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Old 09-13-2011, 12:04 PM
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Many, many years ago, there was a Sassy Magazine journalist who actually did sit in on MS. I suspect it was a local, but they were definitely part of a formal rush.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:51 PM
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i believe that a few years back a young woman on the university of tennessee student newspaper staff went thru formal recruitment in order to create a story on formal recruitment.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:11 PM
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I wonder which chapter got this girl? I would have been pissed!
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:18 PM
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First thing that popped in my head when reading this title: Jen K

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Old 09-13-2011, 01:21 PM
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We had a "fake" PNM go through at TCU this year too. She actually DID disclose herself though and the student life staff was apparently aware of her as they were urging houses to keep her through at least the second round.

This PNM was in her mid-30s, had children, and was upfront with every girl who spoke to her that she was writing a book about campus life and was going through recruitment to better understand the process from a PNM perspective. She basically interviewed each member who rushed her during their time together asking questions about sorority life, recruitment, etc.

I give her props for at least disclosing her motivations... but I know our girls didn't keep her her after round 1. I'm not certain if anyone did, despite the urging of the university. No one wanted her taking the space of someone who could actually accept a bid!
I had friends tell me about a 30-year-old with a family going through recruitment, but I had never heard of her true intentions. I do know from friends in sororities as well as one who was a Rho Gamma that she was released from all 11 sororities after the first day.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:21 PM
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Ha! That is seriously hilarious. And it makes me miss that show.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:50 PM
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<3 this... I *so* miss Greek!!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:07 PM
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:18 PM
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I like that her only two sources are people who are not Greek- herself, and someone who dropped out during the new member period. Very well rounded in getting all perspectives covered.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:19 PM
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DubaiSis, I recommend a book called "Girls on the Verge: Debutante Dips, Drive-bys and Other Initiations" by Vendela Vida. In one of the chapters she went "undercover" to rush at UCLA and went so far as receiving a bid.

I don't approve of her having done that, but it's actually well written and she didn't appear to have an axe to grind with the greek system.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:13 AM
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DubaiSis, I recommend a book called "Girls on the Verge: Debutante Dips, Drive-bys and Other Initiations" by Vendela Vida. In one of the chapters she went "undercover" to rush at UCLA and went so far as receiving a bid.

I don't approve of her having done that, but it's actually well written and she didn't appear to have an axe to grind with the greek system.
I was going to mention this book as well. If I remember right she used fake info to sign up for rush, and really connected with a woman over Scandinavian literature. I think she went through all the way to bid day, even describing the painted cup given to her if I remember right.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:42 PM
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There was also the book "Pledged" that went beyond just Formal Recruitment. I read it so long ago I don't remember much except it talked about a few sororities (unnamed of course) at a specific campus.
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:33 PM
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Oh good grief! Shades of Jen K, indeed! This story has been done to death already and in a far more interesting manner, to boot.

Any woman who participated in rush could have written this article. "It was stressful! It was hot! We were crowded! They made us line up to go into the houses! I talked to a bunch of women! I had to dress up!"

I feel sympathy for the sorority who gave her a bid thinking that she would be a sister, but with the level of brain power displayed by the writer, I'm sure they're better off without her.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:18 PM
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There was also the book "Pledged" that went beyond just Formal Recruitment. I read it so long ago I don't remember much except it talked about a few sororities (unnamed of course) at a specific campus.
Ugh; THAT book! Alexandra Robbins was so lazy doing her research. She called the sororities governing body the "Pan Hellenic" and she got my org's "secret password" wrong. Lazy!
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:28 PM
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That is two minutes i will never get back, ever. Her article...had no point.

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Besides being pointless, the article is poorly written. It had no conclusion. The author didn't draw any conclusions, disclose how far she got in the process, etc. Great job for Swiss cheese journalism!

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There was also the book "Pledged" that went beyond just Formal Recruitment. I read it so long ago I don't remember much except it talked about a few sororities (unnamed of course) at a specific campus.
Worst book ever written.
There are a couple of threads here on GC about that book.
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