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Old 08-15-2017, 04:58 PM
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RFM and Ranking Chapters

RFM came around long after I was an active member, and I was asked a question today that I didn't know how to answer. I'd appreciate any help you can provide!

When a PNM does chapter selection/ranking at the end of a round do they have to place the groups in a rank order or can they give more than one group the same rank?

For example, PNM visits 10 chapters for open house. She has a great experience at 6 of them, a really good experience at 3 of them, and has to talk to her high school bully at one of them. Can she place a 1 by 6 chapters, a 2 by 3 chapters, and a 10 by the last one or does she have to place them in order from 1 to 10 ?

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Old 08-15-2017, 05:39 PM
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I'm sure someone with better knowledge of this will also chime in.

Let's say a pnm has 9 chapters to choose from. On day 2, she can only visit 6 chapters. So, she would rank her top 6 all with a number one The remaining chapters could be all ranked with a number 2 or could be ranked 2, 3, 4.
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:42 PM
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I'm sure someone with better knowledge of this will also chime in.

Let's say a pnm has 9 chapters to choose from. On day 2, she can only visit 6 chapters. So, she would rank her top 6 all with a number one The remaining chapters could be all ranked with a number 2 or could be ranked 2, 3, 4.

This is how it's done at the chapters I work with (ranking them 2, 3, 4).
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:47 PM
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This is how it's done at the chapters I work with (ranking them 2, 3, 4).
This is correct.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:12 PM
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SO, then what happens to those top houses all ranked as #1?

If you get back your list and you have a full list with none of your #2-4, does that mean everyone ranked you "high"?
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:17 PM
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SO, then what happens to those top houses all ranked as #1?

If you get back your list and you have a full list with none of your #2-4, does that mean everyone ranked you "high"?
If a PNM gets back every house she ranked as a #1, then it means all of those houses chose to invite her back for that round.

eta: the houses she ranked #2 through whatever could have invited her back as well, or they could not have. No one except the Panhellenic recruitment team and those chapters' recruitment teams would know.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:18 PM
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They liked her as much as she liked them and she was very aware of where her opportunities were.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:55 PM
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SO, then what happens to those top houses all ranked as #1?

If you get back your list and you have a full list with none of your #2-4, does that mean everyone ranked you "high"?
PNM's are allowed to rank as many chapters #1 as there are parties in the next round. So if a school's recruitment format is 12-8-4-2, PNM's can rank 8 houses as #1 after round 1 and then the other 4 houses as 2,3,4,5 in order of preference. If all 8 of the PNM's #1's invite her back, she will not return to houses ranked 2-5 again. If 2 of her #8's released her but houses 2 and 4 invited her back, her next round schedule will include 6 of her #1's and house 2 and 4.

This is why a lot of PNM's are confused when they see houses they didn't rank #1 still on their schedules....PNM's aren't "cutting" houses and they can only decline invitations IF every single #1 invites them to the next round.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:02 PM
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Thank you! Very clear explanations and made it easy to explain to some non-greek parents who have daughters going through recruitment this year.
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:19 PM
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They liked her as much as she liked them and she was very aware of where her opportunities were.
Sincerely wishing that all young pnm women were so astute!
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:26 PM
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I hope we are still using RFM twenty years from now ... it will make for a lot fewer questions over time if folks come to understand how it works.

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