Happy First OFFICIAL day of Summer!
You don’t need to wish your summer away
for the next chapter, but it’s a good idea to get the ball rolling on your social resume in preparation for your Freshman year and Formal Sorority Recruitment.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION FORM (MIF)
It’s a great idea to have a MIF (Membership Information Form) sent in by an alumnae of EVERY chapter that you will be visiting. I can only speak for my own, but Alpha Omicron Pi accepts electronic MIFS, so no need to send me a paper copy, I’ll be filling in the needed information online. It’s ok if you don’t personally know them! You’ll be surprised who you have a connection with, you know that whole 6 degrees of separation thing!
BIG SCHOOL, SMALL SCHOOL
If you are attending a large university that has large chapters, more than likely a MIF will be sent to the National or International database as well as the local chapter you will be attending recruitment with. For example, I just recently filled out three MIFs for the University of Arkansas. I sent the original to the Alpha Omicron Pi headquarters, and also sent a copy to the Recruitment Chair at UofA.
YOU’RE NEVER TOO EARLY
MIF (Membership Information Forms) are due for many schools at the end of July, so be sure to reach out for recommendations as soon as you make your decision on a school. During the entire summer, most chapters are eagerly preparing to have an amazing Fall recruitment. Meetings and planning are taking place all summer long. Be sure you are ready to go early and your information isn’t lost in transition.
was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Lifelong friendships, leadership, social, community and a foundation of support are some of the most important aspects I gained from my experience as a college student and an alumnae. Alpha Omicron Pi <3