Recruitment at the Castle

Elizabeth Scott

Do you know the best way to get a group of sorority women re-energized during the middle of the day during recruitment? At the Mu chapter, the University of Washington, the women decided to have a mid-day karaoke and dance party in the lounge. Listening to “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and other sisterly songs had the chapter very excited to enter the second half of their day. This chapter was so much fun to be with and this instance is just one example of the excitement they brought to recruitment at the castle (which is what they call their home)!

During my time at the Mu chapter, I watched the chapter perform a Sigma Kappa version of “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull, learned what a toast bar was, and experienced a UW pep rally the night before the football game. I had the opportunity to work with an awesome recruitment supervisor, Maggie Ryan, who also took me on a tour of Pike Place Market and introduced me to Maggie Moon’s and Thin Scout ice cream (which had Thin Mints cookies in it). This chapter and their leadership worked incredibly hard during pre-recruitment and I loved helping them with their preference round, especially since they sang “For Good” from the musical Wicked. I could not have been more excited and proud when I received a text message late at night saying that the chapter got quota plus four and would be welcoming 41 new members into their home!

While I was at Mu, I also went on a campus tour with five other consultants. The campus was beautiful and it was great to interact with other women who have the same job as me. The Saturday before recruitment started, we participated in the Seattle Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This was the first time I have walked since I found out my grandmother has Alzheimer’s. The girls were so supportive of each other and the people who knew loved ones with Alzheimer’s and it was encouraging to see the amount of support this disease has. Overall my visit to Mu was jam-packed and I met some incredible woman along the way!



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