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Fall 2020 Formal Sorority Recruitment Outline

Day 1: Orientation and Go Sorority 

Friday, August 28th

All potential new members (PNMs) will meet in the SUB to check in and be placed into tour groups. Go Sorority is the longest night of recruitment. PNMs will have an opportunity to see every house and talk to the women about why they chose to join Montana State's Sorority community. The Sorority Recruitment Counselors will then give a presentation

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Bid Day at Bobcat Stadium  

with information on the five sororities, answer any questions and detail what to expect over the next few days. Each party for house tours will be 40 minutes.

4:00PM: Check in time at the SUB followed by informational orientation session

5:00PM: Walking groups meet and head toward chapter houses with their Recruitment Counselors

5:30PM: First Party begins. Parties are 30 minutes with a 10 minute break in between to regroup. 

6:10PM: Second Party

6:40PM: Dinner Break

7:00PM: Third Party

7:40PM: Fourth Party

8:20PM: Fifth Party

9:00PM: Return to the SUB!

Attire: Women should wear comfortable shoes as they will be walking to and inside all the houses. Outfit style should be clean and presentable. Create a polished outfit that will showcase your unique personality and sense of style! We want you to be yourself! Take a look at our Pinterest board made by your recruitment counselors for more ideas!

Day 2: Sisterhood and Philanthropy Night

Saturday, August 29th

On this night PNMs will attend a maximum of three parties. This night is dedication to showcasing each chapters individual philanthropy organization and how the house builds a sense of sisterhood between members.  

1:00PM: Meet in the SUB to receive schedules and check in with Recruitment Counselors. Each party for philanthropy night will be 40 minutes.

1:30PM: First Party

2:20PM: Second Party

3:10PM: Third Party

4:00PM: Fourth Party

4:40PM: Return to the SUB!

Attire: This night is slightly more professional than the day before. Check out the Pinterest board for more ideas! 

Day 3: Preference Day

Sunday, August 30th

This is the final night in the recruitment process. While the schedule has three party slots, women will only be able to attend a maximum of two parties on this day. Conversations will center around a woman's possible future in this sorority and more specific aspects of membership.

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New Members on the final day of Formal Recruitment

After this night PNMs will fill out an MRABA form stating which sororities they will accept a membership bid from. If an MRABA is not signed, a woman cannot join a sorority. Each party for preference night will be one hour.  

12:30PM: Meet in SUB to receive schedules and check in with Recruitment Counselors

1:00PM: First Party

2:10PM: Second Party 

3:00PM: Return to SUB to sign an MRABA 

Attire: This is the most formal of all of the days of recruitment. Women should wear business professional clothing that would be acceptable for a job interview. This level of dress is referred to as "pin wear." 

Day 4: Bid Day

Monday, August 31st

Sometimes called "The Most Wonderful Day of the Year" by active members, Bid Day is the celebration in which women reveal the house they have chosen and meet their new sisters. Have an excellent time and get excited to meet the amazing women of your new organization!

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Recruitment Counselors sporting their chapter shirts at Bid Day 2019. 

9:00AM-12:30PM: Bid Pick Up, location TBD. Stop by at your convenience!

4:30PM: PNMs check in with Recruitment Counselors and organize themselves for the reveal

5:00PM: Bid Day begins!

6:00PM: New members return to the individual chapter houses to celebrate!

Attire: Shirts displaying the letters of the house will be provided with bid cards, bottoms are up to the woman's discretion. 


If you have questions or need accommodations for these events, please contact Erin Macdonald Peck at 406-994-2826.


Still have questions about the recruitment process and sorority life in general?  Look over our Sorority Recruitment FAQs or check out the national website "The Sorority Life" to read testimonials, find parent materials and receive answers to your lingering questions!