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Old 05-21-2008, 05:06 PM
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I am brand spanking new to GC and just read Blondies retro story. It was GREAT. My Mom (and Dad) were horned frogs. She wasn't in a sorority ...tried rushing as a sophmore and dropped out. No bad feelings "it just wasn't for her." She is encouraging me to try it. I will be coming from far away and it is a great way to meet friends and get involved.


PS: she was there 20 years ago and said the "stereotypes were the same" But to remember they are just stereotypes!
So you will be at TCU too? That is great.

Definitely plan on recruitment... it is a great way to meet people before school even starts. But... you will need a letter of reference ("rec") for every single house. The TCU website will tell you that it is the responsibility of the chapter to secure the rec for you. Trust me... get them yourself, and have them sent to the chapter as early as possible this summer. Read the various threads on here about Texas recruitment and securing letters of references.

There will be plenty of Texas girls going through recruitment who think they know everything... stereotypes to the houses, how bid matching works, etc. Ignore them all. I never met a rushee/PNM who really knew what she was talking about.

As for the stereotypes... well, I was there almost 20 years ago, so what I posted may have rung true for when your mom was there. (okay, I now officially feel very old....) However, based on PMs and guesses that I received from current sorority women at TCU, I can tell you that quite a few chapters have really changed in the interim. Go in with a completely open mind and have fun. Plus there are now 2 new chapters that were not even there when I was there- Sigma Kappa and Gamma Phi Beta.

And when you are shopping for your outfits... bear in mind it will be 100 friggin' degrees every single day.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:28 PM
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Thank you, Thank you for the advice. I know I will learn alot from this web site too.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:28 PM
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As for the stereotypes... well, I was there almost 20 years ago, so what I posted may have rung true for when your mom was there. (okay, I now officially feel very old....)
I've always said that "old" to a sorority woman is the day she realizes that she's been a member of her GLO longer than she hasn't!
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I've always said that "old" to a sorority woman is the day she realizes that she's been a member of her GLO longer than she hasn't!

OMG - that's me! I'm OLD!!!
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OMG - that's me! I'm OLD!!!
LOL - it's one of the few times I'm VERY happy I started college at 16!
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I am wondering what became of Courtney.
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:33 PM
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I am wondering what became of Courtney.
Don't we all!!!

I did manage to find her on FB just now due to her unusual maiden name. We aren't FB friends so I was limited to what she has made public.

No public evidence of her sorority membership. However... there are pictures of her 2 daughters smiling and enjoying themselves during a recent visit to our campus. Recruitment could get quite interesting in a few years! More interesting is that the daughters appear to be about the same age as my daughter. Might I have an update one day? Stay tuned!!!
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I've heard a lot of stories about women who were determined to be in a certain group, but this one wins the prize because she went back to the first school!
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