The women of Beta Kappa chapter participate in Formal Sorority Recruitment, which is a 4-day, mutual selection process that takes place in August, just before the school year begins. We always look forward to the opportunity to invite new women into our organization that exemplify the ideals of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
2017 Formal Sorority Recruitment Dates are August 10-August 14. The mutual selection recruitment process at the University of Idaho allows women to find the best fit when choosing their organization. Formal Sorority Recruitment at the University of Idaho has a 97% success rate. As one of ten sororities on campus, Kappa Kappa Gamma participates in Formal Sorority Recruitment and welcomes home a new pledge class each Fall.
The women of Beta Kappa consider our ideals as members of Kappa Kappa Gamma when accepting new members throughout sorority recruitment. We enjoy sharing a piece of our home and sisterhood with women during recruitment because it allows us to strengthen our connections to Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Day 1: Conversation Day
On Conversation Day, we speak to every woman enrolled in recruitment in order to establish connections and learn more about the women that choose to Go Greek. This is a great time for women to ask questions, as recruitment can be an overwhelming process at times. We at Kappa Kappa Gamma want every woman enrolled in sorority recruitment to find their new home in the most exciting and successful way possible.
Day 2: Sisterhood/House Tour Day
On House Tour Day, we invite women to tour our home. This is another wonderful opportunity for women to ask questions in order to see where they best fit. House Tour Day allows women enrolled in recruitment to see the types of rooms and living areas that they may be living in. Chapters are available to discuss financial plans, and many choose to promote academic programs on this day as well.
Day 3: Philanthropy Day
On the third day of recruitment, every chapter on campus hosts their Philanthropy Day activities. At Beta Kappa, we pride ourselves on community service and campus involvement, specifically within our national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental. Philanthropy Day gives us an opportunity to share personal stories that explain why serving others though Kappa Kappa Gamma is so important to us as members. At Kappa Kappa Gamma, we enjoy every chance that we have to give back to our communities and those in need.
Day 4: Preference Night
This is often an emotional day for both members and women enrolled in recruitment because it connects them on a completely different level. Each chapter is different, but usually there is a ceremony of some sort as recruitment comes to a close. This is when women have narrowed their choices down to one or two houses, so for some, it can be a difficult decision. We at Kappa Kappa Gamma exercise every chance to share our sisterhood with others and enjoy making others feel welcome in our home.
Day 5: Bid Day
At Kappa Kappa Gamma, we want each woman to know that she can find friendship, opportunity and sisterhood that lasts a lifetime at any chapter on campus. This is often expressed at the final recruitment event, known as Bid Day. This is a celebratory event that signifies acceptance and membership into one of ten chapters on campus. It is a Greek-wide celebration that unites women and allows them to express their excitement with one another upon completion of Formal Sorority Recruitment.
In the spring, the University of Idaho invites accepted students to UIdaho Bound, where women are introduced to Greek life and the Idaho Campus. We are always enthusiastic to show our beautiful home to the public and prospective students during these events and are available to answer any questions they may have about recruitment or Greek life. A variety of events, both Greek and non-Greek, occur throughout UIdaho Bound. We invite you to participate and stop by!
For more information on the recruitment process and Greek life at the University of Idaho, please visit http://www.uidaho.edu/gogreek.