Sorority as your home away from home...by Pat Grant on 10/12/18
These last few months have been a whirlwind of Panhellenic recruitments across the country! Fall recruitments are finally coming to a close, and we are now getting ready for the second semester winter recruitments! Please let me say how much I have loved getting to know so many fabulous Moms and daughters! What a blessing to see so many happily placed girls! I rejoice in every happiness with each Mom and daughter, (Dads too)!
(Btw...thank you all for sending me so many beautiful, smiling pictures from bid day with the girls in their letters or bid day shirt! Those pictures are my ultimate reward! I can feel the sense of accomplishment and completion for each family when I get those pictures! Again, thank you for sharing! And just to clarify, I would never share or post those pictures anywhere without first getting permission. My client's privacy is always protected.)
Of course, the flipside of all this happiness and sense of completion is knowing there are girls out there who did not have a successful recruitment, who feel it is a personal judgement! Please, let me tell you now...IT IS NOT PERSONAL!!
I wish I could talk to every one of you and let you know how all of this can play out! I want to give every girl out there looking for her sorority home my best efforts in understanding how this process works, and how each campus has it's own idiosyncrasies! Please know that while you are in college, you still have a window of opportunity. One strike out does not mean you can not try again!
Granted, I know not every college girl desires to be in a sorority, and that is fine too. (I respect the girl who is upfront and knows that about herself!) I am addressing those that do want the sorority life! The sisterhood, the chance to "plug-in" with their sisters for on-campus activities, the opportunity to expand your circle of college friends...the list can go on and on. Ultimately, the chance to experience sorority life as that safe and welcoming place...your home away from home. As John Donne said, "no man (or woman) is an island"...how we connect in this life has a lot to do with how our life evolves. The choice is always yours. Blessings in all of your endeavors!
Reminder before I close this post. The one and only open Fall Workshop is Sunday afternoon, October 14th. This is the "Early Bird" Workshop, which is the first and introductory level workshop. Moms and daughters are welcomed. Please email Rushbiddies@aol.com if you are interested in attending. More info is on our Facebook page and our website. All the best!