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Old 03-05-2013, 04:04 PM
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Can anyone tell me how housing works if I want to live in the house? Should I sign up for alternate housing just in case? Where does one live during rush week?
Don't put the cart before the horse. There is no guarantee you will receive a membership bid, let alone an opportunity to live-in. Make your housing arrangements. If an opportunity later arises, you will cross that bridge when you come to it. If you are really concerned, pick up the phone and call the university office of Greek Life. I'm assuming you have not done this and are "freaking out" because you couldn't google an answer in 20 seconds.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:17 PM
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Ok, I can't find the answer anywhere and the housing email was not helpful either. PLEASE HELP!

I am from CA, transferring all the way out to University of Alabama. I have never been in a sorority, and I'd like to rush. Can anyone tell me how housing works if I want to live in the house? Should I sign up for alternate housing just in case? Where does one live during rush week?

The lack of information anywhere is making me very nervous.
Housing and Residential Communities at Alabama.

As I understand it, if you sign up for Alabama recruitment (rush week), and you have university housing, you should be able to move in to your housing at that time.

I am not certain, but I believe that no "first year" (incoming freshman, transfers etc.) live in any GLO houses their first semester (maybe not at all for the first year). So you should contact UA regarding housing now.

Regardless, your best bet is to contact Alabama Housing directly and ask them your questions about student housing.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:47 PM
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You might find that info. on either the Bama Panhellenic page or the housing page (if you are living on campus). Should you receive a bid, you will not be able to move directly into the sorority house. If you are lucky you will be able to live in during your sophomore year (or if you are a transfer student, your second year at Bama).

If you are going to live in a dorm next year, and you sign up for recruitment, you will be allowed to move on campus early. If you are living in an apartment, your lease probably begins at the beginning of the month (August, I would imagine) so you could move in on August 1-or whatever your lease specifies.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:41 AM
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Exclamation Is this Social Sucide or Is it Possible..

I was a zeta interest for 2 years but during the last 6 months I have realized that I am not a Zeta phi beta woman at heart. I read the book In Search of sisterhood over the summer and my eyes were opened and heart is wanting to be a member of DST. Out of a pure moment of craziness I wrote a very detailed letter to the women of DST expressing my interest in their organization and explained why I am no longer interested in ZPhiB and with shaking hands pressed send! I was never rejected by the Zetas, this is my first semester eligible to be a member of any sorority. I also expressed in the letter that I have ruin all my chances to be a member of anything but DST by sending that letter. I am wondering what do you think my chances are of being considered to be a member of DST? Even if I'm not considered I will not be pledging anything at, I just want to know your thoughts on this.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:16 PM
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I was a zeta interest for 2 years but during the last 6 months I have realized that I am not a Zeta phi beta woman at heart. I read the book In Search of sisterhood over the summer and my eyes were opened and heart is wanting to be a member of DST. Out of a pure moment of craziness I wrote a very detailed letter to the women of DST expressing my interest in their organization and explained why I am no longer interested in ZPhiB and with shaking hands pressed send! I was never rejected by the Zetas, this is my first semester eligible to be a member of any sorority. I also expressed in the letter that I have ruin all my chances to be a member of anything but DST by sending that letter. I am wondering what do you think my chances are of being considered to be a member of DST? Even if I'm not considered I will not be pledging anything at, I just want to know your thoughts on this.
Since I see you have posted your same question multiple times: We do not discuss membership on this forum. I suggest you continue to research, and look around your specific campus/community for the answers you seek. It will make your life easier. http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...ad.php?t=93413
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:46 PM
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There is no preferred GPA for most sororities. Each sorority has its own national minimum; however many individual chapters have requirements well above this minimum.

Whether or not you can get into a sorority with a 3.2 GPA depends on where you are going to college. At some schools, this is a decent GPA where it won't be a problem; at others it will be seen as a low GPA. Look online. Some schools publish their incoming member's cumulative GPAs. That can provide a baseline for you.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:56 PM
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Hi i had a quick question. i am a new member of a sorority and i am having a few issues. i did not pref this sorority (it was my second choice), on my campus we are looked down on but nationally it is a very well respected one. i was wondering if there is any way to cope with these stereotypes, i dont feel like i get along well with my other sisters quite yet and sometimes i feel embarrassed to wear my letters. is there anyway (as a new member) that i could help mend our reputation?
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:45 PM
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Yes. Be the sorority woman you want your chapter to be. Always look good in (and not in) your letters, be involved on campus, be seen having fun, etc. Bad (or maybe worse, nonexistent) reputations can be slow to change, but once people start saying "those Betas are mostly dorks, but Suzie Beta is great!" then "I heard those Betas aren't great, but Suzie and Sarah Beta are doing great on the campus board" then "those Betas are really coming up in the world." Don't let other people's limited impression of you diminish this great group in your eyes. And if they chose you, they MUST be awesome, right?
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:27 PM
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Housing and Residential Communities at Alabama.

As I understand it, if you sign up for Alabama recruitment (rush week), and you have university housing, you should be able to move in to your housing at that time.

I am not certain, but I believe that no "first year" (incoming freshman, transfers etc.) live in any GLO houses their first semester (maybe not at all for the first year). So you should contact UA regarding housing now.

Regardless, your best bet is to contact Alabama Housing directly and ask them your questions about student housing.
You will not be allowed to live in the house when you pledge at Alabama. Depending on your class, you may end up not living in at all. So, there is nothing to worry about your first year. it will all depend on your particular chapter's rules as to when you would be allowed to live in. With so many members and so few rooms, most have a priority plan for who gets the privilege of living in. And if you sign up for campus meal plan, it will transfer to the sorority if you join one.
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