Begin by looking at your school’s Greek life website to get an idea of what to wear. You’ll want to dress comfortably so that you can draw on all of your self-confidence. It’s harder to feel self-assured when you’re uncomfortable.
Try to subtly stand out from the crowd. Girls should choose a memorable piece of jewelry or interesting color dress and guys should choose a memorable hat or distinctive colored shirt, Don’t try too hard though, you want to fit in well with their organization.
When holding conversations with the members, most are looking for key factors to ensure that you will be an active, contributing member to the organization. They want to know that you are:
A great way to “casually” bring this up in conversation would be to ask the person rushing you “What sort of activities are your members involved in currently? In high school I was really involved with my [insert club and/or sports team] and I liked helping out at [insert charity where you volunteered].” This not only shows the member you meet their criteria but also that you are interested in learning about their specific activities.
Its also important to mention what your talents are, i.e. writing, painting, acting, singing, dancing ,etc., because fraternities and sororities are highly competitive with each other so they’re constantly scouting for new talent to represent them in campus-wide competitions.
Asking someone where they are from and what their major is can get boring; some better questions/conversation starters are (and they’ll remember that you were so creative):
Also, don’t forget, complimenting can always ease an awkward silence, a simple “great necklace or nice watch” can spark a new conversation topic.
Above all else, be yourself, smile a lot and just be friendly. I know it’s hard to put yourself out there sometimes, but in the end it is all worth it, I promise!