Sororities follow a meticulous and often mysterious process when evaluating potential new members (PNMs).
With so many aspiring members hoping to join these exclusive sisterhoods sororities have developed their own unique methods to assess PNMs and determine if they are a good fit.
From resumes to recommendation letters social media profiles and personal interviews sororities leave no stone unturned in their quest to find the perfect additions to their ranks.
But how exactly do these sororities score PNMs?
What criteria do they use to separate the exceptional from the ordinary?
How Sororities Score Pnms
Sororities score potential new members (PNMs) based on various factors including GPA involvement recommendation letters and conversations with members. These scores are used to determine which PNMs receive bids from sororities.
Importance Of Conversations With Sorority Members
The conversations PNMs have with members during recruitment are the most important aspect of their score and greatly influence their chances of receiving a bid. Sororities use these conversations to assess a PNM’s fit within their sisterhood and determine if they align with the sorority’s values and goals.
GPA And Involvement In Scoring PNMs
One of the factors that sororities consider when scoring potential new members (PNMs) is their GPA. Academic performance is seen as an indicator of a PNM’s dedication and commitment to their studies.
It is important for PNMs to maintain a strong GPA to increase their chances of being invited back to desired sororities.
Involvement in extracurricular activities is another aspect that sororities take into account when scoring PNMs. Active involvement in clubs sports and community service demonstrates a PNM’s commitment to making a positive impact and their ability to balance their academics and other activities.
Sororities value well-rounded individuals who are engaged in their college communities.
During Round 1 a PNM’s score is partially predetermined based on their GPA and involvement. However other factors such as legacy status and recommendation letters may also be considered within the scoring process.
While the scores from Round 1 provide a foundation they are not the sole determining factor in the overall scoring of PNMs.
Legacy Status And Recommendation Letters In The Scoring Process
Legacy status and recommendation letters are additional elements that may be taken into account when scoring PNMs. Legacy status refers to whether a PNM has a family member usually a parent or sibling who is an alumna of the sorority.
Being a legacy can increase the chances of receiving a bid from that particular sorority. While legacy status is considered it is not the sole determiner in the scoring process.
Recommendation letters on the other hand provide additional insights about a PNM from someone familiar with their character involvement and potential as a sorority member. These letters can come from family friends alumnae or anyone who can vouch for the PNM’s qualities.
While not all sororities require recommendation letters they can be influential in the scoring process and help PNMs stand out.
It’s important to note that the conversations PNMs have with members during recruitment are the most crucial aspect of their score. These conversations provide an opportunity for PNMs to make a positive impression showcase their values and demonstrate their compatibility with the sorority’s mission and sisterhood.
Therefore while GPA involvement legacy status and recommendation letters play a role in scoring the ultimate decision is often based on the conversations and connections formed during recruitment.
Release Figure Methodology (RFM) In Sorority Recruitment
In sorority recruitment the Release Figure Methodology (RFM) plays a significant role in determining which potential new members (PNMs) are invited back to each sorority for subsequent rounds. RFM is a mathematical model used by Panhellenic to create the invitation list for Round 2 and beyond.
Using RFM each sorority is assigned a number of invitations they can extend based on the votes from previous rounds. This helps ensure that the number of PNMs invited back to each sorority is proportional to the number of openings available.
The percentage of PNMs dropped by each sorority can vary greatly with some popular sororities dropping up to 70% of PNMs after Round 1. This emphasizes the competitive nature of sorority recruitment.
When PNMs receive invitations to multiple sororities they must choose which sororities to return to for subsequent rounds. This is where the RFM model comes into play as it determines which sororities PNMs are invited back to based on the votes received.
Voting And Invitation Process In Recruitment
Voting is an integral part of the sorority recruitment process and plays a significant role in determining which sororities PNMs will go back to for further rounds. During voting members of each sorority rank the PNMs they have interacted with.
The voting process involves two sections: one for sororities to go back to and one for sororities to drop. Each sorority ranks the PNMs they want to extend invitations to and the PNMs they feel are not the right fit for their sorority.
This decision is based on the scores and conversations the PNMs had with the members.
After the voting process the recruitment team reviews the scores resumes and comments for each PNM. They then make the decision on whether to bring a PNM to the next round based on these factors.
The final decision ultimately lies with the recruitment team who have the power to choose which PNMs advance in the recruitment process.
Qualities Sororities Look For In Potential New Members
Sororities place a significant emphasis on certain qualities when evaluating potential new members (PNMs). These qualities play a crucial role in determining a PNM’s chances of receiving a bid:
- Friendship: Sororities seek PNMs who are friendly approachable and have the ability to build meaningful connections with members.
- Involvement in Philanthropy: Sororities value PNMs who are passionate about giving back to the community and participating in philanthropic activities.
- Commitment: Sororities look for PNMs who are dedicated and willing to make a long-term commitment to the sorority and its values.
- Academic Dedication: Maintaining a good academic record is important to sororities as they value PNMs who prioritize their studies and demonstrate intellectual curiosity.
These qualities serve as the foundation for sororities’ evaluation of PNMs and are taken into consideration throughout the recruitment process.
Strategies For Success In Sorority Recruitment
For PNMs participating in sorority recruitment can be a daunting process. However there are strategies that can increase their chances of success:
- Prepare and Implement a Plan: Before recruitment begins PNMs should create a step-by-step plan such as The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment to guide them through the process and help them make informed choices.
- Make Connections: Building connections with sorority members before recruitment starts can increase the likelihood of being invited back to desired sororities in subsequent rounds. PNMs can attend pre-recruitment events and engage with members on social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube.
- Show Similarities: During conversations with sorority members PNMs should aim to find commonalities and shared interests to make a strong impression. Highlighting similarities can help establish a genuine connection and increase the chances of receiving a bid.
- Don’t Rely Solely on YouTube and TikTok: While online advice can provide some general guidance it is important for PNMs to understand that every sorority recruitment experience is unique. Relying solely on YouTube and TikTok for advice may not necessarily help in standing out and gaining Rush Crush Status during the recruitment process.
By following these strategies PNMs can position themselves for success and increase their chances of receiving a bid from their dream sorority.