If you are interested in sorority life on the Rollins campus, we encourage you to participate in one of our three sorority recruiting processes in the Spring Semester: Panhellenic Formal Recruitment (January 24-27, 2013) for a National Panhellenic Conference sorority (AOΠ, ΔZ, KΔ, KKΓ, & XΩ), Pan-Hellenic Intake for ΣΓΡ, and Local Chapter Recruitment for NCM (dates TBD).
Because Rollins believes in a successful transition to college life focused on academics first, our campus hosts what is known as Deferred Recruitment by holding our Formal Recruitment process during the first few weeks of the Spring Semester. Essentially, Deferred Recruitment takes the “Rush” out of Recruitment. This provides the opportunity for first-year students participating in Recruitment to become accustomed to college classes, get involved in other activities, and make friends outside of their own chapters. Deferred Recruitment also provides a better acquaintance with the commitments and meaning of sorority membership prior to joining.
If you are interested in participating in Formal Recruitment in the Spring of 2013, click on the “Recruitment” tab to the left for more information.
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Panhellenic Formal Recruitment:
Formal Recruitment at Rollins is a four day process that enables the fairest opportunities for interaction between sorority women and potential new members. During the week of Recruitment, registered potential new members become familiar with the recruiting chapters, sorority women come to know the potential new members, and bids of membership are extended through a mutual selection process. Recruiting chapters host nightly “parties” throughout the first three nights, at which they provide information about themselves and get to know the individual women coming through Recruitment.
At the end of each night, potential new members going through Recruitment will log in to a confidential computer program in which their sorority preferences will be submitted for the mutual selection process, and by which their fewer and longer parties for the next night will be composed. On the fourth day, potential new members will gather in a common campus space and be individually offered their bids for membership by their impartial Recruitment counselors, or Rho Gammas, who are also present for guidance throughout the earlier week. If a potential new member accepts her bid, she will then be led to join her excited new sisters!
Pan-Hellenic Intake is the process by which our campus’ National Pan-Hellenic Council chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho, inc., recruits and accepts new members. For more information regarding prospective membership in ΣΓΡ, please contact their Recruitment Chair, Briahna Sherrod at email@example.com.
Local Chapter Recruitment:
Our local chapter, Non Compis Mentis, holds their recruiting process the week following the Panhellenic Formal Recruitment, and also participates in only the first night of Formal Recruitment to provide something of an open house informational experience for potential new member women who are unsure of whether one of our five NPC chapters (those recruiting throughout all of Formal Recruitment) or our local sorority is the right fit. Participation in Panhellenic Formal Recruitment is NOT necessary in order to participate in local chapter recruitment; women interested exclusively in NCM may look forward to participating in the local chapter recruiting process instead of Panhellenic Formal Recruitment. For any questions regarding NCM’s 2012 recruitment, please contact Anna Erdman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Informal (Open) Recruitment
This final form of recruiting new members for our campus sororities is unusual in that it cannot be certain during any particular academic year if it will take place for one or any of the sorority chapters at Rollins. In order to maintain a healthy Fraternity and Sorority Life community, fraternities and sororities determine something of a “carrying capacity” for their membership each year. If a chapter concludes that their membership is able to increase without exceeding that capacity, the chapter may elect to host an Informal Recruitment event and/or to extend bids of membership to eligible potential new members (upperclassmen and transfer women before Formal Recruitment, and all unaffiliated women after Formal Recruitment). Information regarding Informal Recruitment events, if held by any chapters, will be advertised by those chapters individually at those times.
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Alumni of the sororities at Rollins are encouraged, if they know of a prospective member whom they would like to specifically recommend, to submit a letter of recommendation on her behalf. Alumni of the Rollins collegiate chapters as well as alumni of any chapter of one of the national sororities represented on the Rollins campus may submit a letter directly to their respective organizations at Rollins. Please send letters to:
Rollins Fraternity and Sorority Life
Attn: (Sorority Name) Recruitment Chair
1000 Holt Ave. #2746
Winter Park, FL 32789
Please note that recommendation letter forms (if a specific form is required), may vary by organization. Most forms are found on the website of the largest body of the sorority (national website for national organizations).
**Potential new member women should be advised that recommendation letters are by NO means required and, at Rollins, are typically submitted by alumni women who want to bring a potential new member to chapter attention because of a personal relationship with that woman. Due to the size of our campus and our chapters, letters of recommendation are not necessary in order to get to know potential new members and therefore do not serve the same purpose as they do at larger schools where they may offer any means of discernible advantage.