficult to plan around the colors of the shirts that Panhellenic will give you, so plan accordingly. Stick to shorts and skirts if possible since it will be hot. My advice is to go for something that makes you feel confident and the most like yourself! Here are some of my favorite options we have in stock right now:
For Conversation Round: This round is casual so this is the time to wear you're most laid back look. We paired these looks with a more basic top because you will receive your own shirt to wear for the rounds.
For Preference Round: This is the round where you can wear a dress. Since it will be extra hot outside make sure to pick something out that you are comfortable in. Pick out a color or pattern that really shows off your own personal style!
Recruitment is a long week, so take care of yourself. Make sure your drinking plenty of water and getting lots of rest. Walking from house to house in the heat is difficult so make sure to always bring an extra pair of shoes so you don't have to wear heels the whole day. For Conversation round to Sisterhood I would try to wear some type of sandal, cute sneaker, or a slide. Then for Preference round make sure to wear heels! I love our shoe options because they are comfortable while still being stylish! P.S. If you use code "GOGREEK" at checkout, you'll get an extra 15% off your purchase!!!
One of the things I wish I would've done was keeping a journal for the week. After every house you visit you're going to want to remember that conversation. Write down everything, so then at the end of the week it will be easier to make your decision. Another thing that is really helpful is making sure to pack your bag full of everything you'll need that day. For example, bring an umbrella, your journal, some hair ties, water bottle, a snack, hair brush, powder, and any other essentials you might need.
Every house and every girl you meet will love you for you! Sororities are so much more than what they are viewed as. They look for your grades, your service, your hobbies, and anything else that makes you, you! This is your time to shine and make a statement! What you wear is definitely not the most important thing during this week. However, if you want to show your own personal style add on a fun accessory. Adding jewelry or hair accessories can really make an outfit stand out!
If you have made to the end of this blog post, from all of us at Maude, good luck with Recruitment Week! You will find the place where you belong and everything will work out in the end. Best wishes! See ya soon!-xx #MaudeSquad