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Old 01-29-2006, 07:36 PM
kiteflyerzl kiteflyerzl is offline
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More questions about deferred recruitment

The school where I advise is moving to delayed recruitment next fall (early November, school starts in August) and then to deferred recruitment the next year (January). I can (and pretty much did for the administrators and Greek Life Task Force) write a dissertation on why this is a bad idea from a Panhellenic standpoint. I'm not interested in hashing that out again. What I'm really looking for is facts from schools that have delayed (several weeks after school begins) or deferred recruitment.

1. If your recruitment is delayed, how do you charge new members dues? If we delay recruitment until early November they will miss 2/3 of a semester. Does anyone have this problem already and if yes, how do you handle it?

2. What are the rules at your school surrounding disaffiliation for Pi Chis/Rho Chis/Rho Gammas (whatever you call them at your school)? If you have Spring rush do they disaffiliate for the whole Fall Semester? And if so, do you charge them dues for that semester? Do you have a hard time getting people to apply for these positions since it means such a long disaffiliation?

3. What are the rules at your school surrounding contact between sorority members and freshmen women? We've historically had a pretty strict policy that allowed very little interaction - you could say hello, give them directions to their class, but not much more. How do you handle this when you don't know at the beginning of the semster which freshmen will choose to rush and which won't?

4. Do you find that most PNMs have already made up their mind about which group they want to join before Formal Recruitment begins?

5. If you have recently switched from Fall to Spring, did the number of women registering for Recruitment drop drastically?

Before anyone suggests it, yes, I did use the search function but I could not find the sort of information I needed.

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