We freely admit we have not used this blog as we could have or should have, so beginning this summer, we are going to make a determined effort to try and use this a bit more. As we enter Orientation season, we get alot of questions regarding Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Dress. If you want to check us out on Pinterest at Samford Greek you can see samples of what "dress" looks like, or, this blog is a reprise of a popular post we put up several years ago. Updated for 2014, hopefully this will help you as you get ready for next fall!
Recruitment can be a stressful time. Meeting lots of new people, constantly making decisions, and feeling as though you've asked the same question time and time again can be exhausting. The one thing you shouldn't have to worry about is what you are wearing. The recruitment process for the Samford Panhellenic community consists of 5 different days. In order to make this process as simple as possible, we have put together a basic guideline of what to wear during recruitment.
The first day of the process, known as Open House, is a very calm day. Parties will last no longer than 15 minutes per house. This means that the outfit required for the day is simple as well. There is no need for high heels, wedges or anything of the sort. A cute top and shorts or jeans are the appropriate attire. Something similar to what you wore during orientation would be fine.
The second day of recruitment is even easier to dress for than the first. This day, known as Philanthropy, will be a day that everyone dresses alike. Women participating in recruitment will be provided with a t-shirt to wear. We encourage you to pair it with shorts or jeans. Flip flops, tennis shoes or flats are the recommended shoe choice.
The third day of recruitment, known as Theme Day, is a bit more creative in attire. On this day, you'll most likely see women in cute skirts and tops or casual sundresses. This is a day when you would not wear jeans. Flats and nice sandals are encouraged.
The fourth day of recruitment, known as Preference Night, is the most formal of the 5. Women are likely to wear something between a sundress and a cocktail dress. Many often note this as a "church" dress. If you desire to wear heels, this would be the night. However, wedges and flats are just as common. It is most important that you feel comfortable in whatever you choose to wear.
The final day of recruitment is known as Bid Day. This attire is extremely casual. Shorts or jeans are the most commonly worn thing. Additionally, we encourage our women to wear a tank top under their shirt. Each sorority will provide their new members with a t-shirt. It is much easier to just swap out the top layer in clothing for a new one. Plus, who doesn't want to wear their new letters?!
Hopefully, this explains everything you might want to shop for this summer in preparation for recruitment. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or comment below and we will answer!