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Old 05-31-2012, 09:32 AM
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Fraternity Recruitment Activities

Because I am not a fraternity man, I thought I would ask the current posters (particularly fraternity men) about something. If you are in a sorority, please feel free to add your thoughts, as well. I would just love to hear from as many men on here as possible who are regular posters or who are current collegiate members.

As someone who has worked on the sister-side of recruitment, I am aware of the types of nice mixers sororities have in order to meet potential new members. I know what is considered acceptable and what would be viewed as a waste of time. Now, if you are a fraternity man who wants to recruit outstanding men to join your brotherhood, what are some things you would do for activities?

I read somewhere (maybe it was on here) about a video game activity where guys get together and play Xbox or something like that. What are some other activities--especially activities that may be done on the campus or in the Student Union building? Thoughts?
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:21 AM
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We have a restaurant on the bottom of our school union that does $2 for five wing nights on Mondays. We invite PNMs to come join us for the wings and getting to know them. On Wednesdays, we also do movie/board game/poker nights to invite guys to come along.

Also, we volunteer to help in with dorm move in day at our school. We go to the parking lot of the dorm to help the students load their stuff onto carts, secure them, and such. While doing so, we talk to the students and invite them over to a barbeque night over at the house, just as a welcoming to the school and recruitment as well.

There's other stuff that we do, but these are the main ones that I can think of at the moment.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:29 PM
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I think my chapter's Sprig Rush calendar could answer a lot of those questions:



ETA: And maybe you can see the Fall one?:

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Old 05-31-2012, 11:54 PM
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What is a spam event?

Y'all get together and post about medicine and DVDs on GC? lol
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:03 AM
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Do you mind me asking why you guys do a 2 week rush? Or is that how everyone on campus does it? Is there an official Rush "Week"?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:12 AM
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What is a spam event?

Y'all get together and post about medicine and DVDs on GC? lol
Maybe it's a Monty Python event.

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:35 AM
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Y'all eat a lot.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:57 AM
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Wow everyone. Thanks so much! You guys have such cool ideas. Please feel free to continue giving great ideas! I knew you all wouldn't let me down. Thank you!
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:11 PM
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I forgot to mention that I posted our calendars because Rush at LTU is centered in "the Atrium," which is basically our student union. Every GLO has a booth (up to 12' x 12' x 10') which is where PNMs can attend lunch events, meet up before heading to night events, and sit down and hang out with actives.

ETA: Also, everyone is required to participate in the Rush party rotation. That's why you see parties on the weekends. SigEp and DPhiE are always paired together, though, so our "parties" meet our risk management policies. That's why we have hors d'euvres and dancing with the Deephers and painting up with the Deephers.


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What is a spam event?

Y'all get together and post about medicine and DVDs on GC? lol
LMAO. SPAM stands for Students Planning Activities Monthly. They're the planning board that hosts comedians, musicians, magicians, etc. on campus.

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Do you mind me asking why you guys do a 2 week rush? Or is that how everyone on campus does it? Is there an official Rush "Week"?
Those two weeks are our official recruitment period.

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Y'all eat a lot.
lol Yes, we do. Everyone just eats a lot because it draws people away from the cafeteria or going out for lunch or something.
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