Questions to ask Sorority Sisters during the Rush
Sorority recruiting is similar to a work interview, except it is much more relaxed, happy, and, of course, louder. There will occasionally be a *dreaded* gap in your conversations with sorority sisters.
“Do you have any questions?” the sorority sister asks.
When this happens, you should be prepared with your own set of questions to ask sorority sisters during the rush to show the sister that you are serious about their sisterhood. You show genuine interest in a sorority sisterhood by asking her questions. You also express that you're eager to learn about their sisterhood. And this is a characteristic that all sororities want in PNMs!
These questions to ask sorority sisters during the rush can leave a lasting impact and reflect your interest in sorority life. These questions will be divided down per recruitment round, but you can mix and match depending on where the conversation is going.
It's a two-way street for questions to ask sorority sisters during the rush. Sorority members have the opportunity to learn more about potential new sisters. You can also ask questions to learn more about Greek life or a specific sorority.
- Were you a student who attended school in-state or out-of-state?
- If they mention out-of-state, inquire about how the adjustment to a new state and your sorority assisted you.
- If you're in-state, ask, "Do you ever feel homesick, and if so, how does your sorority assist you with that?" Even if you're close to home, do you ever get homesick, and if so, how does your sorority help you with that?"
- Are you a member of any other organizations, and if yes, which ones? What is your favorite Sisterhood event that your chapter has participated in or plans to participate in this semester?
- What are some of your chapter's unique Sisterhood events?
- What are some of the ways your sorority engages with the Greek community on campus?
- What made you decide to go through the recruitment process?
- What drew you to this chapter in particular?
- In your sorority, how does big little work?
- What was your first impression of your sorority big or sorority little?
- How do you strike a balance between sorority events and job or school?
- What type of leadership development opportunities does this chapter provide for new members?
- How do your chapter's new member meetings go?
- How has being a member of a sorority benefited you personally?
- Is there any advice you could provide me as I go through the process of joining a sorority?
- Do you have any intramural sports in your sorority chapter? Which ones, if any, are you talking about?
- During the summer or winter holidays, how does your chapter bond?
- Is there a retreat for your sorority? What are they like, if so?
- What does philanthropy in your sorority mean to you?
- How do you get involved in your chapter's charity on a personal level?
- Is your chapter hosting any events to promote your charity partner?
- What are some ways that new members may get involved in your chapter's philanthropy?
- Which of your chapter's philanthropic events is or has been your favorite?
- What is the frequency with which your chapter hosts philanthropic events?
- What do you put on for charity events?
- Is there a way to continue participating in your sorority's philanthropy after graduation?
- How did you know this was the right sorority for you?
- What was your greatest fear about joining a sorority? How did you get through it?
- What one piece of advice would you provide to a PNM considering joining your sorority?
- What impact do you think your sisterhood will have on your life beyond college?
- What does it mean to you to be a sister?
- During sorority recruitment, asking questions may be a clever approach to ensure that you are remembered (in a good manner).
- As a result, it's always a good idea to have a few go-to questions on hand to ask throughout talks or when there's a lull in the conversation.
Trust the recruitment system in addition to asking these questions! You'll find your home away from home if you make a relationship with at least one female!
Be engaged in the conversation. During brief introductions or asking questions from sorority sisters during the rush - make eye contact, smile, and nod your head. It will be tempting to look around the room at other introductions taking place nearby to break the sister's attention. This temptation must be resisted! You're the one they're talking to right now, so take advantage of every second.
Keep in mind! You're trying to provide the sister a specific point of reference for her to remember you in the future.