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Old 05-14-2012, 05:34 PM
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University of Alabama Rush/Sororities

I'm attending UA next year and rushing. I'm definitely going in with an open mind but theres something I've been hearing a lot about and I'm curious to what it means. I've been told that the only way to go is "old row" sororities. Can someone tell me which ones are old row and why people consider them better?

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:45 PM
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I'm attending UA next year and rushing. I'm definitely going in with an open mind but theres something I've been hearing a lot about and I'm curious to what it means. I've been told that the only way to go is "old row" sororities. Can someone tell me which ones are old row and why people consider them better?

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:43 PM
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I'm attending UA next year and rushing. I'm definitely going in with an open mind but theres something I've been hearing a lot about and I'm curious to what it means. I've been told that the only way to go is "old row" sororities. Can someone tell me which ones are old row and why people consider them better?

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:23 PM
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2 seconds with google or greekchat search will help you out. I'm not into spoon feeding people though.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:34 PM
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I'm attending UA next year and rushing. I'm definitely going in with an open mind but theres something I've been hearing a lot about and I'm curious to what it means. I've been told that the only way to go is "old row" sororities. Can someone tell me which ones are old row and why people consider them better?

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Old 05-15-2012, 12:15 PM
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http://cw.ua.edu/2011/11/17/greek-dues-support-machine/

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:14 PM
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I've actually googled it and can't find anything. Didn't realize it was such a hassle to type out a few sororities.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:15 PM
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LOL If you have to ask . . . . . . . . . .
yes I do need to ask considering I'm from out of state and UK old row is different than UA old row.....
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:52 PM
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I've actually googled it and can't find anything. Didn't realize it was such a hassle to type out a few sororities.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:21 PM
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yes I do need to ask considering I'm from out of state and UK old row is different than UA old row.....
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:53 PM
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I've actually googled it and can't find anything. Didn't realize it was such a hassle to type out a few sororities.
I don't think you're fully understanding why we're not telling you.

It's not because we're too lazy to type it out.

Why don't we discuss it? Because it perpetuates PNMs going into recruitment without open minds looking at chapters that (if we're being honest) even if they KNEW who they were, it wouldn't matter because they probs aren't getting invited back there.

Said "Old Row" groups are such that they have enough legacies in recruitment to fill an entire class. In addition, these chapter members all have friends from camp, HS, etc. that they would like to see invited back. Invites are limited.

Disclaimer: not saying this is what you think, using a hypothetical you here, so don't get offended. Just trying to help you understand where we're coming from.

So let's say we tell you who is considered Old Row and you go into recruitment thinking "I only want these." That hurts you in the long run. Why? Because the women who are going to get invites from these Old Row groups likely aren't the ones who have to come here and ask which they are. They have relationships with members already.

Said Old Row groups tend to have members who know PNMs from other activities whom they know already that they would like to have, leaving few invites for the women who are like "OMG I WANNA BE OLD ROW BECAUSE THEY'RE SUPPOSEDLY THE BEST AND THAT'S WHAT I LIKE, DESERVE BUT DON'T KNOW ANYONE IN THOSE GROUPS!"

So, we tell you who's Old Row, you know who they are, and you've decided that it's all you want. All while they already have a good third of who they want already figured out before you set foot in school (not because they are horrible people, but because they have friends from camp, legacies, high school and hometown friends that they know and love, and there are limited invites.)

Meanwhile, you're missing out on the other awesome groups at UA while you're gunning for the "best" and you don't even realize what you're missing out on because you have Old Row blinders on.

So all of that to say, that's why we don't talk about it. Keep an open mind to everyone and you'll be more likely to find the best chapter for YOU, which isn't always what everyone else considers "best." Recruitment is not a competitive sport.

Good luck and I personally hope you have a great recruitment!


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Old 05-15-2012, 07:01 PM
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I don't think you're fully understanding why we're not telling you.

It's not because we're too lazy to type it out.

Why don't we discuss it? Because it perpetuates PNMs going into recruitment without open minds looking at chapters that (if we're being honest) if they KNEW who they were, it wouldn't matter because they probs aren't getting invited back there.

Said "Old Row" groups are such that they have enough legacies in recruitment to fill an entire class. In addition, these chapter members all have friends from camp, HS, etc. that they would like to see invited back. Invites are limited.

Disclaimer: not saying this is what you think, using a hypothetical you here, so don't get offended. Just trying to help you understand where we're coming from.

So let's say we tell you who is considered Old Row and you go into recruitment thinking "I only want these." That hurts you in the long run. Why? Because the women who are going to get invites from these Old Row groups likely aren't the ones who have to come here and ask which they are. They have relationships with members already.

Said Old Row groups tend to have members who know PNMs from other activities whom they know already that they would like to have, leaving few invites for the women who are like "OMG I WANNA BE OLD ROW BECAUSE THEY'RE SUPPOSEDLY THE BEST AND THAT'S WHAT I LIKE, DESERVE BUT DON'T KNOW ANYONE IN THOSE GROUPS!"

So, we tell you who's Old Row, you know who they are, and you've decided that it's all you want. All while they already have a good third of who they want already figured out before you set foot in school (not because they are horrible people, but because they have friends from camp, legacies, high school and hometown friends that they know and love, and there are limited invites.)

Meanwhile, you're missing out on the other awesome groups at UA while you're gunning for the "best" and you don't even realize what you're missing out on because you have Old Row blinders on.

So all of that to say, that's why we don't talk about it. Keep an open mind to everyone and you'll be more likely to find the best chapter for YOU, which isn't always what everyone else considers "best." Recruitment is not a competitive sport.

Good luck and I personally hope you have a great recruitment!


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Old 05-15-2012, 08:18 PM
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Haha. I try. My extended family is from Jasper. I get a little bit of Southern cred from that, right?
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:24 PM
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And DON'T mistake Old Row for being the best. I'm sure they are full of lovely gals, but all of the chapters there are bursting at the seams so to assume there are 4 or 5 that are the only good ones is REALLY not being realistic. As we say here frequently, the only best is the best one for you.

I frankly think you are in a better position to make the right decision for yourself exactly because you don't know all the 100 year old baggage. If you can manage to shield yourself from all the gossip and rumor you will be miles ahead of the girl who thinks she has to "settle" for a great group of gals who will provide her all the opportunity, love and support that the higher prestige chapters can offer. Do yourself a favor and DON'T go searching for more information on this subject.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:07 PM
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I've never been that fussed about my GLO's reputation (however that may be because I've never had to deal with hurtful things said about it) but if I had a choice at Bama, I'd totally want to pref DG. And I'm sure all chapters at Bama have wonderful girls, but how many are going to have that AMAZING new house???
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