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Old 09-23-2017, 11:54 AM
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ETA: QueenD - what is a "fish chair"? I assume it does not have to do with actual fish.
hey 33 I went and looked, I bet it's a typo and it's supposed to be "rush chair".
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Basically my main piece of advice is: if you are lucky enough to get a bid to ANY chapter, that is your golden ticket and you should take it and run with it.
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Well I know ZTA has something they call "FRED" so you never know.
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:38 PM
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Some schools, like TAMU, refer to their freshmen as Fish.
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FRED = FRaternity EDucation. Nothing fishy about that. ��
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:25 PM
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Momoffour, I mean this gently and sincerely: you already had the experience of choosing your sorority and navigating your own collegiate and alumnae sorority experience.

Please allow your daughter the freedom to do the same. She selected this chapter and is thrilled to be a member. Her recruitment was just what we all dream of - a pnm who actually followed her heart instead of being swayed by campus gossip or family pressure. She may not have taken the path you wished for but it's not your role to "fix" the chapter. It's your role to love and support your daughter, and by support I mean be a sounding board should she come to you for advice. It's clear to me through your posts that you're disappointed with her choice and fearful for her sorority experience...I'm just a stranger on the internet so I can't imagine that your daughter hasn't picked up on the same vibes from you.
Yes! It's her sorority, her choice, her sisters, and her collegiate experience.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:30 PM
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My daughter went through rush and pledged the chapter where she felt most comfortable. She is very happy with her new sisters and is looking forward to becoming a member. When going through rush, she knew that her chapter wasn't considered the popular group on campus, but that didn't matter to her because she really loved the girls that she had met.
I went through informal rush. I knew the minute I walked in the DDD house I was home. I liked the girls and felt so comfortable there. It was a chapter that struggled, improved, and then closed after I graduated.

If you gave me a do-over knowing everything I do now, I WOULD STILL CHOOSE THE SAME CHAPTER. Yes, even though it closed and has not reopened. I found my people and I'm still friends with them to this day, interacting on FB with several of them daily.

Please, please, please let it go and let your daughter enjoy her choice. You owe her that as her mom.
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"Please, please, please let it go and let your daughter enjoy her choice. You owe her that as her mom".

That is excellent advice! Not every legacy feels comfortable with the girls in Mom's GLO.
Why join if they do not click? Better to be happy than miserable isn't it?
As an example, one of my low # Brothers son joined an arch rival right across the street, S P E. He never looked back and was happy with his decesion.
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I know I'm a month late to this, and I didn't read any of the comments, but I was once part of a struggling chapter where half of each new member class would drop. They/we also let everybody join and weren't picky about it. During my junior year, we all got together and decided we needed to be more picky for the future of our chapter.
So the next formal recruitment, we only gave bids to SEVEN girls we really liked instead of 30 random girls. And you know what? None of them dropped!!
It really helped us and the chapter grew slowly year by year. I creep on them now and they are at full capacity. They're a "popular" sorority on campus now.
When I was there, we were required to live in the house for two years just to fill the rooms. Now, they have so many girls wanting to live in, they don't have that two-year requirement anymore.
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