GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Recruitment > Sorority Recruitment

Sorority Recruitment Recruitment event and bid day ideas, membership retention, publicity, recruitment policies, etc.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 316,469
Threads: 115,724
Posts: 2,173,443
Welcome to our newest member, aexeydark3684
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #61  
Old 08-10-2011, 02:46 PM
AUBoosMom AUBoosMom is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 13
Thank you for the informative replies and hilarious cookie analogies!

I thought we included legacy information on rush applications simply to let the sororities know we were familiar with the requirements and responsibilities that go along with membership in a GLO. That's why I was horrified to read that some groups could possibly assume that means the PNM is only interested in belonging to the same sorority, so would release her just because she is an XYZ legacy.

My daughter knows she will be truly fortunate to be accepted into any of the amazing sororities at Auburn and is certainly intending to maximize her possibilities. I hope she conveys this by her positive attitude, since we can't go back in time and note on her application that she is open to all of the groups (which, LtCol, is a great idea)!

And of course I know we do not know/cannot divulge membership selection info -- I guess I just wanted to know if you all thought the groups "traditionally" release legacies of all other sororities. In hindsight, I realize that was an irrational and kind of dumb thing to think. How could we poach legacies if that was the case??!! (JK) I can only plead that I was having a bit of a nervous breakdown last night when I read this thread.

Honestly, the next three days are going to be longest of my life!
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 08-10-2011, 03:14 PM
agzg agzg is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: but I am le tired...
Posts: 7,246
LOL at Literal Lady Fingers.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 08-10-2011, 03:27 PM
Benzgirl Benzgirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out in Left Field
Posts: 7,146
I think it's time for a Sheetcake visit....

In all seriousness, when we get a rec where it indicates the PNM is a legacy elsewhere, it's more or less, "great, she is familiar with Greek Life and the time and resources that is requires". We also know that if a family member has been in a sorority, they have support from home during that familiar new-member slump that we always hear about.
__________________
BOLD is not a verb and BOLDED is not a word!
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 08-10-2011, 03:58 PM
MysticCat MysticCat is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: A dark and very expensive forest
Posts: 12,667
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benzgirl View Post
I think it's time for a Sheetcake visit....
What, my cookies weren't enough?
__________________
AMONG MEN HARMONY
1898
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 08-10-2011, 07:42 PM
Benzgirl Benzgirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out in Left Field
Posts: 7,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by MysticCat View Post
What, my cookies weren't enough?

Your cookies are deserving of their own Food Network Show. But I still want my Sheetcake.
__________________
BOLD is not a verb and BOLDED is not a word!
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 08-10-2011, 07:55 PM
KSUViolet06 KSUViolet06 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,073
LOL at the turn this thread has taken.
__________________
"Remember that apathy has no place in our Sorority." - Kelly Jo Karnes, Pi

Lakers Nation.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 08-11-2011, 09:11 AM
irishpipes irishpipes is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reddest of the red
Posts: 4,429
As NPCs age and have a larger alumnae base, I wonder if orgs may consider changing the definition of a legacy. If there are so many legacies running around, maybe "grandmother" is too distant of a relationship to require special consideration.
__________________
Adding 's does not make a word, not even an acronym, plural
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 08-11-2011, 09:13 AM
carnation carnation is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Georgia
Posts: 12,133
Nooooooo! At least I can hope that one of my granddaughters will go Pi Phi!
__________________
WARR EAGLE!!! WOOO PIG! SOOIE!! HAIL STATE!!
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 08-11-2011, 09:15 AM
ComradesTrue ComradesTrue is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by irishpipes View Post
As NPCs age and have a larger alumnae base, I wonder if orgs may consider changing the definition of a legacy. If there are so many legacies running around, maybe "grandmother" is too distant of a relationship to require special consideration.
Am I correct that Chi Omega already has this policy?

I have actually wondered the same thing. Some orgs, incluing my own, consider great-grandmother when defining legacy policy. I wouldn't be surprised if at some point groups decide to drop that one.
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 08-11-2011, 09:30 AM
NutBrnHair NutBrnHair is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: TN
Posts: 7,404
Send a message via AIM to NutBrnHair
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blondie93 View Post
Am I correct that Chi Omega already has this policy?
Yes, you are correct. Mothers and sisters only and it's been that way as long as I can remember.
__________________
XΩ Alumna --40 Year member
ΦΑΘ Alumna
ΚΔΕ Alumna
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 08-11-2011, 09:42 AM
wildcatfan wildcatfan is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by irishpipes View Post
As NPCs age and have a larger alumnae base, I wonder if orgs may consider changing the definition of a legacy. If there are so many legacies running around, maybe "grandmother" is too distant of a relationship to require special consideration.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blondie93 View Post
Am I correct that Chi Omega already has this policy?

I have actually wondered the same thing. Some orgs, incluing my own, consider great-grandmother when defining legacy policy. I wouldn't be surprised if at some point groups decide to drop that one.
You never know how accurate Panhellenic recruitment books are, but here is the web address for the one from Kansas State.

http://www.k-state.edu/greek/documen...itment_002.pdf

On page 22, it lists what the 12 NPC groups at KSU consider to be legacies.
Chi O is the most restrictive and considers only sister and mother. TriDelta has dropped grandmother, but lists step-sister and step-mother. Zeta is the most inclusive and includes great-grandmother, aunts and step relatives.

(FYI The "fun" brochure with blurbs about all the sororities is http://www.k-state.edu/greek/documen...itment_002.pdf )
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 08-11-2011, 10:07 AM
Benzgirl Benzgirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out in Left Field
Posts: 7,146
I thought Alpha Xi Delta had the most liberal policy. Can't really remember, but I know a lot of chapters are now including "steps"


Alpha Xi:
Definition. An Alpha Xi Delta legacy is the granddaughter, daughter, sister, or niece of an Alpha Xi Delta member in good standing. Where there are equivalent step- or half-relations resulting from blended or other non-traditional family structures, a young woman is considered a legacy if the Alpha Xi Delta member considers her to be one and asks that she be considered as a legacy on the Potential Member Profile.

Zeta:
Legacy: a potential member whose mother, sister, or grandmother is an alumnus or active member of that particular
national or international sorority
__________________
BOLD is not a verb and BOLDED is not a word!

Last edited by Benzgirl; 08-11-2011 at 10:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 08-11-2011, 10:19 AM
MaggieXi MaggieXi is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 790
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benzgirl View Post
I thought Alpha Xi Delta had the most liberal policy. Can't really remember, but I know a lot of chaptes are now including "steps"


Alpha Xi:


Definition. An Alpha Xi Delta legacy is the granddaughter, daughter, sister, or niece of an Alpha Xi Delta member in good standing. Where there are equivalent step- or half-relations resulting from blended or other non-traditional family structures, a young woman is considered a legacy if the Alpha Xi Delta member considers her to be one and asks that she be considered as a legacy on the Potential Member Profile.
I thought Sigma Kappas was similar to AXiDs. (Although I could be very wrong).

My chapter had a member with a great legacy story to go with our more liberal policy. Her birth mother was an AXiD and her birth mother passed away when she was about 4. She does not remember her except in photos. Her birth mom had a wonderful set of sisters from her chapter who stepped in and basically helped her father raise her and her brother for their entire lives. She said she always had 5 mothers - all AXiDs. The father eventually married another woman, who had pledged AXiD in college, but never initiated. When she came through recruitment, she told this story and as incredible as it sounds, it completely checked out. She listed her legacy affiliation (her birth mom) on her recruitment form, but then also listed these 5 other women as very important people in her life - she knew their maiden names, initiation years and chapters. They all wrote her glowing recs.

After the member was initiated, the 5 women came to visit her and she brought them to the house and introduced them all as her "moms". It was a great story of sisterhood!
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 08-11-2011, 10:31 AM
AOIIalum AOIIalum is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: You're looking at Planet Earth
Posts: 6,497
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benzgirl View Post
I thought Alpha Xi Delta had the most liberal policy. Can't really remember, but I know a lot of chapters are now including "steps"
I don't think ours has been posted, but we also include "steps" and "adopteds". Our entire Legacy policy is online for anyone to see at http://tinyurl.com/3cpt7o9
__________________
"If you want to criticize my methods, fine. But you can keep your snide remarks to yourself. And while you're at it, don't criticize my methods." Rupert Giles, BtVS
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 08-11-2011, 10:42 AM
AOII Angel AOII Angel is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Monica/Beverly Hills
Posts: 8,601
Quote:
Originally Posted by AOIIalum View Post
I don't think ours has been posted, but we also include "steps" and "adopteds". Our entire Legacy policy is online for anyone to see at http://tinyurl.com/3cpt7o9
I wish we included aunts, though. I'd love to pass my legacy through my nieces. They are already AOII legacies through their mother, but in my heart, they are my legacies, too.
__________________

AOII

One Motto, One Badge, One Bond and Singleness of Heart!




Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fraternity disconnect hoffmann Greek Life 13 10-18-2009 09:52 PM
Legacies out there? gphi2k Greek Life 20 11-03-2008 08:41 PM
Legacies CASIGKAP Recruitment 70 07-17-2006 06:16 PM
legacies lv-2-b-a-phi Alpha Phi 4 02-14-2004 04:53 PM
Legacies erica812 Beta Sigma Phi 3 04-11-2003 01:51 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.