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Old 01-28-2013, 06:02 PM
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That's fair and why we are glad to help. Just understand that while I don't think anyone here tries to sabotage anyone's outcome, do understand that some people jump in where they don't belong. If you get an answer here to a question, wait to see if there are a variety of answers. And anything that says you don't need excellent grades, recs are unimportant or you can dress however you want should be given at least a double take. There are schools were these answers may be true, but I'd make damn sure your school is one of them before trusting it. Don't latch on to the easy answer among 50 that disagree.

And PM is your friend. If you find someone from your school, feel free to send them private messages. You can avoid some of the fire storm that way.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:36 PM
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NextYearSC makes a good point. Another thing is even if you have a family member familiar with the system, they might not be familiar with the way things work at your school. For example, when I decided I wanted to rush, the only greek person in my family went greek at a very small, private school with no football team, 6 sororities and only a small number of girls going through recruitment. Said family member told me I didn't need to get my own recs because at their school the sororities really did get a rec for every girl rushing witout issue. It wasn't until late June that I knew I would need to get my own for the 17 chapters at my SEC school. I think it's good (and sometimes vital) for the PNM to do their own research specific to their school, even if they have someone greek helping them out. If you're going to rush, do your own homework. If you copy someone else's it might not always be right.

That being said the information they find on their own would need to be accurate. It's kind of a big circle if you think about it.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:57 PM
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Bump. If you are a PNM, it's a good idea not to toss out your "recruitment wisdom" like candy. There are PNMs coming to this website who are trying their best to learn what they should be doing and you aren't helping by screwing them up. You aren't Greek.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:00 PM
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Bump again. Are you offering recruitment advice and actually, you know no more about that school or chapter than my Shih Tzu does? Then this thread is directed at you.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:04 PM
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It frustrates me when individuals give advice when they are not familiar with that campus. Leave it to those who attended the school, or are otherwise very familiar with the specific campus.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:55 PM
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It is often difficult to understand a campus that differs from your own. I had a whole lot to learn when I moved to a regional position in my group as I had gone to BIG SEC school with houses. Places like GA State in downtown Atlanta and Tennessee with it's PH building were foreign to me. Then I spent 30 years advising in different capacities (even Greek Adviser) at UAB. Learned a lot. And the first thing I learned was to keep my big mouth shut till I "got" that campus!
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:34 PM
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It is often difficult to understand a campus that differs from your own. I had a whole lot to learn when I moved to a regional position in my group as I had gone to BIG SEC school with houses. Places like GA State in downtown Atlanta and Tennessee with it's PH building were foreign to me. Then I spent 30 years advising in different capacities (even Greek Adviser) at UAB. Learned a lot. And the first thing I learned was to keep my big mouth shut till I "got" that campus!
After going to Illinois and Oklahoma State, I went to help with recruitment at Northeastern State for the first time. This is a small public that draws heavily from the Native American communities (it's in the capital of the Cherokee Nation) and very small towns in NE Oklahoma. To say it is uncompetitive would be a huge understatement. I had no idea - this was pre-internet everything - and showed up for pref in a to-die-for black cocktail dress. After all, the adviser had told me black was preferred. Well, I felt like a total idiot. Yes, chapter members wore black, but just skirts or slacks. I was so overdressed it was ridiculous. Some PNMs were even wearing shorts. The same adviser asked why I was so dressed up and I was like, well it's pref. Different schools, different rules.
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I would never attempt to give someone specific recruitment advice about Pac 12 or Big 12, as I know NOTHING about the process there. I will stick to my Big 10 and a handful of other random schools. I am not sure why people feel the need to chime in on recruitments where they have no experience or contacts.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:32 PM
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My biggest pet peeve is when people hand out recruitment advice and they aren't even Greek at all..
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:33 PM
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As much as we all want to help, sometimes the best help we can give is to stay silent. I've helped now with recruitment in the MAC, Big 10, Pac 12, and now the American conferences and each is extremely different, even for schools within the same conference. I tend to read, offer general support and leave the specifics to someone who knows the school.

If I would have went into my first PAC 12 recruitment thinking it was anything like my small school MAC experience I have a feeling I would have made a fool of myself. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to have had some experienced alums to guide me.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:45 PM
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My biggest pet peeve is when people hand out recruitment advice and they aren't even Greek at all..
What you said.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:58 PM
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I'm curious where that's happened this year -- I haven't seen it.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:16 PM
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I don't think anyone needs to be individually called out - but I have seen a few posts that have made me scratch my head and wonder "Wait - didn't she go to a school with a totally different type of recruitment? Why is she giving advice seemingly off the top of her head, or even worse, passing on "alumnae tent talk"? "

I think it's just a good general reminder to only give advice when you are in a position to know from first hand, personal experience.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:24 PM
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My biggest pet peeve is when people hand out recruitment advice and they aren't even Greek at all..
I agree. To be fair, Low Flat D, I didn't get the impression that anyone was being called out individually. I just took it as a general statement. I have an idea about Big 10 and SEC recruitment. I also have a general idea about ACC recruitment but, the most I would want to really comment on would be specific to the Big 10 (as a collegian) and SEC (as an alumna). I also would have a hard time commenting on particular schools like Indiana as I view that to be incredibly competitive compared to some other Big 10 schools. I write recommendations for various schools but, would only feel comfortable speaking to what happens at a particular SEC school.
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I'm curious where that's happened this year -- I haven't seen it.
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