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’s 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.”
|Bailey Gray and her Pi Chi group.|
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."
|Assistant Head Pi Chi, Lily Hardwick, and her Pi Chi group.|
Assistant Head Pi Chi, Lily Hardwick, offers some advice to those going through the application process: “I would tell anyone applying to be a Pi Chi to be yourself and be confident. Through every aspect of the application process remain true to who you are and don't be afraid to show your personality!”
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!