Friday, September 28, 2012
Sorority Recruitment Madness
Seriously. It's amazing how some schools handle Formal Sorority Recruitment. Having helped out this year with my local chapter, it's amazing how much time and effort is required. Granted, it's been a few years (cough, cough...decade) since I went through. But OH. MY. GOD.
All I had to do was show up at the house. Put out drinks and occasionally food. Then after the party, clean up and put out fresh supplies for the next party.
Not rocket science.
But when the parties start at 7pm and don't finish until 11:30 or so some nights? Yeah, I'm tappin' out at 9:45/10.
I give the actives a TON of credit for what they do. Talking to over 1100 women over six days of parties already. And they've talked to some of the potential women three times already. Eesh! And I thought recruitment with 40 potentials was tough. Psshhhh, that was a drop in a bucket!
Luckily tonight is the last night of parties. We have four Preference parties tonight. And following that, Bid Day on Sunday, which, I don't have to attend. Whew!
Though to be fair, if I was still 19-23, single and no kids. I think I could hang with the best of them. But now, I'm an old fart and want to be in bed by 10:30. (Honestly a little earlier than that wouldn't hurt either.)
Enjoy your weekend and for some fun Sorority Movie recommendations*:
1. Legally Blonde - Classic by now
2. Sorority Wars - Cheesy, but a decent movie
3. House Bunny - Hilarious with a heart of gold!
4. Pumpkin - Sweet story. Kinda subversive though.
5. Revenge of the Nerds - More Greek than specifically sorority.
6. Animal House - Again more Greek.
*Note - All these movies have some grain of truth to them, but keep in mind they are no where near to how things really are in a Greek organization.