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Recruitment Counselor Training

The Panhellenic formal recruitment process is complex and often daunting for students, especially those unfamiliar with the sorority experience. To help guide and counsel students that participate in this process, each year a group of upperclassmen who are established leaders in the sorority community make the decision to disaffiliate from their own organizations and train throughout the spring and summer to be unbiased resources and mentors for the potential new members participating in formal recruitment.

These women receive training in history and information about each sorority at Belmont. They participate in basic counseling skills training and practice speaking with potential new members. In addition, recruitment counselors (having temporarily relinquished their own sorority membership) spend time developing a support system and sisterhood with one another as they are not allowed to communicate with their own sorority sisters in the weeks leading up to the recruitment process.