The ISC Executive Board is proud to be organizing our Recruitment process this year. We operate on shared values and a belief in compassionate leadership and design, and in that light we have been working on changes to Recruitment that we believe will make the overall experience more comfortable and more focused on quality conversation over superficiality and image. We wish to support all our PNMs and Greek women alike in these changes, and hope to address some of the most common misconceptions about our revamped Recruitment process. Here are a few:
1. Why is Recruitment so Early this year?
We've moved our Recruitment this year to the weekend of Week 1 (Orientation is Monday, March 30!) because of a number of conflicts. Firstly, the weekend of Week 2, when we have historically hosted Recruitment, is Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Secondly, the Jewish holiday of Passover falls in that window, beginning Wednesday, April 8 and lasting through Thursday, April 16. In consideration of these religious holidays and those who observe them, we are making the conscious decision to shift our dates around.
2. Wait, we're in Tents?
We are indeed in tents this year. The growing size of our chapters and the nature of our parties, as well as the timing of Recruitment, is such that this is the most feasible option for hosting our parties. These tents will be insulated and operate as standalone rooms, complete with walls and doors, while also having a divider space that provides each chapter with a space to keep their items and sit if needed. These tents are also larger than many of the rooms we've used in the past; tents can fit up to 200 comfortably and will have more ventilation, not to mention sunlight, than our past spaces. Temperature concerns? Recruitment falls during the day for our tent events, meaning sunshine, fresh air, and ventilation (not to mention lunch breaks!). Worried about decorations? We can confirm that free-standing decor will be allowed in the tents, and are working right now on whether we can tape items to walls. Finally, we're accounting for adequate lighting, sustainability/waste stations, flooring, and accessibility concerns for our tent setups.
3. What can we wear/not wear?
If you're an active member participating in Recruitment, your chapter decides the dress codes for Recruitment parties as they do every year. Decor, rally, and any self-expression is allowed and encouraged! If you're a potential new member (PNM) and interested in joining Recruitment, we will provide you with a shirt that all PNMs will be wearing for the first day. The third night will be open to any attire of your choosing on both ends.
4. I have more questions!
If you have more questions about the process, please email our Recruitment Officers:
Hannah Marshall: email@example.com
Cristina Teran: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks everyone- we can't wait to welcome our new members this Spring!
-ISC Executive Board