Recruitment Info

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE MEETING.


The Shreveport Bossier Panhellenic Alumnae Board is a volunteer organization.  The Board provides a service to facilitate your information to the universities on your behalf.  We hope this process will be helpful and provide a positive recruitment experience.  
If your college sorority recruitment is in the spring instead of fall (Tulane, Baylor, SMU) please attend this meeting and bring your info. 

Shreveport Bossier Alumnae Panhellenic
Recruitment Meeting

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Registration 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Meeting starts promptly at 5:30 p.m.

East Ridge Country Club
1000 Stewart
Shreveport, LA

Members of the Shreveport-Bossier Alumnae Panhellenic invite graduating seniors and their parent/guardian to a Panhellenic sorority recruitment information meeting including topics such as college sorority life, how the recommendation process works, what to wear during recruitment, and more!
For more information about Panhellenic recruitment and the role of the Shreveport-Bossier Alumnae Panhellenic, please refer to the FAQ page, and thesororitylife.com. 


WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE MEETING:

1. Prepare a Packet for EACH sorority at your university plus one extra. Go to your University website, count the number of sororities and add one.
    Each packet includes (a) Recruitment Information Form, (b) Resume and (c) Photos.
    Follow these steps:
        a.  Download, Print, and Fill out the Recruitment Information Form.
Information Needed to Complete the Form:
• Class rank, ACT and/or SAT scores. 
• List of ALL sororities at your university. Check your university website for list.

b. Create resume by downloading and using Sample Resume as an example. 

Information Needed to Complete the Resume:
• GPA, class rank, ACT and/or SAT scores, Parent(s) Greek affiliation.
• Relatives in Greek Organizations, High School Honors, Activities, Employment.
• References.
• If using a different resume template be sure all the required information from our sample resume is included.
• Limit to ONE PAGE.

        c. Provide 2 photographs for each resume.

• Photos can be wallet size up to 4" x 6".
• Write name on back of each photo.
• Professional photos are NOT required. 
• Photographs you choose to include in your packet should be recent photos.  One full length and one close-up are preferable.  These do not need to be formal photographs; an informal snapshot will work.
Photos need to be submitted on photo quality paper. Campus sorority members will use these   pictures to identify you at recruitment.
                  
                
        d. Compile Information Packets

 For the information meeting, please bring an information packet for each Panhellenic chapter represented on your campus plus one. EACH packet will include:
• A printed Recruitment Information Form (explained above).
• A printed copy of your resume (please see sample resume).
• Two Photos (explained above).
Clip together the above items, using a separate paper clip for each sorority (do not staple or place in separate folders). Do not turn in partial packets.
PLACE ALL COPIES IN ONE 9 x 12 inch envelope or larger.  Write your name and university on the front of the large envelope and bring to the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but interested in Panhellenic sorority recruitment at your university, it is VERY IMPORTANT to send your completed packets with a friend or mail NO LATER than April 17, 2017 to: 
Lauren Reynolds at Hayter/Reynolds Law Office
9045 Ellerbe Road, Suite 103 
Shreveport, LA 71106.   
If you wish to drop off your packet,  please place the packet in the law firm's mail slot.
For questions concerning the packet contact: Leslie Rainer at home: 318-377-5231, cell/text:318-423-0799
or ldrainer@bellsouth.net.
*After the deadline it is up to the discretion of the individual sorority alumnae chapters about a deadline for receiving packets.

If your college choice is undecided do not bring your packets to the meeting. If you make your decision after April 17 it will be your responsibility to contact each Panhellenic representative for the sororities at your university and make arrangements to deliver your packet to them.  See Contact Us for Sorority Alumnae Representatives.

DO NOT TURN IN AN INCOMPLETE PACKET.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR PHOTOS OR ALL INFORMATION  TO COMPLETE PACKET, DO NOT TURN IT IN AT THE MEETING.  YOU CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO TURN IN AFTER THE MEETING BUT BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

e.  Alumnae Response

The Shreveport Bossier Panhellenic Board asks the sorority alumnae to notify you when your recommendation has been written and mailed.  You may receive an email and/or postcard informing you of this. If you do not received notification by July 31, 2017 from each of the alumnae that represent the sororities at your university, you may Contact them by email and inquire about your recommendation

NOTE:  
It is always a nice touch for you to write a short note or send an email thanking the alumna for their effort.  

Never decline a recommendation.  If an additional alumna offers to write second recommendation, that is just fine.  Have additional photos and copies of your resume and applications on hand in case these are needed.
         
The Shreveport-Bossier Panhellenic provides one recommendation only for each sorority at your university.  If you wish to obtain additional letters of recommendation you must secure those on your own.  


2. Register for your University's Panhellenic Recruitment
            
 **YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR YOUR UNIVERSITY'S PANHELLENIC RECRUITMENT**

In order to participate in your university's recruitment process, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH YOUR UNIVERSITY. Please refer to their Panhellenic website for more information. A list of common universities attended by Shreveport-Bossier students and their Panhellenic websites can be found here. 

IMPORTANT: The Shreveport Bossier Alumnae Panhellenic does not write sorority recommendation letters but distributes the Recruitment Information Form to the sorority alumnae represented on our board.  The sorority alumnae will have the responsibility to have a recommendation sent to the sorority at the girl's college of choice.  You will be notified when the form is sent.  The sorority alumnae provide one recommendation only for each sorority at your university.  If you wish to obtain additional letters of recommendation you must secure those on your own.  If there is a sorority at the college that is not represented on the alumnae board,  you are responsible for obtaining a recommendation for that sorority. See Contact Us for a list of sororities represented on the Shreveport/Bossier Panhellenic Board.

Questions regarding the information packet? 
Contact  Margaret O'Donnell: mhodonnell915@yahoo.com
In the email subject line reference Recruitment.

Questions regarding the meeting? 
Contact Ellen Hussey: ellenhussey@bellsouth.net
In the email subject line reference Recruitment.