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Old 05-29-2013, 07:26 PM
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Because I'm feeling a little soft-hearted tonight:

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How can you be interested in only certain sororities when you haven't even met them yet?
Is it really that surprising when a high school student who may not know better (and may not have had reason to know better) expresses attractions to specific sororities based on things colors or symbols, particular history, sororities they've heard of, or other reasons that may seem superficial to someone who does know better? I have no clue whether st OP should know better, but in general I can easily imagine this being an aspect of sorority recruitment that many if not most high school students have a earning curve with.

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Old 05-29-2013, 07:48 PM
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Does anyone remember a thread I started eons ago--something about "Dumb Reasons Why You Wanted to Pledge (or Cut) Certain Groups"? A lot of us answered with our ridiculous reasons, like we hated certain mascots or colors--probably due to our being teenagers. Who knows, maybe that's it.
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Because I'm feeling a little soft-hearted tonight:



Is it really that surprising when a high school student who may not know better (and may not have had reason to know better) expresses attractions to specific sororities based on things colors or symbols, particular history, sororities they've heard of, or other reasons that may seem superficial to someone who does know better? I have no clue whether st OP should know better, but in general I can easily imagine this being an aspect of sorority recruitment that many if not most high school students have a earning curve with.

/soft-heart
Except that there are nine groups and a colony there, and she named seven of them. That comes off way more as having spent too much time on that other site than having fallen in love with one group's philanthropy or having admired a teacher who was in XYZ or something.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:22 PM
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Except that there are nine groups and a colony there, and she named seven of them. That comes off way more as having spent too much time on that other site than having fallen in love with one group's philanthropy or having admired a teacher who was in XYZ or something.
Fair enough.
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Not to mention - if you READ THE STICKIES in sorority recruitment and lurk a little bit you will quickly learn that saying you are rushing only a certain number of the sororities on your campus is a bozo no-no.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:20 PM
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a bozo no-no.
Hahahahaha! I haven't thought about that phrase for years!
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:35 PM
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Except that there are nine groups and a colony there, and she named seven of them. That comes off way more as having spent too much time on that other site than having fallen in love with one group's philanthropy or having admired a teacher who was in XYZ or something.
Yes to this. I do have to give her points for broadening her horizons since she posted to that other site last week. Then she was only interested in DDD, KKG, Phi Mu and Pi Phi. She had lots of recommendations then too!
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:37 PM
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Not to mention - if you READ THE STICKIES in sorority recruitment and lurk a little bit you will quickly learn that saying you are rushing only a certain number of the sororities on your campus is a bozo no-no.
Sometimes I wonder if people notice that there even are stickies, especially when there are a bunch of them -- like the 15 in the Sorority Recruitment forum. I'll admit I often don't notice that a thread is a stickie, and it took me a while to notice they were there to begin with.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:06 PM
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Occasionally when a thread comes up like this, I wonder if things could be solved when people sign up. Like they have to choose "are you an alumni, looking for NPC formal recruitment info, NPHC," etc and then being forced to read something before posting. I doubt it would ever work, but hey, it's a dream.
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Wonder how it turned out? Did she get into one of the top tier sororities on Greek Rank, as judged by anonymous 18-21 year olds who may or may not even attend college?
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