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Old 01-17-2018, 07:58 AM
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Encouraged by the overall positive tone of this year's thread. AAMOF if you take "Indiana" out of many of the posts, it's pretty much a typical alum/parental perspective thread on recruitment.

And THAT is astonishing.
My D got her top pick, AOPII.

I am grateful to have found this board. I lurked more than I posted, but I learned so much from all of you! I have spent the last few weeks confused, worried, nervous, excited, happy... even upset a couple times... on behalf of my D. I had no idea how competitive and overwhelming rush was. And I kept hearing how much more so it is at IU. I'm not a helicopter mom, but i do try to educate myself on anything my kids are involved in. Especially since it took me awhile to warm up to the idea of them "going Greek" at all.

All that to say... thank you to everyone on this forum! I have appreciated your input more than you can imagine!
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:42 AM
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Congratulations to all of the New Members! So glad to read an Indiana Recruitment thread with so many happy endings!

To those who have just received their bids - may you always be so excited about your sorority home! Your experience is waiting for you to fill it full of sisterhood and the sharing of so many of your new life's experiences! May it be full of joy, maturity, and wisdom.

Oh, and party sensibly!!
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:01 AM
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My D got her top pick, AOPII.

I am grateful to have found this board. I lurked more than I posted, but I learned so much from all of you! I have spent the last few weeks confused, worried, nervous, excited, happy... even upset a couple times... on behalf of my D. I had no idea how competitive and overwhelming rush was. And I kept hearing how much more so it is at IU. I'm not a helicopter mom, but i do try to educate myself on anything my kids are involved in. Especially since it took me awhile to warm up to the idea of them "going Greek" at all.

All that to say... thank you to everyone on this forum! I have appreciated your input more than you can imagine!
Congratulations to your daughter! I always say, especially with my daughters, that I am in the back car of the roller coaster and my kids are in the front. When they are going downhill, I'm still at the top happy and ignorant and when they start climbing up the hill, I'm still thinking the worst. And there's nothing wrong with educating yourself in what your kids are involved.

So happy for everyone!
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:48 PM
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I'm glad to see so many happy endings. Am I right that every PNM mentioned in this thread found a home? Congrats to all, especially DoctorD's niece who will soon be my sister!
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:46 AM
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Any word on numbers? I would be interested to hear how many got placed.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:27 AM
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Talked to my daughter last night to catch up. I would be interested in the final numbers as well. We know that of her group of 12 friends that started, 11 found homes and 1 dropped before pref. I don't know where they all landed but we know that 3 of them are with her, 2 of them are Sigma Kappa's and then 1 ADPi. Not sure where the others went. From just looking at the pictures on social media from her friends looked to be in the mid 50's for most of them. Hard to tell though from pictures.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:51 AM
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D said her PC was 55. I, too, have heard most landed in mid -50s. But i also heard, unofficially, that a couple did not make quota and would be doing informal (??)
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:48 AM
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I saw a photo on the Sigma Kappa chapter Instagram account and from counting heads, it looks like they got 55 new members.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:40 AM
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Even some that made quota might still do "informal". but informal can be misleading. Having lunch with someone and offering them a bid on the spot can be considered "informal".

Remember, these are HUGE houses (physical structure) and chapters need to be able to fill the beds!
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:04 AM
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People in the know, do we have any idea of how many girls were able to match? I've seen numbers from previous years, but I don't know where to find them. Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:22 AM
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those numbers are not usually released until the recruitment wrap up meeting, which is usually the end of Feb.

I have heard unofficially (read: rumors) that all the women that put down two selections on their bid card did receive a bid.

I also have heard that many women dropped on preference either before or after the round because they didn't like their remaining choices. Which just reminds me that after all the outcry of how horrible IU recruitment is, and how horrible it is that all these women don't receive bids and how IU needs to add more chapters, that it isn't that the women wanted more chapters. They just wanted more spots in the chapters that THEY wanted.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:41 PM
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Which just reminds me that after all the outcry of how horrible IU recruitment is, and how horrible it is that all these women don't receive bids and how IU needs to add more chapters, that it isn't that the women wanted more chapters. They just wanted more spots in the chapters that THEY wanted.
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