Sorority Recruitment Check-In and Orientation, Sunday, August 4th, 4:00 pm
We will have sorority recruitment check-in Sunday, August 4th in Smith Hall from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. You will check in and receive your nametag and t-shirt for Philanthropy Day. We will have a large group orientation meeting in Smith Hall, Claudia Crosby theater from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. After the large group meeting, you will break into small groups and meet with your Pi Chis. In the small group you will get to know everyone in your group and go over your recruitment schedule. Dress for orientation is t-shirts and shorts.
We know that many of you will move into residence hall rooms and apartments on Saturday, August 3rd. Our Pi Chis will also arrive on August 3rd. They will be going to many of the churches in our area on Sunday morning, August 4th. If you are here and want to go to church with our Pi Chis and other recruits we will e-mail a schedule out on Friday, August 2nd. We will have you meet Pi Chis at the Trojan Center 1st floor food court lobby and go to church from there.
Each year, Panhellenic asks the women going through recruitment to support a local philanthropy effort. Over the years, we have sponsored Backpack for Kids, the American Red Cross, the local zoo, women’s shelters, and Sav-a-Life. This year we selected to support Backpack for Kids which was started by a sorority woman! This program provides supplemental food items for hungry kids in Pike County. In Pike County 25.3% of families and 34.8% if children live below the poverty line. We you come to recruitment check in at Claudia Crosby will you please bring an item or two for Backpack for Kids. The items they need are: ravioli, soups, mac’n cheese, canned chicken or tuna, granola bars, breakfast bars, oatmeal (boxes of individual packets), cereal (boxes of individual packets), crackers (peanut butter, cheese, plain, etc), pudding, jello, dried fruit, fruit cups, sugar-free applesauce. The items you bring will go a long way in feeding children during fall semester.
Our service project for recruitment will be held on Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6th. Those of you going through recruitment and your recruitment counselors will be preparing and serving a lunch to our new international students. The new international students will be going through their orientation while you are going through recruitment. This is a great way to welcome them to American and Troy and for you to make some new friends. This was a favorite event of recruitment last year!