Tours Schedule and Structure
In the first round, you will be assigned ONE of the following days:
Wed. Sept. 22 @ 4:30pm-9:45pm OR Thu. Sept. 12 @ 4:30pm-9:45pm
LOCATION: Panhellenic House (2770 Wesbrook Mall)
During Tours, you will visit all 8 of our chapters. At each chapter visit, the sorority women will welcome you at the door and one of them will “pick you up” for your first conversation. You will get a chance to meet a few members and possibly hear some speeches too. Tours visits are the shortest and you will find that they go by very quickly. It’s best to make sure that you are making good use of your time in each chapter room by aiming to make meaningful connections from the moment you step in from the door!
There are 10 minute breaks in between the visits. This is time for the sororities to make notes so that they can remember you; after all, they will be meeting hundreds of potential new members that day! Please keep quiet in the hallways during these 10 minutes and keep your thoughts to yourself. This is your time to make YOUR notes on the women you met and the way you felt about the sorority you just visited. You will find space in your Formal Recruitment handbook to make notes for the chapters that you visited and reflect on how the sorority aligns with the values you identified as priorities during orientation. Remember to always be respectful! Your experience is yours, not your friend's and vice versa!
During one of your rotations, you will have a lunch break where you can socialize with your Recruitment Counselors and the other members in your group. This is great time to ask questions about sorority life and address any concerns you may have to your RCs! We recommend that you do not leave the Panhellenic House during this time as the breaks go by just as fast as the rounds.
During your meal break, you will get instructions regarding next steps such as how to use the online selection system. Your RC will explain this process further at that time!
Tours Conversation Tips
Tours is the most casual round of recruitment, from dress to conversation. You will get asked about your hometown and your major more times than you can count! Although you may get tired of answering the same questions, remember that there are eight different sororities who want to get to know you. While your major and hometown are a great way to break the ice, we recommend that you make an effort to talk about other important things about yourself: