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: 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association

Dallas Alumnae Panhellenic Association

Panhellenic Association of San Antonio

Austin Alumnae Panhellenic Association

Boerne Alumnae Panhellenic

Carrollton Farmers Branch Alumnae Panhellenic

Central Texas Alumnae Panhellenic

Clear Lake Area Panhellenic

Coppell Alumnae Panhellenic Association

El Paso Alumnae Panhellenic

Fort Bend Alumnae Panhellenic

Frisco-Allen Area Alumnae Panhellenic

Greater Katy Area Alumnae Panhellenic

Longview Area Panhellenic

McKinney Area Alumnae Panhellenic

Montgomery County Alumnae Panhellenic

Northwest Harris County Alumnae Panhellenic

San Angelo Panhellenic

Victoria Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association

Waco Alumnae Panhellenic

 

What should be included in the letter? 

You should provide the alumnae writing the letter with the following: 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. Many Alumnae Panhellenics require recommendations to be sent in by May 1st, however, so that they can put yours together and ensure it gets to the sororities in plenty of time for recruitment. 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 2014 can be sent by the alumna writing the letter directly to the sororities at Texas A&M. Below are the addresses for each chapter. 

 

 

Alpha Chi Omega:

Roxanne Reichl

1505 Olympia Way

College Station, TX 77840

 

Alpha Delta Pi:

Alyssa Amos or Carlee Latham

1500 Athens Drive

College Station, TX 77840

 

Chi Omega:

Leah Keeter

1501 Athens Drive

College Station, TX 77840

 

Delta Delta Delta:

Mackenzie Edwards

1503 Olympia Way

College Station, TX 77840

 

Delta Gamma:

Jenna Pace

1120 University Oaks Blvd.

College Station, TX 77840

 

Delta Zeta:

Leslie Wright

1501 Olympia Way

College Station, TX 77840

 

Gamma Phi Beta:

Hannah Stayart

1400 Athens Dr.

College Station, TX 77840

 

Kappa Delta:

Lindsay Ernest

1010 University Oaks Blvd.

College Station, TX 77840

 

Kappa Alpha Theta:

Shannon O'Brien

1503 Athens Dr.

College Station, TX 77840

 

Kappa Kappa Gamma:

Jackie Groves

1502 Athens Drive

College Station, Tx 77840

 

Phi Beta Phi:

Stephanie Grissom

1601 Munson Ave

College Station, TX 77840

 

Zeta Tau Alpha:

Kalie Lewis or Elizabeth Lucas

1403 Athens Drive

College Station, TX, 77840