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Old 04-21-2017, 09:10 AM
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Belmont- Everyone Gets a Bid?

On Sigma Chi's FB page yesterday, a member posted that his nephew (a Phi Kappa Tau) who attends Belmont University(TN) informed him that Belmont's administration is making the proposal that anyone who goes through rush is guaranteed a bid- similar to Tufts.

I've tried to find online sources but can't. Has anyone else heard this proposal at Belmont?
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:58 PM
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On Sigma Chi's FB page yesterday, a member posted that his nephew (a Phi Kappa Tau) who attends Belmont University(TN) informed him that Belmont's administration is making the proposal that anyone who goes through rush is guaranteed a bid- similar to Tufts.

I've tried to find online sources but can't. Has anyone else heard this proposal at Belmont?
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http://belmont.edu/organizations/greek/how_to_join.html

Belmont University's Greek Life Mission is to promote student development by providing opportunities for scholarship, community service, campus involvement and fraternal friendship by ensuring all members a high quality and safe undergraduate experience. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

A cumulative GPA that meets the chapter's minimum requirements for new membership
A disciplinary record considered in good standing with the university (no violations resulting in probation, limited or institutional)
Must list more that one chapters on their Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) following preference round (NPC Organizations)
Attendance at all formal recruitment events (IFC & NPC Organizations)
(my bolding)Any Belmont student who is eligible to receie a bid from a Greek organization will receive a bid from at least one Greek lettered organization.

Interfraternity Council: Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Tau
Panhellenic Association: Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Tau, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Mu,
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:34 PM
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For the women, it looks as if only 1 woman was not matched after bid matching and quota additions. Doesn't seem like that's a huge number.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:21 PM
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http://belmont.edu/organizations/greek/how_to_join.html

Belmont University's Greek Life Mission is to promote student development by providing opportunities for scholarship, community service, campus involvement and fraternal friendship by ensuring all members a high quality and safe undergraduate experience. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

A cumulative GPA that meets the chapter's minimum requirements for new membership
A disciplinary record considered in good standing with the university (no violations resulting in probation, limited or institutional)
Must list more that one chapters on their Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) following preference round (NPC Organizations)
Attendance at all formal recruitment events (IFC & NPC Organizations)
(my bolding)Any Belmont student who is eligible to receive a bid from a Greek organization will receive a bid from at least one Greek lettered organization.

Interfraternity Council: Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Tau
Panhellenic Association: Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Tau, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Mu,

Isn't Tufts (with their 'bids for everyone eligible' process) thinking about getting rid of its greek system? So is this Belmont's way of starting down the slope of forcing undesirable smart students into their greek homes and letting the greek system fall into its own nonexistence due to bad behaviors by those who otherwise would not have been bid?

In addition, is Belmont (and I do mean the school, panhel already said yes) EVER going to accept their chosen Gamma Phi Beta colony? It's still listed as a TBD colonization date on GPhi's HQ website and it's been four or five years since they were chosen. And what would Belmont's "absolute bids to everyone eligible" process mean for any new colony?
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:55 PM
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I've been aware of this situation for a few months now. What happened was a PNM did not receive a bid and the parents made a big stink. The problem is ATO is suspended till Fall 2017. This makes Phi Tau the only fraternity able to recruit this semester. We opted NOT to recruit this semester since every male attending our rush event(s) would have to receive a bid.

The kicker is you can release the pledges after the first 4 weeks. So, you take a PMN you do not want, take their pledge fee $$ and release him after 4 weeks...

Belmont only has formal recruitment. We wanted to have informal recruitment but the University would not allow us.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:29 PM
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:30 PM
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I guess we need to determine what they consider "eligible to receive a bid." If they mean eligible as abiding by the rules they list above that, then they are adhering to NPC RFM guidelines.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:33 PM
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Here's an open letter to the Belmont community. It's from the PKT and ATO Presidents at Belmont.

https://medium.com/@austincoleman_67...y-2943e2cada62

Also, there's a petition going around to express concerns/dislike for this new policy
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