GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Recruitment > Sorority Recruitment

Sorority Recruitment Recruitment event and bid day ideas, membership retention, publicity, recruitment policies, etc.


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: 319,730
Threads: 115,087
Posts: 2,180,098
Welcome to our newest member, Ninyoryan
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-10-2022, 03:36 PM
Elsinore Elsinore is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 57
Experiencing the mom side this year

Been awhile since I posted here, but I have a daughter who is a college freshman. I never figured she'd want to do the sorority thing, but the whole Greek system is pretty low key at that school with only a handful of GLOs. As fall term progressed, she became more open to it then actively interested in it. They have deferred recruitment at the school, so that is only just now happening this week. She's actually interested in my sorority, and she knows quite a few of the Sisters there, though I've suggested she stay opened minded and not go somewhere just because I did (and she agrees with all of that, has been to pre-recruitment events with other groups, etc). So this is all pretty surreal being on this side of things. I'm hoping she finds exactly what she needs and wants and can't wait to get updates on how it's going.

Last edited by Elsinore; 01-10-2022 at 03:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-10-2022, 04:30 PM
FSUZeta FSUZeta is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: naples, florida
Posts: 17,474
We are pulling for both of you! In some ways, it is tougher on the moms, because we are at the mercy of our daughters to fill us in. Here's hoping your girl finds her people! Please let us know.
__________________
I live in Fantasyland and I have waterfront property.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-10-2022, 05:34 PM
thetalady thetalady is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Big D
Posts: 2,977
Great attitude, Mom!! With so much about legacy policies changing, I don't even know that it is useful to acknowledge legacy status on recruitment paperwork. Maybe just let your own chapter know. Good luck!! Let us know how things go for her.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2022, 07:12 PM
Elsinore Elsinore is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by FSUZeta
We are pulling for both of you! In some ways, it is tougher on the moms, because we are at the mercy of our daughters to fill us in. Here's hoping your girl finds her people! Please let us know.
Thanks! She asked if she could give me a call on Bid Day, and I said she could let me know however much she wanted me to know along the way. I'm excited for her and super curious, but want her to have the space to do what she needs/wants to do without feeling like I'm hovering.

Quote:
Originally Posted by thetalady
Great attitude, Mom!! With so much about legacy policies changing, I don't even know that it is useful to acknowledge legacy status on recruitment paperwork. Maybe just let your own chapter know. Good luck!! Let us know how things go for her.
That's pretty much all I've done. She's a good student and has a lot of campus involvement, so with deferred recruitment, she's had a chance to meet a lot of people both in and out of the Greek system there. But she has to find her own tribe, and I'll happily wear a mom pin from whatever group she ends up with.


Apparently they're doing a hybrid recruitment due to covid, so the first round will be virtual, but later rounds will (at least at this point) be in person. I know the virtual thing has worked ok, and I helped do some virtual mock recruitment stuff last year, but I do hate that covid is still impacting recruitment so much.
__________________
<>Alpha Delta Pi<>
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-15-2022, 02:29 PM
Elsinore Elsinore is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 57
So...4 houses, first night was virtual and she had a good time. She was invited back to 2 of them for second round, a little surprised by one that cut her, but it was not a huge heartbreak as she likely wouldn't have been a good fit there anyway. Second night for philanthropy she went to my house and another and had a great time at both. She was invited back to both for pref last night. At the end of the night she realized she just really wouldn't want to take a bid from one house, so she SIP'd, but wouldn't tell me which one, because she didn't want to jinx anything lol. There were some things that really touched her and almost made her cry at one house's pref, but she wouldn't tell me what it was because it would give it away. She was very nervous, and the anticipation was killing me, but this morning she got a bid to....




ADPi!!!


I'm beyond thrilled for her and excited to get to share this with her!!
__________________
<>Alpha Delta Pi<>
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-15-2022, 02:33 PM
carnation carnation is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 12,763
Congratulations to you and your daughter!
__________________
WARR EAGLE!!! WOOO PIG! SOOIE!! HAIL STATE!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-15-2022, 02:49 PM
FSUZeta FSUZeta is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: naples, florida
Posts: 17,474
How great! Congratulations!
__________________
I live in Fantasyland and I have waterfront property.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-15-2022, 04:17 PM
USCofSEC USCofSEC is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 31
Yes! Congratulations to you both!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-15-2022, 04:49 PM
andthen andthen is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: right side of the coast
Posts: 441
Congrats to both of you and what a big relief things worked out! Big kudos to your DD too for not mentioning anything until she found out.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-15-2022, 07:00 PM
ZTA72 ZTA72 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 519
So thrilled for both of you!
__________________
Zeta Tau Alpha
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-16-2022, 01:45 PM
aephi alum aephi alum is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Crescent City
Posts: 9,954
Congrats!
__________________
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...
Only those who risk going too far, find out how far they can go.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-16-2022, 05:22 PM
Elsinore Elsinore is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 57
Thanks all! I still had my bid day sweatshirt from all those years ago, so I gave that to her today. It was fun to recreate that moment when I got mine
__________________
<>Alpha Delta Pi<>
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-17-2022, 10:43 AM
honeychile's Avatar
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 28,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsinore View Post
Thanks all! I still had my bid day sweatshirt from all those years ago, so I gave that to her today. It was fun to recreate that moment when I got mine
That is just so cool!

Congratulations, Elsinore, Legacy Daughter, and Alpha Delta Pi!


(yes, I'm channeling the rush threads of bygone years, when GC would be alive with colors & symbols on Bid Days!)
__________________
~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-18-2022, 12:34 AM
*winter* *winter* is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northeastern US
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsinore View Post
Thanks all! I still had my bid day sweatshirt from all those years ago, so I gave that to her today. It was fun to recreate that moment when I got mine
I love this! Congrats to both of you and here’s hoping things settle down so she can have a good experience in college.
__________________
* Kelsey *
"Apart" of isn't the right term...it is " a_part_of"...
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Texas A&M students sue fraternity for hazing after experiencing alleged severe burns ASTalumna06 Risk Management - Hazing & etc. 7 11-03-2021 11:05 PM
Side Hug Senusret I Dating & Relationships 20 11-01-2007 01:53 AM
Which side? Rio_Kohitsuji Chit Chat 31 12-24-2002 07:06 PM
The other side Dionysus Chit Chat 2 10-15-2002 04:58 PM
Which Side Are You On? TX_AKAQT08 Alpha Kappa Alpha 13 04-22-2002 01:33 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.