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: 308,601
Threads: 114,859
Posts: 2,159,944
Welcome to our newest member, RuthieMcCo
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #76  
Old 09-13-2009, 05:32 PM
APhiAnna APhiAnna is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by kkgdgmom View Post
AphiAnna you obviously do not have any daughters.
I would hope I don't have any daughters, I'm 21.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 09-13-2009, 06:05 PM
APhiAnna APhiAnna is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 318
One situation that may make sense is if her daughter was invited back to all of her top choices in the earliest rounds. Therefore she eliminated the chapters who would have really wanted her, only to maybe make a "flub" or simply fall through the cracks during later rounds causing her to get cut by the chapters she had left, which were much more competitive sororities. I agree that it is extremely rare to get cut by all sororities at many campuses, but this scenario could make it plausible.

To kkgdgmom, I'm sorry if you feel my post was harsh, but I see it as a valid statement. You are doing the very thing that inspired me to write that post: to assume that all the blame for your daughter's recruitment was on the chapters and not on her. In order to grow I think your daughter (if she is even as upset as you are, she may be over it already) should sit down and try to think about what she did and how she can improve that aspect. It can be really hard, and I know it is a painful situation, but a victim mentality is always a hindrance to growth.
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 09-13-2009, 06:39 PM
UGAalum94 UGAalum94 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Atlanta area
Posts: 5,385
Well, the possibility does exist that her daughter didn't do anything wrong, but simply didn't quite make it onto the bid lists at the chapters she went to for third round. Depending on those chapters' return rates, they may not get to pref very many girls. If they assumed she was going to go Kappa, they may have released her in favor of keeping someone they thought had a completely open mind.

We've talked on here before about how it's better sometimes to be cut hard in the early rounds so that you can finish out at the groups that are really interested. It may just be that she fell though the cracks through no real fault of her own.

On the other hand, kkgdgmom, sometimes the rest of the world doesn't see us as quite as amazing as our moms do. Your own evaluation of your daughter's relative strength in the PNM pool may be not be objective. She may not have come across as as interested and sweet as other PNMs. I think every chapter has girls that they liked who they release for one reason or another. As long as they end up with a pledge class they like, it doesn't really mean there's a problem with the whole system. Encourage your daughter to pursue COB if it's available on her campus. Or simply to get involved with other organizations to put her in the best position should she decide to re-rush. Or even just to move on with her life without worrying about being Greek. Life goes on.
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 09-13-2009, 06:59 PM
Elephant Walk Elephant Walk is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Occupied Territory CSA
Posts: 2,239
I can't believe I'm doing this, but I absolutely hate irrational old people. It's less excusable than irrational young'ns.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kkgdgmom View Post
Wow ladies (and I use that term loosely here) you are HARSH! way to represent the greek community. You were amazingly quick to bash my daughters Morals (no she is not a drunken sleaze making out with fraternity guys or girls for that matter on a bar),
I don't believe anyone said that she had bad morals. However, you don't know what your daughter has done, really. If you're with her every day, all day...then maybe you can say that. But that would mean she is probably special. Shoot, my parents don't know about all the blow I use to do and thought I hated drugs. You never quite know about your own flesh and blood.
Quote:
insinuate that she is lacking fashion sense (she is an elite model -so no rhinestone pantihose here).
You don't know that she had "fashion sense" for that University. If I saw a girl at the UofA walking around in some of the crap I've seen girls out west wear, I would imagine they would be cut the first day.
Quote:
I sure hope that none of the posters are a member of my sorority. But thank you anyways, you gave me and my daughter a good laugh and have officially turned our thoughts around about being disappointed that she did not make it past round 3 (she was dropped) before Pref night. It is good to know that girls like my daughter (in your opinion) belong in a lower tier house. What it wrong with thinking that there is not such thing as a lower tier house. You might trying showing compassion to girls who are clearly not in your league...
I don't know that anyone said that she belonged in a low tier sorority. Discussing tiers is not something GC looks very highly upon, so I sort of doubt it...though I haven't re-read the conversation.
__________________
Overall, though, it's the bigness of the car that counts the most. Because when something bad happens in a really big car accidentally speeding through the middle of a gang of unruly young people who have been taunting you in a drive-in restaurant, for instance it happens very far away way out at the end of your fenders. It's like a civil war in Africa; you know, it doesn't really concern you too much. - P.J. O'Rourke
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 09-13-2009, 07:03 PM
Titchou Titchou is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
Posts: 4,017
OK...I don't understand how she doesn't know why she was released when she supposedly has a sister in one of the chapters. Surely the sister was given a reason...you just don't release an in house legacy and tell the sister nothing...
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old 09-13-2009, 07:20 PM
UGAalum94 UGAalum94 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Atlanta area
Posts: 5,385
Quote:
Originally Posted by Titchou View Post
OK...I don't understand how she doesn't know why she was released when she supposedly has a sister in one of the chapters. Surely the sister was given a reason...you just don't release an in house legacy and tell the sister nothing...
I can offer no rational backup for this claim but I think the sitting sister is at a different campus, probably for the reason you mention.

Last edited by UGAalum94; 09-13-2009 at 07:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 09-13-2009, 07:26 PM
SWTXBelle's Avatar
SWTXBelle SWTXBelle is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Land of Chaos
Posts: 8,957
Not to mention - that "sitting" sister would have voted on her sister, and been there for the voting (unless they send "sitting sisters" out of the room - even so, surely she would have wanted to know what happened)

If you want to be angry, it seems to me your anger is misdirected. No one insulted your daughter, her morals, her qualifications, her fashion sense or suggested she was only " lower tier" material. A careful reading of relevant threads here on GreekChat would show that we HATE the idea of tiers, and only wish more pnms would not think in terms of them. The sequined hose is a bit of an inside joke - search if you are really interested.

Where is the anger towards your other daughter's chapter - the one that cut the sister of a sitting sister? We can't help think that for THAT to happen there is something we are all missing. We've offered possible scenarios that might explain what happened - but you don't seem interested in them, preferring to scapegoat the chapters, or people you don't even know on the internet.

BUT I'm sure I speak for several posters here when I say you've returned the favor and given us a laugh - you've hit just about every helimom cliche', from the "I hope you don't belong to MY sorority" (and if it makes you feel any better, I hope you aren't in mine!) to "ladies - and I'm using the term loosely" type insults directed to us all, even those who have only tried to offer comfort and a possible explaination.

I hope for your daughter's sake she doesn't share in your bitterness. It's not attractive.
__________________
Gamma Phi Beta
Courtesy is owed, respect is earned, love is given.
Proud daughter AND mother of a Gamma Phi. 3 generations of love, labor, learning and loyalty.

Last edited by SWTXBelle; 09-13-2009 at 07:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 09-13-2009, 09:26 PM
tootiepie tootiepie is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 38
Although there are those girls out there who do all the thing the APhiAnna wrote about I think it is really hard for some girls to really show their personalities in the atmosphere of recruitment. Of course I think my daughter is fantastic and any sorority would have been lucky to have her. She was special in her small class of 46 but not so outstanding when you have 800 other girls to compete against!! Added to the fact that she is a very reserved girl she really struggled to let her personality show during rush. Her friends who had more outgoing personalites had no problems at all. She was very lucky and got a bid to a sorority that she loved but she is still struggling with getting to know the girls and feeling comfortable with them.

I think for most girls it probably the same, I don't think most girls that get cut heavy are just crazy party animals who have slept with half the guys on campus ( at least I hope not) I think they are probably just nice average girls like my daughter. The sad part is that I think that these girls are probably the ones that turn out to be the best sorority members. The ones that like to be the center of attention are sometimes all flash and no substance.
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 09-13-2009, 09:30 PM
oncegreek oncegreek is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: southern cal
Posts: 119
Okay, some one please post the link to the infamous rush thread from a year or two ago......I am too much of a luddite to know how to do this...the uh, train wreck thread with the PNM and her twin sister. That is what my comments about that "one thing" and the famous rhinestone pantyhose were referring to. Kkgdg mom, I am sorry about your daughter's experience, and I hope she finds a sorority home.
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 09-13-2009, 09:35 PM
APhiAnna APhiAnna is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by tootiepie View Post
Although there are those girls out there who do all the thing the APhiAnna wrote about I think it is really hard for some girls to really show their personalities in the atmosphere of recruitment. Of course I think my daughter is fantastic and any sorority would have been lucky to have her. She was special in her small class of 46 but not so outstanding when you have 800 other girls to compete against!! Added to the fact that she is a very reserved girl she really struggled to let her personality show during rush. Her friends who had more outgoing personalites had no problems at all. She was very lucky and got a bid to a sorority that she loved but she is still struggling with getting to know the girls and feeling comfortable with them.

I think for most girls it probably the same, I don't think most girls that get cut heavy are just crazy party animals who have slept with half the guys on campus ( at least I hope not) I think they are probably just nice average girls like my daughter. The sad part is that I think that these girls are probably the ones that turn out to be the best sorority members. The ones that like to be the center of attention are sometimes all flash and no substance.
Oh, I absolutely agree. One of the things on my list was being shy, which I think is the far more likely case than any of the "slut/stuck-up/crazy story" scenarios. The problem with being shy is that it rarely makes the person disliked by sisters, but it rarely makes them memorable, and sometimes if they aren't memorable they can easily fall through the cracks.

I think the majority of girls who have bad rushes are probably shy or reserved, which is why they usually shine through COB.

Most of the "extreme" items on that list, IMHO, occur rarely. But when a mother comes on and says, "my daughter is the most outgoing person in the world, modeled for Victoria's Secret, found a cure for the common cold and spent a year living in Tibet helping the poor and got dropped by all chapters" you have to wonder. Maybe she is not as outgoing or stunning looking as the mother believes, but if she is then she probably did something very extreme to not get invited back to ALL (!) of the chapters.

I can totally see a shy girl falling through the cracks even though she is a great person. But I have a hard time believing that somebody who reportedly has such a great personality, stunning looks, great grades and extracurriculars, etc. can truly "fall through the cracks"...if all the claims are true then there is usually something else to the story.
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 09-13-2009, 09:35 PM
Psi U MC Vito Psi U MC Vito is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: nasty and inebriated
Posts: 5,753
Quote:
Originally Posted by oncegreek View Post
Okay, some one please post the link to the infamous rush thread from a year or two ago......I am too much of a luddite to know how to do this...the uh, train wreck thread with the PNM and her twin sister. That is what my comments about that "one thing" and the famous rhinestone pantyhose were referring to. Kkgdg mom, I am sorry about your daughter's experience, and I hope she finds a sorority home.

http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...ighlight=aspen

Ask and you shall receive.
__________________
And he took a cup of coffee and gave thanks to God for it, saying, 'Each of you drink from it. This is my caffeine, which gives life.'
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 09-13-2009, 09:52 PM
tootiepie tootiepie is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 38
APhiAnna I think I got so distracted by all the craziness that I forgot all your points!!!! Just like an 18 year old I only remembered the most outrageous ones!!
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 09-13-2009, 09:59 PM
KSUViolet06 KSUViolet06 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,933
Quote:
Originally Posted by APhiAnna View Post
The problem with being shy is that it rarely makes the person disliked by sisters, but it rarely makes them memorable, and sometimes if they aren't memorable they can easily fall through the cracks.
This.

I also think parents need to realize that their daughter may very well be AWESOME on paper with great grades, tons of activities, etc. She also may be very well put together and model gorgeous.

But at the end of the day as a mom, you were NOT THERE during recruitment to see and hear her interacting with the sororities and do not know how she presented herself conversation/personality-wise during the parties. You just don't.

She didn't have to necessarily be rude anything, but it's possible that in a recruitment full of very accomplished and great women who were interesting and fun to talk to, she was just not memorable.

When you have 700 or 800 PNMs and need to make cuts, something as simple as members just NOT remembering you can mean the difference between invite and no invite.
__________________
"Remember that apathy has no place in our Sorority." - Kelly Jo Karnes, Pi

Lakers Nation.
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 09-13-2009, 10:18 PM
angels&angles angels&angles is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 502
It's also worth noting -- it may have been said again, but worth repeating -- SOMETIMES shy can look like bored/rude. I've had PNMs drive me up the wall, because they're not giving me ANY feedback whatsoever. I talk about philanthropy, they nod. I talk about social, they nod. I talk about academics, they nod. I ask about them, they give one word answers.

Alot of times, I could tell the difference between the bored/rude ones and the really shy ones... but someone giving me that little to go on just isn't attractive. I usually wouldn't advocate dropping someone like that unless we loved everyone else in the round... but sometimes it comes down to that.

PNMs -- even if you're shy, at least try and seem interested and engaged! That could be even the small tip of the balance to get you invited back.
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 09-13-2009, 10:26 PM
KSUViolet06 KSUViolet06 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,933
Quote:
Originally Posted by angels&angles View Post
It's also worth noting -- it may have been said again, but worth repeating -- SOMETIMES shy can look like bored/rude. I've had PNMs drive me up the wall, because they're not giving me ANY feedback whatsoever. I talk about philanthropy, they nod. I talk about social, they nod. I talk about academics, they nod. I ask about them, they give one word answers.

Alot of times, I could tell the difference between the bored/rude ones and the really shy ones... but someone giving me that little to go on just isn't attractive. I usually wouldn't advocate dropping someone like that unless we loved everyone else in the round... but sometimes it comes down to that.
YES.

Active sisters don't have time to try and discern who is shy and who is just rude. And some of them are new to rushing PNMs and just can't tell. When you have maybe ONE party to determine interest levels in PNMs, the most obvious indicator of interest is whether a PNM is actually TALKING to the members.
__________________
"Remember that apathy has no place in our Sorority." - Kelly Jo Karnes, Pi

Lakers Nation.
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
Not your average PNM diamond_dreams Sorority Recruitment 16 03-07-2009 11:34 PM
Average Joe 2 AOTTAdvisor Entertainment 86 03-05-2004 08:58 AM
Average Joe needs.... RioLambdaAlum Entertainment 5 02-01-2004 11:10 PM
All Man Average? GmuTeke Tau Kappa Epsilon 1 08-16-2001 01:51 AM
All Man Average? GmuTeke Academics 1 08-16-2001 01:38 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.