Formal recruitment is one of the most stressful and exciting times in a girl’s college career. This week is full of many early mornings, spontaneous rain showers, and wardrobe malfunctions that keep everyone on their toes. Of course, all of this is worth it, because it leads up to the legendary and unforgettable Bid Day.
While it is all worth it in the end, what gets potential new members through all the ups and downs? The one person standing at the ready with a breath mint, tissue, umbrella, or anything in between is a PNM’s Pi Chi.
Former Pi Chi, Bailey Gray, captured how much Pi Chis mean to PNMs when she said, “My Pi Chi helped me by always being available and approachable. I felt so comfortable talking to her, because I trusted her as my friend.”
The experience of being a Pi Chi is so unique to anything else a student can do at Auburn. It gives those involved the chance to find relationships with people from an array of areas, backgrounds, and sororities. This is reflected perfectly in Head Pi Chi Hannah Dean's experience. She stated, "My position as a Pi Chi allowed me to engage a diverse group of girls beyond my sorority. Initially when I applied, I understood the close relationship I would form with the PNMs in my group. However, I was not aware I would have the chance to form lasting friendships with the other Pi Chis. The friends I made through the experience are such a blessing to me, and I am still so thankful to have had the opportunity to serve Auburn University in this way."
Recruitment wouldn’t be possible without Pi Chis, and if you want to take a shot at being a part of this once (or twice) in a lifetime opportunity, now is the time to take action! Pi Chi applications are due January 27th at 12pm, and Panhellenic encourages everyone to take part, so apply today!
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