Summertime is tricky for Greek organizations – everyone has dispersed from campus, but you need to remain relevant and prepare your social media for the influx of freshman eager for Fall rush. We’ve curated a list of the best ways to keep your sorority social media active during the summer months and ensure PNM interest for the upcoming rush season.
- Repost interesting updates from your national HQ
If your national HQ has posted anything relevant to your chapter, repost it on your sorority social media to keep PNMs in the loop about the goings on of your organization.
2. Share photos of any summertime sisterhood activities your sorority participates in
Nothing makes an Instagram more interesting than photos of sisters in action! Whether it’s beach pictures, picnics, or road trips, show your followers what kind of fun activities your chapter engages in.
3. Keep in contact with your school’s Panhellenic organization and make sure your sorority photos get reposted
Most PNMs will keep track of your school’s Panhellenic or InterGreek Council’s social media. Make sure that your chapter is featured and displayed when you have the chance!
4. Post some short clips of your recruitment video to drum up interest
Recruitment videos are hands down the best way to draw PNMs in and attract them to your sorority chapter. Rush videos display all of the best parts of your sisterhood, so post a few teaser clips to grab attention!
5. Post sister spotlights with a short caption giving some background on sisters
This is an easy way to fill up a few posts and give outsiders an inside look into your sorority and who is a part of it!
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#whyphimuwednesday “Hey I’m Alexa! I’m a junior communications major with a minor in dance and psychology. I chose phi mu because it was something that I could help begin and create. That is a rare experience one gets to have and I am so lucky and feel so proud that I was able to be a big part in that process. I chose phi mu because it was centered on my values of love, honor, and truth. It just felt right. Though the reasons why I chose are very strong, I have received so many more reasons why I have stayed. I feel like I can truly be myself, I am surrounded by such incredible and strong women who rub off me in the best of ways, I have met people that are down to be as adventurous as I, and sisters that support my dreams and remind me to go for what I love unapologetically. I am so grateful to phi mu for giving me the opportunity to discover and develop more parts of my self, for gaining a “true” family on campus, and for making me realize what it means to be a true sister, leader, and friend. I love everything it has brought me and I am so excited to see what one more year can do!”
6. Feature officer positions with some background on each officer’s role within the chapter
This is also a great way to prepare for rush by highlighting the hard yet rewarding work of your chapter’s Executive Board! Many PNMs don’t realize how beneficial a leadership role in a sorority can be for their futures!
7. Shout out sisters with summer birthdays on your sorority story or Instagram page
This is another great way to get PNMs familiar with the faces of your chapter!
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“Even though she is my little, she continues to inspire me! Roshelle lights up every room she walks in with her positive and vibrant attitude! She is the sweetest and most genuine human I’ve ever met! She is so energetic, makes the best out of every situation and always knows how to make me smile. She will always have her friends back and I know she will always be there for me. I am eternally thankful that Delta Gamma brought her into my life⚓️ I am so lucky to have her as my friend, sister and my little💕” - @atanaka13 #AlwaysAnchored
8. Take some photos at summer philanthropy events to highlight the good that your sorority does year round
Philanthropy doesn’t stop just because school did! Not only are you highlighting the dedication and hard work of your sorority, but you are showing new members another side of Greek life that focuses on scholarship, philanthropy, and friendship!
9. Start a countdown until Bid Day or Recruitment
Nothing creates a spark of excitement like a countdown to let PNMs know how excited you are to meet them! We know you’re excited – get them excited too through your sorority social media!
10. Feature example photos of recruitment attire for PNMs
Bonus points if your chapter curates a Pinterest board! PNMs are most likely unsure of what to expect during rush events, so examples of what to wear or expect are always welcome!