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33girl 07-06-2010 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by LizzieBee (Post 1951160)
Violet,

I just checked all the sites in my state (there wasn't one in my direct area) and none of them seem to provide any relevant information about recs. In fact, only 1 website worked and it didn't provide any contact information. Any other suggestions?

Call the national NPC office. Their number is at the bottom of that list.

Jimmy Choo 07-12-2010 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by LizzieBee (Post 1951098)
So, since you need recs at UNC (even though I've talked to some actives and they said you didn't) how are you supposed to go about getting them? I've tried asking around to everyone I can think of (family, church members, friend's moms) and NO ONE is Greek. I don't want to be at a disadvantage, but I only have 2 recs (out of 10). Any ideas? Should I try to get in touch with UNC panhel (they also pretty much said you're on your own for recs, because they supposedly aren't very important).

If you are in-state there are active alum Panhells in Wilmington and Raleigh/Durham. I think Charlotte's is active also but doesn't have a working website. If you contact any of those panhells the women would be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

BAMA2 07-14-2010 05:05 AM

I agree with the posts about UNC Chapel Hill. I have written several recs this year for UNC.

Being from the South I just can't imagine sending one of my daughters off to any school without recs! It just wouldn't seem right somehow....

summer_gphib 07-14-2010 09:07 AM

I don't want to go to work today. There is nothing to do... and the pay sucks. I'll sit there for hours doing nothing at all. :(

ThetaDancer 07-14-2010 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by summer_gphib (Post 1954538)
I don't want to go to work today. There is nothing to do... and the pay sucks. I'll sit there for hours doing nothing at all. :(

Wrong thread? ;)

agzg 07-14-2010 01:42 PM

HAHAHAHA

So, at work where there is nothing to do, and the pay sucks, recs are DEFINITELY neccessary. :D

cat1234 07-24-2010 11:41 PM

So far I have 2 recs for UGA. If I dont have one for each sorority will I automatically be cut?
thanks

KSUViolet06 07-25-2010 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by cat1234 (Post 1958453)
So far I have 2 recs for UGA. If I dont have one for each sorority will I automatically be cut?
thanks

You're going to be at a serious disavantage, just because most of the other PNMs will have them.

cat1234 07-25-2010 12:09 AM

Okay thank you hopefully I can find more before rush starts!

Thetagirl218 07-25-2010 04:52 PM

Ok, I am coming into this post late, but I would think recs would be needed at a school like DePauw simply for the mere fact that two of the six NPC chapters have their Alpha chapters there (Kappa Alpha Theta and Alpha Chi Omega). However, someone from DePauw might have more insight.

I am glad I checked this though, I am writing a rec for someone going to LSU. I told her it is probably a good idea to get recs for every sorority there!

33girl 07-25-2010 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by UFGirl12 (Post 1958630)
Is there anyone who wouldn't mind writing some for me? I've written a few people I know from some sororities, but I don't know many people who are eligible to write ones. If you would be so kind to write one, just send me a private message. I would appreciate it SO much. :)

Thanks!
:)

You probably aren't going to get any takers on that one. Asking random names on a message board to write you a rec is a bad plan.

You say you don't know "many" people - well, ask the people you DO know, and then see if they have friends in other sororities who might be willing to help you. Do this SOON.

AOII_LB93 08-03-2010 05:43 PM

FYI, someone asked a few pages back if recs are required at CSU schools. I can tell you for sure that at CSULB (or LBSU whichever you prefer to call it) recs are not required at all. As a matter of fact I think most chapters wouldn't even know what to do with them :). In the years since I was initiated(wow, long ago now) and helping with recruitment as an alumna(from 94-08) I never once saw a rec...and that was a lot of years.

SS6174 08-03-2010 11:22 PM

what about UNT?

rococobaby 08-03-2010 11:53 PM

Can anyone put in their two cents about recs at U Michigan?

KSUViolet06 08-04-2010 12:09 AM

According to this thread, recs are good to have at UNT but not to the extent of other Texas schools.

This thread about Michigan says that it's great if you can get them (esp. if you are an upperclassman) but not a must.

rococobaby 08-04-2010 12:14 AM

Thanks!! You're amazingly helpful...I will be an upperclassmen (sort of..sophomore!) so I'm sure reading that thread will help..

P.S. the part in your sig that says "flawness is not a word" makes me laugh EVERY TIME I see it :)

Nanners52674 08-04-2010 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by rococobaby (Post 1963047)
Thanks!! You're amazingly helpful...I will be an upperclassmen (sort of..sophomore!) so I'm sure reading that thread will help..

P.S. the part in your sig that says "flawness is not a word" makes me laugh EVERY TIME I see it :)

I think this post is especially helpful given your situation, and even address having a live in commitment.

http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...9&postcount=11

KSUViolet06 08-04-2010 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by rococobaby (Post 1963047)
Thanks!! You're amazingly helpful...I will be an upperclassmen (sort of..sophomore!) so I'm sure reading that thread will help..

P.S. the part in your sig that says "flawness is not a word" makes me laugh EVERY TIME I see it :)

Thanks, I try. I will say though, I know you mentioned being married at some point, and UM is a school with a very traditional Greek scene (mostly 18-22 non-marrieds) large houses, and rather strict live-in requirements. So that is something to think about.

Drolefille 08-10-2010 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Rushez (Post 1965910)
Okay I checked my schools greek site and it says, "It is appropriate and highly encouraged for you to obtain your own letters of recommendation." I'm heading to UofA. So I'm guessing i need to get some? Okay now for the noob comment. What do they want in the recommendation?

Which A?

Also you need to get in touch with sorority alumnae. They will know what to put in the recs. Try contacting your local alumnae panhellenic, but first ask everyone you know who might be an alumna. Or know one. Or have heard of one.

33girl 08-10-2010 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Rushez (Post 1965915)
Fayetteville. So i just get a random alumnae to write a recommendation for me? That doesn't seem right.. but also i know each sorority has a website where they have standard rec forms but the only people i know who could fill them out would be my family and relatives. Don't know anyone else in this state and my rush starts on the 16th.

Um. Get your family and relatives to help you. Soon. Like, really, really, REALLY soon.

IrishLake 08-10-2010 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Rushez (Post 1965915)
Fayetteville. So i just get a random alumnae to right a recommendation for me? That doesn't seem right.. but also i know each sorority has a website where they have standard rec forms but the only people i know who could fill them out would be my family and relatives. Don't know anyone else in this state and my rush starts on the 16th.

Keep in mind that only members of that organization can fill out a Rec form for you. If Aunt Suzy is unaffiliated, or she's an ABC, she can't fill out an XYZ rec form for you. Contact your local Panhell Alumnae office and see if some recs for you can be put together on a fast track.

kchaptergphib 08-10-2010 12:38 AM

@Rushez: YES. GO. GO NOW. (are you on the phone yet?!) You will need recs. Talk to all the women you know and ask them if they or anyone they know are alumnae from the sororities at UofArk. They do not need to have attended UofA, just a member of the organizations there.

IrishLake 08-10-2010 12:40 AM

That form is fine for a Kappa Delta to fill out and send in on your behalf. But only a KD sister can do it, active or an alumnae in good standing.

IrishLake 08-10-2010 12:52 AM

Send them a very polite email asking if it would be possible for any members to write you recs for Arkansas recruitment. Apologize for it being short notice. Mention you went to school overseas. You will have to supply a resume, a photo, and possibly your transcripts from your secondary school (if you can get them). If any women are willing to write you recs, be sure to express your gratitude. Best of luck! Let us know how things turn out!

IrishLake 08-10-2010 12:54 AM

Oh, and keep in mind that just because the Little Rock panhell group has a member to one org, doesn't mean that it is at your college. Only contact the ladies who belong to orgs that are at U of A. (For example, a Kappa Alpha Theta member is listed as a contact, but there is no chapter at Arkansas).

Rushez 08-10-2010 12:55 AM

Okay i will. thanks so much for the advice! i really appreciate it.

33girl 08-10-2010 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Rushez (Post 1965933)
Oh man I'm so nervous now.. I don't know if i will be able to get this all together in time before the 16th. I found the local website, http://greaterlittlerockpanhellenic.tripod.com/id3.html with all there contact info. How should i go about this.. ask them for a rec?

Click on that link that says "sorority recruitment workshop" and then "sorority recruitment workshop handbook." See if you can still register with the Panhellenic.

psych 08-10-2010 02:19 AM

What about Arizona State University?

AZTheta 08-10-2010 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by psych (Post 1965975)
What about Arizona State University?

Paging AXORushAdvisor!

mtcu 08-19-2010 12:35 PM

Iowa State - helpful but not a must
Texas Christian Unviersity (TCU) - a 100% must

Chicago88 12-02-2010 02:29 AM

when is a good time to begin collecting recs for large texas universities for formal rush in 2011?

violetpretty 12-02-2010 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Chicago88 (Post 2008133)
when is a good time to begin collecting recs for large texas universities for formal rush in 2011?

It's never too early to locate rec writers, but ideally, recs would be turned in before spring '11 is over.

Chicago88 12-02-2010 12:06 PM

Who mails the Recs? The alum?

DeltaBetaBaby 12-02-2010 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Chicago88 (Post 2008222)
Who mails the Recs? The alum?

Yes, but you must provide her with the addresses for each chapter. In fact, if you could provide her with pre-addressed, stamped envelopes, that would probably be the polite thing to do.

Chicago88 12-02-2010 12:27 PM

And I have been reading on there that in some schools it looks good to have multiple recs for one chapter. How do you do that?

33girl 12-02-2010 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Chicago88 (Post 2008229)
And I have been reading on there that in some schools it looks good to have multiple recs for one chapter. How do you do that?

Ask more than one person who is a member of that sorority. :)

Chicago88 12-02-2010 01:56 PM

Can I have multiple alum recs as well?

33girl 12-02-2010 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Chicago88 (Post 2008252)
Can I have multiple alum recs as well?

Um yes....I guess I should have stated "alumnae member." You shouldn't be asking current members (i.e. college students) for recs. Some groups permit collegians to write recs if it is for someone rushing at a different school, but NOT all of them.

Chicago88 12-02-2010 02:45 PM

gotcha. thank you!!

turqwind 12-03-2010 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by DeltaBetaBaby (Post 2008225)
Yes, but you must provide her with the addresses for each chapter. In fact, if you could provide her with pre-addressed, stamped envelopes, that would probably be the polite thing to do.

Even though she provided a stamped addressed envelope, DD's math teacher handed the rec back to her because she wanted her to read it. It was so sweet it almost made us cry. Our neighbor who has a DD a year younger who grew up with my DD also handed a wonderful rec back unsealed. (Thank you to a sweet Phi Mu and Tri-Delta!) You may get them handed back to you if they want you to see them and I guess it lets them know you know it will be mailed. So, if you get one back, be gracious, write your thank you note and mail it. And, yes, get multiples if you can. Grandma's 80 year old best friend or cousin's 25 year old best friend will forget even if you send them a thank you note.


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