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Recruitment 2020

Recruitment for MC's clubs and Tribes for fall 2020 will take place in September 2020. The Office of Student Engagement and The Council are excited about these changes and how we are going to work through this together in order to welcome New Members into our Clubs and Tribes!

Important Dates

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
7:00 pm CST
Clubs & Tribes Informational Zoom #1
Zoom ID: 99972682754

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Registration for Recruitment Opens

Thursday, June 11, 2020
3:00 pm CST
Clubs & Tribes Informational Zoom #2
Zoom ID: 91487291579

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
10:30 am CST
Clubs & Tribes Informational Zoom #3
Zoom ID: 92463682547

Thursday, June 18, 2020
9:00 pm CST
Clubs & Tribes Informational Zoom #4
Zoom ID: 95657167585

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
Registration for Recruitment Ends

Zoom Sessions

Each Zoom Session will cover the same information about 2020 Recruitment. We are offering four different sessions to hopefully ensure everyone the opportunity to join in on a session that fits your schedule. These Zoom sessions are optional however a great place to get some of your questions answered and her from your Council Officers. 

Registration

Registration will be open on the MC website starting June 10, 2020 and end September 9, 2020. If individuals do not sign up before September 9, they will not be able to go through Recruitment during the 2020-2021 school year. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is changing?

The process of Recruitment will look similar to the past, just condensed and centered around keeping in guidelines with social distancing.

What is a PNM?

The term PNM (potential new member) will be heard or seen a lot, but simply means individuals that are going through Recruitment with the potential of joining a social organization. 

What is the price of Recruitment?

$65. This covers food at Parties, Recruitment Shirt, and this will help supplement the Organizations to be able to host so many events in such a short time frame. We are working on reimbursing those that paid the $115 fee and will be communicating how that will go out via email. 

How will I know my schedule for Recruitment?

Each PNM will receive a colored wristband. These wristbands will be in each PNMs dorm room along with their detailed schedule, additional information, and tips for going through Recruitment. These colored wristbands will be your Recruitment Groups. PNMs will be given a schedule based on the color of their group. These are the times they go to the coke and recruitment parties and must sign in using your color. PNMS must have their wristbands on throughout recruitment. Keep in mind, due to COVID-19 almost all of our events will be outside, but we will do everything we can to keep everyone cool and provide water for everyone.

What if I'm an athlete, can I go through Recruitment?

Absolutely! Recruitment is time-consuming, but with a majority of it being virtual, we foresee a larger number of individuals being able to participate. 

How do I become a New Member?

PNMs must go to all required events during Recruitment in order to fill out a Pref Card. This Pref Card allows the Council Presidents to know what organizations the PNMs are most interested in being a part of after going through Recruitment. Filling out this pref card does not mean individuals will get into their 1st pref, but MC utilizes a system of Mutual Selection which gives both the PNMs and the Organizations a preference on New Membership. We do not cut here at MC, so if a PNM fills out a pref card they will be placed in an organization- even if it is their second, third, fourth or fifth pref. PNMS find out which organization they will become a New Member of at Squeal Night (females) or Reveal Night (males). They will then begin going through the New Member Process.

What is a New Member and what is the New Member Process?

A new member is an individual going through the process to become an active member of an organization. New Membership looks different for every organization, but is a time commitment for the duration of the process. Our Vice Presidents and New Member Chairs will work with athletes to ensure that they are able to do both as well as working with each New Member to ensure they are able to fulfill other commitments like classes, on or off campus jobs, or previous commitments. We do ask our New Members to be committed to their organization’s process and make it a priority to be at as many events as they can. The New Member Process is up to 6 weeks long- each organization has varying lengths of their New Member Process. 

How will Actives be involved in Recruitment?

We will allow a select number of actives to move in on Tuesday, August 4th to help in the planning and execution of Recruitment. With that being said, not all actives will be allowed to participate in the Recruitment events due to Social Distancing guidelines in place by the CDC.

What are we doing to ensure your safety during Recruitment?

First, our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students! Therefore, we are following all social distancing guidelines and constantly monitoring COVID-19 updates. 

  • Our first step in ensuring our student’s safety will be having all Recruitment events outside and limiting the amount of people who will attend each party at a time. 

  • We understand that being outside in August it will be HOT, so we have large event tents that will be set up to provide shade and cover from the sun. 

  • We will also be providing bottled water for everyone at all Recruitment events. 

  • All students will follow MC's current guidelines for masks, etc.

  • Between every Recruitment event our team will be cleaning and sanitizing any and all surfaces, chairs, tables, etc. 

If you have further questions, please email Chip Wilson at wilson28@mc.edu or call the Office of Student Engagement at 601.925.7776.