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Old 08-13-2022, 03:07 PM
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Question about Sophomore recruiting at Bama

Has anyone done this or know of a person who has done this?
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Old 08-13-2022, 04:43 PM
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A lot of us did that or know someone who did. Most of the time, it seems that upperclassmen are cut by the same groups that cut them as freshmen, although that can change if the sophomore has made a major improvement in grades or gotten to know a lot of Greeks through other activities.
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Old 08-13-2022, 06:38 PM
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Has anyone done this or know of a person who has done this?
Alabama and many schools have a separate upperclass quota so it doesn't impact the number of freshman women pledging. NPC recommends implementation of this. Has worked wonders as they are separate and have no impact on regular quota.
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Old 08-14-2022, 06:48 AM
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I wrote an introduction for a girl who is a TriDelta legacy whose best friend is an active ChiO on the same campus.
Well big surprise! She preffed NEITHER! She visited Kappa Delta and is now an Alpha Omicron Pi. Overjoyed!
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Old 08-14-2022, 07:04 AM
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Well big surprise! She preffed NEITHER! She visited Kappa Delta and is now an Alpha Omicron Pi. Overjoyed!
Wow! Bids go out early!! I figured it'd be at least after 9am before anyone heard anything.
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Old 08-14-2022, 07:27 AM
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Wow! Bids go out early!! I figured it'd be at least after 9am before anyone heard anything.
Different school. I forgot this was a school specific thread and was just continuing the conversation
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Old 08-14-2022, 08:05 AM
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Different school. I forgot this was a school specific thread and was just continuing the conversation
I was going to say!
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Old 08-14-2022, 08:50 AM
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Sorry, sorry! Rookie mistake
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Old 08-14-2022, 11:36 AM
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I feel like this is a little dig at the SEC. Many SEC schools mange to put on and successfully execute some of the biggest recruitments in the country with a very high bid day rate so maybe they should be seen as the gold standard in terms of recruitment and football LOL . The "frills" for work week are fun and as an SEC mom I can tell you the actives look forward to it and the added expense isn't that much. Much less than my weekly Starbucks addiction.
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Talk about full frill recruitment...
I went through recruitment in 1970 but heard about 1960s-style full-frill recruitment. NOTHING has topped 1960s style. We're talking skits with elaborate costumes and sets, professionally-written script and songs. Food and drink for rushees (some campuses did full meals for pref), favors that the rushees took home, matching everything for actives for each round. Living rooms made into gardens with fountains and bowers of flowers. Budgets of tens of thousands of $$$.
Nobody today can even imagine it.
Not a dig on the SEC at all. Just an observation of how completely different it is in other places. When NPC said "no frills", our campus panhellenics up north banned everything- decorations, door songs, matching outfits, food, gifts, etc. Videos are banned, any song that says "go XYZ" is banned. Our "work week" is now a single day to practice bumping and conversation. They are allowed one ceremony at Pref and can decorate with flowers. Recruitment Counselors sit in each party and will write up anything as a recruitment violation and they have big fines for violations. The recruitment budget is tiny and consists mostly of expected fines to pay.

When I went through rush in 1984, we had decorations and matching outfits and refreshments at every party. Everything from invitations to nametags, skits and songs fit the theme for the party. Grease was our skit and I still hear the Alpha Gam words to those songs in my head when I hear them! Pref wasn't a full meal but it was a fancy dessert usually. Rushees got favors at each party too. I will say it was a very expensive endeavor and it was exhausting. I hated being on the floor so I tried to take offices that would keep me off the floor - I was recruitment chair my first year, membership chair the second, because I really hated the banter necessary on the floor. Not where this introvert shines! LOL

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I don't think anybody has 3 prefs now. Per NPC.
So they only put two choices on the MRABA now? It's been about 5 years since I've been involved with collegiate chapters.
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Old 08-14-2022, 12:19 PM
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So they only put two choices on the MRABA now? It's been about 5 years since I've been involved with collegiate chapters.
Correct. Just two choices.
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Old 08-14-2022, 06:12 PM
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Is the bid list out yet? Or do they even publish that any longer?
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Old 08-15-2022, 06:22 AM
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Is the bid list out yet? Or do they even publish that any longer?
No they don't at Alabama - privacy issues.
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Old 08-21-2022, 09:11 AM
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Bid Day photos: https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/story...p/10308199002/
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Old 08-21-2022, 03:14 PM
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Old 08-21-2022, 03:36 PM
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I love Phi Mu's letters too in that photo!
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