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: 297,192
Threads: 114,115
Posts: 2,150,371
Welcome to our newest member, annatexaxdy8415
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 08-11-2008, 04:05 PM
WarEagle07 WarEagle07 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 179
As if the process weren't stressful enough on all concerned! Hang in there girls!!!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-12-2008, 09:31 AM
Army Wife'79 Army Wife'79 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Home is where the Army sends us
Posts: 305
Where are all the Auburn pnm Mom's? Usually we have a boatload of them. I wonder how everyone is doing this week? Looks like thunderstorms are heading into Alabama today.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-12-2008, 09:32 AM
bamamandy bamamandy is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-12-2008, 09:36 AM
AuburnMom08 AuburnMom08 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 122
My daughter is rushing at AU this week as well. She texted me a little while ago and told me she only got invited back to 4 parties. Her roommate only got invited back to 6. They are sophmore transfer students but very smart, well spoken, sweet, classy, well dressed and pretty girls. I could tell she was disappointed and now I'm wishing she hadn't rushed at all. Be honest with me, with only 4 invites going in to the philanthropy round, what kind of chance does she have to get a bid? When are the next cuts made?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-12-2008, 09:45 AM
texas*princess texas*princess is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: ooooooh snap!
Posts: 11,170
^ cuts are made every round. I could be wrong, but I don't think an invite to only 4 parties = impending doom. There's a possibility that all or some of those houses will invite her to the next rounds.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-12-2008, 09:48 AM
ComradesTrue ComradesTrue is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,906
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuburnMom08 View Post
My daughter is rushing at AU this week as well. She texted me a little while ago and told me she only got invited back to 4 parties. Her roommate only got invited back to 6. They are sophmore transfer students but very smart, well spoken, sweet, classy, well dressed and pretty girls. I could tell she was disappointed and now I'm wishing she hadn't rushed at all. Be honest with me, with only 4 invites going in to the philanthropy round, what kind of chance does she have to get a bid? When are the next cuts made?
AuburnMom-

Hang in there. Unfortunately no one here can tell you about her "chances."

As an FYI- Kappa Alpha Theta will be colonizing at Auburn in the spring, and new colonies are always looking for upperclassmen to balance out a freshman class. Not to say that there are any guarantees with anything, but at least know there is another option to pursue if your daughter does not find what she is looking for this week.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-12-2008, 09:52 AM
AuburnMom08 AuburnMom08 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 122
I feel like one of those weird crazy pageant moms for even asking but I just want to get an idea of what to expect so I can be prepared for what comes next and know how to best talk to her and give her realistic support. I know every mom says this but she is a really sweet girl, she doesn't think she's a big deal and she's not one of those who go in thinking they're too good for certain GLO's.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-12-2008, 09:59 AM
33girl 33girl is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Hotel Oceanview
Posts: 33,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuburnMom08 View Post
I feel like one of those weird crazy pageant moms for even asking
If you're worrying that you are one, that means you aren't one.

Their sophomore status probably did hurt them a bit, but they still have several chapters to choose from - and this way they can focus on what they like about those chapters without getting their heads turned at a group where they might not have had as good of a chance.
__________________
It is all 33girl's fault. ~DrPhil
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-12-2008, 10:05 AM
SoChiO SoChiO is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sunny South
Posts: 3
"Sasha", my neighbor, texted her mom this morning that she had 14 invitations back this morning. We are breathing easier for about 24 hours! Obviously Sasha is not her name---this was my favorite cat!
From my own college days at a large university, I know that the first days of recruitment can be a roll of the dice as to some of the pnms. If you are not identified from your recs and record as a pnm of great interest, you fall into the "let's take a look and see how it shakes out with the numbers" category. I think that upperclassmen in particular have a burden. They have been in college for at least a year, and their record there is examined. If their participation on campus is not really good, that is a mark against them, and the grades have to be stellar. They not only have to stand out in the crop of pnms going through, they have to compare favorably with the upperclassmen who are already members--and they are the ones deciding! We pledged only one or two sophomores a year. This is not to say that an upperclassman should not go through recruitment, but it is to say that they must be very very realistic as to their grades and record on campus.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-12-2008, 10:11 AM
tinydancer16 tinydancer16 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 179
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuburnMom08 View Post
My daughter is rushing at AU this week as well. She texted me a little while ago and told me she only got invited back to 4 parties. Her roommate only got invited back to 6. They are sophmore transfer students but very smart, well spoken, sweet, classy, well dressed and pretty girls. I could tell she was disappointed and now I'm wishing she hadn't rushed at all. Be honest with me, with only 4 invites going in to the philanthropy round, what kind of chance does she have to get a bid? When are the next cuts made?
While I don't have any experience with Auburn's recruitment process/numbers just try to keep in mind, and perhaps try to instill it in your daughter as well if you have the chance, that it doesn't take a huge number of invites, it only takes one house.
__________________
Kappa Delta
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
May the diamond shield that guards our love find us each day Truer, Wiser, More Faithful, More Loving, and More Noble.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 08-12-2008, 10:50 AM
AuburnMom08 AuburnMom08 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 122
SoChiO...there were only 12 possible invitations today. No way she had 14. Straight from the panhellenic website: Tuesday, August 12 During this round, each PNM visits up to 12 chapters. There are in 14 party times, so each PNM will sit out at least two party times.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-12-2008, 10:56 AM
AlphaXi_Husky AlphaXi_Husky is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: West Coast
Posts: 574
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuburnMom08 View Post
SoChiO...there were only 12 possible invitations today. No way she had 14. Straight from the panhellenic website: Tuesday, August 12 During this round, each PNM visits up to 12 chapters. There are in 14 party times, so each PNM will sit out at least two party times.
It could be that "Sasha" was invited back to 14 chapters, from which she had to choose 12 parties to attend. Not sure if that's the way things are done down at Auburn, but that would be my guess given the info from the panhellenic website.
__________________
Autism Speaks & Alpha Xi Delta -Sharing the Love
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 08-12-2008, 10:59 AM
Angels&Arrows Angels&Arrows is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Boston
Posts: 649
Send a message via AIM to Angels&Arrows
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuburnMom08 View Post
SoChiO...there were only 12 possible invitations today. No way she had 14. Straight from the panhellenic website: Tuesday, August 12 During this round, each PNM visits up to 12 chapters. There are in 14 party times, so each PNM will sit out at least two party times.

There are 16 chapters at Auburn. It is possible (though rare) to be invited back to all 16 chapters after Ice Water Teas, for Philanthropy. A PNM may only attend 12 parties over the course of two days for Philanthropy. If a PNM is invited back to 13 or more chapters, than the PNM will need to decline one or more invitations until their list is at 12 chapters.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 08-12-2008, 10:59 AM
AuburnMom08 AuburnMom08 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 122
Ohhh ok. Gotcha.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 08-12-2008, 11:32 AM
SoChiO SoChiO is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sunny South
Posts: 3
Yes, absolutely, this is what happened. Sasha was invited back to 14 of the 16, and she will attend twelve. Good luck to Sasha and to all the pnms---and a lot of philanthropies will gain from the next two days.
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
Auburn University Rush--Fall 2007 AuburnMom Recruitment Stories 332 08-16-2011 12:33 AM
Auburn University's recruitment geekiegrk Kappa Kappa Gamma 0 08-14-2007 06:43 AM
Auburn Recruitment Schedule AZ-AlphaXi Sorority Recruitment 21 07-25-2007 08:16 PM
Auburn Pre-Recruitment AUAZD2001 Recruitment 43 08-14-2006 10:37 AM
Second-time Recruitment at Auburn questions geekiegrk Recruitment 8 03-21-2005 01:24 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:21 AM.


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