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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007, 01:12:00 PM »
See, I would think itw ould be like fraternity rush if someone with a 180/4.0 applied to the entire top 15, and then watched as each school (house) tried to get them to join (come to school). Then 1L year is like pledgeship, exam week is hell week. Then you're in and get to male private part around and make money/connections/have sex with sorority girls for the next two years.

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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007, 01:18:58 PM »
I was a recruitment counselor one year, and it was horrible. You are sitting there across from girls who quite clearly are going to be destroyed emotionally by the process, but they still strive for the top houses and get their hearts broken when they don't get in. I imagine this is what being an admissions counselor is like - "I know you have amazing soft factors dear, but don't get your hopes up too high!"

I was a recruitment counselor too!

And totally totally managed to avoid having the tragic girl who, during my own year of rush, got cut from every house except for one (the TTT, if you will) after the first night and spent the rest of the day crying in the dining hall.  Oy.

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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2007, 01:47:44 PM »
More interesting will be comparing pledging and the lingering memories of 1[Hel]L...

Hmm, there are parallels between law school apps and recruitment, namely:

* Lining up the LORs
* Putting together a resume that looks nothing like your work resume
* Factoring the "word on the street" into your decision
* Basing your intial reactions on reputation alone
* Praying to God that someone asks you back!
* Paying an obscene amount of money for the privileges of membership
* Sticking it in the noses of the people who couldn't get in by wearing your fabulous new t-shirts and other logo apparel... and complaining about how busy you are and talking about nothing else 24/7
* Weight loss

Yep, that about covers it.




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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2007, 01:52:44 PM »
While I'm sure there aren't law school chants or songs that go:

Yale Yale Y-L-S
Like it Love It
Y-L-S
Want it Need it Gotta Repeat it
I just love that Y-L-S

(I am still reasonably sure that somewhere, on some level, someone has written a chant or cheer about their dream school.)
Hey!

Right?

ETA: Before you wild and crazy kids get any wacky ideas...I didn't write that song about YLS. I just removed the name of a sorority. But I will totally write a song about my top choice if it will help get me in. :)

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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2007, 02:15:47 PM »
I joined (freshman year), then dropped out (senior year) of a fraternity.

My highlight was creating our rush slogan during my sophomore year, which was:

$240 dues / 64 friends = $3.75 per friend

 :D That's amazing.

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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2007, 02:21:16 PM »
nice....going to chapter too much for you?

i seriously would withdraw from my sorority if i could - it'd just be too weird to confront the girls .....girls are scary (i wish i found that out earlier)

Just do it-- you're paying a lot of money. If you aren't enjoying it, what's the point. Just make sure your dues are paid to current, write a letter with today's date stating that you are voluntarily cancelling your membership and are paid up, submit it to the Chapter President, CC: standards, treasurer and your chapter adviser. Provide a hard copy and also send an email. Then turn in your t-shirts and letter stuff. You won't be able to claim membership or alumnae status, and your kids won't be legacies, but your real friends will remain your friends.


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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2007, 02:22:10 PM »
I was not, never have been, and never will be a fratboy.

I was, have been, and never again be a fratboy.

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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2007, 02:30:10 PM »
I'd be very diplomatic if you are going to quit a sorority - not to play on stereotypes or anything , but my older sister went through it and they can really hold serious grudges

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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2007, 02:31:22 PM »
Similarities:

Everybody brags up their alumni
Lots of focus on philthropy service during recruitment even though most don't actually care
Quota = available seats
Snap Bids = taking people off waitlists
ABA = NPC
Numbers numbers numbers

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Re: Greek Life and Applications - in memoriam: dcgirl
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2007, 02:37:17 PM »
well, i'm not going to quit because to tell the truth, they were great my freshman/sophmore year, and its just a matter of diverging life paths right now.

i gotta be loyal...plus i have a semester left. I don't believe in crapping out of something that did benefit me at some point.

I think most seniors feel this way, stay in because you spent three and a half years of your life as a part of it, and because you got something out of it.

If every senior that was ready to move on dropped, sororities would fall apart (as would fraternities like mine)