Our day began at 7:30 AM. What time did you wake up this morning to pack all of your sorority necessities into boxes and suitcases and get ready to report to orientation at Kane Hall? The recruitment counselors and members of the Panhellenic executive board prepared for the arrival of the potential new members (PNMs) early this morning. We made signs to guide our guests to the residence hall check-in at Haggett Hall and McMahon Hall, we printed out name tags, we delegated jobs, and we ate breakfast.
As the PNMs began rolling-in around 10:00 AM, the recruitment counselors assisted them by moving their belongings up to their residence hall rooms. The PNMs were given their "recruitment survival kits", equipped with their PNM handbooks and their two Open House round t-shirts. While the move-in process was happening- a busy site with women, their parents, and their luggage- members of the Panhellenic executive board worked diligently inside of Haggett to prepare for the orientation session at 5:00 PM.
At 4:00 PM, six hundred and fifty PNMs (and their parents) started to arrive at Kane Hall for the orientation session. After receiving their "recruitment survival kits", they shuffled inside of Kane 130, and patiently awaited the start of their recruitment journey. Kashia Wolfe, the VP of Recruitment and Sabrina Squires, the President of the Panhellenic Association addressed the audience about important recruitment logistics, information, and tips. The entertainment for the night consisted of a fashion show to showcase potential outfit options for the recruitment events, starring the women of the Panhellenic executive board. Later, in the parent orientation session, Krista Bennitt, the advisor of the Panhellenic Association, discussed the recruitment process in depth with the parents and answered questions. During the parent orientation session, the PNMs were introduced to their recruitment counselors and met with their recruitment groups.
We are excited to see what the rest of the week has in store!
Check out some of the pictures from today:
Check-in station at Haggett Hall.
Welcome to Haggett!
Some of our lovely recruitment counselors.
Nicolette love Haggett!
Krista, addressing the parents at the parent orientation session.