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Old 09-18-2002, 11:17 PM   #16
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Correct me if I'm wrong, since I'm not actually rushing...

Rushing is a period where you get to better know the various Greek groups, so that you can make a choice about which one you want to belong to. Once you've picked one, the next step is called pledging. But rush comes first.
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Old 09-18-2002, 11:25 PM   #17
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I was in one and I really enjoyed it. I even got to serve as chapter president my senior year, which was an honor. Do what you like.

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Old 09-19-2002, 02:17 AM   #18
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I lived in a frat for 3 and 1/2 years... but I never joined the house.
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Old 09-19-2002, 02:49 AM   #19
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i have no idea about any of this stuff and now im curious.
Khanada, what do u mean u werent cool enough?
Sounds like high school crap.
Educate the Aussie please.
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<--these kinds of girls...and iris

yo 'manda

sororities are for the cute, popular girls. if you don't "mesh" well with lots of girls.


it's a mystery to me.
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Old 09-19-2002, 03:07 AM   #21
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you can't be serious
you are joking, right?
universities are supposed to places of intelligence and higher learning.
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Old 09-19-2002, 03:12 AM   #22
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they're good for networking people and whatnot.

but lotsa drinking.


lest you are in a "dry" frat/sorority (just like how my campus is dry *drinks liquor*)
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I considered rushing when I was a freshman... but the school I went to was in the city and HUGE. The sororities were everywhere trying to get you to rush, overbearing to say the least, so I was kind of turned off to say the least. I have no regrets though.
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Old 09-19-2002, 09:34 AM   #24
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Re: <--these kinds of girls...and iris

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sororities are for the cute, popular girls. if you don't "mesh" well with lots of girls.


it's a mystery to me.

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but lotsa drinking.
Stereotyping always works wonders in communities.
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Old 09-19-2002, 09:35 AM   #25
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I agree that it depends on the school. At U of Georgia, I had some friends who were in a sorority and their activities all sounded fun and worthwhile. At the U of Oklahoma, however, the frat and sorority people really try to set themselves apart from the rest of the students. There is a clear line between who's in one and who's not, and there is a lot of hatred on both sides. I've also heard the horror stories from people who were greek, boys and girls, and I dated a guy who was hardcore Alpha Sigma Phi. Dating him, I learned way more than I ever wanted to about frat life. Pretty unsavory, bad for your grades, and priorities in the wrong place.

I know they try to do lots of good volunteer work, but I attended a Heart Association Walk for my company, and there were several greek organizations there. They were all gone from the walk about five minutes after it started (it lasted about an hour). Just came to get their participation points. I laughed my ass off when the student paper ran a story about the frats and sororities "participating" in the walk. At OU, I would say that greek life is definitely not for me. GDI all the way, to this day!
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I am an Alpha Gamma Delta girl until the day I die. ( in e pi)
I loved my house. I made so many good friends and it opened a lot of doors to me that I didn't even know were there. My school has the largest greek population in the country. Just to point this out, sorority women consistantly have a higher GPA than the all womens average.
My younger sister joined my house when she came to school and I cried the day she took her bid. I never held an office but she was vp recruitment and on exec council. She was in charge of rush. I have to recommend rushing because you shouldn't judge something if you've never tried it.
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Re: Re: <--these kinds of girls...and iris

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Stereotyping always works wonders in communities.
Thanks Bama. You said it well.

BTW, if you don't mind saying, what fraternity do you belong to?
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I have to recommend rushing because you shouldn't judge something if you've never tried it.
Just to add to what I said earlier, I considered joining a sorority while I was at OU. A few of my friends in the dorms were in the same one, Alpha Gamma Delta actually, so they invited me to a lot of their functions and to some of the parties. I was eventually given a bid, but I turned it down. At least at my school, the things I experienced with the sorority definitely fit the stereotype. There was a lot of drinking, a lot of catfighting, way too much interest in dating and material things, and quite a struggle for many of the girls grade-wise.

Just another 2 cents. I'm sure each sorority is different, but that was my experience.
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No and I really wanted to be in one!
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Old 09-20-2002, 05:42 PM   #30
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There are 2 frats (one unofficial) and one sorority at my school (small school). Some of the frat guys are okay, but the sisters are by and large bitches. (Many of them were my neighbors in freshman year; I am not stereotyping.) The official frat is a service frat, and they actually do seem to do some good (one of the biggest things they do is coordinate the campus blood drives), but God only knows what the "service sorority" actually does.

The unofficial frat throws a lot of huge parties, but at least they don't pretend to be up to anything else. I can respect that.
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