Recruitment & Initiate Advisor Resources

SURGE - Recruitment Emails, Materials & Chapter Webpage
Virtual Recruitment Guide
Social Media Guide
Social Media Posts
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Virtual Chapter Operations Guide
New Curriculum Guide
Online Initiate Program
New Scholar's Province
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Thank you for taking on the Recruitment or Initiate Advisor roles. Your commitment and dedication to the future of Phi Sigma Pi and the students on your campus is commendable. The way Phi Sigma Pi continues to grow and improves humanity with honor in its communities and the world is because of the openness and inclusive feeling our Phi Sigma Pi Members show and give to students on campus.

Now more than ever, organizations like ours are needed. People are looking to connect with people, even virtually. People are looking to be part of something bigger than themselves. In addition, college campuses need us. We offer value to the college experience beyond a collegiate classroom education. We find lifelong friends, learn skills that will make you a more rounded individual and professional and make a difference in the community by giving back.

It’s our time to make sure that this value is inclusive, accessible and accommodating. To help you and your Chapter, the Phi Sigma Pi National Staff has been working all summer long on creating the resources needed to make your position meaningful and have it run smoothly. Check out the resources below.

The Chapter Services Team is one of your biggest resources. Connect with your Chapter Consultant to set-up a time to chat more about what the fall may look like for you and your Chapter and how to plan. Who is my Chapter Consultant?

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Shashank Srikanth
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Hear from a Chapter that successfully held virtual Recruitment in April! 

Shashank Srikanth (Eta Gamma Chapter '20), DePaul University
Shashank is one of the exemplary leaders of the Eta Gamma Chapter and recently led his Chapter through Recruitment for the spring quarter. Faced with social distancing and the first full quarter held online, he pioneered forward and coordinated hybrid Invitational Meetings and Recruitment events virtually. At the end of the Recruitment period, the Chapter pinned 22 Initiates, an impressive amount for the Chapter even if classes had been in person. Hear from Shashank about his experience leading virtual Recruitment.

What was one thing that surprised you about virtual Recruitment?
The similarity between in-person and virtual Recruitment surprised us a lot! I expected it to be very different and difficult to catch up with, but at the end of Recruitment, I realized that it was very similar to what we always did. Yes, we did not have pumpkin painting or such as Recruitment events, but we were able to leverage breakout rooms and such to have a similar experience. The number of Brothers we welcomed this quarter also surprised us. We were not expecting a huge turnout, especially because we were not sure if joining a Fraternity would be on anyone's list given the circumstances. We were definitely wrong, as we recruited higher numbers than the last Recruitment runs.

What advice would you give to Chapters who may have to do the same in fall?
Definitely keep an open mind! There may be a tendency to go easy on Recruitment because it is virtual, but the same effort for in-person Recruitment is needed for virtual Recruitment as well. Also, I know this is a very small detail, but we found that having our videos on in Zoom helped bolster participation in the info sessions and Recruitment events. When the PNMs can put a face to a name, they feel more comfortable. Finally, ask the National Staff for help! George Denny was awesome and my Chapter owes our success in Recruitment to his help!