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jwsteele 09-06-2007 01:12 AM

The way that fraternity rush works on our campus is that every fraternity remains on the row the first day and hosts an event at their house (BBQ, Casino Night, Boxing, etc) so rushees can visit each house. We take names, pictures and phone numbers this day and vote on members after the event but we don't formally cut them, as many rushees may have had other favorite houses after the event and it would seem rude to formally cut somebody who was only out for five minutes. So we simply call the ones we voted to keep and do not call the ones we "cut", and usually the ones who were called come back and the ones who we do not call were called by other houses and go over there (we make formal "cut" phone calls after the second day up until bid night).

One guy, however, showed up to our second night off-campus event even though he did not receive a call. We had called some of the guys in his dorm who had all showed up and he found out about the event through them. We were fine with this because we hadn't formally cut him...this happens from time to time and the general consensus is is that he'll just be cut formally that night (or make a drastic 180 and we'd keep him, although this has never happened).

HOWEVER he went up to several actives and went on and on and on and on about how disorganized we had been...we had forgotten to call him even though we had called all his friends, etc. He called us out on this on numerous occassions and was making comments like, "You'll probably lose some of your best rushees because of this, you guys should be careful. I'm an organized guy so I think I could help your chapter revamp your rush skills A LOT next fall." It took all of our willpower to not either laugh or tell him that we hadn't called him on purpose. He was formally cut that night...we just couldn't believe he had the audacity to call us out on "our poor organizational skills" while still saying that we were his first choice...especially given the circumstances we had a big laugh that night. The first night we had thought he was a nice mannered guy but too awkward to really fit in with our chapter, but the second night we realized that he also had an uncomfortably confrontational streak in him.

smiley21 09-06-2007 11:31 AM

Recruitment just started yesterday at Jacksonville University, but I already have a crazy story to tell. I am going to wait until bid day, because who knows how this story will end!

UNCKKG 09-06-2007 12:15 PM

Bad conversations I had with rushees (as a sister)...

Me: Oh, you're a sophomore? Did you get involved with any activities last year?
Rushee #1: Drinking and boys (totally straighfaced!).

Me: So do you have any questions about Greek life?
Rushee #2: Which frat houses is it safest to pass out in?
Me: I'm sorry?
Rushee #2: You know, so I can go get drunk and not worry that they'll do anything to me while I sleep.
Me: There are some really nice guys in the houses here, but just for general safety reasons, I'm not sure I would tell you to go ahead and pass out in any of them.
Rushee #2: Oh come on...live a little.

Me: Oh, I've been there! It's such a cute place...
Rushee #3: Hold on a second (looking over her shoulder at a girl walking by on the sidewalk)...Hi Lizzie! I haven't seen you in months!.....(THREE minutes later)....I'll call you... I'm in the middle of this rush thing, and I should get back to it. (To me): Sorry about that. I knew her in high school. She's really nice.
Me: I think that's the bell...

Benzgirl 09-06-2007 01:23 PM

Me: So what do you think of Rush so far?
PNM: "Is this what is known as Hell Week"?

twinkle555 09-06-2007 02:00 PM

whoa these are pretty rough...talk about awkward...

twinkle555 09-06-2007 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benzgirl (Post 1514081)
Me: So what do you think of Rush so far?
PNM: "Is this what is known as Hell Week"?

LOL!

honeychile 09-06-2007 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benzgirl (Post 1514081)
Me: So what do you think of Rush so far?
PNM: "Is this what is known as Hell Week"?

...And sometimes it could be Hell Week!

sageofages 09-06-2007 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benzgirl (Post 1514081)
Me: So what do you think of Rush so far?
PNM: "Is this what is known as Hell Week"?


Depends on which side of the chapter door you are on.......

PenguinTrax 09-06-2007 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by sageofages (Post 1514233)
Depends on which side of the chapter door you are on.......

Snerk...!:rolleyes:

Benzgirl 09-07-2007 08:10 PM

This happened to one of my sorority sisters.

At Ohio State, many house associations set up very strict rules on what you can and cannot do in the house or in public areas. For example, we could drink in our rooms, but the doors needed to be closed. Smoking was the same, but it had to be in designated smoking rooms and the roommates all had to agree if you had a smoking or non-smoking room.

When my friend went through rush, she was in a specific house whose rules were not so defined. It went like this...

Rusher: Would you like a seat?
Rushee: Wonderful, thanks

Rusher: Would you like some nuts? (handed her a nut dish)
Rushee: No, but thank you

Rusher: Coffee? (this was not a "food" round")
Rushee: No thank you

Rusher: Cigarette? (handed a glass with cigarettes)
Rushee: Ummm. No

She had no idea how to respond. So went the party

MaggieXi 09-21-2007 10:59 AM

I am an advisor that was helping out with a chapter during first round. One of the actives came up and told me this story after the party.

This pnm comes in and she looks really cute but a little spacey - like her eyes are all glassy and she is stumbling over words and can't seem to follow the conversation and randomly laughs. So her rusher kinda figures that maybe she has "medicine head" or something and gives her the benefit of the doubt. Another sister comes up to talk to this pnm and realizes that she reaks of pot. The pnm also states that she is tired of standing up and decides to lean her entire body against the wall in an awkward position and for the entire party refused to move to meet other sisters or look at the table, etc.. Moral of the story -- don't show up high to a recruitment event.

Ok, there have to be other good stories out there now.....

jennacat246 10-02-2007 03:03 AM

Awk-ward...
 
This girl comes in with the last group of the first day of recruitment and her hair is unwashed and she isn't wearing any make-up so she really doesn't seem to fit in with any of the other girls rushing. I'm not terribly impressed, but I haven't talked to her so I don't think much of it.
Then I end up having to rescue a sister who was trying to hold a conversation with her and the girl has nothing to say. She answers in as few words as possible to every single question and then smiles at me waiting for my next question. It wasn't a conversation so much as a very direct interview.
I ask her what she is most interested in about sororities since it's the end of her first day and I find in Canada at least, a lot of girls rushing do so out of curiosity because they don't know anything about sororities besides what you see on TV. I figure that by the end of the first day, something must have caught her eye. No, not her. "well, you know..." And I'm thinking, "No! I don't know! Tell me something about yourself - anything!"
I haven't been having these problems talking with anyone all day and I am running out of things to say.
Finally, I find out she's a sophomore and ask what she was involved in last year and she says Amnesty International. At first I'm excited because it is an actual answer to a question. So I ask her about what she did with them and she starts telling me about their plans for releasing alleged terrorists from Guatanamo Bay, which is pretty controversial and I'm starting to wish I hadn't asked because she's getting into an explanation of their innocence. Sisters and rushees nearby are hearing "terrorist" and "prison" and looking over with raised eyebrows and I'm smiling awkwardly because I don't really want to talk about this anymore but I have no idea what to talk about with this impossible girl.
Luckily, someone rescued me at this point and brought her over to look at some event scrapbooks.

It was definitely the most awkward and difficult conversation of my life. I've never worked so hard to get someone to tell me essentially nothing. At then end, in spite of all the questions I asked her, all I knew about was her involvement with Amnesty International. Oh and that she didn't wash her hair that day which was on the gross side.

luv n tpa 10-04-2007 02:39 AM

I'm in the middle of recruitment at the moment, and there have been some interesting moments ...

- I personally love the girls (yes, plural) who openly admit that the only reason they're rushing is so they can pledge and spy on their boyfriends in fraternities.

- PNM (we'll call her Erin) IMed a sister about a week ago and said, "Hey I'm finally coming out to rush and I LOVE TPA, so let's make it happen." My sister was flabbergasted to say the least and responded with, "Well, you can certainly come out but I can't just 'make it happen.'" A few days later, Erin approached more sisters in our cafeteria, grabbed their arms and abrasively, yet bubbily, said "Hi! I'm Erin! I'm coming out for TPA so let's *make* this happen!" It's not happening ...

- Another PNM (Suzie this time) made herself seem very suspicious. Suzie was intent on asking a lot of questions that most PNMs won't necessarily ask. They were very particular terminology questions ("Well are they called socials or mixers?", "Is it a pledge mom or a pledge sister educator?", etc) and a lot having to do with specific times, dates, places, etc etc. She ends up being a literature major, and we later on found out her "anti-sorority friends" put her up to do some "investigating." Wait ... is this ABC Family or my life?

KSUViolet06 10-04-2007 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by luv n tpa (Post 1533196)
I'm in the middle of recruitment at the moment, and there have been some interesting moments ...

- PNM (we'll call her Erin) IMed a sister about a week ago and said, "Hey I'm finally coming out to rush and I LOVE TPA, so let's make it happen." My sister was flabbergasted to say the least and responded with, "Well, you can certainly come out but I can't just 'make it happen.'" A few days later, Erin approached more sisters in our cafeteria, grabbed their arms and abrasively, yet bubbily, said "Hi! I'm Erin! I'm coming out for TPA so let's *make* this happen!" It's not happening ...

- Another PNM (Suzie this time) made herself seem very suspicious. Suzie was intent on asking a lot of questions that most PNMs won't necessarily ask. They were very particular terminology questions ("Well are they called socials or mixers?", "Is it a pledge mom or a pledge sister educator?", etc) and a lot having to do with specific times, dates, places, etc etc. She ends up being a literature major, and we later on found out her "anti-sorority friends" put her up to do some "investigating." Wait ... is this ABC Family or my life?

Wow, did either of these girls get bids?

Ivygirl8985 10-04-2007 03:12 PM

We have an informal spring recruitment on our campus. Its kind of like a bunch of COB events and pnm's can choose what house to go to, etc. Well there was one PNM who came through last spring that had come through before and we had dropped due to a major personal conflict she had with a few of our ladies. Anyway, she was wearing the most low-cut shirt EVER (and she was not tiny in that department) and when she sat down she rested (her rusher described it as more of propped) her breasts on the table! Literally the table became a shelf for her chest. Needless to say her rusher felt very awkward, but then the PNM went on the use the F word constantly throughout the conversation....often multiple times in a sentence! We can't drop in spring, so we just never gave her a bid.

BUT then the girl approaches me in the Union a week later (I am the VP recruitment) and starts talking about how she knows her grades "couldn't get her into a chapter" (she had a very low gpa) but she really really wanted to go APhi and could I please put in a good word and pull some strings? What did she think I was, queen of recruitment? I didn't want to be rude, but I was caught off-guard so I just ended up saying something about how grades are very important, and politely made a quick exit.


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