How to handle recruitment week at MU

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Members of the Delta Delta Delta sorority hold up their letters and a banner as they chant during bid day on Francis Quadrangle at MU in this August 2010 file photo.

COLUMBIA — For some women, their first week at Mizzou will be the week of Greek recruitment.

Recruitment, the formal process that potential sorority members partake in to find the right chapter house, takes place before the semester begins in August.

Men's recruitment happens in June during Summer Welcome. It is more of an informal, meet-and-greet session that allows potential members to visit the 28 chapters. Fraternities also recruit members year round.

Recruitment week for women includes visits to 15 Greek houses for a chance to learn more about each chapter and its philanthropy.

The point is to find a home at Mizzou, but it can be a little overwhelming with so many options. 

Teagan Russell, vice president of Recruitment-External, will tell you what to expect and give some advice for the week.

  • Just be yourself and have an open mind.
  • Know what you want out of an organization before the week starts. That way you can ask specific questions that are important to you.   
  • It will be a busy week. The days start around 8 and 9.
  • You'll meet a lot of new people.
  • You'll get three T-shirts that are to be worn on certain days. On Wednesday and Friday, you will have to put together outfits. Wednesday might be a skirt and top while Friday is a little bit more formal.
  • It usually rains and will be hot so it is important to prepare for the weather.   
  • Keep in mind that everything happens for a reason. You will end up where you are meant to be. 

"It's a really long week but it is a really fun week," Russell said. "You meet a lot of really cool people and it's a great way to start your Mizzou experience." 

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.