Formal recruitment is the best way to meet women from all four National Panhellenic Conference sororities on UTM's campus. Participation in sorority recruitment allows women the opportunity to connect to the campus community immediately. As soon as the fall semester begins, fun and informational events will be planned for women interested in recruitment to help them meet other Potential New Members (PNMs) and learn more about the process in general. Additionally, each PNM will be placed in small groups with fellow women participating in recruitment. This allows everyone to create bonds and find a support system within the first few days of being on campus. Additionally, each group has two assigned Recruitment Counselors that serve as mentors and provide guidance to women in their group.
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A Letter from the
VP of Recruitment
Hey! Welcome to the University of Tennessee at Martin!
I am so excited for your interest in our Panhellenic Community. The decision to go through recruitment could be one of the most important decisions you make during your undergraduate years at this university. The recruitment process may feel hectic, but I believe it to be one of the best decisions you will make, and it will be so worth it!
First, I would like to ask you to think about your values. What do you value? What does that value mean to you? Take some time to seriously reflect on those questions, because understanding your values and what they mean to you will help you along this process the most. Recruitment is a process to help you determine if your values align with a chapter’s values. I encourage you to really dig deep into your heart to understand your values, so you can determine which chapter you would like to call home. Not just for the next four years, but for life.
During this process, take the time to connect with your recruitment counselors. These women have given up their own letters to help you find yours. They want to be a mentor to you, but also a friend. They are there to help you answer any questions, whether that is what to wear or how to make a tough decision. They are even there to shake your nerves and help you relax. This process should also be fun and exciting! Which leads me to my next point. Get to know the other women in your group. These women could possibly run home with you on Bid Day or become some of your best Panhellenic friends.
Lastly, I want to encourage you! YOU GOT THIS!! This process can be nerve wrecking, emotional, exciting, and exhausting all at the same time. Just keep pushing, it will be over before you know it. I am writing this letter to you as a senior, and it truly feels like my Bid Day was yesterday. I would choose recruitment over and over again because of the experiences I have had. I encourage you to keep an open mind and to trust the process. If you trust your values and be your true self, you will end up exactly where you need to be!
I cannot wait to meet all your pretty faces this August. I hope you all are super excited for this new journey you will begin. I hope through this experience you learn your values, make many friends, and trust the process with an open mind. You will do amazing things!
VP of Recruitment