Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What I Wore for Sorority Recruitment at Clemson

After sharing all about Bid Day on the blog last week, I thought it would be fun to share with y'all what I wore for each day of sorority recruitment here on Chic in Carolina. I shared my outfits on my Instagram Stories each day of recruitment but figured this would be a fun post to write as y'all would be able to shop each day's outfit, see what each round was, as well as serve as a guide for girls going through recruitment next year.

Here at Clemson, sorority recruitment was the first two weekends that we are on campus and we have 13 sororities with over 1,000 girls rushing (Potential New Members or PNMs for short). The process can get pretty stressful and emotional at times but I loved picking out outfits for each round of recruitment.

Round 1: Open House Round
Right: skortsandals

The first round of recruitment here at Clemson is Open House Round where each potential new member visits all 13 chapters. Panhellenic gives us all t-shirts to wear for both days of Round 1 but you can choose whatever bottoms or shoes to wear. I wound up wearing Lilly bottoms for both days- my shorts that I wore for Day 1 are old but I'm obsessed with the skort I wore for Day 2. I also wore my go-to Tory Burch sandals as they were so comfortable for all the walking you do during the first round.

Round 2: Philantropy
Left: shortssandals
Right: skortsandals

Round 2 of recruitment is also two days long and Panhellenic gave us a shirt for this day as well. Round 2 is focused on Philanthropy so each sorority shares a bit more about their national and local sororities. Most share a video as well.

Round 2 is a bit fancier than Round 1 but nothing crazy. I switched my Tory Burch sandals for Jack Rogers but stuck to shorts or a skort for each day of Round 2.

Round 3: Sisterhood

Round 3 is even more dressy than Round 2 and you aren't required to wear the same t-shirt as everyone else for this round. Most PNMs wear a cute dress or a romper of some sorts but it's a good way to show a bit more of your personality.

I wore one of my favorite Lilly dresses for this round as it made me feel confident and comfortable, which is super important for your outfits throughout rush.

Round 4: Preference

Round 4 is the last day of recruitment and is the most serious as well. I wore a fun pink Kate Spade dress that I actually wore for Baccalaureate as well. One thing to note is that a lot of the sorority members will be wearing solid colors and a lot wear either black or navy or white. Not to say that you can't wear these colors but it's just something to keep in mind!

Have you gone through sorority recruitment before? If so, what did you wear? Let me know in the comments!

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