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Old 07-03-2020, 05:52 PM
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But they aren't just introducing those girls - they're introducing every PNM. The small-town/out-of-state girls are still lost in the shuffle.



I feel recs went from being a way to introduce someone special to the chapter to something everyone has to have, therefore rendering them useless.
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Old 07-03-2020, 05:57 PM
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You're right about what many people call fake recs--the ones they get off of strangers on the Internet. However, the real recs, which are kind of easy to pick out really do help to introduce the small town girls. That's often the only way they get noticed in a crowd.
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Old 07-03-2020, 07:21 PM
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In this case, the latter group (with connections and recs) is more likely to be composed of white women whose families have gone to college. While the former group is more likely to be composed of first-time college students who don't know NPC sorority women, and I would also think that POCs would be more likely to fall into that group.
Disagree. I have found that many PNMS of all colors disregard the best source of all for recs--their teachers. For some reason, it doesn't even occur to them that their teachers might have gone to college.

Sorority alum teachers in this town and surrounding ones make a big point of searching for girls who might want to rush NPC groups and making sure they have the recs they need. Yes, for girls of all colors and there are many. They also publicize the benefits of Greek membership.

I find that girls who are first-in-the-family college students have researched the activities, among other things, at their colleges far more than others have. They take the initiative and ask for advice.
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:05 PM
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Now I realize that some NPC groups on my campus had alumnae writing recs in a back room because PNMs at my school typically don't get recs (unless it's to introduce them to their legacy group).
Sigghhh...AOII Rose, most of the regular members here are highly educated. We have members of various professions--medical, legal, educational--and we don't need to be schooled on what recs are for or how people get them. Most of us work closely with our organizations or Panhellenic. We know our stuff.

Of course, there are alums in the back who will write recs for someone they really, really want. Great girls will not be overlooked. Before that, though, an alum has probably met or found out about a great girl from her recruitment application and has been put on the trail of finding a rec for her, probably from her school.

Never mind us, though, we'll be sitting down here on our porches in classist and racist ignorance like the hillbillies you think we are.

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That's right, you should. Bye.
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What just happened? Why did AOII Rose's posts disappear?
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Old 07-03-2020, 09:15 PM
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I don't know whether she was banned or flounced. And we have no way of knowing if she was given a warning or not, or what her conversations with moderators might have been.

ETA - Apparently she was banned. So, who wants in on when a "new" member appears?

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We might also do well to remember that the Alabamas and Texases are the minority of campuses with greek life. To make a policy because "it can't be done at 'Bama" rings elitist to me.

The other thing I have always been proud of, and that Delta Gamma doesn't make as big a deal of as I wish it would, is that membership selection is a responsibility reserved to collegians. It's a big responsibility, and *real* information can't hurt. Irrelevant information abounds, though.
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Old 07-07-2020, 07:24 PM
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Somewhere in the back of my mind, I seem to recall that recs were one of the keys to sororities and fraternities being allowed to remain single sex organizations.
Can anyone quote a solid source for that? Or know any different?
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Old 07-09-2020, 07:34 PM
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Noooooottt just anyone. Each of our organizations have their own requirements, but Iím confident we all require more than one letter of rec. Put it this way, additional letters may be required to verify other things...but a letter(s) from an active member(s) is one that is common across the board.
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