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what to Expect 


Alpha Upsilon

what does each round Look Like?

You may be wondering what each round of Recruitment looks like...

It is important to go into each round being your truest self, and we want to help you feel confident in doing so!


CONVERSATION POINTERS: Remember to be yourself and aim for genuine conversations. We want to get to know the real you, and the first round is a great opportunity to get to know us as well!

Open House

Round 1

tips and tricks:

  • Be excited to share what you are passionate about! 

  • Record your introduction video in a quiet, nicely lit space that isn't distracting.

  • Showcase your personality through your choice of accessories/outfit.


prior to recruitment week



Round two will be the first time Potential New Members will get to visit with members in-person. PNMs will have an opportunity to learn more about the chapter’s philanthropy during this round. Chapter members will be excited to meet you, and might ask you about their philanthropy. While some women will spend the entire time talking about philanthropies, you are encouraged to talk about anything that is important to you.

tips and tricks:

  • If you choose to wear heels or wedges, bring comfy shoes to wear while walking from chapter to chapter.

  • Days 1 and 2 are great days to put on your best game day outfits that will be comfortable to walk in. Day 1 you will be given a t-shirt to pair with some cute and comfy bottoms.

  • Research philanthropies you might not know about to form questions you might have for chapter members.



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Round 2


sisterhood Round 3

CONVERSATION POINTERS: Take the time to ask questions about the chapter and financial commitments. The third round is also a great time to ask the members questions about what it is like to live in the chapter house, They will likely have stories they can share with you about their experiences.

tips and tricks:

  • Review the financial transparency form in your 2023 recruitment booklet with your parents/guardians prior to this day.

  • Ask the members questions about the financial obligations of the chapter if you have any.

CONVERSATION POINTERS: The fourth round of Recruitment is the last day Potential New Members and chapter members will have the opportunity to see each other before Bid Day and it is often the most serious and dressiest of the four rounds. On this day, we encourage you to ask chapter members any questions you have not had the chance to ask throughout the week. On this day, the chapter members will likely discuss with you why they chose their chapter when they went through Recruitment.


Round 4

tips and tricks:

  • Be genuine.

  • Spend time reflecting about your experiences over the past week.

  • Be respectful of all ceremonies and members who are sharing their sisterhood with you.

  • The attire is the dressiest on this day. we recommend wearing a dress. be tasteful, and wear something in which you feel confident.





tips and tricks: Bid Day is the last day of Recruitment. This is when you will receive a formal invitation to membership from a sorority. It is a very casual and exciting day that you will want your parents/guardians to be a part of. You will be able to notify your parents/guardians upon receiving a bid. Parents/guardians can also visit designated locations at 11 a.m. to find out from what sorority you have received a bid. We ask them to then proceed to the chapter house as soon as possible to await your arrival! Information regarding parking on bid day will be sent electronically to parents and posted on our website during recruitment week. After you have accepted your invitation of membership, you will be escorted to your chapter house by a few members of your new sorority. Each chapter has planned a reception to receive all of their new members. The reception will begin as soon as you and the other new members arrive at the chapter house, between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. There will be pictures taken, parent/guardian meetings, new member meetings and activities to foster new friendships. At the parent/guardian meeting, your parents/guardians will learn specific financial information and ways to get involved, as well as requirements, dates and deadlines for you as a New Member. You should expect to participate in Bid Day activities with your family until around 5 PM.

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