Quick Tips for a successful Information Session
The role of the Recruitment Advisor is one of great responsibility. It can also be quite rewarding. The following document is a guideline to help you have a successful term as the Recruitment Advisor. The Following Document quickly lists some tips for holding a successful information session.
Information to present
- Use a sign-in sheet to collect prospectives’ contact information.
- Give each prospective a calendar of Rush Week events.
- During your main presentation, provide prospectives with basic facts about Phi Sigma Pi, including the Fraternity’s ideals (Tripod) and the benefits they will receive as a Brother.
- Highlight the fact that Phi Sigma Pi is a gender inclusive & an Honor Fraternity.
- Have Rush Chairs/Initiate Advisors explain the overall Recruitment process as well as what
prospectives can expect if they become initiates.
The Information Meeting
- Remember that this is each prospective’s first chance to “meet” the Fraternity – focus on making a good impression!
- It is also important for all prospectives to meet the Brothers in your chapter. Have Brothers wear letters and actually talk to them, not just to one another!
- Ask the Brotherhood to either a) dress up or b) wear letters
- Look professional (no pajama pants)
- Ask the prospectives to wear name tags
- Require the Brotherhood to wear name tags
- Offer food/snacks
- Limit the number of speakers
- Choose your best public speaker to be the “MC”
- Make sure that each of the speakers is prepared with what will be said
- Have a diverse group of Brothers speak
- Highlight the tripod
- Give opportunity to ask questions
- Chew gum/eat while speaking
- Tell inside jokes
- Give a detailed history of Phi Sigma Pi
- Disrespect the National Fraternity
- Be long-winded or disorganized
- Rip on other organizations around campus (Fraternities, Sororites, etc; nobody likes an elitist)
- Introduce the entire chapter and have them speak
- Go on about how “it is such an amazing, incredible, wonderful, life-changing experience to be a brother” – they’ll figure it out!
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