The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Tee Shirt Recruitment

Welcome to my sorority recruitment series! I started this blog a year ago to help women like me through college, Greek life, and every little bit in between and I'm not slowing down now! This series is purely to help you in your search for the perfect sisterhood.

Sorority recruitment can be very stressful for a lot of sorority women. Who knew finding your BFFs could cause so much anxiety? Although I really hope that's not the case for you, it's so common and happens to most, if not all, going through recruitment. I'm here to (try) to save you from your nervous jitters.




For those of you who are new to this series, be sure to check out my other posts hereNow that you're all caught up, I'm here to help you with what I like to call, a "tee shirt recruitment." Now some of you might be confused as to what I mean by this, and some of you are groaning, knowing all too well what this means. Well, a tee shirt recruitment is when panhellenic at a university decide that instead of giving PNMs [potential new members] the option of choosing their own outfits for recruitment, they provide a tee shirt everyday.

I have mixed feelings about this method. On one hand, you're completely eliminating the "visual" side of recruitment, which I love. No one is judging you on what brand you're wearing or the length of your dress. This is awesome because sororities shouldn't be judging you on what you wear anyway. This takes away that option. There's no stress about picking out a week's worth of outfits and no need to buy new clothes. Seems great right? Well on the other hand, tee shirt recruitment takes the individuality out of it. How you dress makes you, you. When you don't get to choose that, it can affect how you act during recruitment and affect how you present yourself. But obviously, as a PNM you don't really have a choice, so I'm here to make your life easier!

The first step is choosing your bottoms. I'm going to assume that where most of you live it's going to be considerably warm during recruitment. So this obviously narrows our options down to one of two things: a skirt or shorts. Personally I would prefer shorts because there's no worry of a sudden gust of wind or any other awkward mishap. But this is your choice. Because this is one of the only things you get to choose, make sure you're comfortable, confident and yourself! This means that if you want to wear bright, patterned Lilly Pulitzer shorts, do it! If you want to wear high-waisted shorts, werk it! Seriously, if you choose something you're uncomfortable or not confident in, you will act that way as well. Be sure to check your panhellenic's website for rules about denim and accessories! Here are a few options that would be perfect for recruitment!
The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Tee Shirt Recruitment

Now that you've got the perfect bottoms to match your tee shirt, now it's time for the shoes. While it's important to be yourself and wear what shoes you want to be wearing, always remember that there will be a lot of walking and standing, so do not choose shoes that are uncomfortable or not broken in. This will save you tears, band-aids and possibly pints of blood. (I'm kidding! Kind of.) I'm assuming most, if not all, of the days will only require flats, rather than wedges or heels. There are so many comfortable options including sandals, [nice] flip flops, gladiators, Converse, ballet flats... the list goes on. Make sure you've tried on all of your shoes before hand and have spent at least two days walking around in them to make sure they're broken in and comfortable. Here are a few options that would be perfect!

The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Tee Shirt Recruitment

Now for the optional part! If you're still not satisfied with your look, this is when you add some jewelry. (Disclaimer: check your Panhellenic's website to see their rules, if any, on jewelry!) One simple option for this are statement earrings. While simple pearls or studs are a classic choice, choosing bigger statement earrings will make you stand out just a tad more! My favorite brand of earrings, especially when it comes to to statement earrings, is Kendra Scott. I couldn't be more obsessed and with so many options, its almost impossible to not find a pair you'll like. Want something a little more unique? Check out some tassel earrings from The Pink Monogram. Maybe you don't want big earrings, but you still want some flashy ones. Try some of these adorable studs from Nordstrom's bp collection. And guess what? They're only $8 and come in eight different colors! Can you say score? Whether you're rocking danglies or your keeping it classic with studs, your earrings need attention, too.
The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Tee Shirt Recruitment


Now some ladies choose to really  go all out with statement necklaces. This can be hard to plan, especially if you're unsure of the tee shirt options until the week of. However, if  you want to go with a statement necklace, I would suggest bringing options (as if you won't be bringing them to college anyway). I've provided some awesome examples below, but it all depends on your outfit colors!

The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Tee Shirt Recruitment

Here are some photos from myself as well as some other sorority ladies during their tee shirt rounds from TCU recruitment last year! We only had two tee shirt days (with the same shirt... talk about sweat) but I hope this gives you some ideas on how to dress up your shirt! (To my readers that are future froggies, they change the tee shirt every year, so don't expect yours to look like this!)

The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Tee Shirt Recruitment

The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Tee Shirt Recruitment

The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Tee Shirt Recruitment

The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Tee Shirt Recruitment

Did these tips help solve your tee shirt recruitment questions? I sure hope so! If not, comment below and I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have!


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