I believe in second chances!! !by Pat Grant on 09/16/17
We have been so excited and happy for ALL of our RB girls! They have ALL been happily placed in their sorority homes this fall! CONGRATULATIONS!!! It is such a fabulous feeling to know you were able to help someone successfully navigate through this oft daunting recruitment process! Most of you have already been on your new member retreat, or formally 'pledged,' or you are just about to receive your new member pin, or even your big sister! Regardless of where you are in your new member process, you are a part of a caring and loving sisterhood! Welcome to a wonderful new world which will serve to enhance your college years and beyond! Enjoy!
What seemed a little unusual this fall, from my perspective, was the large percentage of girls going through formal recruitment for the second time! We were so happy we could help you the second time around! Your stamina paid off! I deeply appreciate how you recognized you could not got through the recruitment process, this second time, without some new "tools" to better equip yourself! A wise person always realizes you can't do the same thing and expect different results! Way to go brave daughters and supportive Moms! (Shout out to the Moms! Moms are always our biggest advocates!) All of this made for a happy outcome in all cases! Again, congratulations and extra congrats to the second chance girls! You overcame and did it!
I do love the words 'Second Chance!' With all of my heart I so believe in second chances! I have always known anything worth having is not always easy to achieve! For second time girls, the biggest challenge and hurdle can be making sure you have the gumption to go through the formal recruitment process again! Then there is the need to obtain the wisdom to look back. It can be personally painful, you need to examine and explore what can and should be done differently! I want to reassure anyone who has gone through sorority recruitment on their own, if it felt like you got "blind-sided" on the outcome and the way sorority recruitment works, you are not alone! Education and the right tools are essential! Please do not expect to get to recruitment week, without any preparation, and anticipate a good outcome! The more competitive the campus, the harder to get placement!
Too often at campus orientations a girl is made to feel like sorority recruitment will be laid back and they can easily find their sorority home. All the time she may be thinking..."I've got this." Perhaps you do, but be sure you really understand not just what is said at your campus orientation, but what the sororities on your campus expect! This is where Rushbiddies can help! (Of course this is a shameless plug!) However, I would have never stepped into this arena if I did not have a passion to help daughters (with their Moms cheering them on), find their sorority home! Always, my ultimate goal is to help you both to understand the oft overwhelming sorority recruitment process on your particular campus, and then to be happily placed in your sorority spot! That is such fulfillment for me! Shoot me an email if you have concerns and questions!
Before signing off, I want to wish a big 'good luck' to my Ole Miss and University of Michigan girls just starting their recruitment tomorrow and this weekend! Plus, a big Congrats to my University of Washington and Illinois girls who just pledged! If you would like more information, please email me:
Blessings sweet ones! Pat