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Old 07-01-2012, 08:22 AM
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Some of these girls clearly had mental problems and the last thing untrained girls need to do is give similar people encouragement. The PNMs would see it as a sign that they were surely going to get bids and might begin to come over to the houses even more.

I knew a girl who rushed a few years back and she definitely had problems. No one bid her and she went ballistic. The president of the college she attended begged a group under quota to take her and after a few days, they gave in. My daughter and I, who had both no-recced the girl because of what we'd seen her do, later met someone from that chapter. She told us that the girl had physically attacked members and gone on screaming binges and generally put the chapter through hell before being forced to depledge.

Mentoring is great but is best done under the auspices of organizations who can supervise it.These people discussed here certainly need some kind of professional help before they join a GLO and possibly tear it to shreds.

It sounds all cozy and warm to think of helping others but in this day and age, we all need to protect ourselves. There are other ways to be leaders and impact lives positively that don't put our organizations at risk.


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I think it would represent the organization in a better light if someone didn't tell her to "go away" like a few others here suggested. I know this is an old post and the people involved have graduated, but maybe for other organizations and active members who have this problem it would be better if someone would start inviting her to go to the library for study hours or see if they have classes with the girl. It would improve her grades if she had a study buddy probably and from the sound of it she has friends in the organization so she can't be that terrible of a person. I think explaining that only initiated sisters can wear letters would also be appropriate, but I don't think it needs to be confrontational. I think it's a huge part of the Greek system that members mentor non-Greeks. It gives both people involved a chance to foster a friendship and it certainly won't look bad for the organization if a non-Greek sees us as leaders or inspiration in their own life.

Just my two cents....
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:44 AM
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Is this only sororities? Cause we had one in the Spring at my chapter.
Oh heavens no, there are guys out there who can get straight up nutty.

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I think it would represent the organization in a better light if someone didn't tell her to "go away" like a few others here suggested. I know this is an old post and the people involved have graduated, but maybe for other organizations and active members who have this problem it would be better if someone would start inviting her to go to the library for study hours or see if they have classes with the girl. It would improve her grades if she had a study buddy probably and from the sound of it she has friends in the organization so she can't be that terrible of a person. I think explaining that only initiated sisters can wear letters would also be appropriate, but I don't think it needs to be confrontational. I think it's a huge part of the Greek system that members mentor non-Greeks. It gives both people involved a chance to foster a friendship and it certainly won't look bad for the organization if a non-Greek sees us as leaders or inspiration in their own life.

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As you said, this is a very old post. The sister who was best friends with her needed to do all that, NOT the rest of the sorority. My guess is that the girl was clingy and the sister in question liked having the rest of the sorority around to "diffuse" her clinginess. And ditto what carnation said, you never know when someone is going to go full on whackadoo.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:15 PM
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It's been stated that these people have mental problems. But I hate this whole people going around threatening to kill themselves. From my personal experience it seems that people at risk to actually commit suicide don't tell anyone generally. Or at least are pretty discreet about it. Those that go around saying it just want attention.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:41 PM
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[/QUOTE]As you said, this is a very old post. The sister who was best friends with her needed to do all that, NOT the rest of the sorority. My guess is that the girl was clingy and the sister in question liked having the rest of the sorority around to "diffuse" her clinginess. And ditto what carnation said, you never know when someone is going to go full on whackadoo.[/QUOTE]

I agree that it should be the girls friend and not the entire chapter. I didn't mean to imply that the whole chapter should be involved but it seems the girl in the first situation just really was looking to make friends. This might sound crazy, but there are still huge populations of girls who go to college without know anyone in a sorority (or anything about them) so the only thing they see are the websites and what the chapters are like in the first few days. If she's seeing photos and hearing propaganda she developed an image of what they would want in their organization and is just trying to fit in.

As for the girls who need mental help, I didn't read the entire thread so that's probably obvious in some situations.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:16 PM
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We had this really wild guy Rush us my freshman year. We called him 'Crazy Steve.'

Expecting a bid, he tattooed "Sigma Pi" onto two of his fingers. Too much. Obviously didn't get a bid.

So, he Rushed my chapter the following semester. Not learning from his previous tactics, he updated his tattoo with the letters "Sigma Phi Epsilon" onto three of his fingers.

No bid.

But, he did get a bid from a local fraternity that semester. He scratched the other Greek letters off of his fingers (like, scratched the skin off) and scratched his new favorite's letters on his other hand.

He was dropped.

I haven't heard anything about him since he dropped out of the university that year.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:18 AM
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What is with PNMs and tattoos? I'm glad we shouldn't ever have this problem as Jewish people rarely get tattoos.
You'd be shocked at the number of "AEPi" tattoos I have seen.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:59 PM
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We had this really wild guy Rush us my freshman year. We called him 'Crazy Steve.'

Expecting a bid, he tattooed "Sigma Pi" onto two of his fingers. Too much. Obviously didn't get a bid.

So, he Rushed my chapter the following semester. Not learning from his previous tactics, he updated his tattoo with the letters "Sigma Phi Epsilon" onto three of his fingers.

No bid.

But, he did get a bid from a local fraternity that semester. He scratched the other Greek letters off of his fingers (like, scratched the skin off) and scratched his new favorite's letters on his other hand.

He was dropped.

I haven't heard anything about him since he dropped out of the university that year.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:35 PM
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:55 AM
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Maybe they could fix it to say Wino Forever.
Hilar! Love the reference, lol.
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