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Old 07-13-2014, 10:57 PM
scholarterrapin scholarterrapin is offline
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Depledge and Rerushing

I'm a rising sophomore and during my spring semester I pledged a fraternity but dropped 2 weeks before initiation since I was no longer able to meet the financial requirements to pay dues. I originally planned to get a job and make enough to pay dues and then repledge the fraternity I dropped. However would it be a good idea to rerush considering the fraternity I pledged was also the only fraternity I had rushed in the spring? I just want to make sure I made the right decision and not regret having not visited more chapters.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:01 AM
33girl 33girl is offline
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When you dropped last spring, did you tell the brothers "nothing personal, just gotta get my financial house in order, once that happens I plan to initiate"?

If so, you should stick to that commitment. No, you are not technically bound - but giving your word and then going back on it is shady and not nice.

If you didn't give them any reassurance, I guess you could rerush, but be aware you may be looked at as "damaged goods" and other chapters won't be interested in you.
It is all 33girl's fault. ~DrPhil
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:04 AM
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What 33girl said.

And be aware that people from your school may read GC, even if they don't post. I'm assuming your username is a reference to your school, so there's already a possibility people know you're asking the question. Discretion is your friend.
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