Are transfer students welcome to rush as well?
Transfer students are welcome to go through recruitment! They have to have either been at Elon since the spring of this year or the fall of next year, have at least 12 credits, and have a 2.75 Elon GPA. Students who are spring admits for 2015 or transfer spring semester 2015 will not be allowed to go through recruitment unless they have been at another school for an entire year before.
Is it possible to rush in the spring and study abroad for winter term next year?
It is possible to do that! You would just want to make sure that your trip is back before recruitment starts (aka when fake break begins).
Is it true that Delta Gamma might be coming to Elon?
Nope! We are currently not adding any Panhellenic organizations to Elon's campus. A latina sorority is in the works of being brought to campus but that is under a different governing council and thats the only one!
Will there be fall rush next year?
At the moment there are no plans to have a fall recruitment. At this point if you would like go through recruitment the best option is next spring 2015.
My daughter will be a freshman next year at Elon (2014-15). Does she need to get her recs and photos together this summer? We live in Texas and girls around here get all their recs/photos ready by June, even for deferred rush Texas schools.
Absolutely not! Recommendations are totally not necessary and you definitely don't have to send pictures. If you would like to send a recommendation (though its not required) you can start sending in recommendations at the end of September to the Greek Life Campus Box ATTN: Beta Beta Beta. You can include a picture on your application when you register for recruitment if you want but you don't need any other pictures besides that one.
I'm a freshman who was originally going to rush but then couldn't because of family reasons that I needed to be home for over fake break. Would it be weird for me to rush as a sophomore?
Nope not at all! Plenty of sophomores go through recruitment and end up happy! If its something you are interested in then I would definitely go through!
I heard a rule that you can't really talk to a friend who is in a sorority during this week, when should you stop texting and talkin with them? Is it bad if you text them before Wednesday?
Yes this is true. We do not want anyone influencing you're decision during this process. Starting today at 5:30 you can no longer talk to Greek women outside of during the rounds of recruitment. The Greek women are also aware of this and will no longer be texting or talking to you after 5:30 today. Talking to Greek women up until 5:30 today is fine.
How does bid day work?
If you do not receive a bid after preference round, your pi chi will let you know in the morning before bid day events begin. If you received a bid, you will head to the bid day location, there will be a pi chi reveal, and you will open your bid card, and then run down the hill to the respective organization.
If you don't rush, is it possible to receive a snap bid?
If an organization still has spots available on bid day, they may offer anyone who participated in formal recruitment and meets the Elon recruitment requirements a snap bid.
what does extension mean?
Extension is the process of adding another sorority to campus.
Will Elon be open for extension any time soon?
Greek life and Student Activities work very closely together to decide on the extension process. At the moment, they are not having this conversation.
How much do the conversations and interactions you had during house tours influence recruitment?
Not at all! It was just for girls to see what houses looked like and get to know a few girls. It's just a rough run of what recruitment will be like
What's the best way to leave an impression?
Justly be yourself! Engage in conversation with the girls and ask questions and you will be fine.
What exactly are the house tours? I know they aren't mandatory but how big a deal is it if I miss it?
They are just ten minutes in each house to essentially show you what the house looks like with furniture since it won't be there during recruitment and give you a quick glimpse at some of the girls! So you definitely won't be missing anything if you don't go!
what can we expect from each day of rushing?
You can expect to meet a lot of great unique women! The days are long so you can expect to be tired at the end of the day! Your pi chi will talk more about what to expect each specific day
If it's cold outside, what do we do with our jackets at each house?
You leave your jackets outside with the pi chis when to go into each house for the rounds.
when should we start freaking out if we didn't get an email from a Pi Chi?
Tomorrow at noon! Right now some of the pi chis had afternoon classes followed by work and can't get to a computer until later tonight. If you don't hear anything by noon tomorrow than you can contact the Greek life office.
How did they put together the rush groups? Is it random?
They were completely random!
What is the first day of rushing like? Like what do you do at each house?
The first day you will go to all 9 organizations and talk to a variety of people to get to know them and the organization. Its super laid back and just think of talking to a friend you want to get to know!
Are heels highly recommended for everyday?
Definitely not! You're feet will kill! Riding boots, flats, cowboy boots, combat boots are all great options! Whatever is comfortable to stand in for like 8 hours. Heels don't have to be worn the first or second day (that would be pretty painful) but may be a good option the third or fourth day! Talk to your pi chi and she can help you with outfits!
What are some examples of events that will happen in the first couple weeks?
There will be events to help you get to know the other pledge classes, big little, ritual events, pledge class bonding like movie nights, ice skating, bowling, roller skating. These are just some examples!
What is the pinterest website information?
Here is the link of the pinterest site with different outfit styles for each day of recruitment. It is a work in progress which means pi chis will be adding to it throughout the month. You by no means need to go out and buy an outfit seen on a pinterest board. It just serves as a resource to use to find similar things in your own closet. http://www.pinterest.com/elongreeklife/
Who do people send recommendations to?
Recommendation letters get sent to the Greek Life office (Campus Box 2971), but need to be addressed to the individual sorority (ex: Attn Beta Beta Beta). Some chapter may have deadline which can be found on their chapter website.
When will we receive or pi chis and how will we be notified?
You should receive your pi chis either tomorrow night or Wednesday night! They still don't know their groups yet and are just as eager as you all are! They will contact you via email!
If I want to live in a house in the Loy Center next year, when do I apply and hear back following recruitment, assuming that I get a bid?!
The process for applying to live in the Loy Center is different for each organization. Around mid to late February is when you would apply. This is done before regular housing in the event that you apply to live in the house and it is already full or you decide you don't want to live in the house.