3 Awesome Pre-Recruitment Breaks That Don’t Involve Checking Your Phone

Gabrielle Della Pesca, Kappa Upsilon, The College of New Jersey
Gabrielle Della Pesca, Kappa Upsilon, The College of New Jersey

Well friends, it’s beginning to look a lot like recruitment here in Sigma Kappa land! Just this week, I’ve been lucky enough to spend some quality pre-recruitment time with both the Kappa Tau chapter at the University of West Georgia and the Beta Tau chapter at the University of Florida. I don’t know about you, but during those long days of workshops, chanting, bumping and crafting, there are times when you just need a little break to mentally and physically regroup.  With that being said, here are some great ideas for those 5-10 minute recruitment breaks that DON’T involve swiping at your phone!


Go outside

It’s day 788 of pre-recruitment and you haven’t seen the sun outside your chapter room for 287,620 hours. So next time you’re given a minute or two to regroup, resist the urge to Snapchat everyone you ever met (that’s not a break, that’s an Olympic feat) and instead go for a mini walk outside. Feel the air on your face, the ground at your feet, and just relax.

“… there must be more than this pre-recruitment lifeeee!”

Listen to a song

My favorite song of all time, bar none is…. *drumroll* “No Scrubs” by TLC and there’s nothing anyone can say to make me change my mind. (Yo Beyoncé, you and me go way back, I’ma let you finish but TLC had the best song of all time.) Clocking in at exactly 4  minutes and 10 seconds, “No Scrubs” is the perfect song for taking a break and earning some cool kid points at the same time.

Have an Emotionless Dance-Off (shout out to LC Julia!!)

“But Gabby, what exactly is an EDO,” you might be wondering. Allow me to enlighten you:

STEP ONE: Select a playlist consisting of your ultimate dance jams (see the “Hip Hop BBQ” station on Pandora for inspiration and also because it’s just a great life choice.)

STEP TWO: Find a sister/dance nemesis.

STEP THREE: DANCE UNTIL YOU CAN’T DANCE NO MORE… but the catch is that you must keep your face absolutely still.

STEP FOUR: The first sister/dance nemesis to smile, laugh or drop their mouth open in awe of your incredible moves is out!

This is my personal move of choice… it’s a big hit.

Good luck and happy recruiting!

Until next time,


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