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Old 02-19-2010, 07:41 PM
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Should I rush the same frat again?

This spring at SU I rushed and was called back to TKE. Over the course of the week I thought I got along with the brothers fine. I made callbacks and even had a senior brother put in a good word in for me. On bid day I didnt recieve a bid though but wasnt surprised due to the fact that 500 kids rushed. I have two questions should I rush the same house in the fall and could anyone give me any insight as to why I didnt recive a bid.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:44 PM
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No we can't give you insight in why you didn't get a bid. And whether you should rush again is solely up to you.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:51 PM
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500 guys went to the TKE rush party or 500 guys rushed in general? I would find out the answer to this before determining if you should rush again. How many guys were at these callbacks?
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:54 PM
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If rush was that big I wouldn't even bother.

Personally, why would I even want to be part of an organization that didn't even want me the first time.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:48 PM
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This spring at SU I rushed and was called back to TKE. Over the course of the week I thought I got along with the brothers fine. I made callbacks and even had a senior brother put in a good word in for me. On bid day I didnt recieve a bid though but wasnt surprised due to the fact that 500 kids rushed. I have two questions should I rush the same house in the fall and could anyone give me any insight as to why I didnt recive a bid.
I can answer both your questions.

No, you shouldn't rush the same house again, and it's fraternity, not "frat."

You didn't get a bid because they voted on you, and probably had some not too light discusion about you, but in the end, at least one brother in that organization had a strong problem making you his brother. So strong of a problem that it didn't happen. And it won't. Don't dwell on it, rush more than one fraternity, and keep your mind open.

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Old 02-20-2010, 01:05 AM
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500 students rushed overall, may be 200 rushes this specific house
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:07 AM
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about 40 callbacks
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:08 AM
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oh and btw frat is short fraternity i realize that frat has a bad rep in some peoples eye but you know what I mean.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:53 AM
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oh and btw frat is short fraternity i realize that frat has a bad rep in some peoples eye but you know what I mean.
Yes we did. And we gave you some advice because I have known people not ot get bids because they constantly used the term frat. It really rubs some people the wrong way.

And as for if you want to rush again, that is on you. You were one of 40 callbacks? how many of those got bids?
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:10 PM
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I dont know the answer to that may be anywhere from 10 to 20
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:03 PM
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From the looks of it, that's a very selective group.
In the end it's up to you if you think it's worth re-rushing. I wouldn't.
Maybe rush other (and more than one) houses next time.
Hoepfully you're not on a campus where you've been given a negative stigma because you didn't recieve a bid somewhere.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:28 PM
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Yeah it really boils down to whether or not you were drawn enough to the organization to try again. Do you really want to be part of TKE That is what should be the deciding factor. I mean stranger things have happened. Now I'm not a typical case, but i rushed three times over three years before i finally got a bid to Psi U. So at some schools it can happen.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:43 PM
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Yeah, this is all good advice, but seriously, stop saying "frat". It is the reason that some people who would have got bids didn't. Several people who that is the only "wrong" thing that they did. It has kept people out, so it probably will again.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:31 PM
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I also did not rush one fraternity i had callbacks to four other places. But i only went to two out of the four due to personal time constraints.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:17 PM
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Whether you re-rush or not is your decision as others have said. Before you make a decision though you should ask yourself these questions:

1. Is there anything that stands out in my mind as something which might have prevented me from getting a bid?

2. If there is, what can I do to rectify this issue? In other words, what has changed now compared to then that might increase my chances?

Personally, I'd advise against it. I had the option to re-rush a group this semester that declined me last, and I didn't. Chances are if they don't want you once, they won't want you a second time.
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