Yay yay yay yay yay! This is what I have been waiting for all year! It's finally that time: RUSH! At Syracuse University, PNMs go through five rounds of recruitment, and this past weekend I survived the first two rounds. Day one, Saturday, was Kick Off. On this day we visited all 12 chapter houses with our assigned rush groups. The next day, round two, was Philanthropy round. On this day, PNMs could return to a maximum of nine chapter houses depending on where they got invited back. Syracuse didn't surprise anyone this weekend with the massive blizzard that it received. They call it the curse of rush here because there has never been a successful two-weekend period of recruitment without a snowstorm. We aren't permitted to have our cell phones during the rounds of recruitment, so I could only capture two quick pictures for you, a shot of the Hall of Languages, the building in which I meet with my rush group at the start and finish of every day, and a casual selfie of me all bundled up in the snow.
Many if you have been requesting to see the outfits that I wore during the process, so here they are! On the first day, we were given a tee shirt and were told to dress it up to show our individuality. I wore mine with two long necklaces, a black fur vest, skinny jeans, and fur boots (very appropriate for the weather conditions). On the second day, we were told to wear out "favorite outfit." I wore a navy blue glittery sweater, black paisley jeggings, leather Chanel loafers, and a bunch of jewelry.
Three pieces of my jewelry meant a lot to me and kept me sane during the hectic non-stop 20 minute girl-flirting sessions all day long: my watch, my bracelet, and my rings. The watch was given to me to borrow from my oldest sister, Emily. She said it would keep me on time to each house and bring me good luck inside of them. The "fearless" bracelet was a Christmas gift from my other sister, Bella. I thought it was a good Thing to wear to remind me not to get caught up in all of the rumors and drama that go along with sorority rush. The set of Bendels rings was a set that I borrowed from my momma almost every single day over Christmas break and she told me that if the rings made me feel pretty and confident, then I should wear them during recruitment.
By this time next week, I'll have gotten my bid and know which sorority I am going to join! Wish me luck I'M SO EXCITED!