Reference Letters

Reference Letters

What is a letter of recommendation?
A recommendation is a personal letter of reference written by an alumnae member of a sorority to introduce a potential new member to her sorority. In the recommendation, the alumnae will write about your activities and talents so the sorority can get acquainted with you before recruitment begins.

Do I have to have letters of recommendation to go through recruitment?
Recommendation letters are not required to go through recruitment, but they are helpful in the recruitment process. Each year there are women who join chapters without securing any letters of recommendation prior to recruitment.

How can I get a recommendation letter?
You can obtain a letter of recommendation two ways:

Register with your local Alumnae Panhellenic- they often have recruitment information sessions and can get you in contact with sorority alumnae in your area who would be happy to get together for coffee and write you a recommendation.
You may personally ask alumnae of a sorority to write a recommendation letter on your behalf. Sometimes your teachers, mother's friends, and the women you babysit for or work for are sorority alumnae who can write you a more personal recommendation. Alumnae can find recommendation forms in their sorority’s spring magazine or on the sorority’s website. If they are not sure what form to use, the alumnae should contact her sorority’s headquarters for more information.
Below are some links to different Alumnae Panhellenic websites, on which you can find information about Panhellenic informational events near you, as well as your city's Alumnae Panhellenic Recruitment guidelines and tips. Keep in mind that registering with the Alumnae Panhellenic from your city is not the same thing as registering for Recruitment at Texas A&M; you will still have to visit our website and register with us to be able to go through Recruitment.

What should be included in the letter?
You should provide the alumnae writing the letter with the following:

A resume. Create a resume or use the one you created for college applications that includes your activities and interests. The alumnae will use it to personalize your letter and will forward it to the sorority.
A transcript. It can be an unofficial copy. Remember to mark out your social security number, as chapters do not need this information for any reason.
A picture. Make sure it is a picture of just you so the sororities can identify you. A senior picture or something similar will work.
A stamped, addressed envelope. Include an envelope already addressed to the chapter so the alumnae can mail it directly to the sorority. Bigger, heavier envelopes may require more postage so make sure you provide enough.
A thank-you note. It is nice to send this to the alumnae writing the letter to show your appreciation for the effort she is making to help you.

When are they due?
There is no deadline for having references sent in, but we recommend they get to the sororities by August 1 so they have time to read them before recruitment begins. As a courtesy to the women writing your letters, it's best to give them at least a month's notice before the letters are due.

Where do I send recommendation letters?
Letters of recommendation for Fall Recruitment 2018 can be sent by the alumna writing the letter directly to the sororities at Texas A&M. Below are the addresses for each chapter.

Panhellenic Alumnae Associations

Where to Send your Reference Letters

Alpha Chi Omega: 

To submit a recommendation electronically:

Visit https://www.alphachiomega.org/resource-center/recommend-a-member/

Send letters to:

Adrianna Reich

1505 Olympia Way

College Station, TX 77840

Alpha Delta Pi: 

Ari David

1500 Athens Dr

College Station, TX 77840

Alpha Epsilon Phi: 

Savannah Sinowitz

827 Pasler St.

College Station, TX 77840

Alpha Omicron Pi: 

Caroline Rogers

614 Clifton Ct. 

Coppell, Texas 75019

Chi Omega: 

Catherine Coolidge

Chi Omega House

1501 Athens Drive

College Station, TX 77840

Delta Delta Delta: 

Katherine Biehn

1503 Olympia Way

College Station, TX 77840

To submit a recommendation electronically:

katherinebiehntridelta@gmail.com

 

 

Delta Gamma: 

Lauren Stifflemire

1120 University Oaks Blvd

College Station, TX 77840

Delta Zeta: 

Shelbi Schneider

1501 Olympia Way

College Station, Texas 77840

Gamma Phi Beta: 

Meredith Gary

1400 Athens Drive

College Station, TX 77840

Kappa Alpha Theta: 

Daryl Tibbets

1503 Athens Dr.

College Station, TX 77840

Kappa Delta:

Claire Lindemann

413 Babybear Dr.

College Station, TX 77845

Kappa Kappa Gamma: 

To submit a recommendation electronically:

http://www.kappa.org/references & log in

Submit letters to:

Ashlyn Doremus

1502 Athens Drive

College Station, TX 77840

Pi Beta Phi: 

Alyssa Plant

1601 Munson Avenue

College Station, TX 77840

Zeta Tau Alpha: 

Ashlyn Boone

1403 Athens Drive

College Station, TX 77840

Questions About Reference Letters?

If you have chapter specific questions regarding reference letters, please contact the following:

Alpha Chi Omega: aggieaxorecruitment@gmail.com


Alpha Delta Pi: rvp.adpiaggie@gmail.com


Alpha Epsilon Phi: AggiePhiRecruitment@gmail.com


Alpha Omicron Pi: vpmrtamuaoii@gmail.com


Chi Omega: catcoolidge@gmail.com


Delta Delta Delta: aggietrideltarecruitment@gmail.com


Delta Gamma: aggiedgmembership@gmail.com


Delta Zeta:  aggiedzrecruitment@gmail.com


Gamma Phi Beta: aggiegammaphimvp@gmail.com


Kappa Alpha Theta: aggiethetacro@gmail.com


Kappa Delta: kappadeltareference@gmail.com


Kappa Kappa Gamma: kkgtamurecruit@gmail.com


Pi Beta Phi: txetarecruiter@gmail.com


Zeta Tau Alpha: tamuztarecruitment@gmail.com