GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Recruitment > Sorority Recruitment

Sorority Recruitment Recruitment event and bid day ideas, membership retention, publicity, recruitment policies, etc.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 296,839
Threads: 114,104
Posts: 2,150,195
Welcome to our newest member, kurtimipsa
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-02-2009, 03:56 PM
stargazertechie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Just failed my new member exam- need some encouragement

My NM exam was yesterday. I failed it by the barest of margins. I had been feeling sick all weekend, and despite studying my hardest, I still failed .

I went to the hospital right afterwords and was diagnosed with pneumonia and swine flu. My fever during the exam was 103*, and since I got home from the ER all I've done is sleep.

I'm not the only girl who failed and that makes me feel a *bit* better, but I'm still really bummed out. I'm on bedrest for a week, and I have no clue if I'm going to have time to retake the exam before initiation.

I could really use some encouraging and cheering up. I'm pretty down right now.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-02-2009, 04:18 PM
MaggieXi MaggieXi is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 790
You should call or email you new member educator (pledge mom?) to tell her what is going on and that you are very ill.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-02-2009, 04:36 PM
stargazertechie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I've been in touch with my NM educator, chapter pres, my big, and a few of the actives. They're all trying to figure out how to deal with the situation. It's just a bummer
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:07 PM
Senusret I Senusret I is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 12,835
Do pledge exams really count these days?
__________________
I am proud that my last post on this site was telling Kevin to suck my dick.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:19 PM
MysticCat MysticCat is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: A dark and very expensive forest
Posts: 12,665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senusret I View Post
Do pledge exams really count these days?
Depends on the org, I suppose. They do with us -- passing with 100% accuracy is a requirement for initiation.
__________________
AMONG MEN HARMONY
1898
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:21 PM
thetygerlily thetygerlily is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,048
I was surprised to see the thread in the Sorority Recruitment forum and not Fraternity- I didn't know the women did that anymore. For Kappa at least it's considered hazing (or so I've been told) and therefore not allowed for us.
__________________
And in the years after, with tears or with laughter, we'll always remember our dear Kappa days.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:23 PM
Senusret I Senusret I is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 12,835
Wow.
__________________
I am proud that my last post on this site was telling Kevin to suck my dick.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:26 PM
DrPhil DrPhil is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 14,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by thetygerlily View Post
I was surprised to see the thread in the Sorority Recruitment forum and not Fraternity- I didn't know the women did that anymore. For Kappa at least it's considered hazing (or so I've been told) and therefore not allowed for us.
New member exams are considered hazing?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:28 PM
thetygerlily thetygerlily is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrPhil View Post
New member exams are considered hazing?
Yep, that's what I was told when I joined. Could be totally wrong, I really don't know for sure. The only new member tests I knew of on my campus (3 sororities, 5 fraternities) were the fraternities- so I just figured that was yet another difference between men's & women's GLOs.
__________________
And in the years after, with tears or with laughter, we'll always remember our dear Kappa days.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:33 PM
DrPhil DrPhil is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 14,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by thetygerlily View Post
Yep, that's what I was told when I joined. Could be totally wrong, I really don't know for sure. The only new member tests I knew of on my campus (3 sororities, 5 fraternities) were the fraternities- so I just figured that was yet another difference between men's & women's GLOs.
There are sororities that still do new member exams.

It may be of interest to you to find out whether what you were told is correct before you spout it as a truth. It is interesting what you find when you begin interacting with members outside your chapter or with your national headquarters.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:36 PM
thetygerlily thetygerlily is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrPhil View Post
There are sororities that still do new member exams.

It may be of interest to you to find out whether what you were told is correct before you spout it as a truth. It is interesting what you find when you begin interacting with members outside your chapter or with your national headquarters.
I do interact with them, thank you. I was just saying I was surprised that other women's GLOs did them... that's all. That's a perk of a place like GC, you can actually learn from one another... in my book that's a good thing.
__________________
And in the years after, with tears or with laughter, we'll always remember our dear Kappa days.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:39 PM
DrPhil DrPhil is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 14,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by thetygerlily View Post
I do interact with them, thank you.
Then you would know whether what you were told is correct. You're welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:41 PM
littleowl33 littleowl33 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 614
Quote:
Originally Posted by thetygerlily View Post
Yep, that's what I was told when I joined. Could be totally wrong, I really don't know for sure. The only new member tests I knew of on my campus (3 sororities, 5 fraternities) were the fraternities- so I just figured that was yet another difference between men's & women's GLOs.
I wish we were allowed to do New Member exams... but you're correct, they are not allowed by Kappa nationals because they are considered hazing. I think they would be a useful tool for getting the NMs acquainted with Fraternity history outside of the required presentations. Oh well.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:43 PM
Senusret I Senusret I is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 12,835
^^^ Not to be in your business, but I am assuming what you're saying is that the NMs have to attend presentations on history, policy, whatever else the sorority deems as important, but there is no tool for assessing whether they retained any of the info?

If that's the case, is there also any objective tool for disqualifying someone from the process entirely? (Attendance points, for example)
__________________
I am proud that my last post on this site was telling Kevin to suck my dick.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-02-2009, 07:45 PM
Kappamd Kappamd is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrPhil View Post
There are sororities that still do new member exams.

It may be of interest to you to find out whether what you were told is correct before you spout it as a truth. It is interesting what you find when you begin interacting with members outside your chapter or with your national headquarters.
My sister is right. In Kappa, new member exams=hazing. YOU may be surprised by what you learn when you listen to others before dismissing them as misinformed.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I tried but I failed now what... Athenadso Greek Life 13 10-04-2006 12:56 PM
I need some encouragement here! Rollergirl2001 Academics 10 11-27-2005 09:24 PM
Where does your encouragement come from? futurestar1 Alpha Kappa Alpha 16 05-07-2005 05:29 PM
Pledging has failed us Preacher06 Alpha Phi Alpha 6 07-23-2001 01:23 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.