Letter from the Director of Member Selection

Welcome to Tri Delta Chi Chapter Recruitment!

My name is Mary Elizabeth Pontin, and I am the 2021 Director of Member Selection. We cannot wait to meet all of the potential new members! Panhellenic Recruitment Registration opens May 1st.  The Panhellenic Recommendation Letter Deadline has been set for August 10th, but we strongly encourage you to submit recommendations to our Reference Chair by August 1st. Delta Delta Delta is so excited for Recruitment Week! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me!

Be sure to register for Formal Recruitment by clicking the link!



Contact Information:

Director of Member Selection: mepontinddd@gmail.com

References: umdddreference2021@gmail.com

**Please note that the Tri Delta website submission does not go through local alumnae. The Chi chapter prefers hand written recommendations mailed or emailed to umdddreference2021@gmail.com as opposed to using the tridelta.org online Tri Delta form. References, however, are given same consideration regardless of how they were submitted. Please see the recommendations tab for more info.**

2021 Tri Delta Recruitment Team

Back Row: MJ Hymel, Mary Elizabeth Pontin, Hannah Heyer, Mackenzie Byrd

Front Row: Taylor Burnett, Douglas Howard, Grace Gober, MK Womack


Round 1 // Virtual Greek Day

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Number Visited: All 10 sororities
What to Expect: This year, Greek Day will be held virtually. Potential New Members will virtually visit each of the 10 houses by watching a video from each house. Previously called Water Parties, this day is very informal and allows you to view each house without decoration and truly learn the ideals of each sorority. You’ll learn about sorority life, including the benefits of membership along with financial, academic, and housing obligations of being a member.

What to Wear: Panhellenic provides you with a Greek day shirt to wear and the rest is up to you, dress is very casual. 


Round 2 // Philanthropy Day

Monday, August 16 & Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Number Visited: Up to 8 sororities
What to Expect: Each sorority will share information about their local and national philanthropy. Philanthropy is a huge part of our chapter, so this round can tell you a lot about each sorority. You’ll learn about our philanthropy and community service.
What to Wear: Panhellenic provides you with a philanthropy day shirt to wear and the rest is up to you, again, dress is very casual. Remember to choose comfortable shoes!


Round 3 // Sisterhood Day

Thursday, August 19 & Friday, August 20, 2021

Number Visited: Up to 5 sororities
What to Expect: These highly energetic parties provide an insight into their sisterhood. You’ll talk with members to gain a greater perspective of their sisterhood and how they celebrate their sorority.
What to Wear: Dressy casual attire, such as a dress, skirt or pants with a blouse, paired with shoes that you can walk in comfortably.


Round 4 // Preference

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Number Visited: Up to 2 sororities
What to Expect: As this is the final event of formal recruitment, conversation is intimate and more on the serious side. From the sororities you are invited to for this round, you will select the one(s) you wish to receive a membership invitation. This last round allows you to ask last minute questions about our sorority and help make the decision of which house you feel the most comfortable at.
What to Wear: This round is more formal attire, such as a semi-formal or cocktail dress or business attire, paired with comfortable shoes.


Bid Day

Sunday, August 22, 2021

What to Expect: You’ll meet with your recruitment counselor and group in the Grove to receive your membership invitation.
What to Wear: Shorts or pants and a shirt. New members are given letters when they arrive at the sorority. 


**Please note: Although there is currently no GPA requirement to participate in Formal Recruitment at Ole Miss, scholarship is very important to the Chi Chapter. The chapter average to extend a bid is a 3.0 GPA. Women with below a 3.0 GPA are advised that they are at a greater risk to be released.

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