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honeychile 06-16-2010 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by IrishLake (Post 1942966)
I can't think of any insanely funny experiences... but there was one girl, just a weirdo all the way around. She was dropped from us. We knew she was rushing us hardcore, and she was a sophomore so she knew a lot about the groups on campus. She suicided us going into pref, and she was dropped (for various worthwhile reasons). She was devestated. She ended up accepting a snap bid to another chapter. Then she ended up toiletpapering the bushes of our house, and egging the windows and porch as well. She ended up depledging from her group a few days before initiation. She kept bugging several sisters, from my chapter and the other 2 chapters on the campus, if we were doing informal rush in the spring. We weren't. She would call the houses, call the off campus associated houses, show up on "The Floor" (the dorm reserved for sophomore sorority members). Funnily enough, the only chapter that ever consistently did spring informal was the group she depledged from. She rushed again the following fall as a junior, and was dropped by all of the houses. She was a pretty girl, but crazy as hell.

Hey, she rushed on our campus, too! Only she wasn't really good looking.

FSUZeta 06-16-2010 02:05 PM

we had to learn all the badges plus the pledge pins when i was a pledge and we had a test on it. of course, that was back in the day..........

Shellfish 06-16-2010 02:23 PM

The KD pledge manual (as 'twas called back then) had thumbnail profiles of all of the other NPC organizations. I don't think we were tested on the specifics, but just reading about all of the other sororities was fascinating to someone from a school with just a couple of them.

I guess something I learned from even a small part in expansion is that you need to have all your ducks in a row: brief your alumnae about the situation before the presentation and also make sure that your information is accurate. (That was another weirdness: one group had some obviously incorrect info in their literature.)

Jill1228 06-16-2010 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Shellfish (Post 1943568)
I do have a strange story that isn't from rush but expansion, but if you're looking for awkwardness, it fits the bill.

When I was an advisor, the Panhellenic was expanding by matching up two locals with nationals. There were presentations by five sororities, and each of the existing NPC chapters had an alumna and a collegiate vote. Before one of the presentations, I was looking at the displays, along with the collegiate member from my chapter (I'll call her L), and a friend of hers from another sorority, when an alumna of the presenting group approached us and noticed our pins. "Are those your boyfriends' fraternity pins?" she asked. L told her politely that they were our sorority pins, that we were from Kappa Delta and Sigma Delta Tau. "Oh," said the alumna, "then you're from the locals?"

NO.SHE.DIDN'T! :rolleyes: SMH

KSUViolet06 06-16-2010 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Shellfish (Post 1943568)
I do have a strange story that isn't from rush but expansion, but if you're looking for awkwardness, it fits the bill.

When I was an advisor, the Panhellenic was expanding by matching up two locals with nationals. There were presentations by five sororities, and each of the existing NPC chapters had an alumna and a collegiate vote. Before one of the presentations, I was looking at the displays, along with the collegiate member from my chapter (I'll call her L), and a friend of hers from another sorority, when an alumna of the presenting group approached us and noticed our pins. "Are those your boyfriends' fraternity pins?" she asked. L told her politely that they were our sorority pins, that we were from Kappa Delta and Sigma Delta Tau. "Oh," said the alumna, "then you're from the locals?"

Why did I find myself reading this and praying that this alumna is not someone from our expansion team?

I mean, most of our expansion team peeps are pretty young alumnae and I think they're pretty knowledgable, but you never know.

33girl 06-16-2010 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Shellfish (Post 1943644)
(That was another weirdness: one group had some obviously incorrect info in their literature.)

OMG, please share. I'm envisioning going to Penn State and talking about how it's in the Ivy League when, of course, that's U Penn. Or do you mean they had incorrect info about themselves?

We also had thumbnail sketches of all the NPC groups (and a list of all the NIC groups with founding dates) in our pledge manual. I bitched a whole bunch when they were taken out.

KSUViolet06 06-16-2010 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 1943742)

We also had thumbnail sketches of all the NPC groups (and a list of all the NIC groups with founding dates) in our pledge manual. I bitched a whole bunch when they were taken out.

We had that in ours too. I was pretty pleased that we kept it when we switched from the old program to Essential Sigma.

AlphaFrog 06-16-2010 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 1943742)
We also had thumbnail sketches of all the NPC groups (and a list of all the NIC groups with founding dates) in our pledge manual. I bitched a whole bunch when they were taken out.

But where else were they going to put the touchy-feely "poise and purpose" cockamamie? SOMETHING had to go...:rolleyes:

Gusteau 06-16-2010 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by carnation (Post 1943519)
LOL. Well, I can not believe that with 6 daughters and 1 son who are Greek, not a one has a story to tell about a weird PNM. I think I'll ask some of their friends.

I refuse to believe the carnation nation doesn't have any crazy rush stories. Take a page out of my mother's book and pry into their lives - I'm sure you'll find something then. :D

ASTalumna06 06-16-2010 10:45 PM

Here's one... (sorry so long, but I promise.. it's worth it!)

While I was a recruitment advisor, we had this girl come out for recruitment. On this campus, there is only informal recruitment, so this PNM decided to only came to our events. Everyone could immediately tell that she was a little... out there.

She came to event after event, and she had a cast on one foot. We eventually started calling her (Crazy) Cast Girl.

The one recruitment event, I wore a lettered shirt, and the material of the letters had the Patriots logo all over it. I understood that I lived in PA, and EVERYONE was a Steelers fan where I was, but you gotta represent the team! However, I didn't make it a point to tell everyone that the Steelers sucked (unless provoked, of course!)... but this girl did. And of course, even though there are many teams to like, this girl loved the Pats.

She saw my shirt and immediately ran over to me, and started gushing about how much she loved my shirt (in an embarrassing way) and then went on and on about how much the Steelers, and their fans, suck. And she had to have known that she was in a room filled with them.

That semester, she didn't receive a bid. However, she told everyone that she did and that SHE turned US down. And of course...

...she came out for recruitment again the next semester. For those of you who have read the recruitment story I posted, you know that we have a Recruitment kick-off in the spring for one night, where PNMs are required to visit all three sororities. And there was Cast Girl... being weird as usual.

With only three sororities, word travels VERY quickly, and before the night was over, we already knew what had happened with Cast Girl while she was with the other chapters. Apparently, she had started a verbal fight with one of the sisters of another chapter, AND with another PNM. Awesome.

Because most recruitment events are open to anyone, she kept coming. After one of our events, a sister pulled me aside and said, "I don't know if we can do anything about this, but... she has our letters written on her cast, and there's no way I want it to look like she's one of us when she isn't."

*Oh, and by the way... this was a different cast than the previous semester (I believe she had a few surgeries, or something), and the new cast was green. She told us she got a green one because of AST. Awesome*

Anyway... I tell the sister that I understand her frustration, but that we should figure out how to handle it in a mature way before doing anything irrational about it. One of the other sisters, after having heard about this, stepped in and said she didn't want her wearing our letters, so she said she'd talk to her about it (in a polite way, which she did).

Cast girl said she understood, that her friend actually wrote it on there :rolleyes: and that she'd scribble over it. Well, she did... she scribbled right over the "AΣT", and wrote in "AST"

Needless to say, she didn't receive a bid that semester, either.

LucyKKG 06-17-2010 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by ASTalumna06 (Post 1943905)
Because most recruitment events are open to anyone, she kept coming. After one of our events, a sister pulled me aside and said, "I don't know if we can do anything about this, but... she has our letters written on her cast, and there's no way I want it to look like she's one of us when she isn't."

*Oh, and by the way... this was a different cast than the previous semester (I believe she had a few surgeries, or something), and the new cast was green. She told us she got a green one because of AST. Awesome*

Hahaha wtf?? That's so random and totally weird!

Shellfish 06-17-2010 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 1943742)
OMG, please share.

Wellll, I'll just say that they claimed a first that in fact had happened many decades earlier with different sororities. Anyone in a sorority at this campus would know that and would be miffed.

honeychile 06-17-2010 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by FSUZeta (Post 1943636)
we had to learn all the badges plus the pledge pins when i was a pledge and we had a test on it. of course, that was back in the day..........

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Originally Posted by Shellfish (Post 1943644)
The KD pledge manual (as 'twas called back then) had thumbnail profiles of all of the other NPC organizations. I don't think we were tested on the specifics, but just reading about all of the other sororities was fascinating to someone from a school with just a couple of them.

We were tested on all of this, too, but to be honest, only a few of the GLO's had official philanthropies at the time. I fully remember someone naming a sorority that wasn't on our campus, saying, "Why do we have to know about ABC? It's not like I know any." Our pledge mother said, "Someday you might. And if so, you don't want an ADPi to look stupid, do you?"

AOIIalum 06-17-2010 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by honeychile (Post 1944046)
I fully remember someone naming a sorority that wasn't on our campus, saying, "Why do we have to know about ABC? It's not like I know any." Our pledge mother said, "Someday you might. And if so, you don't want an ADPi to look stupid, do you?"

What a perfectly lovely response!

oklahomaAOII 07-05-2010 08:05 PM

I had several weird things that happened to me during rush last year.

The house I was at is sadly stereotyped as being a house that only gets "fat girls" to pledge (which isn't true at all). At this house, we were watching a skit that was based on the Legally Blonde musical and a girl was singing a song that had a line in it like "This dress is just my size!" As soon as she sang this, one girl stood up (we were sitting on bleachers) and yelled out "YEAH! HUGE!" and walked out of the house. We were all shocked. I'm pretty sure she didn't get a bid anywhere because we had to attend every rush party in order to participate in the next day and since she walked out, she forfeited that next day.

Our Panhellenic council did an AWFUL job about informing us what rush infractions really were. There was just a small disclaimer in the back of the Pan booklet. We didn't understand many of the terms like "hotboxing," but since so little space was devoted to the subject and since no one ever talked about it at our assemblies, everyone assumed that the houses must pretty much played by the rules. We were so wrong.

At one house, I had 5 girls talking to only me at the same time for the ENTIRE party. I was SUPER intimidated, but figured that stuff like that was just normal.

At another house, the girl who was rushing me pulled me over a bleacher step and I ended up falling on top of her. Then, she led me over to some of her sisters to talk, and I had 4 girls talking to me at once. They kept getting closer and closer and I ended up being backed into a closet. I couldn't wait to get out of there.

Also, almost every single house said "See you tomorrow!" as you were leaving.

Probably the worst story comes from about 12 of my sisters' experiences. They all had this certain house on day 3 and pref night. On day 3, they took a picture with the girl who was rushing them. On pref night, these pictures were printed and put in picture frames. The girl who was rushing them would pick up the picture they had taken, sit down, start crying, and say things like, "I can't wait for you to be a XYZ!" "I want you to be my Little!" "You are going to be such a good XYZ!" "I can't wait to hang out with you on Bid Day!" etc. This made the rushees very emotional and so excited to be XYZs. But they were cut that night and left to pledge their second choice. So many of my sisters had the EXACT same story about this and were so upset about it.

When we started going through rush training was when we realized how wrong this stuff was. We were outraged, but figured that it was too late to tell our Panhellenic Council what had happened. I really wish that they would stop this dirty rushing on our campus and stop doing things that can really hurt, intimidate, and embarrass rushees.

I think there was a reason that I ended up pledging the only sorority that committed no rush infractions that year.


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