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The Recrutiment Challenge

What is The Recruitment Challenge?

The Recruitment Challenge seeks to emphasize Sigma Alpha Epsilon recruits 365 days a year. In an effort to support this effort, the Fraternity is going to provide free recruitment t-shirts in the fall ’21 semester for every collegiate active member of a chapter that increases its membership by 10% in April. There is no better time to invite deserving men to join our Order than today.

There are a few rules…

  1. The entire process of recruiting, bidding, initiating, and new member onboarding must occur and be completed by the end of April 2021.
  2. Full payment of all applicable initiation fees must be made to the Fraternity by April 30, 2021
  3. Chapter membership will reflect a growth of 10% or more. See your roster count below

Let’s get started… how to find and attract new members and links to more in-depth methods are included.

Tips on where to find potential new members from the new Recruitment Planning Guide:

1. In the classroom.

Sit in the front row, ask questions, engage with other students during group exercises, and wear SAE apparel. Show classmates that SAE brothers leaders in the classroom and recruiting become easy. Once relationships are developed in the classroom and potential new members (PNMs) have been identified, ask PNMs if they have ever considered joining a fraternity.

2. Campus events.

Attend campus events and contribute to the event. Listen, ask questions, be proactive in meeting new people and again wear SAE apparel. Law of Attraction: Become the member SAE would like to recruit (leader, engaging, community builder, relationship builder)

3. Social Media

Consistent posting (1 post per week) about the chapter displaying SAE values (friendship, scholarship, leadership, service.) Additionally, following PNMs on social media and sending personal messages asking about a respective PNM is a great way to build relationships. Follow different pages searching for PNMs to build a recruitment list (ex. Class of 2023,2024 at (school name), (school name) Activities Council, (school name) Writing/Psychology/Art/Business/Engineering clubs)

4. Friends Network.

Have SAE members go through their social media pages and phone contacts messaging friends about the opportunity to join the fraternity. Most students never join a fraternity because they are never asked. Take the time to ask friends about joining.

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If your chapter needs assistance in developing a recruitment strategy for the Recruitment Challenge program, or for next semester, contact Gage Wolt,

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