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For the already greeks Posted on 01-04-2006
Babygrl7

I have a question pertaining to the greek life. My question is is it good to to want to join an organization your Junior or Senior in college and does it make it hard for the greeks to choose them for the intake process? My reason for this question is because I wanted to join a certain organization this semester and I'm a Junior and I heard that its harder and not good to want to join a organization your Junior/Senior year because your about to graduate and it takes away from the Sophomores who want to join the particular organization.
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Soundcheck 1898 replied on 01-04-2006 07:06PM [Reply]
It depends on that particular chapter. There is no yes or no answers as to whether it'll be hard to get on or not because of your classification. Usually Juniors are ok, but seniors may have a harder time especially if they've been there all 4 years and finally just up and decided to express interest. If you interest is sincere, and its clear when you grind that you really want it then you should be ok. Afterall, being a member as an undergrad is just a small part of being part of whatever organization. It should be evident that you'll go hard and be an asset to your org long after you walk across that stage.
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veracity_1913 from Kansas City, MO replied on 01-05-2006 12:46AM [Reply]
If I were you, I would try to go for it now and not wait til your senior year. At my school, they only had lines every 2 years so I had to wait til my senior year to participate. It was ok but you don't really get to participate in anything after you cross because your concentrating on graduation.
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DSTined replied on 01-05-2006 01:44AM [Reply]
If you are genuine and truly interested, it doesn't matter when you seek membership into the organization of your choice. Like my Soror said, your focus your Senior year will be on graduating, however, that may sometimes be the only option.
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KärolinaPläyboy from charlotte, NC replied on 01-05-2006 08:59PM [Reply]
DSTined wrote:
If you are genuine and truly interested, it doesn't matter when you seek membership into the organization of your choice. Like my Soror said, your focus your Senior year will be on graduating, however, that may sometimes be the only option.
to add to the "Senior" issue.... Some org's look at u pledging your senior year as a putdown to their org. where were you at the other 3years? Unless some other circumstances prevented you from showing interest till then, the org will more than likely look at you as someone that wants to get their letters and BoUnCe!!!
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replied on 01-06-2006 04:25PM [Reply]
Thanks for answering my question but isn't it also disrespect to the organization if you are a sophomore or whatever classification you are when you go through intake and then you transfer?
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Blutifully Human replied on 01-07-2006 03:32AM [Reply]
it's one thing to be a senior or junior and you've been expressing interest, but couldn't persue membership becuz of personal reasons. It's another thing to just jump into it out of the blue (no pun intended). Sometimes it isn't always taken so seriously, becuz some folkz really just don't know what they want to do and have to wait until they are totally certain. I can't be mad at that. Either way it goes, if the interest is genuine, it will show. U are a member for life, so classification is just a small part. My only thing is (for the seniors) sometimes it seems a little pointless to do it that year becuz u can't really contribute anything to the chapter other than your finances. After u graduate, u can't be an officer or contribute ideas and effort as a member. I would question why they didn't just do grad chapter, becuz alot of folkz just like to do undergrad for the attention. I'm not saying that is every seniors motives, just sumthin to think about
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PGPeripheryGirl from NY, NY replied on 01-08-2006 03:49PM [Reply]
Babygrl7 wrote:
Thanks for answering my question but isn't it also disrespect to the organization if you are a sophomore or whatever classification you are when you go through intake and then you transfer?
Well if the transfer was premeditated, it's kinda like, Why didn't u join that school's chapter. But if its something out of your control, then what can u do.
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cutiepie@csu replied on 01-20-2006 02:02PM [Reply]
Great question!!!!!!!!!
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