“Code words like ‘She’s not a good fit’ give you a lot of leeway.” " data-reactid="48"During recruitment as a rushee, you are only given a few minutes to get to know as many sisters as possible.

“It’s a mutual judgment,” as a recent alumna from Sacred Heart University puts it. One Princeton graduate describes their intricate initiation process.

Like other sororities, they asked for manicures and pedicures to be clean and simple—no flashy nail art or glitters." data-reactid="70"Cornell Pi Phi’s 2010 recruitment handbook, which went viral online, was very clear about what sisters should wear and look like: “NO Satin.

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Cornell Pi Phi’s 2010 recruitment handbook, which went viral online, was very clear about what sisters should wear and look like: “NO Satin.

No one looks good in satin dresses unless it’s from Betsey Johnson or Dolce and Gabbana, you weigh less than 130 pounds, have 3 pairs of spanks on and it’s New Years Eve.” Meanwhile, the University of Southern California’s Sigma Delta Tau recruitment handbook used only blonde, white celebrities like Carrie Underwood and Hilary Duff to illustrate the “range” of acceptable hairstyles for their open house round of recruitment.

Related: Emma Sulkowicz Tackles the Issue of College Rape" data-reactid="71"Related: Emma Sulkowicz Tackles the Issue of College Rape“Am I pretty enough for rush?

” someone under the name 28St Greek wrote, “At USC, a freshman PMN (potential new member)—what is going to really affect her rush is: who she is, who she knows, and especially how she looks.

“Of course we discuss other attributes like grades and extracurriculars when recruiting, but that only happens when the baseline level for appearances are met,” says a current sister at UCLA.

Fraternities, on the other hand, are judged to a much lesser degree on their appearance. Alpha Chi Omega handbook says the deciding factor for “winning” recruitment isn’t about having the strongest sisterhood—it is about selecting the prettiest girls who will in turn attract more fraternities for events.Just look at the popular website, Greek Rank, which allows sorority and fraternities to rank each other based on looks, popularity, classiness, involvement, social life, and sisterhood/brotherhood. In an email forwarded to Yahoo Beauty about fashion show dress code, the organizer of one Columbia sorority’s event told the sisters, “Boys will want to see your assets, especially your chest. )”" data-reactid="75"“When guys talk about sorority rush, they’ll say, ‘I heard this sorority won rush.’ By that, they just mean that they got the hottest girls,” says a University of Michigan alumna.The typical comments about a fraternity are about its campus involvement, wealth, and quality of parties. Columbia’s current Alpha Chi Omega handbook says the deciding factor for “winning” recruitment isn’t about having the strongest sisterhood—it is about selecting the prettiest girls who will in turn attract more fraternities for events.The typical comments about a fraternity are about its campus involvement, wealth, and quality of parties.The chatter about sororities are about looks, looks, and…. Nope, just looks." data-reactid="73"While the top tier sororities are the most attractive and hardest to get into, the bottom tier sororities are the least attractive and, unfortunately, oftentimes the object of ridicule.Fraternities, on the other hand, are judged to a much lesser degree on their appearance.