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Old 06-20-2015, 05:53 AM
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It is amazing how many committed members did NOT get their first choice.
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This is going to sound a little crazy (and full disclosure, I went through COR so this is not my personal experience) but:

Depending on the campus, at times I don't think PNMs fully see just how similar their first and second choice groups are.

This is particularly true of these SEC schools with BIG chapters. Very rarely is your #1 Phi Beta Popular and your #2 Sigma Phi Small Chapter.

Your experiences in your first and second choice as a member are likely more similar than you think.
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:37 PM
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It is amazing how many committed members did NOT get their first choice.
Also, there are so many committed members who got their first choice but it was their first choice left after they'd been heavily cut. Then they went on to be stellar members!
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I met someone recently who each day of recruitment ranked one particular sorority at the bottom of her list. Yet, the next day it was still there, along with other chapters that she (thought she) loved so much more. This continued through the entire week, and even after Pref it was still her least favorite group of those she visited.

Imagine her disappointment when she opened that card on Bid Day, and it wasn't the chapter she loved, but this one that she had been trying to drop all week. She gathered herself together and went to Bid Day, despite tears streaming down her face.

But... she stuck it out. Over time, she began to see that chapter in a different light. She began to see the heart of her sisters, the value in her international organization, and the woman that she was becoming, all thanks to this chapter.

Fast forward: this woman's membership in that organization was so meaningful that she is now a Greek Life advisor and has recently become involved in her city's Alumnae Panhellenic. The pride she has in her organization can not be hidden. She GLOWS when she meets other women who share her letters.

How her life would have been different if at any point along the way she had given up and quit.

It definitely gets better.
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I met someone recently who each day of recruitment ranked one particular sorority at the bottom of her list. Yet, the next day it was still there, along with other chapters that she (thought she) loved so much more. This continued through the entire week, and even after Pref it was still her least favorite group of those she visited.

Imagine her disappointment when she opened that card on Bid Day, and it wasn't the chapter she loved, but this one that she had been trying to drop all week. She gathered herself together and went to Bid Day, despite tears streaming down her face.

But... she stuck it out. Over time, she began to see that chapter in a different light. She began to see the heart of her sisters, the value in her international organization, and the woman that she was becoming, all thanks to this chapter.

Fast forward: this woman's membership in that organization was so meaningful that she is now a Greek Life advisor and has recently become involved in her city's Alumnae Panhellenic. The pride she has in her organization can not be hidden. She GLOWS when she meets other women who share her letters.

How her life would have been different if at any point along the way she had given up and quit.

It definitely gets better.
I know SO many of those women!

Several of our consultants are women for whom Sigma was NOT their #1 choice.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:28 AM
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I know SO many of those women!

Several of our consultants are women for whom Sigma was NOT their #1 choice.
The truth is that I think we all know these women in every one of the 26 NPC organizations. Every single one of the 26 NPC organizations have merit and something to be proud of. I would like to see more people take advantage of the opportunities afforded to them through membership.
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