2014 Recruitment Theme Ideas

We know it’s July and you’re in summer mode, but it’s never too early to start thinking about recruitment! So be prepared when your chapter’s summer meeting rolls around with some fun recruitment theme ideas from Something Greek.

1. Wizard of Oz. We’ve seen the “There’s No Place Like Home” thing so many times, but we think this “It’s not about where you’re going. It’s about who you’re with” quote is awesome! Roll out the yellow brick road!

I would love love love to have Wizard of Oz/SA themed bid day/recruitment shirts next year! And the colors are perfect!

2. Music Festival. Sunflowers, headbands, fringe, high waisted shorts–super trendy.

Music Festival Themed Bid Days and Recruitments are EVERYWHERE!

3. Under the Sea. So I might have a soft spot in my heart for The Little Mermaid, but this could be a really cool recruitment theme! We’ve envisioning glittered fish and lots of shells.

Under the Sea Bid Day theme-except make it Tri Delta of course

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We do this theme every year in my sorority. It would be even cuter if your school allows food in your rush rooms. We’re picturing mini croissants and muffin quiches.

sorority sugar

5. Top Gun. Looking to steer clear of the typical girly themes? How about a Top Gun theme?!

College of Charleston bid day - Top Gun theme

6. Circus. At first glance this theme seems kind of lame, but the banner below is really cute! We’re envisioning glittery elephants with elaborate headdresses and lots of popcorn and cotton candy.

A circus themed bid night would actually be my dream come true

7. America. Is there a better theme for anything? Just replace the dove with your mascot!

Sigma Kappa Recruitment theme: Sigma K in the USA. Shirts designed through Geneologie

8. Football. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know about my distaste for football, but how cute is this football cake?

Football cake pops would be an awesome snack for a football themed Bid Day, NFL event, etc.

9. Movie Night. This recruitment room decorated as a movie theater is so cute! We love the idea of putting your sisters pictures in the film strip.

From Beta Nu - film theme recruitment

10. Golden Ticket. Did you know that this year is the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl? Celebrate with a Willy Wonka themed recruitment!

We've got the golden ticket! Rush theme?

What are your ideas for recruitment this year? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!

-Michelle Giuseffi

 

 

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Famous Greeks Part XVII

Got the post holiday weekend blues? Cheer up with Something Greek‘s latest installment of Famous Greeks!

Nancy Grace is a member of Alpha Delta Pi, and we’d take a bet that she was probably president of her chapter.

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<p style=Cheers star, Woody Harrelson, is a member of Sigma Chi.

It seems like the Law and Order set is filled with former Greeks! Mariska Hargitay is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Actor (and, yes, Robin Thicke’s father) Alan Thicke is a member of Delta Upsilon.

Academy award- and Golden Globe-winning actress, Holly Hunt, is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

Arrested Development star, Tony Hale, is a member of Sigma Chi.

The Hills and The City star, Whitney Port is a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta.

SNL cast member, Will Forte, is a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Farrah Fawcett was a sister of Delta Delta Delta.

Keenan Ivory Wayans is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha.

We hope you enjoyed this installment of Famous Greeks! Check back for more of our favorite celebrities in sororities and fraternities next month!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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New Products from Something Greek!

We’ve just added some awesome new Greek products to the Something Greek site! You’ll find Sorority totes that are perfect for a beach bag, Greek travel coffee mugs to take along to your summer internship, Fraternity and Sorority tanks, and much more!

Sororities Love American Tote Bag, Sorority Tote Bag, Sorority Beach Bag, Sigma Delta Tau Tote BagLet’s start off with my favorite of all of these new products, the Sororities Love America Tote Bag. It’s a perfect beach bag, but can also carry your books in the fall! If you’re not into the heart pattern, we’re also offering this tote in a mascot pattern, love pattern, and the classic American flag pattern.

Custom Engraved Heart Letters, Sorority Letters, Letters for PaddlesWe know it’s not paddle season, but we’re sure you can come up with another crafty reason to use these Custom Engraved Heart Letters!

Sorority Girls Printed Burnout Tank Top, Sorority Tank, Sorority Screen Printed TankWere you a fan of the Power Puff Girls as a kid? Let your inner child out with our Sorority Girls Printed Burnout Tank Top.

Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority Soup Bowl with Spoon, Sorority Soup BowlEat your soup–or ice cream–in this fun Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority Soup Bowl!

Sorority Life is Good Burn Out Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top

 Our Sorority Life Printed Burnout Tank screams summer! And it’s much cooler than those tacky bumper stickers.

Custom Mascot Cappuccino Mug, Sorority Travel Mug, Sorority Mug

Are you waking up super early to get to your summer internship? Arrive bright-eyed by carrying your coffee along in our Custom Mascot Cappuccino Mug. Not into traveling with your beverage? We also have an at-home version.

Greek Custom Split Twill Letter T-Shirt, Greek Lettered Shirt, Greek Letters

We’re asked about split letters so often, and now we’ve made it easier for your to order a split lettered shirt with our Greek Custom Split Twill Letter T-Shirt.

Greek Double Border Twill Letter T-Shirt, Greek Lettered T-Shirt, Sorority Lettered T-Shirt, Fraternity Lettered T-Shirt

Can’t choose just one border color? Get two with our Greek Double Border Twill Letter T-Shirt.

Next Level Fraternity Tank with Twill Letters, Fraternity Tank, Fraternity Tank Top, Fraternity Lettered Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top, Sorority Tank, Sorority Lettered Tank Top

We didn’t forget about the guys when it comes to tanks. Check out our new Next Level Fraternity Tank with Twill Letters and order yours before the sale ends!

Want to weigh in on our next round of new products? Follow us on Instagram (@SomethingGreek) where we’re always asking for your opinions on new designs!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Your Summer 2014 Bucket List

So now that it’s officially summer and you’ve been home for a few weeks, you’re probably starting to get bored. Sure, not having to go to class is great, but your best friends are no longer just across the hall. Something Greek has compiled a list of 14 things you need to do in summer 2014!

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1. Rewatch all of the episodes of Gossip Girl.

2. Do something tourist-y in your hometown that you’ve never done before.

3. Go visit one of your sisters that lives just a state or two away.

4. Read something that isn’t a requirement.

5. Talk to someone who could advance your future career.

6. Pick up said friend from number 3, and visit your sister who lives the furthest away.

7. Start applying for fall internships (sorry, this one isn’t that fun, but it will pay off).

8. Have a picnic at your high school with your hometown best friend.

9. Learn how to cook a few new essential meals. This will come in handy if you’re living off campus next semester!

10. Find a drive-in movie theater. Old school fun.

11. If you’re of age, go to a wine or beer tasting.

12. Get started on crafting for next semester.

13. Order some patriotic Greek gear!

14. Take your younger sibling(s)  somewhere fun. They’ll be going off to college too before you know it!

Summer Bucket List: Go Star Gazing.  Lots of blankets and pillows in back of pickup truck, sky watching at its best!

What’s on your summer bucket list? We’d love to hear about what you just NEED to do this summer on Facebook or Twitter!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Top 10 Patriotic Greek Products for the Fourth of July

One of our favorite holidays is just two weeks away! What American flag attire will you be sporting this Fourth of July? Here are our top Greek patriotic gear picks from Something Greek!

Greek Stars and Stripes Hooded SweatshirtNow you can order the Greek Stars and Stripes Hooded Sweatshirt with our ever popular stars and stripes pattern with no additional charge for the pattern!

Sorority Stars and Stripes Tank Top, Alpha Chi Omega Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top, American Flag Tank topThis Sorority Stars and Stripes Tank Top is my personal favorite.

Fraternity Stars and Stripes Tank Top, Fraternity Tank Top, American Flag Tank TopAnd for the guys, we have the Fraternity Stars and Stripes Tank Top with no additional charge for the pattern!

Greek Patriotic Koozie, Fourth of July Koozie, Sorority Koozie, Fraternity KoozieKoozies are practically a necessity for the Fourth of July! Check out our Greek Patriotic Koozies!

Greek Stars and Stripes Printed T-Shirt, Sorority American Flag T-Shirt, Fraternity American Flag T-ShirtIf you want to be the most patriotically dressed person at the BBQ, we suggest our Greek Stars and Stripes Printed T-Shirt.

Greek Patriotic Package Deal, Patriotic Accessories, Accessories for Fourth of JulyReally into the patriotic theme? Get flip flops, a key chain, and a koozie for just $26.95 with our Greek Patriotic Package Deal!

Greek Patriotic Printed Tee, Greek T-Shirt, Sorority T-Shirt, Fraternity T-ShirtLooking for a fun yet inexpensive American flag Greek t-shirt? Check out our Greek Patriotic Printed Tee.

American Pride with Bling Stars, Sorority Shirt, Sorority Tank Top, American Flag ShirtThe best thing about our American Pride with Bling Stars Design is that you can get it on your choice of eleven different garments!

Fraternity Animal, Fraternity American Flag Shirt, Fraternity Shirt, Fourth of July ShirtChannel your inner Uncle Sam in our Fraternity Animal Design in your choice of six garments.

Greek Stars and Stripes Flip Flops, American Flag Flip Flops, Patriotic Flip Flops, Greek Flip Flops, Sorority Flip Flops, Fraternity Flip FlopsIf you’re heading to the beach this Fourth of July, these Greek Stars and Stripes Flip Flops are the perfect addition to your bathing suit!

Whatever you decide to wear to show your American pride this Fourth of July, we hope you have a fun and safe holiday!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Top Five Reasons Our $15 T-Shirt is the Greatest

So you just got your first summer job paycheck, and you want to buy yourself a little reward. Or maybe you’re so bummed about missing your brothers or sisters this summer that you need a little pick-me-up. Something Greek‘s $15 t-shirt sale is back, and it’s the perfect mood boosting purchase. Here’s why:

Greek $15 Sewn-On Twill Letter Shirt

1) No guilt. I can’t think of anything else under $20 that could make you smile like a fresh set of letters. Maybe fro yo… It’s kind of impossible to frown while eating fro yo.

2) Add all of the glitter you want. The only part you can’t add glitter to is the actual garment (though I’m sure you’re an expert glitter-er, so I’m sure you could). I’m not sure we’d recommend it, but you can even get a glitter letter and a glitter border for no extra charge!

3) There are over 60 shirt colors to choose from. Why get basic black when you could get Safety Pink, Galapagos Blue, or Tangerine?

4) You can be unique. As we mentioned before, there are 60 shirt colors. There are also hundreds of patterns and over 30 border colors. I’m not doing the math (excuse the English major in me) but the possibilities are basically endless.

5) You can get the perfect American flag letters. This one doesn’t even require an explanation. Just check out the picture below.

American Flag Letters, Delta Delta Delta American Flag Letters

 

How will you design your $15 t-shirt? We’d love to see it, so be sure to Instagram a picture of your purchase and tag it with @somethinggreek! But don’t wait; this sale is over 6/22.

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Famous Greeks XVI

It’s time for our first Famous Greeks post of the summer! Here are some of our favorite Greek-letter-wearing celebrities.

Emmy Award-winning actress, Wanda Sykes is a sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

The Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel is a brother of Sigma Chi.

Heather Locklear is a member of Chi Omega.

Though rumor has it that Joel McHale dropped out of college after four and half weeks, he still managed to find time to become a member of Theta Chi.

Cathy Bates is a member of Alpha Delta Pi.

Mr. Price is Right, Bob Barker, is a member of Sigma Nu.

According to Jim star, Kimberly Williams-Paisley is a sister of Alpha Phi.

Law and Order’s Benjamin Bratt is a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Burt Reynolds is a brother of Phi Delta Theta.

We hope you enjoyed this installment of Famous Greeks! Which celebrity in your organization are you most proud of? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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10 Fun DIY Father’s Day Gifts

Just because the school year is over doesn’t mean that you need to put your crafting box away. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th and though dad will probably prefer you pass on the glitter, there are a ton of awesome DIY gifts he’ll love. Here are some suggestions from Something Greek. Click the images for more information on your favorites!

Father's Day Gifts, Cheap Father's Day Gifts Grab an empty six pack (of Coke or something if you’re not 21), and fill it with your dad’s favorite candies. Then decorate the outside for Father’s Day specifically or with your dad’s favorite sports team.

Father's Day Gifts, DIY Father's Day Gifts, Cheap Father's Day GiftsDoes your dad love to grill, but you’re more of a baker? Check out these adorable chocolate hamburgers from Bakerella!

Father's Day Gifts, Gifts for Dads, Crafts for DadsGrab some glass etching cream and an x-acto knife to make this adorable mustached mug for your dad.

Father's Day, Father's Day Gifts, Cheap Father's Day GiftsThis is the perfect shirt for when your parents come to visit! Give us a call at 1-800-247-3352 to place a customized order.

Father's Day Gifts, Father's Day Gift IdeasThis “daddy’s stache” jar is another great mustache inspired gift! Black paint is also a bit easier to work with than etching cream.

Father's Day Photo Gift, Father's Day Gift, DIY Father's Day GiftsYou know from sorority crafting that sometimes picture frames can be some of the easiest and best gifts. Learn how to make this awesome black and white photo block here.

Father's Day Gifts, DIY Father's Day Gift,  Father's Day Gift IdeasI got my dad an old fashioned camera coaster set for Father’s Day, but I wish I had seen these DIY custom image coasters first! Click the image for a tutorial.

Father's Day Gifts, Father's Day Gift Ideas, DIY Father's Day GiftsWe bet you can think of a better saying (dad is paying for your college degree, right?), but this DIY Father’s Day frame is perfect for a dad who loves cars!

Father's Day Gifts, Father's Day Gift Ideas, DIY Father's Day GiftsThis “daddy” coffee mug is simple, sweet, and fairly easy to make.

Father's Day Gifts, Gifts for Dad, DIY Gifts for DadWe’re not quite sure what use dad would have for a vase, but this baseball one is so cool that we had to include it.

What are you getting your dad for Father’s Day? Will you be making your gift? Let us know in a comment!

-Michelle Giuseffi

 

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Top Greek Picks for Summer 2014

The school year is over and pretty soon you’re going to start missing your brothers or sisters. While we can’t promise that they’re all just a car ride away (my little is spending her summer in Rome), Something Greek has some great summer Greek gear to help keep your fraternity or sorority close by for the summer. Here are some of our favorites.

Sisters, Stars and Stripes with Bling, Custom Shirt, Stars and Stipes Shirt, America Shirt, Fourth of July ShirtSummer  seems to be the perfect season to rep the good old USA. What better way to do just that than with our Sisters, Stars and Stripes with Bling shirt.

Nike Colorblock Cap with Greek Symbols, Greek Hat, Fraternity Hat, Golf Hat, Nike Hat, TEP HatIf working on your swing is among your summer plans, we suggest this Nike Colorblock Cap with Greek Symbols.

Greek Typhoon Tie Dye Beach Towel, Greek Beach Towel, Sorority Beach Towel, Fraternity Beach TowelA beach towel is a necessity for the summer, so why not embroider your sorority or fraternity onto our Greek Typhoon Tie Dye Beach Towel?

Sorority Stars and Stripes Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top, Alpha Chi Omega Tank Top, America Tank Top, Fourth of July Tank TopThe Sorority Stars and Stripes Tank Top is another great option for showing your USA pride.

Greek Custom Made Printed Flip Flops, Sorority Flip Flops, Fraternity Flip Flops, Custom Flip FlopsThe Greek Custom Made Flip Flops are great for beach days, pedicures, grocery shopping, or pretty much anything you’ll be doing this summer.

Greek Sunglasses, Sorority Sunglasses, Fraternity SunglassesProtect those eyes of yours in our Greek Sunglasses.

Aztec Pattern Sorority Phone Case, Sorority Phone Case, Aztec Phone Case, Greek Letter Phone CaseOkay, so phone cases aren’t really “summer items” but the fun colors in the Aztec Pattern Sorority Phone Case scream summer.

Suns Out Guns Out Printed Fraternity Tank, Fraternity Tank, Fraternity Tank Top, Greek Tank, Greek Tank Top, Greek Letter Tank TopOur Suns Out Guns Out Printed Tank Top is basically the definition of summer.

Sorority I Love Printed Budget Tote, Sorority Beach Bag, Sorority Bag, Sorority Tote, Sorority Tote Back, Custom Beach BagThe Sorority I Love Printed Budget Tote makes a great beach bag.

Greek Drink Koozie, Greek Koozie, Fraternity Koozie, Sorority Koozie, Custom KoozieOur Greek Drink Koozie will keep your drinks cool while you’re at the beach!

We hope you have a relaxing, enjoyable, and safe summer! We’ll see you in the fall!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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How to Make a Lasting Impression at Your Summer Internship

With the school year coming to a close, you’re probably starting to figure out the logistics of your summer internship. While figuring out how to get there and what to wear on your first day might seem pretty important, you’ll also want to consider what makes a good intern. Read on for Something Greek‘s top ten tips and you might just find yourself with a post-graduation job offer.

1. Be on time. And by that I mean be on what I like to call “sorority time.” If you’re on time, you’re late; if you’re 15 minutes early, you’re on time; but if you’re so much as a minute late people are judging you.

2. Ask questions. If something you were told to do wasn’t clear, ask until it is. Being curious makes a better impression than messing up and having to redo a project.

3. Accept that you’re the lowest man on the totem pole. This should be easy, you were a new member once right? Don’t complain when you’re asked to go buy water bottles for a meeting.

4. Put your phone away. Yes, everyone above you is probably texting away at their desks, but that doesn’t mean you should be.

5. Be creative. Often times when the same people stare at the same projects for months on end it’s hard for them to think outside the box. Your fresh perspective can be very helpful.

6. Take detailed notes. When you supervisor asks you to come into their office to explain a project to you, always bring paper and a pen. While asking questions is a good thing, you don’t want to constantly ask questions that were already answered.

7. Save your projects. Okay, this one might not help you get a job in the future, but if you end up at the same company in a different department like I did, it’s very possible that you’ll end up wasting time re-doing work that you did months ago.

8. Be nice to everyone and network. You never know when a connection will help you get a job in the future.

9. Make a list of what you learned. This way when it comes time to update your resume, you won’t be staring at a blank computer screen trying to remember what you did.

10. Smile. A good attitude–no matter if you’re making copies or working on an important project–makes everything much more enjoyable.

9 Questions to Ask Before Your Internship StartsHave you had an internship before? What are your top success tips? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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