HOW TO GET A BID AT TEXAS TECH (2024)

You may be asking yourself, "How do I get a bid to my dream sorority at Texas Tech?”

First, let’s talk about how sorority recruitment works. Have you ever seenThe BachelororThe Bachelorette? Sorority recruitment is similar. Round 1 is comparable to the first episode ofThe Bachelor. During this round, you will meet all of the sororities on your campus.

After you meet all of the sororities, you pick the 9 sororities you want to go back to for Round 2 (Philanthropy Round). Also, The members are voting on the potential new members. They decide which potential new members to invite to Round 2.

Then, at the beginning of Round 2, you will receive your invitation schedule. This schedule has the sororities you will be meeting for that round. Most potential new members assume their invitation schedule will have all of the sororities they voted to keep. That is not the case. During sorority recruitment, the sororities have the upper hand. They invite potential new members to each round just like the bachelor picks women to stay. Also, most potential new members are not getting invited to the maximum number of sororities. Most will get invited to 30% to 70% of the maximum invites. For example, if Sam is an average potential new member and could be invited back to 9 sororities, she will be invited to 3 to 6 — depending on how well her Round 1 score was.

During Round 2, you will have conversations with the members. At the end of Round 2, you will pick which sororities you want to go back to for Round 3. The members will vote on which potential new members they want to invite back.

The same process will continue until Bid Day.

You are probably wondering, “How do I get invited back to sororities I love?”

Let’s take a deeper look at sorority recruitment at Texas Tech.

Have you looked at your college’s Panhellenic website?

Did it give you a plan for getting a bid?

Did it tell you how to answer the members’ questions?

Did it tell you what the members are looking for in a new member?

Most likely, NO.

Many of these websites give FACTUAL information. This lack of information leaves many potential new members feeling behind on preparing for sorority recruitment, missing important information, having a disadvantage. Can you relate?

If you feel overwhelmed or behind, you want to watch this video. In the video, I give you 3 secrets to stand out, have options, and run home to your dream sorority.

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STEP #1. CAMPAIGN FOR YOURSELF

Why is campaigning important?

Imagine you want to run for President of the United States. Here is the catch you announce that you are running the day of the election.Do you think you will get elected?

Probably not.

Many potential new members show up at Round 1 and think that is their first impression.

Here is what is actually happening

Each sorority has a recruitment team. One of its main jobs is pre-screening every potential new member before Round 1. Pre-screening includes looking at GPA, recommendation letters, social resumes, Instagram, etc.

Do you know what this means? Everyone is not placed on an equal playing field for Round 1.Is it fair that everyone is not placed on an equal playing field for Round 1?

NO! It is not fair!


Do you know what is fair? Use this information to your advantage

How do you get your name out there?

All of the sororities will have to drop a percentage of potential new members after Round 1. This percentage is different for each sorority.The most competitive sororities will drop the largest percentage (typically 65%+ of all potential new members).

You cannot rely on a 4.0 GPA to get a bid. GPAs are important, but many times a 3.7 is just as good as a 4.0 during sorority recruitment.

You cannot rely on legacy status. For many sororities, you are not guaranteed a bid as a legacy.

When you use a strategy, the members are excited to meet you. They will be telling the other members about how amazing you are and how you are a good fit in the sorority. That is what you want, right?

Here is where your first strategy comes into play —> your Prepping for Sorority Recruitment Strategy

Since the sororities are vetting potential new members before sorority recruitment starts, you need to get on the sororities ’ radar. (You have to get your name out there.) Your prepping strategy should answer, “What actions do I need to take for members to know my name?”

Here is an overview of the prepping strategy we use in CRUSH [sorority recruitment coaching].

#1. Get recommendation letters

You walk into your first sorority. You are excited and nervous to meet the members. A member walks up to you and says, “Hi! Welcome to XYZ! We are so excited you are here! What is your name?” While talking to the member, you realize you have so much in common with her. You have the same major and are from the same hometown. The next morning you get your Round 2 schedule. You got invited back to XYZ! Again, when you talk to the members, you feel like you are talking to your friends.

This situation could be your reality throughout sorority recruitment. You can find your new best friends and your home. Your first step to your campaign and finding your home is to get recommendation letters.

You might be wondering, “Why do I need recommendation letters?” While most sororities are not requiring recommendation letters to become a member, many use them to pair members to talk to potential new members. In the story above, these conversations were not random. They were planned. The potential new member was paired to talk to a member during Round 1 that was from her hometown and had the same major.

What is pairing?

Pairing is when the recruitment team plans you to talk to a specific member (or specific members) during sorority recruitment. This member has something in common with you — from the same hometown or area, involved in similar activities, has the same major, etc. This pairing can lead to you connecting with the members and getting invited back to sororities you like.

Why do sororities pair potential new members?

Reason 1. You will likely have a better conversation.

Since you have something in common, you will be more likely to relate to the member and have deeper conversations.

Reason 2. Since you connected to the members, you will most likely vote to keep the sorority.

If the return rates are high (potential new members want to visit the sorority again), the sorority can drop more potential new members.

What is a recommendation letter? How does the recruitment team use recommendation letters?

A recommendation letter is very similar to a job application. It is a form that an alumna (some sororities allow current members) fill out about you. This form has specific sections (contact information, GPA, activities, volunteer work, hobbies and interests, legacy information, etc.) It is very similar to the form you fill out when you register for sorority recruitment.

The recruitment team for each sorority looks at your recommendation letters and collects information on you. Then, they use this information to pick whom you should talk to during sorority recruitment.

How to get recommendation letters

When you are reaching out to women to write your recommendation letters, start with women you know -- your family, friends, teachers, neighbors, etc. They will write you the best recommendation letter because they know you on a personal level.

Then, if you still need recommendation letters, you can use Facebook or your town’s Alumnae Panhellenic Association.

How many recommendation letters should you get?

You want to get at least one recommendation letter per sorority on your campus.

When should you start getting recommendation letters?

You want to start this process sooner rather than later. Many times the process takes much longer than expected.

Before you ask women to write your recommendation letters, you need to create a social resume. Your social resume will serve as the answer key to your recommendation letter. The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment has a template for creating your social resume and explains the process of how to get recommendation letters in detail.

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#2. Go PUBLIC on Instagram

Why do to go public on Instagram?

I will let you in on a secret. Most sororities are looking at potential new members’ Instagrams to learn about them. If your Instagram is private, they learn NOTHING about you. It does not help you get your name out there. Now, if your Instagram is PUBLIC, they can learn about who you are, what you like to do, etc. It is like an interactive social resume. Your Instagram could lead to you getting paired to talk to a member who is very similar to you. She may fall in love with you and give you the great score you deserve. This score helps you get invited back to the next round.

That is what you want, right? You want to have options and get invited back to sororities you love. Strategies give you a plan that allows you to get a bid to your dream sorority.

#3. Register for sorority recruitment

When you register, the sororities have your name. That is why you want to go public first.

You want to register at least one month before sorority recruitment starts. With registering early, each sorority has time to learn about you and see if you would be a good member.

Do not rush your registration! You want to make sure you are including information that you want to talk about during sorority recruitment — involvement, club, volunteer work, etc.

For 2022, you will also need to create a video for your registration application. This video will replace your Round 1 score. You want to use it as an opportunity to stand out and allow the members to get to know you. If you need help creating your video, CRUSH [sorority recruitment coaching] helps create your script and gives you tips for your video.

#2. USE YOUR CONVERSATIONS TO STAND OUT DURING THE ROUNDS OF SORORITY RECRUITMENT.

Imagine you are interviewing two women to be your roommate. You have prepared three questions to ask both women. Based on their answers, you are going to pick a roommate.

First, you interview Sam. You ask her, “Where are you from?”

Sam says, “Atlanta.”

Then, you ask her your second scripted question, “What do you like to do on the weekends?”

She says, “Hang out with friends.”

Finally, you ask her, “What are some of your passions?”

She responds with, “Yoga.”

Next, you interview Brooke.

Again, you ask her your first scripted question, “Where are you from?”

Brooke says, “I am from Atlanta. I love it there, but I am so excited to be living in Athens! There are so many good restaurants and places to shop. Have you tried any of the restaurants in Athens?”

You say, “YES! I love insert restaurant name. Have you been?”

Brooke says, “That is one of my favorite restaurants too! I had the shrimp and grits.”

You respond with, “That is what I had too!”

Before you know it, time is up. You only asked Brooke ONE of the scripted questions because you got off topic and talked about Athens, your goals with college, and things you are excited to do.

Which woman are you going to pick to be your roommate? Sam or Brooke?

Most likely, you picked Brooke.

Why did you pick Brooke?

You could see her as a friend. You could see yourself hanging out with her on the weekends and going to that restaurant. You were able to connect to her. That is what you want to do during sorority recruitment!

Here is what happens during sorority recruitment

The members spend weeks practicing for sorority recruitment. During this time, they learn how sorority recruitment works, practice conversations, and more. Since they are practicing so much, they have created a script of questions to ask each potential new member. They will not break the script unless you force them to break it.

Why will the members not break the script?

Having conversations with strangers can be difficult. The members know they have to keep the conversation going. They do not want to create awkward silences in the conversation.

Why do most potential new members not break the script?

Most potential new members do not prepare for their conversations and do not realize most of their score is dependent on their conversations. When the members ask them questions, they answer with a fact or one word. Here is what the average potential new member’s conversation looks like during sorority recruitment.

Member: Hi! Welcome to XYZ! We are so excited you are here! My name is Katie! What is your name?

Potential new member: Hi! My name is Sam!

Member: Where are you from?

Potential new member: Atlanta

Member: What did you do this summer?

Potential new member: I worked and hung out with friends Member: Where did you work?

Potential new member: At a restaurant

Now, give Sam a score -- 1 (I cannot see her in my sorority) to 10 (Wow! She is amazing! I want her to be a member). What score did you give her?

Most likely a 3 to 5.

When the member is voting on Sam, she is thinking, “Can I see Sam in my sorority? Maybe? I don’t know? I guess I will give her an average score. If she gets invited back, great. If she does not, that is okay too.” This situation is what is happening to most potential new members. They are getting average scores. When you get an average score, it is like rolling the dice. Maybe you will get invited back. Maybe you will not.

How do you get an above-average score?

Let’s look closer at Sam’s first answer. She said, “Atlanta”. That is a fact. When you answer questions with facts, it makes it hard to keep a conversation going.

This type of answer leads to a potential new member study in the Average Conversation Cycle. If you stay in this cycle, the member goes on autopilot. When a member is on autopilot, you are asked 10 scripted questions.

The main takeaway is that the member will not break the cycle. You have to force them to break it. If the member does not break the cycle, you will most likely get an average score. Your average score may get you dropped from some sororities.

How do you force them to break it?

That is where your small talk strategy comes into play.

The 3 parts of your small talk strategy are:

#1. Body language

#2. Mindset

#3. Make connections with guaranteed questions

When you use this strategy, the members will see you as a friend. If they can see you as a friend, they can see you in the sorority and will give you an above-average score.

Let’s look at an example of how you force the member to break the script.

Member: Where are you from?

Potential new member: I am from Atlanta. I love it there, but I am so so excited to be here. When I was touring the campus, the tour guide mentioned all of the incredible opportunities at Texas Tech.

Will the member as another scripted question? Will you get stuck in the Average Conversation Cycle?

She will ask you about the opportunities and how you want to get involved. This conversation leads to her getting to know you and connecting with you. When she goes to vote, she sees you in the sorority. AKA. You are getting an above-average score and increasing your chances of getting invited back.

Which potential new member do you want to be? Sam (who gets stuck in the script and is never allowed to stand out)or Brooke (who stands out gets the amazing score she deserves)?

You want to be Brooke, right?

Since most of your score is derived from your conversations, you need to go into your conversations strategically. You have to force the members to break the script. They will not break it on their own.

MOST OF THE SORORITIES ON YOUR CAMPUS ARE GREAT, BUT NOT EVERY SORORITY IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU

A misconception is that joining a sorority is like joining a club.

Sororities are more than just a club. They give women a home, community, inspiration, accountability, forever friends, and a sense of belonging.

Soon after joining my sorority, I saw how my life was about to change. I had a community of over 200 women who were there to support me in my transition as a first-year college student. I had sisters to go to the dining halls with and try all of the different foods. I had sisters to text when I needed to spend twelve hours in the library studying for a calculus test. I had women to get ready with before events and the UGA football games. I had a way to volunteer for the local community. I was inspired by the upperclassmen getting internships, graduating with jobs at KPMG, or moving to NYC to accomplish their dreams. I had a community to support me. I had a sense of belonging on a campus of 30,000 students.

Joining a sorority can be an experience that changes your life.

To have an experience that changes your life, you need to get a bid to the sorority that aligns with your values, beliefs, and experience you want for college.For example, if one of your goals is to get good grades or go to graduate school, you want to join a sorority that has a high chapter GPA. You want to surround yourself with women who push you academically. Women who inspire you to get an internship. Women who inspire you to go into research.If one of your goals for college is to make lifelong friends, you need to find the sororities that have the best retention rates. The sororities that have the most members stay year after year.

The main takeaway is every sorority has a different dynamic and different members. Many of the sororities on your campus are great, but not every sorority is the right fit for you. To get a bid to your dream sorority, you need to have options at each round. To have options, you want to use a plan. This step-by-step plan helps you communicate that you are a good fitBEFOREandDURINGsorority recruitment. That way, you are not picking the better of your last two options. You choose the best option from the start.

If you need help getting a bid to your dream sorority, I encourage you to apply for CRUSH [sorority recruitment coaching]. In this program, we build a campaign around you. This campaign helps members know your name and be rooting for you before sorority recruitment starts. Also, you will create your answers to the most commonly asked questions and practice your conversations. That way, you know how to break the script and feel confident connecting with the members. Most importantly, the members walk away from your conversations seeing you in the sorority and giving you an amazing score.

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INFORMATION ABOUT SORORITY RECRUITMENT AT Texas Tech

Registration dates

Open

Dates and structure of sorority recruitment

August 16 to August 22nd.

  • Round 1: August 17th and 18th, 2022. For 2021, Round 1 was videos only. Potential new members watched a video about each sorority. Then, they voted on the 9 sororities they wanted to go back to for Round 2.

  • Philanthropy Round: August 19th, 2022. For 2021, Round 2 was in person. You can be invited back to a max of 9 sororities.

  • Sisterhood Round. August 20th, 2022. For 2021, Round 3 was in person. You can be invited back to a max of 6 sororities.

  • Pref. August 21st, 2022. For this round, it was in person. You can be invited back to a max of 2 sororities.

  • Bid Day. August 22nd, 2022

What to wear for each round

  • Round 1 (Welcome Round): For the video round, wear a Texas Tech t-shirt.

  • Philanthropy Round: Based on 2021. For this round, most women wear dresses, rompers, or jumpsuits.

  • Sisterhood and Values Round. Based on 2021. For this round, most women wear dresses, rompers, or jumpsuits.

  • Pref. For this round, you want to wear a nice dress or jumpsuit with heels.

Sororities at Texas Tech

  • Alpha Chi Omega

  • Alpha Delta Pi

  • Alpha Phi

  • Alpha Xi Delta

  • Chi Omega

  • Delta Delta Delta

  • Delta Gamma

  • Kappa Alpha Theta

  • Kappa Delta

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

  • Pi Beta Phi

  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Quota for 2021 (Quota is the minimum number of bids a sorority needs to give out)

Around 72

Smallest chapter size for 2021 was 164

Largest chapter size for 2021 was 264

GOOD LUCK WITH SORORITY RECRUITMENT! I’M ROOTING FOR YOU!

SLOAN

You have a math test in two weeks that is worth 90% of your grade for the class. You want to get an A. You are looking for guidance on how to get your A.

First, you ask a friend, not in your math class, “How do I get an A+ on my test?” She says, “You need to study.” This answer leaves you frustrated.

Then, you ask your teacher, “How do I get an A+ on my test?” She gives you a step-by-step plan.

Who was more helpful?

Your teacher, right?

To get an A, you need to know the right information and have a step-by-step plan.

To get a bid to a sorority you love, you have to communicate you are the right fit for the sorority before and during sorority recruitment. A step-by-step plan tells you how and when to communicate.

BUT… why do so many women going through sorority recruitment ONLY use the advice they find on Youtube and TikTok? Does it help them stand out and get a bid?

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HOW TO GET A BID AT TEXAS TECH (2024)

FAQs

Is it hard to get into a sorority at Texas Tech? ›

At Texas Tech, yes – Letters of Recommendation are a MUST.

If you do not know anyone in the chapters (and even if you do) you should STILL obtain these. Texas Tech has an extremely competitive recruitment process, and you absolutely need these if you plan to rush here.

How much does it cost to rush at Texas Tech? ›

The only fee to participate in the Primary Recruitment process at Texas Tech is $150. This is non-refundable and is due upon registering for recruitment to pay for meals, transportation to and from Greek Circle, first-aid supplies, water and snacks, and other expenses.

How to get a bid from your dream sorority? ›

They look for connections and FRIENDS. When you form connections, the members can see you in the sorority. If they can see you in their sorority, you stand out, gain Rush Crush status, and get a great score. A great score helps you get invited back to each round.

Can you rush in the spring at Texas Tech? ›

The Panhellenic Council does not facilitate a spring recruitment process. Instead, Panhellenic hosts an information session for all current students interested in learning more about future membership opportunities.

What is the lowest GPA to get into Texas Tech? ›

With a GPA of 3.62, Texas Tech requires you to be above average in your high school class. You'll need at least a mix of A's and B's, with more A's than B's.

What are the top sorority houses at Texas Tech? ›

Texas Tech University - TTU Sororities
  • Delta Gamma - ΔΓ Ratings: 478. ...
  • Delta Sigma Theta - ΔΣΘ Grade: 56% ...
  • Kappa Alpha Theta - ΚΑΘ Ratings: 518. ...
  • Kappa Delta - ΚΔ Ratings: 483. ...
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma - ΚΚΓ Ratings: 410. ...
  • Pi Beta Phi - ΠΒΦ Ratings: 454. ...
  • Zeta Phi Beta - ΖΦΒ Ratings: 13. ...
  • Zeta Tau Alpha - ΖΤΑ Ratings: 640. Grade: 68.44%

Does Texas Tech give full rides? ›

Qualifying students that designate Texas Tech University as their first choice institution are eligible to receive 100% of federally approved cost of attendance including tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation and a personal/miscellaneous allowance. Learn more here.

What percent of Texas Tech is in Greek Life? ›

Fraternities and sororities are the largest and most visible values-based organizations on campus. With more than 5,000 students that make up 15 percent of the student body, Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations are committed to health & wellness, community, personal growth, and civic engagement.

Can you walk on the grass at Texas Tech? ›

Memorial Circle is one of the more renowned landmarks on the Texas Tech campus. Memorial Circle is the one place on campus where walking on the grass is not allowed. This may seem annoying, especially when it's the easiest way to get to class, but it is a tradition of honor.

What are the 5 B's in a sorority? ›

"Avoid bringing up the five 'B Words': Boys, Ballots, Booze, Beliefs, and Bucks."

Can you get 2 bids for sororities? ›

It is not possible to receive more than one, so there's no need to worry about making a decision. The bid is supposed to be to the sorority that would be the best fit for them, and it will be one they've expressed interest in joining during the recruitment process.

Is it possible to not get a bid on bid day? ›

It happens. Even though Panhellenic tries very hard to get a house match for every girl, sometimes a PNM does not receive a bid. This is truly a very, very rare occurrence. Most often, a PNM drops out of recruitment before bid day simply because she is unhappy with her pref party card (NEVER do this, btw!)

Is Texas Tech easy to get into? ›

The acceptance rate at Texas Tech is 67.3%.

In other words, of 100 students who apply, 67 are admitted. This means the school is somewhat selective. You should prepare your academic scores well, but you have an excellent chance if you impress them.

Does Texas Tech have walk on tryouts? ›

Texas Tech Football on X: "🗣️ Tech students! Interested in becoming a walk-on? Tryouts are coming up. Walk-On Information ⤵️ https://t.co/BPi2aVhBkh" / X.

When should I hear back from Texas Tech? ›

Although applications will be accepted beginning July 1, initial decision letters will be released in mid-September. Decisions beyond this time usually take 2-4 weeks. If you have any questions regarding the application or enrollment processes, contact your admissions counselor here.

Is Greek Life Big at Texas Tech? ›

Fraternities and sororities are the largest and most visible values-based organizations on campus. With more than 5,000 students that make up 15 percent of the student body, Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations are committed to health & wellness, community, personal growth, and civic engagement.

What GPA do sororities want? ›

How do you know what the required GPA is? The Panhellenic required GPA should be listed on your college's Panhellenic website. Most Panhellenic minimum GPAs are around 2.5 to 3.0. However, many times, each sorority's minimum GPA is higher than the GPA on the website.

Is Texas Tech Honors hard to get into? ›

A standard expectation for Current TTU or Transfer students:

A cumulative college GPA of 3.6 or higher. The Honors College application process is competitive and simply meeting one of the above criteria does not guarantee that you will be admitted.

How hard is it to get into a sorority? ›

You usually need to be a full-time student at a four-year college in order to join a sorority. Some colleges don't allow freshmen to join sororities or limit their involvement in them. Sororities emphasize academics, and most have a grade point average requirement between 2.5 and 3.0.

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