Are you considering going through Sorority Recruitment at The University of Texas? If so, I truly believe this Notion template will help you keep on top of everything you need to do to be prepared. This Notion template will help you keep track of recommendation letters and required steps to register. As you get closer to the start of recruitment week, it will help you research the different sororities, track who you meet in each round and keep notes about each sorority.
“I wear my letters on the front, because I know my sisters have my back.”– Unknown
Sorority Recruitment at University of Texas
1. Prepare for UT Austin Sorority Recruitment
There are several steps you need to take first to be able to go through recruitment at The University of Texas. I designed this table to help you keep track of those steps. This Notion template does not include most dates, because they might change as the University of Texas gets closer to recruitment.
Please refer back to the Texas Panhellenic Council website for latest info on dates. The purpose of this table is to make sure you complete all the steps so you can actually participate. Make sure you CAREFULLY read University of Texas’s Panhellenic website to make sure you have the list up to date.
If you are unfamiliar with Notion, be sure to read the next section!
2. What is Notion?
Notion is an online workspace that allows you combine task lists, notes, calendars, and databases in one location. The personal version of Notion is FREE to use, and it syncs across all of your devices. I have been using Notion for several years and they continue to make worthwhile improvements.
Notion is a collection of “blocks” that can be linked and moved around. Pretty much everything is a block – text, headers, pages, images, databases, etc. I don’t plan on going into detail on how to navigate around the workspace in Notion here, because there are lots of great YouTube videos out there that will give you the basics. If you are new to Notion, I recommend checking out the Thomas Frank Explains YouTube channel.
3. Texas Sorority Recruitment : Recommendation Tracker
This database table is designed to help you keep track of all of the recommendation letters. At the time of this writing in Spring of 2023, UT Austin has 13 different sororities on campus. This database includes each of those sororities.
Texas Panhellenic encourages all potential new members (PNM), to have a reference or recommendation letter send on your behalf to each of the 13 different chapters. These letters introduce PNMs to the chapters with details about their activities and interests.
In my opinion and I know many other sorority alumnae feel the same, having recommendations will likely give you a better chance of getting invited to the early rounds. Mainly, because the sororities have had a chance to “get to know you” even if it’s only on paper. When you have a recommendation, you more than just a number in the recruitment system.
If you need help finding recommendations, contact the nearest NPC Alumnae Panhellenic group. They have women that are ready and willing to write recommendations for you. To find the nearest group, visit the The Sorority Life website. You will likely need to register with the Alumnae Panhellenic so they can get you in their system. They will have plenty of resources to help you find the needed recommendations.
3. University of Texas Sorority Chapter Links
As you are preparing to go through recruitment, it’s a good idea to do a little research on the different sororities. It’s good to know which sororities have similar values to your own. This database view contains links to each chapter’s website and to their Instagram and Tik Tok accounts if they have them. You could certainly add a column to this table if you want to include other social media such as Twitter accounts..
Tip: If you are interested in a particular sorority, make sure you follow them on social media.
5. UT Austin National Sorority Information
This view is great if you want to do some research on the sororities at the national level. Again, at the time of this writing in spring of 2023, this table contains the 13 sororities that are currently on the UT campus. On the sorority national websites, you can find out loads of additional information such as:
- Founded date and location
- Philanthropies supported
- Mission statement
- Number of chapters
- Colors & mascot
6. UT Austin Recruitment Week: Round Tracker
This table will help you as you move through each round of recruitment. For the 2023-24 recruitment year, UT Panhellenic has 4 rounds in recruitment. This template is flexible enough to change if in future years, UT Panhellenic changes the procedures.
As you move through the rounds, you have a couple of options of how you can update your invitations. First, you can open up the side panel for each sorority and add the round invite. Secondly, you can select the “Round Tracker Table” view and add your invites there. See below:
In addition, you can also use this either view of this database to enter in the girls names as you meet them in each house or any notes you want to make. The current sort is on sorority name. However, you can easily change it, if you wish to show the sororities ordered a different way.
To get this table ready for the beginning of recruitment, I recommend selecting the “Round Tracker Table” view and removing R1D1 – Philanthropy, R1D2 – Philanthropy, R3 – Sisterhood & R4 – Preference options in the Round Invites column.
7. University of Texas: Sorority Chapter Notes
This view will help keep track of the sorority members you meet at each house during the week. For example on Round 2 Day 1 – Philanthropy, let’s say you visit 6 houses. After each house, you can open the Notion app on your phone and quickly type up the names of the girls you meet in each house. You can either use this view to type in the girls names or the Round Tracker View works as well. It really just depends on whether you prefer to work with Kanban boards or a table.
This post is all about Sorority Recruitment at the University of Texas
I hope you find this Notion Template helpful as you navigate sorority recruitment at the University of Texas. I was a Theta at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and I throughly enjoyed sorority life.
Most of all, I wish you a positive experience at the University of Texas, regardless if you decide to join in on greek life or not. Greek life is just one of many great ways to meet people and be involved on campus. Find what works best for you and enjoy your college experience!
“Chance made us sisters. Hearts made us friends.”– Unknown
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