WHAT IS A
A recruitment guide (rho gam) a is a member of the Panhellenic community who has chosen to unbiasedly help Potential New Members (PNMs) through the primary recruitment process. Our Recruitment Guides do not disaffiliate from their chapter (meaning they are still fully active members of their organization). Instead, they are strong advocates of the Panhellenic Community and have built connections with women from outside of their chapter.
RECRUITMENT GUIDES SERVE
To help make the recruitment experience a positive, enjoyable, and memorable one for the Potential New Members
To promote a positive attitude toward all Panhellenic chapters and the entire Ohio State University Sorority & Fraternity Life Community
To be available to their Potential New Members from the time they register though Bid Day and offer guidance in a one-on-one situation
To work directly with the Vice President of Recruitment Guides, Director(s) of Recruitment Guides, and Vice President of Recruitment and Retention to communicate any major problems or concerns
WHAT ARE THEY THERE FOR
During the Primary Recruitment period PNMs will be assigned to a recruitment group led by assigned Recruitment Guides. Recruitment Guides will be able to personally answer questions about Recruitment and assist with any problems that may arise.
A Recruitment Guide’s primary purpose is to not only ensure that you have positive experience and to answer any questions you may have. But they serve as a role model and ally throughout the process. Our hope is that you build a lasting connection with your Recruitment Guide!
Your Recruitment Guide is your go-to shoulder to lean on and they are always open to having tough conversations. They too were one PNMs in your shoes. It is important that you attend all meetings with Recruitment Guides, as they will provide you will all necessary information.
APPLY TO BE A RECRUITMENT GUIDE
*Please note that applications are now closed for the 2023 Primary Recruitment Period!
THE RECRUITMENT GUIDE TIMELINE
Recruitment Guides are selected through an application and interview process which begins after the end of the previous recruitment period. After being selected, Recruitment Guides will take a course during the autumn semester which helps to train, prepare, and educate our Recruitment Guides on the social change model and being a leader in our community. Throughout this time we hold our Recruitment Guides to high expectations as they take on service projects, assist at Sorority & Fraternity Life events, and other major events across The Ohio State University’s community. By the time the Primary Recruitment period approaches Recruitment Guides will have created a sisterhood of their own and are ready to lead Potential New Members through the recruitment process.