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Mercergirl2010
01-17-2007, 01:34 PM
Hi! I'm new here, and I thought I would ask all of you a question.

I'm currently going through informal recruitment for one sorority on campus, and there are 3 events this week. It is all very casual, and we can stay as little or as long as we want. The last event is on Saturday.

I'm confused about how the whole bid process works during informal. Is there like a whole "bid day" on Sunday? Or will they give us our bids that night? I'm very confused about how all of this is going to work. I think that every girl invited initially can come to all 3 events.

Please help???
Thanks!:)

AlexMack
01-17-2007, 01:57 PM
Hi! I'm new here, and I thought I would ask all of you a question.

I'm currently going through informal recruitment for one sorority on campus, and there are 3 events this week. It is all very casual, and we can stay as little or as long as we want. The last event is on Saturday.

I'm confused about how the whole bid process works during informal. Is there like a whole "bid day" on Sunday? Or will they give us our bids that night? I'm very confused about how all of this is going to work. I think that every girl invited initially can come to all 3 events.

Please help???
Thanks!:)

Are there other sororities doing informal as well? I did informal and we held bid day, but every other sorority was doing informal as well, which was why. If it's just one sorority doing informal, that's different.
My advice-go to every event. Other than that, no one here will know when bids are handed out.

NutBrnHair
01-17-2007, 02:12 PM
The Panhellenic Advisor will be able to answer your questions. They are good questions and the staff in Student Life should be able to give you specific answers.

GO BEARS!
;)

Chris Mauer
01-17-2007, 03:00 PM
Are there other sororities doing informal as well? I did informal and we held bid day, but every other sorority was doing informal as well, which was why. If it's just one sorority doing informal, that's different.
My advice-go to every event. Other than that, no one here will know when bids are handed out.

That's good advice.

Stef the Pef
01-18-2007, 05:05 AM
Informal is just that--informal. Different sororities hand out bids differently. Chances are, you'll get a call after Saturday or you may even get a bid on Saturday--it's all up to the sorority.

It gets a little hairy when we have girls pursuing infomal recruitment in different rooms when another group decides to hand out bids earlier than us, but that's precisely that--the sororities set their own schedules.

Good luck from one Bear to a different Bear! :)

AChiOhSnap
01-18-2007, 09:59 AM
Hi! I'm new here, and I thought I would ask all of you a question.

I'm currently going through informal recruitment for one sorority on campus, and there are 3 events this week. It is all very casual, and we can stay as little or as long as we want. The last event is on Saturday.

I'm confused about how the whole bid process works during informal. Is there like a whole "bid day" on Sunday? Or will they give us our bids that night? I'm very confused about how all of this is going to work. I think that every girl invited initially can come to all 3 events.

Please help???
Thanks!:)

Informal is just that--informal. Different sororities hand out bids differently. Chances are, you'll get a call after Saturday or you may even get a bid on Saturday--it's all up to the sorority.

It gets a little hairy when we have girls pursuing infomal recruitment in different rooms when another group decides to hand out bids earlier than us, but that's precisely that--the sororities set their own schedules.

Good luck from one Bear to a different Bear! :)


Mercer, keep in mind too that informal works a little bit differently than formal (if you're familiar with the process)...while in formal recruitment there's generally a high placement rate of women who complete the process, this is not necessarily the case with informal. Sororites don't have a quota in informal recruitment like they do in formal and therefore don't have to take any set number of women. There's really no way to tell whether or not you're going to be extended a bid, or even to predict how many women going through informal will receive bids. I'm sorry if you already know this, but I just wanted to reiterate since all this informal stuff might seem a little confusing if you weren't familiar with the process. Good luck!

Mercergirl2010
01-22-2007, 12:04 AM
OK so here's an update on my week. I went through informal recruitment this past week, and tonight I got invited back to another event at the same sorority. Is that a good thing to get invited back to an event? I'm completely clueless about this whole process.

How does your sororities and chapters do informal recruitment?

PeppyGPhiB
01-22-2007, 01:23 AM
Mercer, what do you think?

Informal recruitment usually consists of a few events. They wouldn't invite you back to the next event if they didn't like you.

Mercergirl2010
01-23-2007, 02:23 PM
Ok so I went through the last event last night, and everything went great! :) How soon should I know something? I know that each chapter at each school does thing differently, but typically, how long does it take to find out whether you're in after informal recruitment?:confused:

AlexMack
01-23-2007, 02:32 PM
No one here can tell you (or would tell you if they knew). Sorry kiddo, you're going to have to wait this one out like the rest of us did :D It's part of the fun.

Drolefille
01-23-2007, 02:47 PM
Yeah, it could be today or in a week... there's no way to know how they do things :)

Glad you had fun! :)

Mercergirl2010
01-24-2007, 05:30 PM
Okay...another update

Apparently this chapter's informal lasts for two weeks, because I just got my invitation to pref night this friday!!!!!!!:):):)

I'm very excited...I really like these girls, and I feel like I could call them my sisters!

I'll keep you guys updated! Any last minute advice???

NutBrnHair
01-24-2007, 05:41 PM
That sounds very positive!

Have a great time -- ask them any questions you have about time commitments, financial responsibilities, etc. (Sometimes the expectations are not reviewed as thoroughly during informal.)

Let them know that you were thrilled to be invited to pref.

Keep us posted!

GO BEARS!

Drolefille
01-24-2007, 05:51 PM
Yay for you!

Ditto to the above as well and if you have any other questions, ask them!

FSUZeta
01-24-2007, 08:38 PM
you go girl!! can't wait to hear what you think of pref, night. please come back and tell us!!

(fingers crossed)

Mercergirl2010
01-27-2007, 11:48 AM
Well, informal recruitment is over




And....



I'M IN ALPHA GAMMA DELTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

UGAalum94
01-27-2007, 11:55 AM
Welcome! I'm happy for you!

Congratulations! (and the waiting was worth it)

FSUZeta
01-27-2007, 11:56 AM
oh mercergirl, that is great!!!congratulations!!!

Drolefille
01-27-2007, 12:45 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to you and AGD :D

BetteDavisEyes
01-27-2007, 01:04 PM
Congrats! Go to the AGD boards & introduce yourself to your new sisters!

AChiOhSnap
01-27-2007, 01:41 PM
Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and AGD!

Jill1228
01-27-2007, 02:25 PM
Congrats to you and ALPHA GAMMA DELTA

Unregistered-
01-27-2007, 03:29 PM
Red and buff roses to you and welcome to the sisterhood!

Stef the Pef
01-27-2007, 03:35 PM
Congratulations! I'm glad you had a good experience with informal.

AGDee
01-27-2007, 04:35 PM
Welcome to our sisterhood!

mppVT08
01-27-2007, 10:17 PM
Well, informal recruitment is over




And....



I'M IN ALPHA GAMMA DELTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D


CONGRATS!!!! Where are you an alpha gam? I am at VT! YAYYY AGD!!!

NutBrnHair
01-27-2007, 10:36 PM
I'M IN ALPHA GAMMA DELTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


That is terrific! Enjoy every minute of it.

GO BEARS!

iastategal
01-27-2007, 11:48 PM
I'M IN ALPHA GAMMA DELTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

:D Congrats to you and Alpha Gamma Delta !!!:D

emily0325
01-28-2007, 02:35 AM
Congrats and welcome!!

Mercergirl2010
01-28-2007, 10:47 AM
CONGRATS!!!! Where are you an alpha gam? I am at VT! YAYYY AGD!!!

I'm at -------! Nice to meet another fellow Alpha Gam!:)

AlexMack
01-28-2007, 01:44 PM
Hey congrats! Told you the wait would be worth it :D

agd4rie
01-28-2007, 03:22 PM
Welcome to our Circle of Sisterhood!!

GeorgiaGirl
01-28-2007, 10:55 PM
Congratulations and welcome to Alpha Gam!