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UGAalum94 07-08-2012 04:23 PM

Most Important Words of Advice
 
I'm psyching myself up to write a bunch of recs and so I'm thinking about recruitment. We may not need this as a separate thread since we've got so many others, but I was thinking it might be fun to compose a list of each of our top piece of advice that we'd have PNMs follow, even if we know it's practically impossible.

Mine would be:

Try your best to like all of the chapters as much as you can.

carnation 07-08-2012 04:27 PM

Let's see...don't pay attention to the other PNMs, who may appear gorgeous and self-assured. You could end up with a bid and they may not. You never, ever know.

ComradesTrue 07-08-2012 04:51 PM

Don't make rash decisions (i.e. dropping out) when your emotions are running amok. See the process through, no matter what. Give the chapters who invited you back a chance to show you what they are about. Scores of people have had their minds changed by groups later on in the week. You don't have to sign the card following pref, so nothing is lost by completing the process.

Greek_or_Geek? 07-08-2012 05:02 PM

Recruitment is a lot like dating. Sometimes the flashy charming guy who makes a great first impression and all the girls love isn't the right one for a long term relationship.

BAckbOwlsgIrl 07-08-2012 05:25 PM

YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT
 
No matter what you think that you will know will happen, YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT.

SORRY, SISTA YOUR CRYSTAL BALL AND EVERYONE ELSE'S IS BROKE.

I don't care what people have told you and how much you have read, even on GREEKCHAT...YOU CAN'T PREDICT THE FUTURE.

This why I encourage women to stick it out at all phases.

That wicked ass bitch, you know the one who is nice once every 28 days?
She could end up being your being your best friend.
You just DON'T KNOW.
That one moment when you are at your lowest, when you least expect it, she will clean off your puke-ridden comforter, take care of you and get you to bed with the towels that she found in your closet.
She will console a broken heart, shattered dreams; encouraging to you put your big girl panties, hold your chin high and show the world that you can and will kick ass!

Or maybe she won't. YOU JUST DON'T KNOW.

carnation 07-08-2012 05:29 PM

^^^ awesome

ASUADPi 07-08-2012 05:43 PM

1. keep your mind open. Not all chapters excel during formal recruitment.

2. remember that you are only meeting a small % of the sisters, if the chapter is huge, YOU WILL find someone you mesh with.

3. ignore the recruitment gossip. I know easier said than done but why would you base a life decision on what other 18 year old girls are saying?

4. complete the recruitment process. dropping out because you think you didn't get a "top" house is selfish. Think of all the girls who were completely dropped from recruitment, they would KILL to be in your spot!

5. don't come onto greekchat asking us "what are my chances". we can't tell you that. we don't even know you. plus, we cannot share our membership selection practices.

TNAuburnMom 07-08-2012 05:57 PM

My most important piece of advice is call or text your mother daily, especially right after you get a bid.

carnation 07-08-2012 06:02 PM

^^^ Like! Like! Like!

FSUZeta 07-08-2012 06:09 PM

See the process through until the end.

AXOrushadvisor 07-08-2012 06:11 PM

1. If you do not connect with one girl in the Chapter she is just that, 1 girl. There are probably 50 more you will connect with.

2. A lot of stuff you hear during recruitment about Chapters is JUST NOT TRUE! I even hear stuff about my own Chapter that is just false.

3. If you don't like a group please do not be rude or unkind. Mind your manners.

4. Take the process all the way until the end. If you don't like the Chapters your preferencing go through the process you might change your mind and you might not. You really have nothing to loose.

5. If you get to the end of the process and you can not see yourself in any of the Chapters you have left DO NOT SIGN YOUR BID CARD. If you get to the end of the process and you only want one chapter ONLY PUT THAT CHAPTER DOWN.

DeltaBetaBaby 07-08-2012 06:27 PM

Don't panic and carry a towel.

KSUViolet06 07-08-2012 07:03 PM

Treat every day like it's the first day all over again.

What I mean by that is when you get your first round of cuts, look at your list, and pretend that these chapters are the only ones that exist and that it's your first day ever meeting them. Give them a fresh chance every day.


KSUViolet06 07-08-2012 07:07 PM

Another related piece of advice:

Sleep on it.

Mad because you don't have a full schedule? Mad because your top choice cut you right before Pref?

Don't make any decisions right then. Sleep on it.

You'd be surprised how differently you feel about a situation after getting a full night's rest.

KSUViolet06 07-08-2012 07:09 PM

Last one for now:

That roomie you just met that is going through recruitment with you? What works for her may not work for you. So don't feel like because you are roommates that you need to be in the same chapter.

This also goes for your BFF from HS.

Make the best decision for you. Not your hallmates, roommate, best friend, etc.

Chances are very good that the friends you have now won't be the ones you have in a year or two. Do you really want to base your decisions in recruitment on them?


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