Recruitment Counselor: Your Best Friend During Recruitment
Thursday, July 01, 2010
What is a recruitment counselor? Recruitment counselors hold a leadership position within the College Panhellenic Association to positively promote sorority life to potential new members (PNMs) before, during and after the recruitment period.
Recruitment counselors work together as one unit and speak about all of the wonderful benefits of sorority membership to women who are unaffiliated with a sorority. They strive to increase interest and participation during recruitment. Recruitment counselors are neutral, meaning they are not focused on and are not directly affiliated with their specific chapters for a time frame that is identified within the College Panhellenic Association.
Here are some issues that recruitment counselors discuss with PNMs:
Recruitment counselors are an asset to PNMs. They are the point-people who build a secure relationship with a PNM as she looks to join a sorority on campus. Here are just a few recruitment counselor responsibilities:
- Academic support and achievement
- Responsibilities within the fraternity/sorority community and chapter organization
- Philanthropic and community service activities
- Leadership opportunities
- Lifelong friendships
- Value beyond college years
As a PNM, you should get to know your recruitment counselor and feel comfortable going to her with any questions you may have about recruitment or sorority life. Remember: During recruitment, the recruitment counselor is your best friend.
- Provide support and guidance to PNMs.
- Encourage PNMs to continue through the entire recruitment process.
- Stay positive, organized and always available.
- Understand the recruitment process, timeline and rules.