What do I wear????
Finding the outfits that will make you look and feel your best is a necessary aspect of recruitment. You only have about 5 minutes to show the chapters who you are so it is important to have your clothing reflect your personality. You are trying your best to make a good impression so the best way to approach the situation is to think of it as a job interview. You dress for the position you are trying to attain. Here are a couple of do’s and don’ts of recruitment attire:
Do: Spend at least 30-45 minutes getting ready for recruitment. Take a shower and make sure your hair is not greasy. Day 1 is the most important day where a majority of the decision making is going to be based on looks.
Don’t: Chipped nail polish, greasy hair, un-waxed facial areas, ratty unwashed hair, stains or wrinkles on your clothing… I mean the list could go on but need I say more?
Do: Wear something that stands out from the rest. These sorority girls are going to be talking to hundreds of different girls so do something that makes you stand out. Avoid drab colors and don’t be afraid to get creative with accessories. Jewelry is a great conversation starter, especially when there is an interesting story behind it!
Don’t: Believe your recruitment adviser when she says, “wear comfortable shoes for the first day, you’re going to be doing lots of walking.” You have to leave everything outside of the sorority house before you enter, this means your purse, sunglasses… everything. You have more than enough time to change your shoes before and after every house you visit. If you are think that you may want to join a top chapter at the school, leave the tennis shoes at home. Wedges are great and they make you look taller! Also, don’t worry about buying a new expensive bag for rush, nobody is ever going to see it.
Do: Feel good in what you’re wearing. If you think something may be too tight or too revealing, it probably is. Day 1 is usually the most casual and things get more formal as the days go on. Make sure that whatever you decide to wear, you look in the mirror and think to yourself: “Damn.. I look good!” If you feel good in it, the sororities will notice and the number one thing that is most important in the rush process is CONFIDENCE!!!