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Old 08-17-2014, 09:01 PM
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A Dance Moms Recruitment Story!!!!

Hi everyone! I am a freshman participating fall formal recruitment in a large southern school! There are four rounds that will take course over five days and conclude on bid day! The chapters at my school in alphabetical order are:

Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Omicron Pi
Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Gamma
Delta Zeta
Kappa Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Mu
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Kappa
Zeta Tau Alpha

My all time favorite TV show is Dance Moms so I will be using the different people from the show as my code for my story! The chapters in no particular order are:

Chloe
Kendall
Maddie
Christy
Mackenzie
Abby
Cathy
Kelly
Peyton
Brooke
Nia
Holly
Paige

The first round I will visit all of the chapters.

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Old 08-17-2014, 09:13 PM
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Day 1

Day 1

I am so so excited and nervous for recruitment to start! I have been waiting for this moment for months!

I started at Maddie today! I was first in line so I was very overwhelmed when the doors opened. The sister who picked me up at the door was so sweet and stayed with me the entire time! I also met the president here which was very exciting! I really really liked Maddie!

Next I went to Mackenzie. I liked Mckenzie just okay. The girl I talked to was very nice but we didn’t have much in common and there were a lot of awkward pauses. I did not get the same feeling that I got from Maddie.

After I went to Nia! My aunt was a Nia so I was very excited to meet the chapter. The sister who picked me up at the door was so nice and friendly. We had so much in common! I loved the conversation I had at Nia and I knew this was definitely one of my favorites!

Following, I went to Chloe! I loved Chloe! The sister I talked to was very easy to talk to just like the sister I talked to at Maddie! I also met the Recruitment VP here. I was extremely impressed.

Next I went to Paige. I felt very very awkward at Paige. It was really loud so it was very hard to hold a conversation with the girl who was rushing me. It was just okay.

Now I went to Kendall. The girl who picked me up at the door was very very sweet and genuine but I just wasn’t thrilled with this house.

Next I went to Peyton. Peyton definitely was a house that intimidated me by its “top tier status” but I felt very welcome here. I really enjoyed talking to the sister that picked me up at the door. All of the girls were incredibly beautiful and I enjoyed my time here.

After, I went to Abby. At Abby, they double rushed us which I was not a fan of because I don’t want to compete for someone’s attention and not steal the thunder from the other PNM that was there. I was not thrilled by this house.

Next, I went to Cathy. I loooooved Cathy! The girl who picked me up at the door was very pretty and she also had the same major as me! We had a great conversation and I was hoping I would get asked back here.

Following I went to Christy. I wasn’t sure how I would like Christy. This was another “top” sorority known for its majority of attractive blonde members. However, the sister who greeted me at the door was a brunette and she was so genuine and sweet! We clicked right away and I could see her being my older sister. I also met the president of the sorority. I felt so comfortable here right away and I went away extremely impressed and anxious to return to this house.

Next I went to Kelly. I was picked up by a sister who stayed with me the entire time. I liked this house okay. The girl who rushed me was nice and very laid back but it wasn’t a chapter that necessarily wowed me.

Finally, I went to Holly. My mom was a Holly so she was very excited for me to go here. It was very loud in this house and it was really hard to hear the girl talking to me but I got a good vibe from the house and I met the Recruitment Chair.

It was so so so hard to rank that night because I liked all of the sororities I had gone too and wouldn’t mind going back to any of them! I could choose ten number ones and then my second, third, and fourth choice. That night I ranked my number ones in no particular order:

1.Maddie
1.Nia
1.Chloe
1.Brooke
1.Peyton
1.Cathy
1.Christy
1.Kelly
1.Holly
1.Abby
2.Mackenzie
3.Kendall
4.Paige

Fingers crossed!!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:16 PM
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:20 PM
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Forgot Brooke!!!
After, I went to Brooke. It was okay. I didn’t really click with the girl who rushed me. She talked the whole time and never really let me speak.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:38 PM
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Day 2- Philanthropy

The maximum number of houses I could attend was ten. I got my schedule and it was:

Abby
Chloe
Kendall
Kelly
Holly
Christy
Nia
Maddie
Cathy
Mackenzie

I was kind of upset that Peyton had dropped me but I didn’t worry too much because I got invited back to so many great houses and I was very excited to start! I was thrilled to be invited back to the max number of houses!

I started the day off with Abby. Yesterday, I hadn’t been very impressed with Abby but today that changed! I talked to many of the sisters and they were all very genuine, sweet, and beautiful! I met the president here who said she had heard great things about me. I loved the philanthropy here and the sisters all seemed to be very passionate about it.

Next I went to Chloe. After having such a great experience at Abby, Chloe just seemed okay to me. I wasn’t particularly impressed but everyone I talked to was extremely nice and involved with their philanthropy.

After, I went to Kendall. Again, I wasn’t particularly impressed with Kendall. They just did not click with me.

Next I went to Kelly. I loooooved Kelly! Their philanthropy is something close to the career I want to pursue so I felt very inspired! I was all choked up during their video and I could see how passionate the sisters were about their philanthropy. All of the sisters I talked to I adored and had great great conversations. I was very impressed by Kelly.

Following, I went to Holly. Their philanthropy presentation was absolutely beautiful and I really enjoyed my time here! Each of the sisters I talked to were very knowledgeable and involved with their philanthropy.

I was thrilled to be going to Christy again! I was so worried that I wouldn’t be asked back here. I choked up again during their philanthropy presentation. Again, I clicked with every single girl I talked to here. I was bumped four times but each time I had amazing conversations and I really just felt like I could let my guard down and just enjoy my time in Christy. I hated it but I was really starting to love Christy.

Next I went to Nia! The girl who picked me up looked like a model and was so super sweet and friendly! I really enjoyed talking to her and had a great time hearing about their philanthropy.

After, I went to Maddie. I didn’t really get the same feeling as I did yesterday with Maddie as I didn’t really click with any of the sisters I talked to. They all seemed extremely passionate about their philanthropy but I wasn’t blown away like I had been at some of the other houses.

Next I went to Cathy. Cathy’s philanthropy is something that I very much relate to so I had chills during their presentation. All of the sisters were so passionate about helping out their cause and it was really beautiful! I loved all the sisters I talked to and was bumped a few times but had great conversations each time!

Finally, I went to Mackenzie. They double rushed us here which I didn’t like very much. Again, I didn’t really feel like I belonged here.

It was again very very hard to rank but I put my rankings in as:

1.Abby
1.Kelly
1.Holly
1.Christy
1.Nia
1.Cathy
2. Chloe
3.Maddie
4.Kendall
5.Mackenzie
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:47 PM
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Day 3- Skit Round 1

So the Skit Round is divided into two days. I could visit up to six parties total. The maximum for the first day was three. If I got less than three, I could visit up to four the next day. I got my schedule and it was:

Chloe
Kendall
Cathy

I was excited that I had three parties (a lot of girls I talked to only had one!) but I was anxious to know which two of my top choices had dropped me but I wouldn’t get my schedule until tomorrow.

Chloe- I was very pleasantly surprised with Chloe. I really enjoyed their skit and how they really seemed to have a great sisterhood. The girls I talked to in this house were very very genuine and sweet. I did not want to leave!

Kendall- Again, Kendall struck me as very mediocre. Their skit was okay not as good as Chloe’s had been. I was still not thrilled with this house.

Cathy- I was so so excited to be invited back to Cathy! I really have enjoyed my time in the house every single day! Their skit was hands down my favorite of the day and I got to talk to several girls who seemed very interested in me. The time passed so quickly in this house and I did not want to leave!!!

I don’t rank again until the end of the round which is tomorrow! Wish me luck!
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:50 PM
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Sounds like it is going well for you. Good luck!
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:04 PM
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So the Skit Round is divided into two days. I could visit up to six parties total. The maximum for the first day was three. If I got less than three, I could visit up to four the next day.
Huh?
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:38 PM
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There are three parties on day 1, and four parties on day 2, but a pnm can only attend up to six. So, if she has one or two parties on day 1, there's the possibility for four parties on day 2. Since she attended three parties on day 1, she knows she's only scheduled for a maximum of three on day 2.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:55 PM
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There are three parties on day 1, and four parties on day 2, but a pnm can only attend up to six. So, if she has one or two parties on day 1, there's the possibility for four parties on day 2. Since she attended three parties on day 1, she knows she's only scheduled for a maximum of three on day 2.
At Clemson, Preference round was scheduled over two days but we got our whole schedule on the first day so we knew how many parties we were going to on each day. Is that not happening here? I've never heard of being held in the dark for half of a round.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:16 PM
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Hi everyone! I am a freshman participating fall formal recruitment in a large southern school! There are four rounds that will take course over five days and conclude on bid day! The chapters at my school in alphabetical order are:

Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Gamma
Delta Zeta
Kappa Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Mu
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Kappa
Zeta Tau Alpha

My all time favorite TV show is Dance Moms so I will be using the different people from the show as my code for my story! The chapters in no particular order are:

Chloe
Kendall
Maddie
Christy
Mackenzie
Abby
Cathy
Kelly
Peyton
Brooke
Nia
Holly
Paige

The first round I will visit all of the chapters.
Is there any large southern school with this combination of sororities?
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:19 PM
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Is there any large southern school with this combination of sororities?
I looked through the entire school listing and couldn't find any school at all with this combination, Southern or not.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:48 PM
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University of Redacted comes very close to this list and I know that they're a school that does the bit where they give the schedules out over a two day period.

The dates match up pretty well, too.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:50 PM
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Day 4- Skit Round two

So I got my schedule today and it read:

Mackenzie
Nia
Abby

Again, I was excited to see two of my favorites back again and have a full schedule! However, I was bummed that my legacy house, Holly, had cut me as well as Christy. Recruitment has been super competitive this year with over a thousand girls rushing!

First I went to Mackenzie. I enjoyed the skit however it did not blow me away. This sisters I talked to were very nice and I did enjoy my conversations I had with them.

Next I went to Nia. I was so excited to be back at Nia! Their skit was hilarious and I adored the sisters that came and talked to me! The president came and met me as well which was a good sign I think.

Finally, I went to Abby. Their skit was my favorite by far! They went all out with their costumes and I couldn't stop laughing during their skit. The sisters I talk to I felt like I really made strong connections with. I really loved this house.

I went to put in my rankings for preference as:
1.Abby
1.Nia
1.Cathy
2. Chloe
3.Mackenzie
4.Kendall

I am so excited for preference!!!!
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Good luck! It sounds like you have several great options!
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