GreekChat.com Forums

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Greek Life

Greek Life This forum is for various discussion topics regarding greek life. If you are posting a non-greek related message, please do so in one of the General Chat Topic forums.


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: 206,163
Threads: 109,315
Posts: 2,119,924
Welcome to our newest member, evespetrovy5322
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-03-2008, 01:35 AM
KSDN1 KSDN1 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3
Pledge Class President

Hi all,

I got a bid this summer to an IFC fraternity at my school and accepted, making me the first member of my pledge class. I have a lot of things I'd like to see my potential pledge class do, and I was considering maybe running for pledge class president.

Does anyone have any advice as to if this is a good idea and what are the benefits/downsides of being a PC Pres.? Thanks!
Reply With Quote

Please contribute to help with the costs of running GreekChat.

Donations can be made via PayPal or Fundly.

Everyone who chips in towards this GreekChat fundraiser will have a GC premium membership added to their account (or extended, for those who already have GC premium memberships). [discuss]

  #2  
Old 08-03-2008, 02:38 AM
pledgemaster pledgemaster is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 12
don't get to excited about being the Pledge Class President. The only thing it does for you is that you get bitched at whenever the other pledges mess up. The older guys are going to come to you when stuff goes wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-03-2008, 02:48 AM
Elephant Walk Elephant Walk is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Occupied Territory CSA
Posts: 2,239
And you don't get any treatment any better once you get initiated as well.

Although it is a good step to further positions in the fraternity, that's about it.
__________________
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
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-03-2008, 05:58 PM
Kevlar281 Kevlar281 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 1,452
Send a message via AIM to Kevlar281
Pledge Class President is considered a curse in my chapter.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Elephant Walk Elephant Walk is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Occupied Territory CSA
Posts: 2,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevlar281 View Post
Pledge Class President is considered a curse in my chapter.
Same here.

They always end up being idiots.
__________________
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
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-03-2008, 09:14 PM
Benzgirl Benzgirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out in Left Field
Posts: 6,772
Our pledge class president was asked to leave before initiation.
__________________
BOLD is not a verb and BOLDED is not a word!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-03-2008, 09:54 PM
YoungBuck01 YoungBuck01 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 5
What about a position like pledge class treasurer? Pros/Cons?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-03-2008, 09:59 PM
KatieKate1244 KatieKate1244 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chillin' with the Mothman
Posts: 1,203
I was president for my pledge class, and now y'all are making me feel bad. Honestly, I really didn't do much except give updates at chapter meetings on the pledge class activities.

If you are really interested in it, talk to whomever your pledge educator will be and see what the position will entail for your specific chapter.
__________________
Iota Pi 'til I Die
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-03-2008, 10:07 PM
Senusret I Senusret I is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 12,864
^^^ It might be different for girls in general and NPCs in particular.
__________________
I am proud that my last post on this site was telling Kevin to suck my dick.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-04-2008, 08:09 AM
Zillini Zillini is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Heart of Dixie
Posts: 1,013
If you have longer term goals of running for a "bigger" office within your org, then go for it. The experience will be helpful and if you do a good job in a small and often unappreciated position folks rememer when elections come.
__________________
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
Bill Cosby
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-04-2008, 08:52 AM
ASTalumna06 ASTalumna06 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 4,977
I know that for my chapter, the pledge class president was a good position to be in, but in the long run, it didn't help out much in terms of obtaining positions once becoming a sister.

My bf was his pledge class president (after the first one they had stepped down cuz he was a moron), and yea, he was the one that the brothers went to when things went wrong. It wasn't that they got really pissed or yelled at him, but they would ask him what was wrong with the class. And when things needed to be done, he was the one they turned to. When the class was expected to be somewhere, he was in charge of rounding them up. And when they didn't show up, he would end up doing things on his own. He didn't get bitched at or anything, but a lot of things were put on his shoulders. And quite a few of his pledge brothers expected him to do things for them.

But... he became a brother in fall of 07, and since then he's put on 3 big events as PR chair, including a campus-wide bowling night and a concert. And because the brothers recognized that he knew a lot more than any of his pledge brothers, he is going to be one of their new member educators for the upcoming semester.
__________________
I believe in the values of friendship and fidelity to purpose

@~/~~~~

Last edited by ASTalumna06; 08-04-2008 at 08:54 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-04-2008, 09:35 AM
33girl 33girl is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Hotel Oceanview
Posts: 31,957
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senusret I View Post
^^^ It might be different for girls in general and NPCs in particular.
Not to mention, if someone is actually talking about RUNNING for it. I mean, we basically took 5 minutes at our first pledge meeting, people said what they would like to be and that was pretty much it. If it's a deal where you actually have to run I would say it's a little more pressure (not to mention more people in the pledge class).
__________________
It is all 33girl's fault. ~ DrPhil
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-04-2008, 09:56 AM
Kansas City Kansas City is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 482
I think that you might be getting a little ahead of yourself. Making note of ideas is fine but until the rest of your pledge class has been established, you can't possibly know what you will be getting yourself into. Unless your organization is much more formal than the ones I have experience with, there won't be much "running" or campaigning but instead it (pledge class president) will be a 3-minute agenda item that takes place during a regular meeting. I applaud your enthusiasm but perhaps you should save some of it for your pledge brothers following recruitment.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-04-2008, 10:58 AM
PANTHERTEKE PANTHERTEKE is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: GC
Posts: 524
IMO, Pledge Class presidents are much more different in fraternities than sororities.

The biggest pro is also the biggest con; you will be held responsible for your pledge class's actions whether good or bad.

If they mess up, you'll be held responsible.

So just wait until you see how your pledge class is before you choose to be seen as their leader.
__________________
"I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal."
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-04-2008, 11:19 AM
knight_shadow knight_shadow is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 14,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by PANTHERTEKE View Post
IMO, Pledge Class presidents are much more different in fraternities than sororities.

The biggest pro is also the biggest con; you will be held responsible for your pledge class's actions whether good or bad.

If they mess up, you'll be held responsible.

So just wait until you see how your pledge class is before you choose to be seen as their leader.
My thoughts exactly. I wasn't aware that pledge presidents could appoint themselves -- I thought it was a mutual decision between the class.
__________________
*does side bends and sit-ups*
*doesn't lose butt*

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
Largest Pledge Class g41965 Greek Life 36 12-18-2010 07:05 PM
first pledge class eclipsenj2000 Greek Life 4 02-10-2008 11:23 PM
pledge class not getting along Arc Recruitment 10 10-01-2007 10:28 PM
New Pledge Class! DreamfulSpirit Omega Phi Alpha 9 03-21-2006 11:04 AM
Pledge Class Buttonz Sigma Delta Tau 0 10-01-2003 01:01 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.