ADVICE FROM OUR RECRUITMENT TEAM
Along with the chapter president and vp: membership, our recruitment team includes our Director of Primary Recruitment, Director of Recruitment Records, and Director of Continuous Recruitment & Retention. Get to know the directors and read their recruitment tips and advice for PNMs (Potential New Members) below!
Director of Primary Recruitment
Dear Future PNM,
I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all of you who are considering joining our sisterhood. I am honored to serve as the Director of Primary Recruitment, and it is my goal to make your recruitment experience as enjoying and fulfilling as possible.
As you navigate through the process, I encourage you to BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF. We want to get to know the real you, and not just the polished version that you might think we want to see. We value diversity and individuality, and we want to build a sisterhood that is made up of women from all different backgrounds and walks of life. I also encourage you to ask questions, don't be afraid to ask us about our experiences in Delta Gamma, or about our favorite memories in the chapter. We are passionate about our sisterhood, and are eager to share our stories with you. Above all, I want you to remember that the recruitment process is not about impressing us - it's about finding the right fit for you. We want you to join our sisterhood because you feel a genuine connection with our values and our community. So, take your time, ask questions, and trust your instincts. We can't wait to meet you and welcome you into our sisterhood!
Director of Recruitment Records
Hi! My name is Maddie Medina and I’m the Director of Recruitment Records for Delta Gamma here at UC Irvine. Going into primary recruitment, I was feeling every emotion: happy, nervous, and excited for the potential of finding my home away from home. Because of that, I would say my biggest piece of advice is go into primary recruitment with an open mind and take everything in. Even though you will be visiting multiple houses a day and having dozens of conversations, take note of the conversations that feel like you’re talking to your friends from home and feel the most comfortable with. If you’re already having these conversations in a formal setting, it will be even more natural at a meeting or a sisterhood event! But, above all, have fun! As cliché as it sounds, primary recruitment is your first introduction to UCI and the people that make it up. Today, one of my roommates is someone I met for the first time in my RC group! Not only are you building connections with individual chapters, you are building the foundation for lifelong friendships amongst individuals, regardless of their affiliation. We are so psyched to see you at Delta Gamma during primary recruitment in the fall!
Director of Continuous Recruitment & Retention
Dear Future PNM,
My name is Emily Guilfoyle and I am so excited to be Delta Gamma’s Director of Continuous Recruitment and Retention! I remember being in your shoes two years ago and being hesitant to go through recruitment. Looking back on it now, I can definitely say it was the best decision I have made since coming to UCI. The friends and memories that I have made since becoming a member of Delta Gamma are ones that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
The best piece of advice I can give you is to be your most confident and authentic self. I know that is easier said than done, but being truly engaged in the conversations you are having with the members of the Panhellenic community will take you farther than you think. Don’t be afraid to tell us about your interests, extracurricular activities, and what makes you unique. We want to get to know you, and being true to yourself will only help you find your most comfortable home away from home. We can’t wait to meet you!