The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Staying Calm

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.

As I mentioned above, recruitment can be nerve-wracking but only because you make it that way! Before you even read the rest of this post head on over here to see how to keep an open mind.

Did you read it? Okay, welcome back. Now, if you're still nervous about being nervous (as someone with anxiety this is totally a real thing), you need to take a few measures to keeping your cool during recruitment.

The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: Staying Calm

  1. Call your mom every night. Or your grandma. Or your sister. Whoever you go to to vent, call them. No one has better advice for you or knows you better than these ladies and they will help calm you down and keep a level head.
  2. Talk to your roommate. If your roommate is also going through recruitment, this can be really beneficial. You can both share what's making each of you nervous and you'll be able to talk it out without keeping it bottled up inside. Just be sure to not say anything to sway your roommate's decision because she needs to make her own choice.
  3. Write it out. One of my favorite things to do when I'm making a difficult decision is writing out a pro/con list. If you're stressing about choosing between two houses, this can make it really visual for you to see all the thoughts that're spinning around in your head.
  4. Deep breaths. Sometimes as much as a little breathing can really calm you down. Try the technique of taking a deep breath in through your nose and letting it out through your mouth can do the trick.
  5. Put it all into perspective. Think about your nerves logically. Is it really going to be the end of the world if you choose something? Is this the worst thing that's ever happened to you? Probably not. This is when you smile and realize how fortunate you are to go to college and are able to participate is something so awesome.
I really hope I calmed you down a little bit, and be sure to come back to this post when you are going through recruitment and are on the verge of a mental breakdown! Did you like this post? Well, check out my others in the series here!


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