Recruitment

Recruitment

Every year, over five thousand undergraduate women across America join Chi Omega for fun and lifelong friendships. Chi Omega offers a home in your new college environment and a place to make your mark on the world. You can make a difference in Chi Omega. Chi Omega can make a difference in you.

Note From the Recruitment Chair:
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Dear Potential New Members,

My name is Lily Bowron and I am so excited to be the Recruitment Chair for this year! As Recruitment Chair it is my privilege to be able to prepare the chapter for Fall Formal Recruitment. My duties include planning spring and summer workshops, appointing chapter members to various positions that pertain to Recruitment, and serving as a liaison between Panhellenic and our chapter. We could not be more thrilled to meet you and welcome you into Chi Omega!

With that being said, I know Recruitment can seem overwhelming but our hopes are that you can find a home in Chi Omega as we have. Going through Recruitment I remember being so nervous about making a good first impression, but my biggest advice to you would be to be yourself. There is nothing quite like finding your home in a place like we have in Chi Omega. Recruitment is just the beginning of it all!

Last year we welcomed a pledge class of 70 girls of all different majors and hometowns. Every single girl is special and unique in her own way and makes Chi Omega what it is today. During Recruitment, we try to share a glimpse of what Chi Omega is like at Auburn: genuine friendships, our hearts for service, and pride in our academics. These girls are the ones I look up to and the ones who challenge me to be the best version of myself. College is a big adjustment, but our hopes are that Chi Omega will not only enhance your years at Auburn, but be the best part about your time as a student.

XO,
Lily Bowron
Chi Omega Recruitment Chair

 

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Name: Kat Barker
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Major: Psychology

Tell us a little about what you do as Momma Hoot
As Momma Hoot I am a momma-away-from-home. I basically do all of the things she would do. I make sure you are keeping your grades up, take care of you when you’re sick, answer all of your questions, and talk with you about anything and everything. If you need a friend, a study buddy, a momma, anything, that’s where I come in!

What advice would you give to PNM’s coming through recruitment?
One of our senior’s once told us, “Someone once told me, ‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.’ I really hope this is true, because it would be an honor to be an average of any of the five girls in this chapter.” I loved when she said this and I really think it’s true. Find the people you want to be surrounded by and have fun with recruitment!

What are you most looking forward to about being Momma Hoot?
I’m most looking forward to getting to know the girls and I’m looking forward to just being there when they need me. There are going to be so many different types of hearts that walk through those doors and everything will be so new; I can’t wait to share that with them! One of my favorite parts about my Momma Hoot was that whenever I needed her she was always there, no matter what kind of silly question, or how many questions, I asked.

What is your favorite part about being a Chi O?
My favorite part about being a Chi O would, no doubt about it, be the people I share it with. I have never met a group of people who help me grow in such positive ways. These girls love me through all of my flaws and make college a much more comfortable and exciting place!

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you bring?
I would definitely bring my journal, a pen, and candy. My head would explode if I didn’t write my thoughts down and who doesn’t love candy?

2015 Recruitment Schedule:

August 5: Sorority Move-In Day
August 7: Potential New Members Move-In
August 8: Ice Water Tea’s (Day 1)
August 9: Ice Water Tea’s (Day 2)
August 10: Philanthropy (Day 1)
August 11: Philanthropy (Day 2)
August 12: Skit Day
August 13: Preference Day
August 14: BID DAY

There is a new Online RIF System that provides a RIF with the same content as the current paper form and delivers it to the chapter’s recruitment team and RIF advisor within minutes of submitting all the correct information. The process for paper RIFs will not change due to the Online RIF system, but it will allow alumnae two options for RIF submittal.

We would prefer that all RIFs are submitted online because it expedites the process and ensures that each RIF has all information needed for approval.  However, we do understand there will be some circumstances in which the paper RIF is the only option.

RIF forms can be found at https://everyday.chiomega.com/Default.aspx
Please mail completed paper RIFs to:

Mrs. Lenzie Lane
753 Hunter Court
Auburn, Alabama 36832

Please email any Recruitment questions to Lily Bowron at lwb0006@auburn.edu

For information about Sorority Fall Recruitment and Greek Life, please view the Panhellenic site at www.auburn.edu/panhellenic.