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Old 05-13-2009, 10:48 PM
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Non Traditional Student

Hello everyone! I'm an adult (29) transfer student. I'll probably be a sophomore when I go for rush. I'm pre-med with a 4.0 and many years of philanthropy under my belt. Any chance I'll actually get a bid?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:53 PM
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Hello everyone! I'm an adult (29) transfer student. I'll probably be a sophomore when I go for rush. I'm pre-med with a 4.0 and many years of philanthropy under my belt. Any chance I'll actually get a bid?
NPC, NPHC, What kind of recruitment environment?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:58 PM
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NPC. I'm not sure what you mean by environment. From what I've been reading on this site about the particular school I'll be attending, the rush experience seems to on par with other schools.

Thanks for the response!
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:12 PM
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That's a good point. I'm not sure how to feel about it. I am sure that I want to make the most out of my college experience either way, and I understand that the majority of my classmates will be younger than me. Until I sort out how I feel about hanging out with younger women.. the question still remains.

Would I even have a shot at getting accepted?
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:24 PM
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So there are not any formal age exclusions I take it?

I was thinking about your question. Taking a hard look at myself I realized I appreciate all types of people. To discriminate against someone for any reason is unacceptable in my book. So I'm sure I'd be ok hanging with a group of women younger than me. I look at my classes now. My cliques in each class all consist of younger people, simply because they outnumber me. Yet I always end up befriending classmates.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:25 PM
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Is it a school where you need recs and it's super competitive?

I do however agree with OTW I'm not sure what you'd have in common going to mixers and stuff with 20 yr old men and women.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:32 PM
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Nanners, I'm not sure how to find that information. A read a few old threads which cited about 600 people at rush. That was a few years ago.

I can see where you are coming from regarding mixers! lol
But I'll tell you one thing, along with my age comes the knowledge on how to throw a REALLY good party!
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:33 PM
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So there are not any formal age exclusions I take it?

I was thinking about your question. Taking a hard look at myself I realized I appreciate all types of people. To discriminate against someone for any reason is unacceptable in my book. So I'm sure I'd be ok hanging with a group of women younger than me. I look at my classes now. My cliques in each class all consist of younger people, simply because they outnumber me. Yet I always end up befriending classmates.
No. There are no formal age exclusions.

Depending on your school, a 29 year old woman is going to have a hard time getting a bid. If your school is one where there are ALOT of non-traditional students, then you may be considered because that's more like "the norm."

At other schools, the environment consists of mostly traditional college students, chapters may be hesitant because they are unsure of how a 29 year old woman would fit in with a new member class of 18 year olds (which is traditionally the age of many freshmen new members).

Should you receive a bid, consider the fact that you will be spending several nights per week interacting with these women, and trust me, having class with 18 year olds is MUCH different from spending time with them as sorority sisters.

Ask yourself: Do you want to attend mixers and socials with 18-23 year olds? Can you relate to the issues they face in their age group? Do you want to go to mixers with guys in FRATERNITIES who are 18-23? Do you have the same priorities?

Think hard about it. Alot of times, non-traditional students THINK they will be able to relate to 18 year olds, but quickly find out that they can't.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:43 PM
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Gotcha. Makes sense.

Thanks again for all the replies!!

So how do I find out the dynamics of Greek life at this particular college?
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:47 PM
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Gotcha. Makes sense.

Thanks again for all the replies!!

So how do I find out the dynamics of Greek life at this particular college?
What school is it?
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:49 PM
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U of Arizona
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:12 AM
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U of Arizona

If I'm not mistaken, Greek Life at UA is composed of traditional students. Most of the members are traditional aged (18-22ish). UA recruitment has been known to be diffcult for juniors that are typically 21-22. It's not likely that a 29 year old is going to get a bid.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:15 AM
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Alright! Thanks! Where did you find that info?
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:17 AM
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Question 2: Would I fit in better with a group like Alpha Phi Omega? My understanding is they are strictly service oriented.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:19 AM
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It's necessarily info that is printed somewhere, it's just what is known from knowing people who go there, and generally knowing the environment. It's a big school, but Greek Life there is fairly traditional.

Again, you can try, but I don't think it's likely.
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