By Angelique D’Alessandro
The 2017 school year has officially begun, and for many women on campus that means one thing- sorority recruitment season. As freshmen begin to acclimate to college life, joining one of the four sororities on campus is a great way to get involved and make friends. Each panhellenic organization on campus has around 40 members, allowing new students the opportunity to quickly meet people on campus.
Robyn Beeber, a sophomore potential new member who is going out for recruitment this year, is excited about the idea of joining a sorority because she is an only child. “It’s really cool to have sisters who are always there for you- to be able to have someone hang out with and go to the mall with,” she said. Beeber, like many other potential new members, has some concerns going into this new phase of her college career. “Going into pre-existing relationships in groups that are already so close” seems intimidating, but it is all worth it because she is “excited to find [her] home.”
Other young women involved in greek life echo this sentiment. Tianna D’Italia, public relations chair of Delta Zeta, one of the four Panhellenic organizations on campus, reminds women interested in recruitment that “everyone was in [their] position once.” She advises potential new members to “ask questions about any concerns [they] have,” and wishes these students “the best of luck finding [their] home.” As Public Relations Chair, D’Italia says she has a “special opportunity to communicate with potential new members through social media and display Delta Zeta before recruitment.” Katy Caraveo, a senior and president of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, advised women interested in joining a Greek Organization to “keep an open mind. If you have a specific place in mind, you might still be surprised along the way.” She says that going into this recruitment season, she feels a “fresh start on recruitment as a whole, which is a good feeling.” Lauren DelGuidice, vice president of recruitment for Alpha Epsilon Phi, says of her own recruitment experience, “I came out to recruitment almost two years ago and was nervous to see what it would entail. My recruitment experience was absolutely incredible and I was able to meet the amazing sisters of each organization. I am now a part of a great sisterhood and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
The members of the four sororities on campus, Delta Zeta, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Sigma Delta Tau, and Alpha Xi Delta, have spent time creating a welcoming recruitment experience, and the sisters are excited for potential new members to discover all that sorority life has to offer. For more information about Greek Life at Post and to register for fall recruitment, visit https://fs8.formsite.com/slld/form312/index.html?1494962060882.