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Old 04-15-2011, 06:29 PM
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Do you have any advice in general about going to a formal because I am not in a sorority?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:51 PM
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Do you have any advice in general about going to a formal because I am not in a sorority?
I don't think it's a big deal.

I've attended fraternity formals as a collegian and have seen sorority and non-sorority guests get along just fine.

Btw, if you're not Greek, then why are you wiscgreek?
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:57 AM
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Thanks so much.
Im not too worried about getting along with the other girls, I just didn’t know if there was anything in general I should know about fraternity formals.
About the name, he goes to school in WI and its was what I came up with late one night
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:47 PM
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I just got invited to a fraternity formal too!!! I have no idea what I'm going to wear. It's a weekend event. I can't decide if I should go long dress or short? What do others normally do?
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:42 PM
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I just got invited to a fraternity formal too!!! I have no idea what I'm going to wear. It's a weekend event. I can't decide if I should go long dress or short? What do others normally do?
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Ask some of the girlfriends of other brothers that are going to the formal.

If you don't know any of them, try looking at the chapter's website for pictures or ask him if he has any pictures of last year's formal.

(For those who are wondering why I didn't say "just ask the guy!" - you obviously have never asked a guy what appropriate dress is for an event and ended up wearing a cocktail dress when everyone else was in khakis.)
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:33 PM
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True!

Very true! Guys are so funny about that, last year at prom my date tried to match my dress with his tie. Epic fail!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:07 PM
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Wow...I'm loving all the crazy questions from non greeks thinking about trying to cross over!! I'm thinking it may be impossible to tackle the transformation
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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You really do not sound like an Arkansas Tri Delt.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:00 AM
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I'm from Australia and am likely to be going on a University exchange program to the US. I would be arriving around the start of fall semester 2013, staying for 6 months to a year and was wondering if it would be possible for me to join a fraternity whilst over there?
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:48 PM
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While it is certainly possible to join a fraternity, whether or not the fraternities at your school would be willing to offer a bid to somebody who will be not only in the school, but the country for such a short amount of time is iffy.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:55 PM
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Ok, I can't find the answer anywhere and the housing email was not helpful either. PLEASE HELP!

I am from CA, transferring all the way out to University of Alabama. I have never been in a sorority, and I'd like to rush. Can anyone tell me how housing works if I want to live in the house? Should I sign up for alternate housing just in case? Where does one live during rush week?

The lack of information anywhere is making me very nervous.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:04 PM
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Can anyone tell me how housing works if I want to live in the house? Should I sign up for alternate housing just in case? Where does one live during rush week?
Don't put the cart before the horse. There is no guarantee you will receive a membership bid, let alone an opportunity to live-in. Make your housing arrangements. If an opportunity later arises, you will cross that bridge when you come to it. If you are really concerned, pick up the phone and call the university office of Greek Life. I'm assuming you have not done this and are "freaking out" because you couldn't google an answer in 20 seconds.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:17 PM
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Ok, I can't find the answer anywhere and the housing email was not helpful either. PLEASE HELP!

I am from CA, transferring all the way out to University of Alabama. I have never been in a sorority, and I'd like to rush. Can anyone tell me how housing works if I want to live in the house? Should I sign up for alternate housing just in case? Where does one live during rush week?

The lack of information anywhere is making me very nervous.
Housing and Residential Communities at Alabama.

As I understand it, if you sign up for Alabama recruitment (rush week), and you have university housing, you should be able to move in to your housing at that time.

I am not certain, but I believe that no "first year" (incoming freshman, transfers etc.) live in any GLO houses their first semester (maybe not at all for the first year). So you should contact UA regarding housing now.

Regardless, your best bet is to contact Alabama Housing directly and ask them your questions about student housing.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:47 PM
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You might find that info. on either the Bama Panhellenic page or the housing page (if you are living on campus). Should you receive a bid, you will not be able to move directly into the sorority house. If you are lucky you will be able to live in during your sophomore year (or if you are a transfer student, your second year at Bama).

If you are going to live in a dorm next year, and you sign up for recruitment, you will be allowed to move on campus early. If you are living in an apartment, your lease probably begins at the beginning of the month (August, I would imagine) so you could move in on August 1-or whatever your lease specifies.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:41 AM
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Exclamation Is this Social Sucide or Is it Possible..

I was a zeta interest for 2 years but during the last 6 months I have realized that I am not a Zeta phi beta woman at heart. I read the book In Search of sisterhood over the summer and my eyes were opened and heart is wanting to be a member of DST. Out of a pure moment of craziness I wrote a very detailed letter to the women of DST expressing my interest in their organization and explained why I am no longer interested in ZPhiB and with shaking hands pressed send! I was never rejected by the Zetas, this is my first semester eligible to be a member of any sorority. I also expressed in the letter that I have ruin all my chances to be a member of anything but DST by sending that letter. I am wondering what do you think my chances are of being considered to be a member of DST? Even if I'm not considered I will not be pledging anything at, I just want to know your thoughts on this.
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