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amIblue? 07-29-2015 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by carnation (Post 2323126)
This year, I know of 5 PNMs who claim that they won't be getting recs for SEC rush, something along the lines of "if they don't like me for who I am, I don't want to belong". Um, we're talking about 2 different things here. Move along.

All I can say to that is bless their hearts.

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2323242)
What slays me the most about this generation is how the kids are perfectly OK with their parents calling and complaining about them not getting into this or that Group, bad grades, etc. I was very sheltered and closer to my parents than most kids of my generation, but if my mother would have said anything to anyone asking why I didn't get in to a certain sorority's pref party, I would have been MORTIFIED and wanted to quit school.

I would have dropped out and started over again at another school never to be seen or heard from again had my mother done something like that. I might also have possibly considered changing my name.

Bamamom16 07-29-2015 03:35 PM

I so agree LAblondeGPhi. Also, keep in mind that at a recruitment as large as Alabama's (once again record numbers), the number of legacies for each chapter more than meets quota, so there will be many disappointments. I have begun to cringe at the number of recent FaceBook posts recently seeking recs for PNMs. My daughter's chapter at Alabama stopped accepting them on 7/15. It's a bit late in the game now to be looking for recs for many larger SEC competitive recruitment schools who have an early fall recruitment.

violetsnlions 07-29-2015 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by LAblondeGPhi (Post 2323252)
Just like college admissions, this is a numbers game: keep an open mind for all of the chapters, and you will find a home. If you have your sights set only on Harvard, Stanford and Yale, then you have to accept the risk that you may not get into any college at all.

It is exactly like college admissions, just at a much faster pace.

I think the adjective I would use instead of mutual is layered.

The first layer of decisions is made by the sorority, and the second layer of decisions is made by the PNM.

DeltaBetaBaby 07-29-2015 09:24 PM

But as compared to college admissions, most students know they are not Harvard material, and don't go visit Harvard, fall in love with Harvard, apply to Harvard, and then get rejected from Harvard.

HQWest 07-29-2015 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by DeltaBetaBaby (Post 2323288)
But as compared to college admissions, most students know they are not Harvard material, and don't go visit Harvard, fall in love with Harvard, apply to Harvard, and then get rejected from Harvard.

Point of fact - Harvard has an extensive admission process and lots of people take the tour but don't finish the application. Harvard also has a 5.9% admission rate so LOTS of people fall in love with Harvard and don't get in to Harvard or go to another school for a year and then try to get in to Harvard. Its a pretty good anaolgy.

carnation 05-21-2016 06:35 PM

Oh nonononono. Local high school graduation was today and several girls told my husband, a teacher, which sororities they plan to pledge this fall.:(

TLLK 05-21-2016 09:54 PM

Oh dear. Recruitment is going to be a quite the eye opener for those young ladies.:(

tcsparky 05-21-2016 11:06 PM

Wishing for the HaHaHa "Like" icon from Facebook!!!

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Originally Posted by carnation (Post 2410784)
Oh nonononono. Local high school graduation was today and several girls told my husband, a teacher, which sororities they plan to pledge this fall.:(


FSUZeta 05-22-2016 09:24 AM

If you are told to get recs., get them. You might be all that and a bag of chips at your HS, but you will be a small fish in a big sea at your state university, and all those other fish are also all that and a bag of chips. Do everything you can to boost yourself up.

Remiechi 05-22-2016 02:31 PM

I chatted with a mom at a high school grad party yesterday who told me her daughter will be going through Auburn recruitment. The mom wasn't Greek and the daughter will be OOS. I've known the family through sports and church for years, so I asked her if her daughter needed a rec for my sorority. The mom shrugged and said "eh, I don't think she needs that because we've got recs for three or four houses already, so I think she'll be okay"!

FSUZeta 05-22-2016 02:52 PM

oh my!

robinseggblue 05-22-2016 04:09 PM

I hope you tried to talk some sense into her. Maybe she's not familiar with the process since she's not Greek.

AnchorAlumna 05-23-2016 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by robinseggblue (Post 2410809)
I hope you tried to talk some sense into her. Maybe she's not familiar with the process since she's not Greek.

Yes!
A few moms on our recruitment moms Facebook page come in thinking that.
They are quickly disabused of that notion!

TriDeltaSallie 05-23-2016 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by FSUZeta (Post 2410796)
You might be all that and a bag of chips

Definitely going to work that into conversation this week. Like!

carnation 05-23-2016 11:56 AM

After all these years of teaching college, I continue to be shocked by all the superstars who are shocked when they get to college and--they're not the only superstars. What on earth do they expect if they're going to a competitive school? There will be zillions of valedictorians, Miss or Mr. Everythings, and state athletics winners!


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