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Old 05-01-2008, 02:56 AM
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nose piercing--will it affect rushing at UNC?

I am interesting in joining a sorority next year at UNC and I have a (small) nose piercing. Will this be a turn off for sororities during rush? I don't really want to take it out and it is not glaring. Also, I'm a junior transfer so I feel like I'm kind of at a disadvantage already... Does this kind of thing matter? Thanks!
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:28 AM
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Don't they make clear "spacers" for nose piercings so they're not (as) visible?
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:23 AM
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I am interesting in joining a sorority next year at UNC . . .
You might want to clarify. Is that the University of North Carolina or the University of Northern Colorado?
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:30 AM
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I am a sorority member with a nose piercing. My big sister has a lip piercing, and another sister had a double anti-eyebrow. We all had our piercings done after we were sisters (well, I was a new member...), but I know for certain that we have taken (and fought hard for) new members with piercings since I have been a sister.

That said, campus cultures vary. Look carefully and see if you see sorority members with facial piercings on your campus. If you don't see anyone with similar jewelry, and if you don't want to remove it or use a clear spacer/place-holder thingy, maybe an option would be to make sure that your jewelry is VERY small. (Some people come up to me and ask if mine's new... and it's been 2.5 years; others, when they notice my piercing, say they thought it was a speck of glitter. That is TINY!)

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Old 05-01-2008, 10:56 AM
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UNC is alot like Duke...Southern but not. Basketball school. Not knowing the particular sorority culture...you might wanna watch it. The fraternities are fairly conservative in their dress.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:16 AM
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UNC is alot like Duke...Southern but not. Basketball school.
Nah, much more Southern than Duke. But yeah, ACC basketball is without a doubt the state religion in North Carolina, and the Dean Dome and Cameron Indoor are the two major temples.

There are quite a few Carolina sorority members on GC. Assuming she means Carolina (I've seen plenty of times on GC that people have meant University of Northen Colorado by UNC), they'd be in the best position to answer how it'd be viewed.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:18 AM
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I am interesting in joining a sorority next year at UNC and I have a (small) nose piercing. Will this be a turn off for sororities during rush?
I think it will...especially if you have a bad cold and need to blow your nose during a party.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:23 AM
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I am a sorority member with a nose piercing. My big sister has a lip piercing, and another sister had a double anti-eyebrow. We all had our piercings done after we were sisters (well, I was a new member...), but I know for certain that we have taken (and fought hard for) new members with piercings since I have been a sister.

That said, campus cultures vary. Look carefully and see if you see sorority members with facial piercings on your campus. If you don't see anyone with similar jewelry, and if you don't want to remove it or use a clear spacer/place-holder thingy, maybe an option would be to make sure that your jewelry is VERY small. (Some people come up to me and ask if mine's new... and it's been 2.5 years; others, when they notice my piercing, say they thought it was a speck of glitter. That is TINY!)

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it is most helpful when you share information that you either tell what campus you are on, the climate and culture of the campus and how competitive the recruitment is. sometimes the op might assume that you are attending the college they are asking about if you don't specify.

to the op, err on the side of caution and cover it up or go with a small, unobtrusive nosering-perhaps a stud. from what i know of the sororities at unc-chapel hill, they are conservative in their appearance-at least during recruitment. there are several chapters at unc-chapel hill that have been or currently are the #1 chapter of their sorority in the nation-you don't get those awards if you are avant garde'.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:53 AM
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I feel like nose piercing are becoming more common. If its just a small silver stud and not a loop you might be ok. It just really depends what house you are looking at.

I got to Wake just a hop down the road from UNC and we definatly say more girls with nose piercings go through this year (but still not a ton). I don't think many of chapters cut for that and wake is on the more concervative side. But I can't actually say for sure.

If you are that concerned then take it out.

Also, I know some GCers that go to UNC. I'd like to hear their 2 cents.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:17 PM
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Having worked with my GLO's chapter at UNC (Carolina not Colorado) I've gotten a chance to observe some of the other groups as well. My advice would be to make sure it is a small stud. Some groups will care. But to be honest, if you love it don't take it out. Then you're trying to be someone your not.
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Nah, much more Southern than Duke.
This is correct. As a North Carolinian, Duke is basically considered a Northern school by many NC natives. UNC requires that 80% of undergrads be NC natives, so it has a far more southern atmosphere - far more southern, even, then say UVA (which I also know fairly well). UNC is not a "southern recruitment" to the extent of SEC schools, but from my limited knowledge of Greek Life there I definitely think it could hurt you. I think you will find it a teensy bit more laid back, though, than say Bama or something.

The thing about NC is that like Georgia it's a "New South" state so there's a divide between new-ish residents of places like Charlotte, Raleigh, and (especially) Cary, and between the old school small town high society thing. I'm not 100% sure how this plays out in UNC recruitment, but I'm sure it's a factor.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:20 PM
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I attended Elon's recruitment (a short trip from UNC) this year in an alum support capacity and there were a couple girls that went through with small/almost unnoticible nose piercing that got bids. However none of them (that I can think of) got bids to more "southern" GLOs.

And while the chapter I helped out with had a couple girls with nose piercing in it, they all took them out for recruitment.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:25 PM
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Take it out during recruitment. Put it back in after Bid Day.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:31 PM
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The thing about NC is that like Georgia it's a "New South" state so there's a divide between new-ish residents of places like Charlotte, Raleigh, and (especially) Cary.
You mean the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees?
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:33 PM
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You mean the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees?
*gasp*
You mean you have a reservation set up for us down there?!?!!

*starts practicing southern twang in case NC travel required, need.to.avoid.capture*
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