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Old 04-28-2009, 09:53 PM
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Indiana University Recruitment

I think Indiana University needs a fresh new thread for Sorority Recruitment. A lot has changed since the old forums were posted and does anyone really have time to read 10+ years worth of old information?

If anyone has ANY questions about Recruitment or anything about IU's Greek System. PNMs, Alum, or if you just want to know how it works at in Bloomington.
You're all welcome to post and I'll do my best to answer.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:19 AM
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I don't know that IU needs its own thread, I mean, we have IU related threads that are as recent as the last recruitment in January 2009.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:57 AM
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Since when did schools have their own forum?
I was going to say something about that, but I think she meant that it needed a fresh, new thread.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:59 AM
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In my eight years at GreekChat, I have to say that while Indiana gets their fair share of recruitment threads every year, they're not as plentiful as the ones we get from girls rushing in the South...and Florida.
When I read her post, I was curious as to what made her the IU Greek Life specialist. As far as I know, she's an active member so I don't think she's necessarily privvy to all the information & details on what goes on at IU Greek Life unless she's president of Panhellenic & her chapter.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:43 AM
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I was going to say something about that, but I think she meant that it needed a fresh, new thread.
I hope so, because I just can't believe anyone would be the kind of self-important deludanoid that thinks a school should get its own FORUM.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:45 AM
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I am pretty sure by "forum" you mean "thread". If the SEC doesn't have its own forum, there's NWIH IU will have its own forum. That's what descriptive thread titles are for.

We've had quite a few PNMs go through recruitment (and write reruitment threads) at Indiana since I've joined (Aug 2006) and there are usually discussions of campus culture/questions answered in each thread. In addition, it is usually pointed out when people talk about total and quota that Indiana is the exception to most large schools in that each chapter sets their own quota.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:01 PM
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Well that was unnecessarily brutal. But yes knight_shadow, I meant a fresh thread not forum

46% of the women who went through 19 party received a bid this year. The point of this thread is to give accurate information on a system that is vastly different from sorority recruitments around the country.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:17 PM
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Again with the unnecessary brutality...

As I said above: 46% of women who begin at 19 party will get a house. So yes, as you so cleverly noted, that does include women to drop out because they decide it isn't for them, women who drop out because they didn't get the houses they wanted back, and women who don't make grades (2.5 GPA- which is a very low standard to begin with), and also those who are released from the 19 chapters. This affiliation rate was presented at the IU Panhellenic Association this past semester. And you can check the minutes it you don't believe it KSU.

At the meeting, it was presented that while a decent number of these women are drops, but the majority are in fact dropped by the houses.

1600 girls began rush this year for spots in 19 houses that all operate on a bed quota system. All chapters on campus made full quota this year except one. And aside from that one house, everyone will be at full capacity- many have live-out policies so they can take as many girls as possible.
Since not every house is the same size, every chapter takes a different amount of girls. For some chapters, "full capacity" meant that they took 30 girls for their new pledge class. For others, "full capacity" was nearly 60 new women.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:27 PM
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Again with the unnecessary brutality...

As I said above: 46% of women who begin at 19 party will get a house. So yes, as you so cleverly noted, that does include women to drop out because they decide it isn't for them, women who drop out because they didn't get the houses they wanted back, and women who don't make grades (2.5 GPA- which is a very low standard to begin with), and also those who are released from the 19 chapters. This affiliation rate was presented at the IU Panhellenic Association this past semester. And you can check the minutes it you don't believe it KSU.

At the meeting, it was presented that while a decent number of these women are drops, but the majority are in fact dropped by the houses.

1600 girls began rush this year for spots in 19 houses that all operate on a bed quota system. All chapters on campus made full quota this year except one. And aside from that one house, everyone will be at full capacity- many have live-out policies so they can take as many girls as possible.
Since not every house is the same size, every chapter takes a different amount of girls. For some chapters, "full capacity" meant that they took 30 girls for their new pledge class. For others, "full capacity" was nearly 60 new women.
No need for the snippiness hun. It's not quite that serious.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:49 PM
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Please don't call into question my integrity by calling into question the accuracy of my statements and statistics.

I just wanted to give up to date information on recruitment. That was something I didn't find on this site when I went through recruitment. So I thought it was needed.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:55 PM
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Please don't call into question my integrity.

I just wanted to give up to date information on recruitment. That was something I didn't find on this site when I went through recruitment. So I thought it was needed.
No one was questioning your integrity. I think we now understand why this thread was created. Let's keep it moving so things will remain civil.
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:42 PM
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I'd love to hear an explanation as to why IU sticks with a "bed quota" when there seems to be far more PNMs who want to go Greek than there are bids? Can someone please shed some light?
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:02 PM
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because that is the way that it has always been done?
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:30 PM
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I think because housing is a big part of the Greek experience there and to not live in is kind of like not getting the full experience.

We had a chapter there and either didn't have a house or had a very small house. The chapter was only there like 5 years. So I've come to a conclusion that unhoused Greek life is not something students at IU want. If a group ever comes around that does sell itself as "be Greek without having to live in a house" my bet is that they won't rush with the other NPCs and will be looked at as second class citizens. And who wants that?
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:49 PM
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Please don't call into question my integrity by calling into question the accuracy of my statements and statistics.

I just wanted to give up to date information on recruitment. That was something I didn't find on this site when I went through recruitment. So I thought it was needed.
Point taken.

To continue the discussion, I have wondered why it is that if the placement rates are that low, that the IU Panhellenic doesn't insist on at least looking into switching to a traditional quota system.
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