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Old 01-19-2019, 12:07 PM
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This thread went off in another direction! hahaha

In between the conversations about tiers and how to move on from them, I think we learned some girls found homes and some didn't. I hope the girls who did accept bids grow to love their chapters and sisterhoods, and those who did not give COB a chance or another avenue to make this large school smaller for them.

My D is enjoying getting to know her new sisters and learning about her chapter...and of course ordering lots of apparel! She says the official number in her pledge class is 62. They are the largest pledge class yet for this chapter, and they don't have one of the huge houses there on campus. She also said everyone seemed happy to be there, which is a great feeling.

She hasn't said much about tiers or the "tier system", but did say that during rush, most of the girls she knew were desiring what would be considered mid-level chapters. The so called "top chapters" fight amongst themselves as to who is top, and the so called "bottom chapters" argue who is bottom and why, endlessly. People always tearing down the top and bottom, and the middle chapters seem to enjoy themselves and sail along relatively free of that. I would hope this ranking and tier talk will eventually fade out at IU, but it sounds like people have been carrying on about it for years, and social media has only made it worse.

Anyways, thank you for all the good advice and information and insight along this journey.
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:09 PM
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Observation from working with chapters at a variety of schools:

The worst of the tier talk/trash talk of lower tier chapters generally does not come from the perceived top tier groups.

Oddly enough it comes from the middle and lower tier groups. They are probably the worst when it comes to talking about other chapters not really realizing that they are more alike than different.



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Old 01-19-2019, 07:10 PM
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"Oddly enough it comes from the middle and lower tier groups. They are probably the worst when it comes to talking about other chapters not really realizing that they are more alike than different"

Thanks for clarifying. My D hasn't reported anything on that. She seems to be staying in her own lane and enjoying where she is. The girls in her chapter seem to be happy to be where they are, which makes things comfy.
She has friends in other chapters ( that could be classified as higher or lower I guess??) from the first semester, and I hope those friendships will continue, as well as forging new ones with her sisterhood. She came out of a competitive sport and has seen it all with rivalries and trash talk, but also in supporting and encouraging others. I hope for the sake of Greek Life at IU participants move away from the trash talking and more into developing their chapters and celebrating the good parts: community, philanthropy and academic achievement and support.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:17 PM
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"Oddly enough it comes from the middle and lower tier groups. They are probably the worst when it comes to talking about other chapters not really realizing that they are more alike than different"

Thanks for clarifying. My D hasn't reported anything on that. She seems to be staying in her own lane and enjoying where she is. The girls in her chapter seem to be happy to be where they are, which makes things comfy.
She has friends in other chapters ( that could be classified as higher or lower I guess??) from the first semester, and I hope those friendships will continue, as well as forging new ones with her sisterhood. She came out of a competitive sport and has seen it all with rivalries and trash talk, but also in supporting and encouraging others. I hope for the sake of Greek Life at IU participants move away from the trash talking and more into developing their chapters and celebrating the good parts: community, philanthropy and academic achievement and support.
I agree!!!! our daughter joined a so called lower or mid-lower tiered house and has visited that terrible website, and I worry that even though she knows itís all trash talk, deep down she worries that some part of it may be true. It does tarnish a little bit of that joy felt in the initial pledge period that should be a lot of fun! How do we tell these kids to stay off the social media? Seems to be all they do anyway. I truly hope the trash talking summers down and they can rise above the immature behavior of what is most likely a handful of 😡 students.
I am guessing most Greeks ignore that trash talk anyway.
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Paige Mills on YouTube (won't spoil her sorority!) did a nice recap of blogs she did during recruitment at IU. It talks about outfits and feelings and such, but she doesn't name names or bash anyone. It's pretty cool.
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