RECRUITMENT AT NEBRASKA BETA
An open letter from our Vice President Recruitment:
Hi everyone! My name is Karsyn Buttler and I have the privilege of serving as NE Beta’s Vice President Recruitment this year. I’m originally from North Platte, NE and I’m going into my senior year at the UNMC College of Nursing at Lincoln. Pi Phi has played a HUGE role in my college experience, one that I can't imagine going through college without. I have truly met some of the best women through my time in the 426. Now, I could sit here and talk about how incredible Pi Phi is for hours, but clearly I’m very biased. Instead, I’ll leave any women coming through recruitment this Fall with some advice. First, DO NOT (and I cannot stress this enough) let the recruitment process define who you are as a person. It’s an emotionally draining week filled with lots of ups and downs, but I promise you that everything happens for a reason. Next, Greek Life has every possibility of making your four years in college the best years of your life. However, in my experiences, you get out of it what you put into it. Go to as many events as possible, push yourself out of your comfort zone, and meet as many people as possible. Lastly, when you get to the last day of the recruitment process take a look around at the women you’re standing in line with. These women have the potential to be your future sisters, and if you can see yourself being in a pledge class with them you’re probably in the right place. I’m so excited to meet as many of you as possible this Fall and hope you have an amazing Summer!
Go Greek, Go Pi Phi!
Karsyn Buttler, VPR
Pi Beta Phi recognizes a legacy as a woman coming through the recruitment process whose mother, grandmother, or sister has been or is a current initiated member in the Pi Beta Phi chapter. In order to promote a more inclusive Greek Life experience, NE Beta has nationally elected to no longer give special consideration to legacies. If you have any further questions about this, you can find a more in depth explanation on our national website at www.pibetaphi.org.
What to wear:
The best advice I can give here is to wear what makes you feel your best! Don’t be afraid to wear fun accessories and dress true to your own personal style. UNL Panhellenic provides a more in depth guide about what outfits for each round consist of at https://www.unl.edu/greek/panhellenic-recruitment.
Pi Phi's core values:
At Pi Phi, we focus on a values-based recruitment. Our foundation was built on six core values including: Integrity, Lifelong Commitment, Honor and Respect, Personal and Intellectual Growth, Philanthropic Service to Others, and Sincere Friendship. Throughout the recruitment process, we strive to invite women into our sisterhood who possess these core values.
As mentioned above, philanthropy is incredibly important to our chapter since it is one of our values! We strive to fight children's illiteracy through our Read > Lead > Achieve initiatives all across the nation. Nebraska Beta is extremely fortunate to not only be able to raise funds for this cause through philanthropy events on campus, but also see the direct impact of these efforts within the Lincoln community. We partner with Everett elementary, a Title I school, to provide mentorship and support to children that may not receive the same amount of literary enrichment as some of their counterparts. It is so incredible to see how excited the kids are when the Pi Phi's show up to give them the extra love and attention they deserve. We firmly believe that literacy creates a strong foundation for success and hope to create a difference through our dedication to children's futures. If kids aren't your favorite, that is totally alright! We understand not everyone has the same interests. In order to accommodate all of our sisters in their pursuit of philanthropic service, we also participate often in other community volunteering efforts such as The Big Event, sack lunch preparations for People's City Mission, and the Miss Amazing organization.
Bid day is one of Nebraska Beta's favorite days of the whole year! We get to celebrate the growth of our sisterhood through the addition of our new members and always find ourselves even more excited for the year to come! The pictures below are from our primary recruitment bid day "Golden Hour" this past year.