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Old 08-10-2019, 11:14 PM
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University of Georgia NPC Recruitment 2019

I'm closely following along as a close family friend goes through her recruitment at UGA, we just got through day one and there are already tears. As much as I love recruitment, UGA can be particularly vicious.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:01 AM
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How can there be tears already since no cuts have been made?
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:58 AM
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How can there be tears already since no cuts have been made?
Stress, it was a long day today. She didn't expect rush to be so intense, focused, and hands on. Her mom went to a smaller school during a time when you stepped onto campus, went through rush, and got a house just like that. She thought it would be like that for her as well and now she's seeing that there are places where she fits in and doesn't fit in and it's all sort of jarring for her.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:26 AM
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Y'all better warn her to be strong for the cuts, not only for her but for people around her. My daughter, a Greek alum, works there and every year during recruitment is witness to several sobbing girls getting on the buses that take them around.

You know how outstanding a woman has to be to even get into Georgia and many of them have never been rejected before.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:58 AM
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Y'all better warn her to be strong for the cuts, not only for her but for people around her. My daughter, a Greek alum, works there and every year during recruitment is witness to several sobbing girls getting on the buses that take them around.

You know how outstanding a woman has to be to even get into Georgia and many of them have never been rejected before.
We called her up this morning to talk to her. Her mother rushed back in the day and told her about "extra" houses and she was under the impression that Sigma Delta Tau at Georgia was like their chapter at Alabama. Hopefully rush will go well for her but it's hard already and we all know how bad it gets before it gets better. Cuts haven't even come yet so we'll see how she reacts to those first ones.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:24 PM
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Her mom went to a smaller school during a time when you stepped onto campus, went through rush, and got a house just like that. She thought it would be like that for her as well and now she's seeing that there are places where she fits in and doesn't fit in and it's all sort of jarring for her.
I don’t get this mindset. I went to a small college with what would be considered a non competitive rush. None of us went to tons of inter-chapter or interschool Greek conferences or anything like that. Yet even as collegians, we all knew that there were some chapters of our group and some entire campuses where none of us would have had a snowball’s chance at getting in. And this is long before you could look on the Internet!! The parents who think like this must be the same ones who’ve forgotten what a snake pit adolescence in general can be.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:01 PM
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I actually think social media can be more detrimental than helpful when it comes to sorority recruitment. There's more of an opportunity for incorrect information to be passed around at a much quicker pace.

It used to be that women, especially in more competitive recruitment situations, mainly learned the ins and outs of such a system from those who were closest to them; older women who had been through the same process before. Potential new members are now asking their questions on open internet forums, and they don't truly know who's responding back to them.

And now there are so many more women who are attending school out of state and falling into these SEC/competitive environments having no one in their family or circle of friends who have experienced such a thing before. And because there is such a "need" to attend college these days, there are still many women starting school who are the first ones in their family to have done so. It's hard enough navigating the start of college with little direction from your family, let alone jumping into sorority recruitment at the same time.

I think many times the internet is too heavily relied on - although it can sometimes be out of necessity - and it can get women who have little to no knowledge of their specific school's recruitment process into trouble.
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:15 AM
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Hopefully a school with as competitive of a recruitment will be for her. If she joins a sorority, is joining a sorority as large as the chapters are at Georgia going to be okay? I hope she finds a home and wish her good luck!
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:24 AM
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This is harsh: my question is, were the mother and daughter living in a media-free bubble? It's absolutely incomprehensible to me, with social media being what it is, that both were unaware of the competitiveness, let alone the actual structure (intensity), of SEC recruitment. Surely she had recs. Surely she heard from peers about Georgia. They would not have jumped into the shark pool so blithely without doing research - right? GAH!

I live in the desert, far far away from SEC recruitment; I rushed back in the day at a "laid back" UCSB and even I knew better back then (no "extra" houses, all were competitive),and I know way better now. I do most sincerely wish her the very best of luck finding a home. May this story have a happy ending, please. Please. Please.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:29 PM
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This is harsh: my question is, were the mother and daughter living in a media-free bubble? It's absolutely incomprehensible to me, with social media being what it is, that both were unaware of the competitiveness, let alone the actual structure (intensity), of SEC recruitment. Surely she had recs. Surely she heard from peers about Georgia. They would not have jumped into the shark pool so blithely without doing research - right? GAH!

I live in the desert, far far away from SEC recruitment; I rushed back in the day at a "laid back" UCSB and even I knew better back then (no "extra" houses, all were competitive),and I know way better now. I do most sincerely wish her the very best of luck finding a home. May this story have a happy ending, please. Please. Please.
My thoughts exactly. Add to that the fact that Mummy and Daddy have always swooped in and been able to run the gauntlet for their kids and now these kids have few coping skills and that is why girls are crying in the first rounds.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:31 PM
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Her mother rushed back in the day and told her about "extra" houses and she was under the impression that Sigma Delta Tau at Georgia was like their chapter at Alabama.
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I rushed back in the day at a "laid back" UCSB and even I knew better back then (no "extra" houses, all were competitive),and I know way better now.

What are "extra" houses?
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:09 PM
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What are "extra" houses?
My friend calls the houses that don’t go through primary recruitment the “extra” houses. She thinks that Sigma Delta Tau at Alabama is the reflection for SDT chapters everywhere, UGA SDT is in primary recruitment and she didn’t expect the intense competition for a bid card and now she’s seeing that UGA is pretty extreme when it comes to getting a house.
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:41 AM
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My friend calls the houses that don’t go through primary recruitment the “extra” houses. She thinks that Sigma Delta Tau at Alabama is the reflection for SDT chapters everywhere, UGA SDT is in primary recruitment and she didn’t expect the intense competition for a bid card and now she’s seeing that UGA is pretty extreme when it comes to getting a house.

Ohhhhhhh....got it!
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:27 AM
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:58 AM
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You'd be surprised how many posts I've seen on FB the last few days from moms and daughters in a panic because they just learned about rec letters and recruitment starts in two weeks.

I get it when they're from out of state, but I've been really surprised at the number of in-state SEC girls who just don't seem to have heard a thing about recruitment or how it works.
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