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Old 01-28-2016, 05:00 PM
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Call to eliminate recruitment skits

I've been wanting to hear what y'all think of this as soon as I heard about it coming down the pipeline a few months ago. Have I missed a thread about this or is it not as big of a deal as I think it is?
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:29 PM
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I rushed before they were used at my school, so to me it's no big deal.
A couple of years ago I saw the skit our current chapter sisters are/were using, and it didn't resonate with me at all. I don't see the appeal of skits.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:58 PM
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They've been moving in this direction for some time. It's just lately becoming reality instead of theoretical.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:21 PM
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Most of the women in the chapters I'm working with are very disappointed about it. Especially those who felt they had strong skits. I think many of them want to try to incorporate their skits into a sisterhood video, but I'm not really sure how that will play out.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:22 PM
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My personal opinion is that the skits were a waste of time, ridiculous productions and wasted an opportunity for the chapters & PNMs to get to know each other. I am glad they are being eliminated.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:48 PM
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Wonder what the chapters who built rooms with a stage for the skit will do with that now?????
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:07 PM
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I think skits initially had a really good purpose - to give the rushees a few minutes to relax and stop talking and have a laugh or two - but as with most everything else, the importance and the production values got blown out of proportion.

Although I'd much rather see a skit than a generic made-by-nationals video.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:35 PM
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Ugh, the generic made by nationals videos get very old after a while. That's part of why I think my chapter does so well in recruitment-we have custom videos for both philanthropy and sisterhood day and they do a much better job of showing who we are than a video simply sent to us.

My chapter is unhappy about the skit/dance because a lot of girls enjoyed doing them, and while I wouldn't say I'm sad about it I remember enjoying the skit a lot when I went through recruitment because I thought the chapter was close and funny when they did it. Still, more time to talk to PNMs is never a bad thing.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:35 PM
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My personal opinion is that the skits were a waste of time, ridiculous productions and wasted an opportunity for the chapters & PNMs to get to know each other. I am glad they are being eliminated.
I agree...although it took working as a national officer in the membership department to get me to step back and see how much valuable time and energy was being wasted for skit rehearsal. And how many great chapters who had "funny skits" had not practiced for preference ceremony or conversation for more than an hour or two....compared to 20+ hours of skit practice.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:40 PM
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And I am sure that there are chapters who had a great balance between skit preparation and preference preparation...but I did not see very many of them.

I have seen more chapters who have a great balance between sisterhood round and preference. And they have managed to incorporate the chapter's personality into these rounds.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:14 PM
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I pledged in the mid sixties in the age of skits. I don't mean one round. I mean ALL rounds. Round 1 German Beer Garden where we sang among other things, our drinking songs (Let's drink a toast to Kappa Delt as the final song) Round two was KD's Hades ( which included in the skit black and red tights with horns on our heads) Round three Wizard of OZ ( you know the story, little pledge finding her home) and then Preference (all white, pearls, diamonds emeralds and white roses).
I am so glad they are doing away with skits and going to substantial conversations. When I think of the expense of all of that fluff it boggles the mind.
I saw the budget for a chapter, not to be named, and the price for one skit was unbelievable.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:10 PM
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With the number of girls going through rush and the growing number of chapters at more and more schools, I think skits are a luxury of time that the chapters simply cannot afford. I think a good skit can hold a chapter in the memory of a rushee but not improve their reputation, but a bad skit can damage it. Better off taking those charming girls who are great performers and turn them into star rushers.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:31 AM
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Better off taking those charming girls who are great performers and turn them into star rushers.
The two are not always contained under the same roof.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:48 AM
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And I am sure that there are chapters who had a great balance between skit preparation and preference preparation...but I did not see very many of them.

I have seen more chapters who have a great balance between sisterhood round and preference. And they have managed to incorporate the chapter's personality into these rounds.
The chapter I worked with spent significantly more time on conversation prep than skit prep. And most of the women in the skit were the better recruiters. I was always surprised how much information about the chapte they were able to pack into the skit in a fun non-preachy way.

To be honest, I wish they would get rid of the incredibly stupid philanthropy crafts. I watched one chapter haul out bags of their "crafts" to the dumpster as soon as the round was over.

the chapter I advise stuffed panda bears- but who wants a bunch of germy stuffed-unstuffed-restuffed panda bears.

The crafts are a bigger waste of money than the skit.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:09 AM
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To be honest, I wish they would get rid of the incredibly stupid philanthropy crafts. I watched one chapter haul out bags of their "crafts" to the dumpster as soon as the round was over.
But think of all the rooms at children’s hospitals across the country that must be wallpapered by now with cheerfully magic markered greeting cards drawn by anonymous sorority members and prospective sorority members as they nervously chit-chatted about where they’re from and what their majors are.
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