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violetpretty 04-05-2010 03:36 PM

Schools where you absolutely positively need recs
 
Let's start the list. I'll compile on this first post by continuously editing. Carnation, could you sticky this?

You Must Have Recs If You Are Attending Any Of These Schools:
All SEC schools (no exceptions!): Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, Miss State, Arkansas, Vandy, LSU, Texas A&M
Big XII: Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Missouri, Texas Christian
ACC: Florida State, Clemson
Pac 10: USC, Arizona
Southern Methodist
Southern Miss


Up for Debate:
Big XII: Nebraska, Kansas State, Iowa State
ACC: UVA, NC State, Wake Forest, UNC
Pac 10: University of Washington, UCLA, Cal, Arizona State
Big 10: Northwestern
UCF
Depauw
Washington & Lee
Indiana--not a must have but a good idea

If your school is on the "up for debate" list, you should probably get them anyway, they're just not as critically important as the ones in the first list.

GTAlphaPhi 04-05-2010 03:49 PM

ACC
 
Would Clemson, UVA, or FSU be considered? Any other ACC schools?

Senusret I 04-05-2010 03:50 PM

Georgetown



psyche lol

GammaPhi88 04-05-2010 03:51 PM

Southern Methodist University
Indiana University

psusue 04-05-2010 03:59 PM

Definitely not Penn State. That would just be too weird.

Also it may be helpful here to link this thread to the one about how to secure recs, because that will most certainly be the next question on the PNMs minds.

violetpretty 04-05-2010 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Senusret I (Post 1914120)
Georgetown



psyche lol

I wonder if you need them in Georgetown, KY.

Senusret I 04-05-2010 04:24 PM

The only thing you need in georgetown, ky is to not be there for long. lol

knight_shadow 04-05-2010 05:00 PM

TCU?

Xylochick216 04-05-2010 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAlphaPhi (Post 1914119)
Would Clemson, UVA, or FSU be considered? Any other ACC schools?

I'd say FSU, yes. UVA, not necessary but wouldn't hurt. I think it's becoming more necessary at Clemson.

ComradesTrue 04-05-2010 05:16 PM

Texas Schools:
UT, A&M, Tech and Baylor (covered in your Big XII category)
TCU and SMU

Will let others comment on other Texas schools as I am less familiar with their recruitments.

ThetaPrincess24 04-05-2010 05:30 PM

Arent most of the schools in California competitive?

KSUViolet06 04-05-2010 05:32 PM

Clemson's Panhellenic site has a page about recs. I would assume they are something that a lot of girls will have.

LoggerTheta 04-05-2010 05:57 PM

It's my impression that recs are extremely helpful at the University of Washington. (Though maybe not absolutely necessary.) Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

AlphaXi_Husky 04-05-2010 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoggerTheta (Post 1914151)
It's my impression that recs are extremely helpful at the University of Washington. (Though maybe not absolutely necessary.) Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


Helpful, yes...absolutely necessary, no.

FSUZeta 04-05-2010 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAlphaPhi (Post 1914119)
Would Clemson, UVA, or FSU be considered? Any other ACC schools?

FSU-you need recs.

GatorDG 04-05-2010 06:57 PM

Recs are useful, but not a must for most schools in California EXCEPT USC.

KSUViolet06 04-05-2010 07:08 PM

Isn't UCF a school where recs are becoming increasingly more necessary?


Jill1228 04-05-2010 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThetaPrincess24 (Post 1914147)
Arent most of the schools in California competitive?

I would think that UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC would require recs (or HIGHLY recommend recs)
Correct me if I am wrong on that

bear_down 04-05-2010 07:38 PM

The University of Arizona

GTAlphaPhi 04-05-2010 09:05 PM

Does anyone have any input on Canadian schools? I know Greek life isn't nearly as big as it is in the U.S. (in general; I can't speak for particular schools), but it'd be interesting to know.

Pingyang 04-06-2010 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jill1228 (Post 1914183)
I would think that UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC would require recs (or HIGHLY recommend recs)
Correct me if I am wrong on that

I went through formal recruitment at UC Berkeley as a senior (planning to stay a full 5th year) in 2004 without any recs and didn't get cut from all houses until after 3 rounds; the younger women I knew without recs didn't have a problem, and all were ultimately happy with their houses. :) Unless things are much different at Cal now, I would think that recs would be incredibly helpful, but not strictly necessary. Maybe the people I knew were just lucky.

LucyKKG 04-06-2010 03:41 PM

Again about CA schools, it depends on the schools. With the CSUs, it probably varies. With UCs, it also varies. I know hardly anyone has recs at UC Santa Cruz and it's probably the same for UC Merced.

ColdInCanada11 04-06-2010 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTAlphaPhi (Post 1914209)
Does anyone have any input on Canadian schools? I know Greek life isn't nearly as big as it is in the U.S. (in general; I can't speak for particular schools), but it'd be interesting to know.

I can't speak for the bigger campuses, but on my campus (University of Manitoba), you absolutely do not need them. Most people here don't even know that we have a Greek system. Once I joined Alpha Gam, I found out that a dancer that had taught a workshop for me once was an Alpha Gam about 15 years ago, but that's the only Greek connection I've figured out, for myself at least. I think it would next to impossible to get recs at my campus, for anyone who isn't a legacy.

I'm going to take a guess and say that recs would be helpful at UBC and U of T, as they are fairly large Greek systems (at least for Canada). However, I would defer to Greeks actually from those particular schools, that's just an educated guess.

prettyv 04-06-2010 05:19 PM

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ColdInCanada11 04-06-2010 05:24 PM

Good to know, pretty, thanks! I know a couple girls going to UBC next year, and they were wondering.

APhi4Ever 04-06-2010 06:09 PM

Texas A&M University, University of Texas, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University and Baylor University for sure.

GammaPhi88 04-06-2010 11:41 PM

Would Wake Forest require recs? My friend who is a Chi Omega constantly is asked to write recs there, but I don't know if they are necessary.

SthrnZeta 04-07-2010 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KSUViolet06 (Post 1914177)
Isn't UCF a school where recs are becoming increasingly more necessary?


I was recently asked to write a rec for a girl going to UCF so I'm going to lean towards yes...

ThetaPrincess24 04-07-2010 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GammaPhi88 (Post 1914621)
Would Wake Forest require recs? My friend who is a Chi Omega constantly is asked to write recs there, but I don't know if they are necessary.

I would say if she is constantly being asked then a) they are needed at Wake Forest, b) Chi Omega requires them or c) both

WVU alpha phi 04-07-2010 01:50 PM

What about UNC Chapel Hill? I don't think that was mentioned yet but isn't their recruitment pretty competitive?

APhiAnna 04-07-2010 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jill1228 (Post 1914183)
I would think that UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC would require recs (or HIGHLY recommend recs)
Correct me if I am wrong on that

UC Berkeley - Don't even worry about it
UCLA - It would be nice to have them and they are common enough, but not the end of the world if you can't get them
USC - Drop what you are doing and get recs now

Just interested 04-07-2010 03:22 PM

Texas Tech was not mentioned in the Texas group. I suspect to stand a chance with most groups you need them.

ComradesTrue 04-07-2010 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Just interested (Post 1914778)
Texas Tech was not mentioned in the Texas group. I suspect to stand a chance with most groups you need them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blondie93 (Post 1914142)
Texas Schools:
UT, A&M, Tech and Baylor (covered in your Big XII category)
TCU and SMU

Will let others comment on other Texas schools as I am less familiar with their recruitments.

;)

annabella 04-07-2010 06:38 PM

Oh I didn't realize the Big XII was split in the first post now.
You need them at Mizzou. I can't speak for the rest of the Big XII North

ISUKappa 04-07-2010 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by annabella (Post 1914817)
Oh I didn't realize the Big XII was split in the first post now.
You need them at Mizzou. I can't speak for the rest of the Big XII North

I would guess KU, KState and to some extent Nebraska would lean more towards having them than not. At Iowa State they're definitely helpful and appreciated, but it doesn't necessarily negatively impact your recruitment if you don't have them. Have no clue about CU.

KSUViolet06 04-07-2010 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WVU alpha phi (Post 1914758)
What about UNC Chapel Hill? I don't think that was mentioned yet but isn't their recruitment pretty competitive?

I've gotten PMs and emails from UNC PNMs and parents concerning recs, so I'd say yes.

TriDLove 04-08-2010 03:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by annabella (Post 1914817)
Oh I didn't realize the Big XII was split in the first post now.
You need them at Mizzou. I can't speak for the rest of the Big XII North

Not that important at CU. They help, but not that much.

indygphib 04-08-2010 07:02 AM

DePauw, perhaps? I would think that since this school is quite competitive for a small school, having a rec would be to the PNM's benefit.

ZTAngel 04-08-2010 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KSUViolet06 (Post 1914177)
Isn't UCF a school where recs are becoming increasingly more necessary?


They weren't when I went through rush but I'm hearing that it's become almost mandatory.

ThetaDancer 04-08-2010 09:07 AM

I'm under the impression that recs are becoming increasingly important/necessary at Washington & Lee. Does anyone have any insight?


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