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Old 03-06-2008, 11:59 PM
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Rush event ideas

I have just been elected rush chair and want to plan some new events besides the old wings pizza and football, flag football games, bowling, cigar nights, I have a few ideas but I would really appreciate some input. We have IFC Dry rush for those who are interested.

- Has anybody done a pig pickin'? we are in NC and I thought of this the other day.

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Old 03-07-2008, 12:06 AM
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I have just been elected rush chair and want to plan some new events besides the old wings pizza and football, flag football games, bowling, cigar nights, I have a few ideas but I would really appreciate some input. We have IFC Dry rush for those who are interested.

- Has anybody done a pig pickin'? we are in NC and I thought of this the other day.

Thanks.
Fell free to email me at atdonner@hotmail.com
Are cigar nights a staple for rush events at your school? What if there's a rushee your chapter is interested in that doesn't want to attend that event because he doesn't want to breathe the cigar air? On the other hand, I guess you are in North Carolina...
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:17 PM
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:44 PM
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A chapter at our school takes PNMs to go-carts, which is always really successful. Another chapter rents out the boys and girls club's gym and set up a really intense game of dodgeball with mats and tables to hide behind and music and strobe lights to give it a video game-like kind of atmosphere. The chapter provides white t-shirts and each team decorates theirs with their team name. It's very successful too.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:47 PM
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A chapter at our school takes PNMs to go-carts, which is always really successful. Another chapter rents out the boys and girls club's gym and set up a really intense game of dodgeball with mats and tables to hide behind and music and strobe lights to give it a video game-like kind of atmosphere. The chapter provides white t-shirts and each team decorates theirs with their team name. It's very successful too.
I suggest not doing any of these ideas.

I understand, yes they are good ideas but fraternities on my campus get made fun of for doing this sort of thing, and it turns rushees off. It's different elsewhere, so if it's okay at your campus, continue to do it.

Do Cigar Nights...I'd suggest cookouts like Phi Gam said. Lot of beer, invite alot of girls, and enjoy the outdoors.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:59 PM
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Do Cigar Nights...I'd suggest cookouts like Phi Gam said. Lot of beer, invite alot of girls, and enjoy the outdoors.
The OP said that his rush was IFC DRY rush. Are you suggesting his org should break those rules?
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:00 AM
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A driving range is a good one. If the rushees can't play golf for whatever reason you can hang out in the clubhouse.
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:13 AM
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The OP said that his rush was IFC DRY rush. Are you suggesting his org should break those rules?
Dry rush can mean different things to different campuses perhaps.

Arkansas' dry rush would mean that you can't drink during the actual rush process (the parties and so forth), but at different rush events you can. Semantics, really.

Even if it is "dry", I suggest bringing a handle of whiskey to anything.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:39 AM
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Good way to weed out who can't play golf (aka who isn't getting a bid) early on.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:43 AM
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they'd probably be balled for trying too hard.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:39 PM
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Whatever happened to just having it catered and having a live band play, and then standing around talking to rushees at the house?
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:33 PM
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This turned into an FH-style thread real fast.
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Overall, though, it's the bigness of the car that counts the most. Because when something bad happens in a really big car accidentally speeding through the middle of a gang of unruly young people who have been taunting you in a drive-in restaurant, for instance it happens very far away way out at the end of your fenders. It's like a civil war in Africa; you know, it doesn't really concern you too much. - P.J. O'Rourke
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we have a slip-n-slide and a live band at our house on certain days. we also cookout. WE have these soccer/golf nets that we hit golf balls into. We also get the rushhees to play bacci ball with us. it's alot of fun.
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we have a slip-n-slide and a live band at our house on certain days. we also cookout. WE have these soccer/golf nets that we hit golf balls into. We also get the rushhees to play bacci ball with us. it's alot of fun.
Screw nets, hit them at other houses. Bocce ball is the sport of kings.
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