Why go greek?
Greek life at Santa Clara is an amazing opportunity to find a community, gain leadership skills, and enhance your college experience. The rush process can be overwhelming at first, but we are confident that you'll find its a laid back learning experience that gets you involved on campus. Even if you are not sure you want to join a sorority, we encourage everyone to go through the rush process!
QUESTION: When is recruitment 2023?
Sisterhood - Saturday, September 30th
Philanthropy - Sunday, October 1st
Preference Night - Monday, October 2nd
Bid Day - Tuesday, October 3rd
QUESTION: What should I wear for each day of rush?
Sisterhood: We recommend dressy causal attire for sisterhood day. There will be a lot of walking this day, so heels are not your best friend. Jeans are a bit too casual for this day, but wear something you feel confident and comfortable in! Sundress, sandals, or nicer shorts/skirts are great.
Philanthropy: This day is slightly more formal. A dress or a nice top and pants/skirt are great choices, but you will still be walking quite a bit, so heels are not expected.
Preference Night: Semi-formal attire is the usual for preference night. It is the most formal day of recruitment, so think dresses or dressy pants / jumpsuits with more formal shoes, such as heels.
Bid Day: Casual attire is great for bid day! Jeans, shorts, or other comfy clothes with sneakers that you can run, dance, and celebrate in are perfect. The chapter that offers you a bid may give you a t-shirt, so its a good idea to wear something you can easily throw a t-shirt on over.
Remember, your outfits are not everything! Wear what you love and what you will feel most yourself in.
QUESTION: Do I need a recommendation letter?
ANSWER: Nope! Having a recommendation letter does not make anyone more likely to receive a bid than someone who does not have a recommendation letter. If you'd like to get them, feel free! That also won't hurt you. But, they are not necessary!
QUESTION: How big is the time commitment of being in a sorority, and how will it impact my academic life?
ANSWER: Alpha phi strongly supports academic success, and school will always come first. We recognize and give goodies to sisters that achieve high GPAs 0r other academic accomplishments, reserve study rooms in the library during exam weeks and stock them with snacks, and provide academic support to our members by connecting them with sisters in the same major. You can commit as much time as you want to a sorority, and many of us find it easy to balance with academics, especially with all the support systems in place.
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