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Cookiez17 01-04-2020 08:31 PM

Indiana University Recruitment 2020
 
It's that time of year again! Grab some snacks and drinks cause Indiana Recruitment is here!

Schedule

January 8th: PNM Orientation

January 9th and 10th: Open Invite (PNM can see all 22 chapters)

January 11th and 12th: Philanthropy and Service Round (max of 16 chapters)

January 17th and 18th: Sisterhood Round (max of 9 chapters)

January 19th: Preference Round (max of 2 chapters)

January 21st: BID NIGHT!!

navane 01-05-2020 03:40 PM

Man, that 9 to 2 always seems like such a steep drop!

APhi2KD 01-05-2020 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by navane (Post 2472439)
Man, that 9 to 2 always seems like such a steep drop!

HUGE

Xidelt 01-05-2020 07:29 PM

With a drop like that, I wonder if a large number of PNMs withdraw right before Prefs.

KSUViolet06 01-05-2020 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xidelt (Post 2472445)
With a drop like that, I wonder if a large number of PNMs withdraw right before Prefs.

I've heard that they do.

honeychile 01-06-2020 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xidelt (Post 2472445)
With a drop like that, I wonder if a large number of PNMs withdraw right before Prefs.

I can't imagine that it would not! Is this the first year for going from 9 to 2? That just seems unbelievable!

PGD-GRAD 01-06-2020 09:41 AM

Does anybody know how many PNMs are registered for 2020 IU recruitment? And how this compares to years past?

ForeverRoses 01-06-2020 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xidelt (Post 2472445)
With a drop like that, I wonder if a large number of PNMs withdraw right before Prefs.

define "huge"? yes there are drops. however the harshest cuts with RFM occur earlier, (16 to 9 is harsh) so if you get to 9 party... plus most PNMs don't have full schedules at that point anyway.

as for the # registered that start recruitment, we won't know the start number until Wednesday. We will have grade cuts and those that just decided to not come back early.

BossLadyAKA 01-06-2020 11:25 AM

I thought it was about time for IU recruitment. I always look forward to hearing what's happening with the Hoosiers.

Cookiez17 01-06-2020 05:09 PM

I was gonna throw this in the OP but here it is

To the PNMs lurking this board, keep and open mind and remember all 2000 recruitment videos you watched in preparation. You'll find your home.

To the parents, you will find wise words to give your daughters throughout the coming days, and you're the MVPs of all this

To the advisors/alumnae, y'all are rock stars for all the work you're doing for the chapters and you'll have a successful recruitment

To the sisters on the other side for the first and last time, you got this. And hopefully for those of you who don't have a little yet you'll find yours!!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Cheerio 01-06-2020 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cookiez17 (Post 2472427)
It's that time of year again! Grab some snacks and drinks cause Indiana Recruitment is here!

Schedule

January 8th: PNM Orientation

January 9th and 10th: Open Invite (PNM can see all 22 chapters)

January 11th and 12th: Philanthropy and Service Round (max of 16 chapters)

January 17th and 18th: Sisterhood Round (max of 9 chapters)

January 19th: Preference Round (max of 2 chapters)

January 21st: BID NIGHT!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by navane (Post 2472439)
Man, that 9 to 2 always seems like such a steep drop!

Quote:

Originally Posted by APhi2KD (Post 2472443)
HUGE

One of the many benefits of reading greekchat is knowing that deferred IU recruitment means pnms need to intentionally socialize/communicate with many persons, greek or no, students/teachers/townspeople, during their Fall semester. Doors and windows to sisterhood may open in unexpected ways through early, thoughtful mingling and dialog.

What reason did IU give for the change at Prefs from max three, down to max two, homes?

BBH 01-07-2020 08:29 AM

It changed a few years ago. My D went through rush in 2018 and that was the first year they went to 2 for Pref. round. I don't remember the reason but I think it was around the number of people that were placed in either their first or second choices. Not enough fell to the 3rd option. I could be wrong on that but I seem to remember reading something along that line.

Even though rush at IU isn't as bad as it used to be, it is still very stressful more because of that other ranking website and the whole tier system mentality.

I know she is heading back to school today to get ready. This will be her last rush since next year she'll be doing her oversea's program. I only know 1 PNM this year but they happen to be a legacy to my D's sorority so I'm watching to see what happens there.

ForeverRoses 01-07-2020 09:00 AM

IU moved to two preferences based on the guidelines set forth by NPC regarding structured recruitment. IU now abides by all of the guidelines including quota, QAs, snap bids, etc. The only thing that IU does not have that most campi have is campus total. So theoretically a sorority that makes quota could still have informal recruitment and take as many women as they want. Not that any group does that, but it is still theoretically possible.

33girl 01-07-2020 12:19 PM

22-16-11-6-2 would be far better.

ForeverRoses 01-07-2020 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2472504)
22-16-11-6-2 would be far better.

I agree-but is that even an option with NPC recruitment? And I guess it could just be another conversation round. Currently 22 is "open house"- but no house tours, then philanthropy round, then sisterhood, then preference. Decorations are only allowed for sisterhood and preference.

also, while the PNMs are going to 22 chapters the actives are required to host 24 parties; this way the PNMs get 2 breaks thoughout the two days but the chapters don't.

Titchou 01-07-2020 05:05 PM

There just isn't enough time to have 5 "days" of recruitment. Alabama's is a week long with only 18 groups.

ivyrose2 01-07-2020 08:35 PM

Yikes. Mild weather for IU, but with prediction of rain. Pack an umbrella, PMN's!

ASTalumna06 01-07-2020 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForeverRoses (Post 2472506)
also, while the PNMs are going to 22 chapters the actives are required to host 24 parties; this way the PNMs get 2 breaks thoughout the two days but the chapters don't.

I'm exhausted just thinking about this!

ForeverRoses 01-08-2020 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ASTalumna06 (Post 2472519)
I'm exhausted just thinking about this!

Every year at some point during the 4-day stretch I question my sanity for being a recruitment advisor. But every year I come back so... This will be my 9th IU recruitment. I should write a book...

andthen 01-08-2020 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForeverRoses (Post 2472525)
Every year at some point during the 4-day stretch I question my sanity for being a recruitment advisor. But every year I come back so... This will be my 9th IU recruitment. I should write a book...

Wow!!! Well thank you for giving of your time to do this! With that many groups as a whole and the sheer numbers of those who do go through recruitment I just can't even imagine.

If anything for those who do go through the recruitment process, its certainly a good life lesson in keeping yourself organized.

33girl 01-08-2020 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Titchou (Post 2472509)
There just isn't enough time to have 5 "days" of recruitment. Alabama's is a week long with only 18 groups.

I know it is a logistical nightmare, but I canít help thinking how many girls there must be who have gone through with open minds but in spite of themselves, develop a preference for 3 or 4 groups, them get to pref round and all those groups are completely gone. If they had lost one or two of them in the round before, it might not be such a blow. Ditto the 16 to 9 drop, although when that happens, you have more time to realign your expectations.

This is where we got the spate of moms and PNMs a couple years ago trying to game the system and like top, middle and bottom chapters like they were at the Kentucky Derby.

IndianaSigKap 01-08-2020 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2472527)
I know it is a logistical nightmare, but I canít help thinking how many girls there must be who have gone through with open minds but in spite of themselves, develop a preference for 3 or 4 groups, them get to pref round and all those groups are completely gone. If they had lost one or two of them in the round before, it might not be such a blow. Ditto the 16 to 9 drop, although when that happens, you have more time to realign your expectations.

Yes, conceivably a PNM could be interested in 3 or 4 groups, but given the size of the Greek System and the size of the chapters, there are often multiple chapters with the same "vibe". That opens up a PNM's options considerably.

Also, as I say every year, each and every chapter at IU has something of value to offer its members. There are smart, beautiful, outgoing, amazing women in every chapter. I am fairly confident that a PNM can find her people in almost every chapter. I know that I could have been very happy in 5 or 6 chapters and pretty darn happy in at least a dozen or more of the chapters during my time there.

Good luck to all of the PNMs, chapter women, chapter advisors and PNM family members out there! May the odds be ever in your favor.

Sister Havana 01-08-2020 07:17 PM

The IU threads the past few years have been full of happy endings. Hope that continues!

Cookiez17 01-08-2020 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2472527)
I know it is a logistical nightmare, but I canít help thinking how many girls there must be who have gone through with open minds but in spite of themselves, develop a preference for 3 or 4 groups, them get to pref round and all those groups are completely gone. If they had lost one or two of them in the round before, it might not be such a blow. Ditto the 16 to 9 drop, although when that happens, you have more time to realign your expectations.

This is where we got the spate of moms and PNMs a couple years ago trying to game the system and like top, middle and bottom chapters like they were at the Kentucky Derby.

Was this around the time Indiana opened for expansion and added the new chapters to the bunch?

ivyrose2 01-08-2020 08:17 PM

Idk when new chapters were added. In 2017, the last year that tridelts took a pledge class (and was not able to initiate them), there were 3 pref parties. It dropped to 2 the year after. There has been no addition of new chapters during this time, and the only difference in number of chapters would be the loss of DDD in Spring 2017 and Chi O not taking a formal pledge class last Spring.

Cookiez17 01-08-2020 09:06 PM

According to the NPC recruitment thread chapters were added in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016.

But yeah tri delt closing and chi o pulling out of recruitment last year were both really crazy. Chi O did take a class in the fall so their numbers should be fine.

AOIIalum 01-09-2020 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForeverRoses (Post 2472525)
Every year at some point during the 4-day stretch I question my sanity for being a recruitment advisor. But every year I come back so... This will be my 9th IU recruitment. I should write a book...

You do know how much I adore this post, right? Thank you for being so awesome!

PS: YES, write the book! I'll buy the first copy!!!

ForeverRoses 01-09-2020 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AOIIalum (Post 2472541)
You do know how much I adore this post, right? Thank you for being so awesome!

PS: YES, write the book! I'll buy the first copy!!!

Well it was because of you I started doing this in the first place!
And considering I survived the transition from complete bed rush to complete NPC recruitment guidelines it could be interesting.

Iím just trying to figure out how itís been 9 years yet I havenít aged at all.

APhi2KD 01-09-2020 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForeverRoses (Post 2472469)
define "huge"? yes there are drops. however the harshest cuts with RFM occur earlier, (16 to 9 is harsh) so if you get to 9 party... plus most PNMs don't have full schedules at that point anyway.

as for the # registered that start recruitment, we won't know the start number until Wednesday. We will have grade cuts and those that just decided to not come back early.

I was saying itís a huge drop for the PNMs to try to list 2 favorites out of 9, regardless of which houses actually ask them to Pref and if they theoretically have 9 still in play.

APhi2KD 01-09-2020 12:59 PM

Is Chi O allowed to participate this year?

GreekOne 01-09-2020 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by APhi2KD (Post 2472547)
Is Chi O allowed to participate this year?

Yes, Chi O will be participating this year.

ivyrose2 01-10-2020 07:22 PM

This is the quietest I've ever seen this thread...

BBH 01-10-2020 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ivyrose2 (Post 2472576)
This is the quietest I've ever seen this thread...

Was thinking the same thing. Even the Facebook parentís group is pretty quiet. Only drama Iíve seen so far is a few girls who found out before orientation that they didnít have the required GPA to rush but otherwise pretty calm.

My D hasnít really had much to say either.

clayton117 01-10-2020 11:05 PM

my D is on the other side this year and I haven't heard much at all, other than that she is tired. I hope it all goes smoothly and the PNMs keep their minds open and find their sisters. Tomorrow morning will be their first potential bump in the road when they get their lists back. Hopefully cool heads will prevail, but usually that's when the tears start for some:(

Cookiez17 01-11-2020 01:07 AM

I feel like we'll get more action in here once cuts are made.

ivyrose2 01-11-2020 06:28 AM

First list this morning-

clayton117 01-11-2020 12:54 PM

my D says it is pouring there today, and that it making for a little chaos as groups are running late and the lines are getting messed up. She is also under the impression that a lot of girls dropped already. She had no further information about that. I imagine it probably happens every year, she is just more aware of it this year being on the other side.

The two most interesting things she told me so far:

A PNM was giving out $100 Bloomingdales gift certificates during first round. Really?? I can't believe that would be allowed. Will have to hear more about that when I actually talk to her. Probably just a crazy rumor.

First round she saw a PNM who appeared to be older, turn out she was 30 years old and a blogger wanting to write about sorority life. I doubt many chapters will be interested in that..

ivyrose2 01-11-2020 01:03 PM

Don't think there is a Bloomingdale's in Indiana, is there? The things that one hears...LOL

IndianaSigKap 01-11-2020 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ivyrose2 (Post 2472594)
Don't think there is a Bloomingdale's in Indiana, is there? The things that one hears...LOL

No Bloomingdale's, but definitely a Nordstrom. :)

ivyrose2 01-11-2020 04:12 PM

;)


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