Ah, that time of year -- sorority recruitment -- where we find ourselves spending too much time in the guilty pleasure that is watching sorority recruitment videos. Usually a well-edited mix of time lapses set against pop techno, girls on speedboats, the latest trends in bikinis, and of course, convertibles cruising coastlines and/or desert backroads. Here are this semester’s best sorority recruitment videos.
University of Miami - Alpha Delta Pi
The ADPi girls at the University of Miami will have you believing there’s nightly yoga classes and a tropical blue lagoon at their chapter house, and we’re into it. We’re also into all of the extracurriculars the girls are involved in, which you’re introduced to within the first minute. Saving coral reefs, owning the soccer field, equestrianship, ballet. They have it all, and they do it all.
University of Arizona - Alpha Phi
The University of Arizona Alpha Phi’s know a thing or two about Victoria Secret blow-out’s, eating pizza and taco’s, wearing denim, and making the most of your time in a laundromat. We have to admit, the girls look like they're a blast to be with, and we’d rush just to hang with them (ahem... and in that chapter house!)
Texas A&M - Kappa Delta
At the start of the video, a sister opens a box to find a series of polaroid pictures. We never thought we’d see something like this, but… it appears we have a storyline! Well, sort of. The video then segways to what would be the moments behind those polaroid snaps, and it’s a lot of jerseys and sped up and slowed down b-roll. Bonus points for the Mom’s Day shoutout and the MTV Cribs-like highlights.
Texas A&M - Delta Gamma
These girls are badass. No one’s doubting they probably own the parking garage they strut through in leather and denim. They’re also badass athletes, owning the track, the pitch, and hip hop dance.
University of Miami - Sigma Delta Tau
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard a voice-over narrative, and we’re happy for to see it from the SDT's of Miami. The Sigma Delta Tau sisters give you the full lowdown on the chapter’s values and priorities. That said, we’re here for the hugs. Lots and lots and lots of hugs.
Florida State University - Alpha Delta Pi
Hats off to FSU’s ADPi sisters who get right into addressing stereotypes before we hit :30. “Unfortunately, as sorority women, we’re often wrongly identified by preconceived labels,” the narrative goes. But at ADPi, they put an end to negative labels. “And it’s just the beginning,” we’re told. Sure, we’ll share a Coke with them.
University of Miami - Delta Gamma
While sorority recruitment videos as a concept may have peaked in 2017, the University of Miami is one school that keeps producing. Especially this year’s DG video. The sisters nail the bikini b-roll and drone shots, and they’re this year’s winner of “Most and Best Use Of Watercraft” for all the varieties of marine transportation they were given access to. Way to go, DG’s!
Washington State University - Delta Gamma
Our third chapter of Delta Gamma's to grace this year’s best sorority recruitment video post, we get a taste of how beautiful the Pacific Northwest is in WSU’s DG video. Cue scenes of the girls with mountainous backdrops, glacial lakes, abandoned schoolbuses (which they take the liberty to graffiti), and railroad tracks. Take us there!