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IUmom20 01-21-2020 08:52 PM

It’s SK!!!!! She got her bid!

ladybug12 01-21-2020 08:55 PM

Congratulations to IUmom20"s daughter and Sigma Kappa!

clayton117 01-21-2020 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by IUmom20 (Post 2472950)
Itís SK!!!!! She got her bid!

Congrats!! my D knows some great girls in that house who are sophomores! I hope she was thrilled. I watched a live stream of them opening their bids on Instagram :) Lots of screaming and jumping up and down!

IndianaSigKap 01-21-2020 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by IUmom20 (Post 2472950)
Itís SK!!!!! She got her bid!

A very warm welcome to your daughter!

cinder1965 01-21-2020 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by IUmom20 (Post 2472950)
Itís SK!!!!! She got her bid!

Please welcome your DD to our sisterhood!

Cookiez17 01-21-2020 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by IUmom20 (Post 2472950)
Itís SK!!!!! She got her bid!

Congrats to her! She's gonna have an awesome experience.

ivyrose2 01-21-2020 09:49 PM

So exciting! Congratulations to your daughter, IUMom20! My daughter is now through her last recruitment as an active at IU! Bittersweet. On to bigger and better as an alum soon!

BBH 01-21-2020 09:52 PM

Congrats Iumom20, my D’s freshman year roommate is a SK. They are still good friends to this day.

IndianaSigKap 01-21-2020 10:08 PM

Sigma Kappa 58 which I believe was Q+2

GreekOne 01-21-2020 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by IUmom20 (Post 2472950)
Itís SK!!!!! She got her bid!

Congratulations! Very exciting night for all!!

USCofSEC 01-21-2020 11:22 PM

Happy for your Daughter! We know a graduating SK Senior this year.

Alpha Xi Delta took 58!!!

BUDelta4Life 01-21-2020 11:39 PM

My goddaughter Rho Gam was very happy for her group. She texted me that each young woman got a bid to her first choice from pref night, and the 14 PNMs she had still going through the process went to 10 different chapters among them.

BUDelta4Life 01-21-2020 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2472904)
Itís building a float and/or working on a race, not being married. I donít think anyone is saying that long established connections between specific fraternities and sororities will vanish, but if itís to the point when Fantastic Fraternity wonít even respond to an overture from So-So Sorority (or vice versa) it flies in the face of all the claims about Greek life being a great way to meet all different kinds of people.

And the only ďriskĒ nowadays is being 80 feet up the ass of a group and being left high and dry when their charter gets pulled.

Plus I donít know the last time you were at a block party, but people hang out with the people they know. They certainly donít all get in a circle and sing Kum Ba Yah.

Agreed. Random rotating pairs for campus events works at many other campuses across the country of all sizes. It does a lot to lessen the stigma of perceived "reputation." In some campuses, the student government association even throws dorms into the mix of pairs so that the entire campus gets to meet new people. I also agree with the idea that IU should start having random pairs for philanthropy or volunteer events; it would allow them to ease into the idea. And, I know on some campuses where the Greek houses have regular open all-campus philanthropy events (such as an ice-cream social fundraiser for their philanthropy on a random Wednesday night) and everyone turns out for it, it goes a long way to breaking down perceived differences and tiers.

navane 01-22-2020 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by BUDelta4Life (Post 2472962)
My goddaughter Rho Gam was very happy for her group. She texted me that each young woman got a bid to her first choice from pref night, and the 14 PNMs she had still going through the process went to 10 different chapters among them.

From what I have read about IU recruitment, those results sound like quite a feat! Well done to your goddaughter!

Blue2 01-22-2020 06:38 AM

Does anyone have numbers for Chi O, TPA, ASA and DPhiE?

BBH 01-22-2020 07:16 AM

From their Insta picture, looks like DPhiE may have around 30, TPA looks like around 50 in their pic, did see anything for ASA or Chi O.

pinkmama 01-22-2020 08:06 AM

Chi Omega took 59. They posted on their instastory with 59 new members

jla21 01-22-2020 10:37 AM

My DD is a XO and the 59 number is correct. Congrats to all your D's that received bids last night! My DD loves her house, she is a junior & I was in a house at IU & made some lifelong friends!

Rod D 01-22-2020 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by BUDelta4Life (Post 2472963)
Agreed. Random rotating pairs for campus events works at many other campuses across the country of all sizes. It does a lot to lessen the stigma of perceived "reputation." In some campuses, the student government association even throws dorms into the mix of pairs so that the entire campus gets to meet new people. I also agree with the idea that IU should start having random pairs for philanthropy or volunteer events; it would allow them to ease into the idea. And, I know on some campuses where the Greek houses have regular open all-campus philanthropy events (such as an ice-cream social fundraiser for their philanthropy on a random Wednesday night) and everyone turns out for it, it goes a long way to breaking down perceived differences and tiers.

The IU system doesn't have a lot of single paired events like that. IU pairs are primarily social -- homecoming, little 500, and weekend parties.

BTGorman 01-22-2020 12:06 PM

Congrats!
 
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Originally Posted by IUmom20 (Post 2472950)
Itís SK!!!!! She got her bid!

SK for my daughter as well! She is so happy! :)

GreekOne 01-22-2020 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Rod D (Post 2472969)
The IU system doesn't have a lot of single paired events like that. IU pairs are primarily social -- homecoming, little 500, and weekend parties.

Just because they don't have these types of events now does not mean they couldn't start them. There are lots of ways to build better relationships within IU's Greek community. Acknowledging the status quo isn't ideal is the first step to moving new ideas forward.

pinkmama 01-22-2020 01:46 PM

Adpi took 62. Quota was 56

thetalady 01-22-2020 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by GreekOne (Post 2472972)
Just because they don't have these types of events now does not mean they couldn't start them. There are lots of ways to build better relationships within IU's Greek community. Acknowledging the status quo isn't ideal is the first step to moving new ideas forward.

AMEN!!!

Rod D 01-22-2020 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by GreekOne (Post 2472972)
Just because they don't have these types of events now does not mean they couldn't start them. There are lots of ways to build better relationships within IU's Greek community. Acknowledging the status quo isn't ideal is the first step to moving new ideas forward.

But now you all are talking about adding an additional step -- new events, so random pairs can be made. That's fine. But it isn't as easy, just because it works somewhere else.

Cookiez17 01-22-2020 03:59 PM

From the Indiana Panhellenic Website regarding informal recruitment/ COB:

Open Invite

Alpha Sigma Alpha
Delta Phi Epsilon

Invite Only
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Phi
Chi Omega
Delta Gamma
Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Kappa
Theta Phi Alpha

33girl 01-22-2020 05:04 PM

Okay, I really donít dig the way they have that on the website.

If theyíre going to publicize that a group is holding an invite only event, they should put the date of the event as well, so the PNMs arenít waiting for an invite that never comes.

Cheerio 01-22-2020 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Cookiez17 (Post 2472980)
From the Indiana Panhellenic Website regarding informal recruitment/ COB:

Open Invite

Alpha Sigma Alpha
Delta Phi Epsilon

Invite Only
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Phi
Chi Omega
Delta Gamma
Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Kappa
Theta Phi Alpha

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2472983)
Okay, I really donít dig the way they have that on the website.

If theyíre going to publicize that a group is holding an invite only event, they should put the date of the event as well, so the PNMs arenít waiting for an invite that never comes.

33, do you hold your opinion because publicizing that some groups are holding Invite Only events leads pnms who await an invite to feel bad about not getting one? If IU didn't publicize which chapters are holding Invite Only events, the social internet boards would go crazy with speculation on which groups are/aren't holding them based upon rumor. Having actual dates and times listed for Invite Only events on the IU site could lead to people protesting that specific type of event, during the actual event, outside the houses.

honeychile 01-22-2020 05:49 PM

So roughly half of the sororities didn't make quota? Even with snap bids?

IndianaSigKap 01-22-2020 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by honeychile (Post 2472988)
So roughly half of the sororities didn't make quota? Even with snap bids?

It's not that chapters didn't make quota. IU does not have campus total, so chapters can decide for themselves how many members they want to have.

pinkmama 01-22-2020 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by honeychile (Post 2472988)
So roughly half of the sororities didn't make quota? Even with snap bids?

I am pretty sure only a few made didnít make quota which could be the ones having the more open informal. This is the time that people start deciding to live out for fall so I imagine several chapters want to capture a few more kids for those purposes. I know Adpi made quota and itís listed on invite only.

pinkmama 01-22-2020 06:04 PM

Alpha Chi Omega looks like they made quota per the pic on instagram as well.

BUDelta4Life 01-22-2020 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by navane (Post 2472964)
From what I have read about IU recruitment, those results sound like quite a feat! Well done to your goddaughter!

Thanks! She's a total sweetheart - seriously one of the kindest humans I know. She was very excited to be a rho gam this year and genuinely loved meeting all the rho gams from other houses and making friends with them. She kept telling me over and over how happy she was for her group, and she kept all but a couple of them from dropping out. Even the ones she convinced to stay in at sisterhood round stuck with it and ended up with a bid they liked.

BUDelta4Life 01-22-2020 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by GreekOne (Post 2472972)
Just because they don't have these types of events now does not mean they couldn't start them. There are lots of ways to build better relationships within IU's Greek community. Acknowledging the status quo isn't ideal is the first step to moving new ideas forward.

Random pairing for homecoming works on many other campuses, big and small. I've talked to friends and colleagues from all different sizes of universities where it is done that way.

GoldenAnchor 01-22-2020 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Rod D (Post 2472979)
But now you all are talking about adding an additional step -- new events, so random pairs can be made. That's fine. But it isn't as easy, just because it works somewhere else.

Change is never easy. The difficulty of the change should never be the deciding factor. IU Greek Life needs to be willing to change and grow with the landscape of the student body (as all Greek systems should) and Gen Z hasnít been trending towards exclusivity and hierarchy.

33girl 01-22-2020 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Cheerio (Post 2472986)
33, do you hold your opinion because publicizing that some groups are holding Invite Only events leads pnms who await an invite to feel bad about not getting one? If IU didn't publicize which chapters are holding Invite Only events, the social internet boards would go crazy with speculation on which groups are/aren't holding them based upon rumor. Having actual dates and times listed for Invite Only events on the IU site could lead to people protesting that specific type of event, during the actual event, outside the houses.

No, I hold that opinion because I think PNMs should know if they have, in effect, been “cut.” If they know ABC is holding one event on February 1 and they haven’t gotten an invite, they can stop saying “well maybe ABC will have some more events and I’ll get invited then.” It would be one thing if this was a few days, but the time frame is until MARCH. You know there are going to be girls who keep holding out hope that never comes. It would be a lot more considerate to let them know that chance has come and gone. During formal rush, they know if ABC cuts them they should look elsewhere for a Greek affiliation. Why can the women participating in COB not be given that same consideration?

And no, why on earth would you say what time? As far as “protesting that type of event” - WHAT? Couldn’t that happen ANY day during rush?

All they have to say is:
ABC - invite only, Feb 1 and 3
DEF - invite only, Jan 24
Please bring your student ID so you can be verified on the sorority’s invitation list. Women who are not on the list will not be admitted.

Panhellenic should either be transparent or just stay out of COB completely.

pinkmama 01-22-2020 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2472995)
No, I hold that opinion because I think PNMs should know if they have, in effect, been ďcut.Ē If they know ABC is holding one event on February 1 and they havenít gotten an invite, they can stop saying ďwell maybe ABC will have some more events and Iíll get invited then.Ē It would be one thing if this was a few days, but the time frame is until MARCH. You know there are going to be girls who keep holding out hope that never comes. It would be a lot more considerate to let them know that chance has come and gone. During formal rush, they know if ABC cuts them they should look elsewhere for a Greek affiliation. Why can the women participating in COB not be given that same consideration?

And no, why on earth would you say what time? As far as ďprotesting that type of eventĒ - WHAT? Couldnít that happen ANY day during rush?

All they have to say is:
ABC - invite only, Feb 1 and 3
DEF - invite only, Jan 24
Please bring your student ID so you can be verified on the sororityís invitation list. Women who are not on the list will not be admitted.

Panhellenic should either be transparent or just stay out of COB completely.


Totally agree because girls may give up a call for an opportunity because they are holding out for a possible better opportunity that may never ever come because
It was invite only meaning they donít need or want a lot more and itís selective (pretty much know who they want already ). The invite only is just a formality they are required to register as ďinformalĒ

clayton117 01-22-2020 08:29 PM

AEPhi took 58 girls. Made quota.

carnation 01-23-2020 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2472995)
Please bring your student ID so you can be verified on the sororityís invitation list. Women who are not on the list will not be admitted.

:eek: Oh dear. I'm thinking about bad scenes at the front door from the non-invited.

33girl 01-23-2020 09:31 AM

Iím guessing that sort of thing can happen even if nothing is publicized. Word travels fast. And again...Iím sure that happens frequently during formal rush (guess I should bump the weird stories thread).

honeychile 01-23-2020 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2473027)
Iím guessing that sort of thing can happen even if nothing is publicized. Word travels fast. And again...Iím sure that happens frequently during formal rush (guess I should bump the weird stories thread).

Even back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was an active, we had more than one occasion when we'd invite a certain woman for an event, and she'd show up with a friend or two. The wording has to be VERY clear!


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