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Old 08-15-2016, 08:40 PM
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And reminding our readers. Not finishing and getting cut are not the same thing. With a new and smaller chapter, some girls may have not have been willing to accept the invitation they were offered. Maybe with a little perspective they will be more willing to rethink their options. The chapter is definitely on a growth trajectory; they just need to have a little faith.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:40 AM
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The parents of PNMs who participated in OSU recruitment received this info in an email from Panhellenic on Bid Day:

* 906 women attended events during the first event round
* 696 bids were extended, which equates to a 77% retention rate
* Quota was set at 54
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:07 AM
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The parents of PNMs who participated in OSU recruitment received this info in an email from Panhellenic on Bid Day:

* 906 women attended events during the first event round
* 696 bids were extended, which equates to a 77% retention rate
* Quota was set at 54
Thanks so much for sharing! That explains where the mom's numbers were coming from, and how she got confused.

77% is a pretty low retention rate for a RFM campus. Is that that typical of OSU, or was this year an outlier?
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:01 AM
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What I heard from a chapter sister who serves on the House Corporation Board is that many girls dropped after the first day, which is before they would even have seen all of the chapter houses. RFM does not help retention numbers when girls drop out early in the game because they decided not to rush after all, just wanted to move in early and be on campus, or in later rounds because they don't like their invitations or because they registered with sketchy grades and were cut heavily and decided to drop.

One chapter did not reach quota, the rest of the chapters were at or above quota with quota additions.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:22 AM
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+1 (actually more like + a million) to everything Katmandu has written in this thread. Nailed it. My thoughts exactly.

Retention rate =/= placement rate.. After first round, cuts for grades. Later in the week, PNM drops due to factors such as "not getting the houses I liked/think I deserve/are the perceived top houses/only here to party early/blah blah blah" etc.

How many PNMs attended Pref parties, and were issued bids - that's the data I'm interested in.
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:59 PM
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If the quota was 54, the majority of houses did not reach that number according to the bid list that is on line.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:16 PM
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I only know of one group that did not bid 54. Most bid more with quota additions.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:05 PM
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I was seeing 55-57 pretty commonly.
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:49 PM
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Oklahoma State ADPi took 55.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:45 AM
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Actually, if you look at the PNMs who attended preference, 97% were matched to a group. That is pretty remarkable because they have a three party preference and it is hard to match quota additions with a three party pref. In order to be eligible to be a quota addition, if the PNM went to three parties, she has to list three on her bid card or she isn't eligible to be a quota addition. Almost all groups received quota additions. They did not have many PNMs dropping after the first round. The PNM did drop in large numbers in the last two rounds... and at that point it is due to them not getting the houses they wanted. :-(
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