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Old 06-15-2014, 07:24 PM
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UChicago recruitment?

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I will be attending the University of Chicago in the fall. There are only four NPC sororities at the school and there's not a lot of information on the internet about recruitment - Panhellenic only has a Facebook page that was started in January and the only details I can find about recruitment are from a blog that was written in 2011. I also can't find contact information for the Greek life office. Do any of you have insight into what UChicago recruitment is like or any suggestions on how to get in touch with someone in the Greek life office? I'd like to ask where to send recs/what I should wear to each party/approximately what the dues will be. The school is on the quarter system and recruitment won't start until October, so I can also just sit tight until further along in the summer and see if they provide more information. Thank you!
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:14 PM
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Looks like they don't put the information you need out front. Looks like the Greek Life contact will be in the "Reynolds Club & Student Activities" Department. Here's a link with some of the names of folks who might be contacts ->New Staff At Student Activities
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:58 PM
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As far as recs, that isn't your concern. The women writing them should know what to do with them, and if not, sending the rec to their headquarters will work. But I think I'm pretty safe in saying recs will probably be appreciated there but in no way necessary. This is not the SEC, as demonstrated by the fact that there isn't a mountain of information available to you. They are probably assuming you will get the information you need at the meeting right before rush starts, or something like that. So yes, try to get the information so you're prepared, but don't drive yourself crazy over it.

I'm glad to see interest in Greek life at U of C. Hopefully you're part of a growing trend for such a great school.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:30 AM
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Thanks for the advice! I'm also glad to hopefully be part of Greek scene at Chicago - I've heard that there is still some anti-Greek sentiment among some upperclassmen and other subsets of the community, but hopefully Greek life will continue to grow.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:16 PM
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As far as recs, that isn't your concern. The women writing them should know what to do with them, and if not, sending the rec to their headquarters will work. But I think I'm pretty safe in saying recs will probably be appreciated there but in no way necessary. This is not the SEC, as demonstrated by the fact that there isn't a mountain of information available to you. They are probably assuming you will get the information you need at the meeting right before rush starts, or something like that. So yes, try to get the information so you're prepared, but don't drive yourself crazy over it.

I'm glad to see interest in Greek life at U of C. Hopefully you're part of a growing trend for such a great school.
Just a caution, while UC is not competitive in the SEC sense, at least one of the sororities at UC cannot pledge a PNM without a rec as matter of national policy. Also, the sorority culture is rather unique at UC and recs would likely open more doors for a PNM.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:26 PM
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Are all of the sororities NPC? Do they still have locals as well?
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:04 PM
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I'm pretty sure that they're all NPC, but I could be wrong about that. One rec/chapter should be enough here, right?
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:21 PM
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Recruitment starts tomorrow! I'm very excited to see how it goes and where I'll end up.

For people in future years searching for information, recruitment starts the the second week of school. During first week there's a Meet the Greeks event where you'll mingle with sorority members and talk to them about their sorority, what they like about it, etc. There's also a pre recruitment event during first week which is similar to Meet the Greeks, except that the members can't tell you which sorority they're in unless you specifically ask them. There are three rounds of recruitment: Thursday night (visit all four sororities), Saturday afternoon (visit three sororities), and Sunday afternoon (pref day) and night (bid night). I have heard that campus total will be approximately 130 this year.

ETA: Round 1 attire is jeans, boots, a nice top; Round 2 is fashionable business casual; Round 3 is a nice dress. Also, you must attend one info session the week before to learn about what to wear etc.

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Old 10-08-2014, 12:24 PM
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Good luck. I hope you find a new home.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:26 PM
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Good luck. I hope you find a new home.
Thank you!!
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:59 PM
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And, for all those wondering, the NPC groups that are at Univ. of Chicago are:
AOPi
DG
Theta
Pi Phi

e813 -- Good luck in Recruitment and let us know where you find a home!
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:12 PM
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To whomever had asked up-thread; there are groups that are non-NPC on campus as well.
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