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Would a sorority that holds a 2.7 GPA standard accept someone with a 2.66/2.67? Also, my first semester was really bad, but i showed significant improvement in the next semester.

This would be up to that specific sorority. It is required that you have at least a 2.5 GPA to go through the process of formal recruitment. Beyond that, it is the decision of each sorority!

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What does the disclosure policy entail? Does the council get academic information from the University, or do they go by the transcript the applicant provides?

By disclosing, it allows our staff advisor to ensure that there are no discrepancies between the GPA that you provide and the on on Banner.

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I noticed the registration form says aunt under legacies. Do cousins count as legacies too?

It depends on the chapter, but generally, no.

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What kind of picture should we upload for our registration profile?

Any picture that clearly shows you (no sunglasses) will work!

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How do we download an unofficial transcript? Do you want one from the registrar, or from the portal?

An unofficial transcript that you can download from the portal is all we need!

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Do the amount of extracurriculars you participate in make or break your chances of getting a bid?

Extracurriculars are considered differently by each chapter, but generally, no.

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I started to register and it asks for an unofficial transcript, but when I went to the portal to go get it, the portal said there was an error and I can't get the transcript. What should I do?

If you have tried retrieving your unofficial transcript from the portal without success, upload a document that says you were unable to get a transcript and we will ask you for one later!

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Can you please explain what chapter interest sheets are? They are mentioned a few times in the Recruitment Manual and I am wondering generally what they entail

Chapter interest sheets are your way of indicating your preference between chapters during our Mutual Selection Recruitment process. After Sisterhood Night, you will fill one out with your RC after all of your parties, indicating your top two choices and your last choice. The top two choices can be in any order and your preferences will be considered if you get invited back to all three houses the next night (because you can only attend two). This sheet also gets filled out after Philanthropy Night. Your RC will explain it in more detail!

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How common is it that girls send in letters of recommendation?

Colgate Recruitment does not require letters of recommendation.

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What is it like being a woman of color in Greek life? I've had a pretty positive experience at Colgate. Joining a sorority at Colgate means I can't join a graduate chapter of a historically black sorority in grad school. I just want to make sure I make the best decision for me.

Recruitment week is all about figuring out the best decision for you. We encourage you to register and go through recruitment to learn more about Greek life at Colgate. While everyone has a unique experience, many women of color have found that Colgate sororities have had a positive impact on their time at Colgate and after. You will have a chance to meet some Greek women of color during recruitment!

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generally how many girls does each sorority accept each year?

There is no set number for girls who receive bids from each chapter! The number is set based on the number of mutual matches between women who going through recruitment and the chapters.

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What is the dress code for each of the recruitment events?

Take a look at the Recruitment Handbook on the Colgate Greek Life website (http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/fraternities-and-sororities/sorority-information) for a total outline of each night of recruitment!

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How strict is the no alcohol/men rule outside of events?

The "no distractions" policy is very strict. If a woman involved in recruitment is found to be using alcohol or drugs at any point during the week (beginning at 12:01am Tuesday and ending at 11:59pm Sunday) they will be immediately removed from the process. As far as seeing boyfriends/girlfriends outside of rush events, there will be more leniency - just use your best judgment. The point of this rule is not to punish, but rather to ensure that everyone involved is staying focused on their school work and other commitments when not at recruitment events.

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How strict is the 2.7 GPA minimum for Gamma Phi?

The 2.7 is a firm requirement.

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What time do the events start on each day?

The events start at 5pm Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday and 4pm Sunday. But your events could fall anytime between 5 and 10 or 11 each night!

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I was trying to log into my account. But why does it say "logins are currently disabled?"

Once you have registered for recruitment you cannot access your account again. If you have a change you would like made to your profile please email Joanie or Ellen.

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I was looking at the recruitment handbook and it says the fee does not cover meal plan. What does it mean by that? Do we need a meal plan other than the Frank one? And is it optional? How much does it cost?

Some of the chapters have organized meal plans for their new members to come to the house and share meals with their new sisters. In these situations there is a collated meal plan arranged so that you will not still be paying for both the full colgate meal plan and this new plan but rather a smaller option for up the hill. The cost differs chapter to chapter.

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What happens if you forgot your username/password?

You cannot log back into your account once you have exited. Please email us if you need to access your account!

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How many girls actually send in recommendation letters? It's been said they neither enhance not diminish your chances, so are they even taken into consideration as a factor?

Colgate recruitment does not require letters of recommendation

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Does your gpa affect whether or not a sorority invites you back even if its above the minimum gpa??

If it is above the minimum GPA it will most likely will not be the deciding factor!

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how recent should the photo be?

More recent would be preferable but it really can be anything!

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How many people in one recruitment group and how do they pick your recruitment counselors?

The number of women in an RC group depends on how many are registered for recruitment but will most likely run around 10 girls. Girls are assigned to Recruitment Counselors in rough alphabetical order.

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What do we wear during recruitment and Bid Day?

You will be receiving a Recruitment Handbook in the next couple of days which will outline suggested dress for all of the days. That being said, it's very relaxed and more important to dress in what you feel comfortable in!

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I know we have a party schedule everyday, but I was wondering how long we stay at each party?

The first night all girls attend three 20 minute parties and the second night girls attend three 20 minute parties. (These first two nights you travel as a group with your Recruitment Counselor!)
The third night girls can be invited to attend zero, one or two 45 minute parties.
The final night girls can be invited to attend zero, one or two 60 minute parties at the houses they attended the previous night.
Sometimes a girl's parties on a certain night will be back to back but depending on scheduling they could also be spread out.

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How much is the registration fee?

$13.00 - this covers the costs of the tshirts you wear for the first night of recruitment!

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