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Old 05-01-2012, 11:54 AM
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Well yeah...but the point is, if you're a student who works at, say, Applebee's every night from 5 till close, how on earth do you pledge? It's not fair to students who don't have a strict 9-4 and then done with the day schedule.
Well actually almost every single student here is either employed by the school or is unemployed. Every single person in my fraternity, and at least one other sorority every active works a school job or is unemployed.

Campus jobs typically have flexible hours. For example I worked for media services and so I would knock out hours in the morning and evening. One of my pledge brothers did the same with his job with admissions.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:05 PM
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What is your organization's definition of the pledge process/period?

If it's something like "getting to know" the fellow members, pledge members, learning fraternity history and traditions, then I fail to see how that is done during the very limited hours of 7-11pm even if you had activities every day for four hours, for the total two weeks. That's not including activities like interacting with fellow Greeks, formal meetings, social or service events, study sessions, and informal events just to hang out.

I'm old school, but if you were a pledge, "pledging" was 24/7, not somewhere within a four-hour window for less than two weeks.

You may not be able to answer this here, but what, other than doing menial tasks and looking forward to having the social status of a cockroach for a semester/year, do you actually get out of this "pledging" experience?
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:43 PM
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Well actually almost every single student here is either employed by the school or is unemployed. Every single person in my fraternity, and at least one other sorority every active works a school job or is unemployed.

Campus jobs typically have flexible hours. For example I worked for media services and so I would knock out hours in the morning and evening. One of my pledge brothers did the same with his job with admissions.
Ahhhhhhhhh. Well then, 7-11 PM isn't quite as stupid as originally thought.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:35 PM
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What is your organization's definition of the pledge process/period?
I fail to see how that is done during the very limited hours of 7-11pm even if you had activities every day for four hours, for the total two weeks.
Again, the SCHOOL mandates that "pledging activities" must take place within that time frame.

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You may not be able to answer this here, but what, other than doing menial tasks and looking forward to having the social status of a cockroach for a semester/year, do you actually get out of this "pledging" experience?
I think you misunderstood "menial tasks". Once you go through the two weeks you are in. You are a full active member without question. The new PC typically is tasked with cleaning the house after a party, going to get any needed supplies. Simple stuff. Otherwise once initiated you are the same as every other active.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:49 PM
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Again, the SCHOOL mandates that "pledging activities" must take place within that time frame.
We think what THE SCHOOL is mandating is ridiculous. We know it's not the individual organizations.

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I think you misunderstood "menial tasks". Once you go through the two weeks you are in. You are a full active member without question. The new PC typically is tasked with cleaning the house after a party, going to get any needed supplies. Simple stuff. Otherwise once initiated you are the same as every other active.
If you have to say "The new pledge class...," then it's NOT the same as every other active.
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