GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Recruitment

Recruitment General discussion about recruitment.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 296,941
Threads: 114,108
Posts: 2,150,259
Welcome to our newest member, mghgghyrth
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-16-2002, 12:47 PM
AXO_MOM_3 AXO_MOM_3 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 684
Signing bid cards

Hey - I have a question! This year our panhellenic made girls sign bid cards in front of the panhellenic pres and vp recruitment only! It took hours! Has anyone ever heard of this? In the past the girls just signed bid cards one at a time with the px's! (NOT just two members of panhell). How do other campuses do this?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2002, 01:03 PM
AZ-AlphaXi's Avatar
AZ-AlphaXi AZ-AlphaXi is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: here and there
Posts: 2,534
Send a message via Yahoo to AZ-AlphaXi
This year at the UofArizona (where 778 women went thru recruitment), bids were signed in a large lecture hall with the doors closed. About 1/3 of the woman went in at a time and signed bids. The only others in the room were the Panhellenic Pres and VP and the greek life advisor and GL assistant.

It took about an hour to process the majority of PNMs ... I can't imagine how long it would have taken if the PNMs had gone in one-at-time.
__________________
AXD helping women realize their potential since 1893
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2002, 02:35 PM
maggieaxid maggieaxid is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 1,037
Send a message via AIM to maggieaxid
when I was a rho chi, they made the rho chi groups come in together with their PX's, the greek life advisor, and the panhell. rush chairs and president. It took awhile, but I really liked the way it was done. Plus, the girls could go and talk to their rho chi privately if need be.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2002, 03:02 PM
jess_pom jess_pom is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Philly!
Posts: 887
Send a message via AIM to jess_pom
When we did it on Saturday, the girls sat in the chapel and thought about it and when they were ready to sign, the met with the adviser or the former greek life GA and they explained that they would be bound to which ever sorority they matched with. The RCs were around for help, but we could not be there when they filled out their forms.

Since we only had 33 girls, it didn't take that long. Plus, the prefs were staggered, some girls went to 1, 2 or all 3 prefs....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-16-2002, 03:37 PM
violets violets is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 613
AXO_MOM_3,
Yes, I've seen this happen and it's really absurd. It's a stressfull enough time for these women, they don't need to be kept waiting around for 3 or 4 hours because their last name starts with an S.
I think the intention is to let the pnm decide on her choices without pressure of other women who are rushing, or a favorite PX, hovering over them, but if a campus has more than 40 women going through I think it's a logistical nightmare.
violets
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-16-2002, 04:29 PM
Tom Earp Tom Earp is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kansas City, Kansas USA
Posts: 22,618
Unhappy

Dont get me started on this! Another example of DAISM!
__________________
LCA


LX Z # 1
Alumni
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-16-2002, 04:36 PM
shadokat shadokat is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 3,394
Send a message via AIM to shadokat Send a message via Yahoo to shadokat
We had a campus where the Student Life people worked with the NPC to do the signing. They just want to make women aware that if they sign that card, they are bound, so make sure they know what they're doing!!
__________________
Be a leader; Be Yourself; Be DPhiE - Esse Quam Videri
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-16-2002, 10:38 PM
CarolinaCutie CarolinaCutie is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Reaching new heights in EXPLOITATION
Posts: 1,058
AXO_MOM, I was lucky enough to be a "C" so I got to leave at 11... I heard that the very last girl left the Magnolia Room at UNCG at 1:15.

I think it put undue stress on the girls that were making hard decisions, and REALLY frustrated the girls who were certain of their top choice. AND THEN we had to be back there at 8:45, some girls as early as 8:00, the next morning! There should have been a better way...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-17-2002, 12:46 AM
AXO_MOM_3 AXO_MOM_3 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 684
Yes - it took entirely too long! Bid matching did not start until almost 2:00 am! Isn't there a green book rule somewhere about girls signing cards immediately after the last party? It has never been done this way before, and I want to make sure our poor pnm's are not tortured by having to wait so long again! Something to fix for next year... I guess the up-side is that we got quota plus two! Yippee!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-17-2002, 01:58 AM
canadajen canadajen is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 414
Send a message via AIM to canadajen
Up here at UBC in Canada, that is how they did it when I went through in 1997. There are 7 NPCs here, averaging about 22-25 members (total = 50, largest is about 35-37 right now, with formal recruitment beginning Weds eve). No official word on #s signed up, though I've heard its going AWESOME! Average about 85-100 sign bids I would guess.

Jen
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-17-2002, 09:35 AM
aephi alum aephi alum is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The Big Easy
Posts: 9,685
After their last pref party, PNMs signed their pref cards while sitting in a large room where the Panhel president, VP recruitment, and some rho chis were present. PNMs could talk privately to their PXs if they were having trouble deciding how to rank sororities or considering suiciding.

On bid day, each PNM would meet individually with her PX and sign a card indicating whether she was accepting, deferring, or declining the bid. If she deferred, she could later (within 72 hrs) accept or decline by signing in front of any PX or deaffiliated Panhel officer.

Everyone was reminded when getting their pref invites, that they could match to any sorority they listed on their pref cards, and if they matched they would be bound for a year.
__________________
AEΦ ... Multa Corda, Una Causa ... Celebrating Over 100 Years of Sisterhood
Have no place I can be since I found Serenity, but you can't take the sky from me...
All things are possible if you only believe.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-17-2002, 09:44 AM
AlphaSigLana AlphaSigLana is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 827
Rho chi help? YEah not at my campus-- they were never there when it came to choosing, and when I was upset about being dropped I called my rho chi and she was like whatever.
Anyway the way it went when I rushed was you could come to the university commons any time that day and sign your card. You met alone with the president of Panhell. There was no one else around.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.