If you’ve found yourself on this page, it means that you are considering taking part in an unforgettable journey that begins this fall. As Formal Recruitment is right around the corner, I speak not only for myself but the entire Rho chapter when I say, we can’t wait to meet each and every one of you this August. As you are adapting to the University, whether you are 30 miles from home or 3,000, you may be feeling some nervousness and anticipation for what the next week will bring. Although it is only natural for nerves to settle in, I encourage you all to keep an open mind and heart throughout this process. It won’t take long before you realize that each of the Greek houses here at UNL have something unique to offer; just like you.
The special moment of walking into a house and truly feeling at home is one that is almost indescribable. You see the girls standing around the room who genuinely care for one another, watching them talk, laugh, and support one another. You come back day after day and can’t help but imagine yourself standing around the room with those same women, who right now may be strangers, but in a matter of a day could become your sister. This is what happened to me when I came to Kappa Alpha Theta. I saw a house full of strong women who valued scholarship, service, leadership, and sisterhood just as I did. I couldn’t help but gaze around the room and see myself making memories and friendships that would last a lifetime with the girls who surrounded me. Here I am two years later and all I can say is my experiences in this house have exceeded my expectations. Theta has given me a sense of belongingness and sisters who push me to be the best I can be in all that I do. I can only hope that each of you can experience this too.
I can’t believe that I am already at a point in my college career that I am leading the recruitment process for 2018. Needless to say, it has gone way too fast. I would give anything to be in your shoes right now if it meant I could have another four years of belly laughs, late night chats, and memories filled with my lifelong friends. I feel so lucky to be able to say, “I am a Theta,” and to share the college experience with my best friends. The recruitment process is an amazing chance to find a home that will encourage you, accept you, and provide you with unconditional love, like I found in Kappa Alpha Theta. All of us are anticipating meeting you in August and we wish you the very best of luck during recruitment!
-Peyton Bell, Chief Recruitment Officer
More About Recruitment
Recruitment is the term used to describe the process of gaining membership into a Greek organization here at the University of Nebraska. It is a mutual selection process where a potential new member (student) has the opportunity to meet with chapter members, ask a variety of questions, and tour the chapter houses.
Formal Recruitment is a four-day process and prospective members are required to participate in all scheduled events. Sorority Recruitment takes place the week prior to the first week of classes. As Recruitment continues, individual sororities invite prospective members based on criteria specific to each chapter. The number of sessions prospective members attend is reduced daily, with potential new members spending more time at those sororities in which there is a mutual interest. With fourteen sororities at the University of Nebraska, you will be able to find a group of women with whom you identify.
During Recruitment week, each potential new member will have a Recruitment Counselor to answer questions about Recruitment, sorority experiences, and college life in general. Recruitment Counselors are members of sorority chapters and ambassadors for the Greek System as a whole who have chosen to assist potential new members during this exciting time.
The new member process until becoming a formal member will last approximately a month past bid day. New members are required to attend whole chapter meetings every Monday as well as an additional new member education meeting each week until initiation. We understand coming into college is a stressful but exciting time for incoming freshman, and are understanding and willing to help with the adjustment. We do expect all new members to hold up the responsibilities and expectations of members, but there will be a learning period to get used to this transition. Most important of all, we want our new members to cherish and enjoy this period of time entering into a life-changing organization. We are so excited to welcome you into Kappa Alpha Theta!
What is Continuous Open Bidding?
Those who dropped primary recruitment prior to filling out a bid card or that did not participate in any part of primary recruitment will have the opportunity to participate in open bidding second semester. We will decide whether we will participate in open bidding after the completion of primary recruitment.
Where can potential new member’s apply for primary recruitment?
Formal recruitment applications will come out in May of 2018 and continue through July 2018. All information about the application process can be found HERE.
What does it mean to be a legacy?
A legacy of Kappa Alpha Theta is the daughter, granddaughter, or sister of an initiated member that is in good chapter standing.
If you know a potential new member that would be an asset to the Kappa Alpha Theta house. please fill out a letter of reference for them.