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Recommendations FAQs

What is a recommendation?

A recommendation, or ‘rec’, is a personal reference of a potential new member provided by an alumna of a sorority

A recommendation may include information about your talents and skills or other contributions you can make to a sorority.

  • An alumna has two options for recommendations: she can write a personal letter of reference or she can obtain a form from her sorority.

Why get a recommendation?

The purpose of a recommendation is to give a sorority chapter the chance to know more about you before recruitment – a more personal introduction in addition to their copy of your sorority recruitment registration form.

Are recommendations required?

MSU Panhellenic does not require recommendations. Recommendations can be a useful way for chapters to get to know and recognize a PNM prior to the recruitment process.  Membership in any sorority is mostly dependent on personality, regardless of recommendations.

If a specific organization requires a recommendation, it is dependent on the organization to obtain the recommendation, not the PNM. If you know the alumna, then you will likely receive a more personal recommendation.

How do I get a recommendation?

1. If you have a friend/relative/teacher who is an alumna of a sorority, she can give you a recommendation. You may be surprised to find out how many sorority women you know!

2. Contact your hometown Alumnae Panhellenic Association. They can help find someone to write a recommendation for you.

Where do alumnae find recommendation forms?

This differs for each sorority. MSU cannot provide any recommendation forms to fill out. Alumnae may obtain the forms and information from their inter/national websites, their sorority publications, or local alumnae chapters.

What are the deadlines to submit recommendations for MSU’s recruitment?

MSU Panhellenic does not have a deadline for recommendations; however, many hometown Panhellenic associations may have set deadlines. They may be sent to the chapters at the reference addresses all summer. Remember, recruitment begins in September, so plan accordingly!

Who should mail the recommendation and when?

The recommending alumna should mail the recommendation to her sorority. It is her responsibility-not the potential new member’s-to secure a form or write a letter and to mail it. Like anything, you don’t want to wait until the last minute! Getting the recommendations to the chapter by September 1 provides more time for them to read the letter prior to recruitment.

What about pictures/resumes/transcripts?

Some hometown Panhellenic associations may ask for specific information, such as a resume or a photograph, from a potential new member in order to complete a recommendation. What information you provide to an alumna writing a recommendation for you is between you and that person; MSU does not specify what information, if any, should accompany a request for a recommendation.

Where should recommendations be mailed?

Recommendations should be mailed directly to the chapters at MSU; the mailing addresses are listed below.

Panhellenic Women's Recruitment Reference Addresses:

Alpha Phi
Box # 12763
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Chi Omega
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Gamma Phi Beta
Box# 12744
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Sigma Kappa
Box# 12775
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308