1 – For a lot of fraternities, it is difficult to get brothers motivated during the spring recruitment period. Brothers just aren’t as interested for whatever reason.
To overcome this, it is imperative that you make the recruitment events as fun as possible. If they are events that the brothers will want to go to anyway, then it increases the likelihood that they will show up if it is a recruitment event.
This will have the added bonus that brothers should enjoy the event, which will make the event a success.
2 – Don’t overspend. Spring budgets are tight. Formal is normally in the spring, and the accounts get bled dry before summer. Spring rush is one of those expenses that does not have to be excessive.
The guys who are going to join your fraternity in the spring will have already been sold on it. They will know the guys, and they will know what you do. Don’t spend money when you don’t have to.
This brings me to my next point…
3 – Focus on recruiting guys you already know. By January, everyone has established relationships with friends. Guys aren’t going to join on a whim like they will in the fall.
Therefore, you will be spinning your wheels if you focus on trying to recruit strangers. The time for recruiting strangers was in the fall semester when you could invite them to your events and take the time to get to know them. Trying to find these guys and then get them to join is not the most efficient way to use your time.
4 – Make it quick. You should know who you are going to recruit in the spring. Focus on them and their friends, and then end it. No need to drag it out. This should motivate the guys being recruited because they know they better act or be left out. The brothers will be happy because rush will not last longer than necessary.
I hope these four tips help you succeed during spring recruitment. For more recruitment advice – check out 5 Ways Your Fraternity can KILL IT During Fraternity Recruitment.
To learn more, check out our most in-depth article on fraternity recruitment: The Complete Guide to Fraternity Recruitment.