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  Fraternities and sororities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fraternities and sororities will also often maintain a chapter room, to which only initiates may ever be admitted and even whose existence may be kept secret.
During a period known as "Rush" or "Rush Week", fraternities and sororities invite fellow students to attend events at the house (or on-campus) and meet the current members of the organization.
The term "sorority" was not popularized until later in the 19th century, so most were founded as "women's fraternities" or "fraternities for women." The first national to adopt the word "sorority" was Gamma Phi Beta, established in 1874 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sorority   (2320 words)

 Penn State Fraternity & Sorority Life - Alphabet & Terminology
Hazing is against the law in all states, and is against the principles of all sororities and fraternities.
Sorority rules sometimes dictate she cannot be cut from the first round of parties, but in no way are legacies guaranteed a bid from the organization they are a legacy to.
Sororities can only exceed ceiling during formal recruitment, if for example, taking quota would put them at 62 members and total is 60.
www.greeks.psu.edu /abc.htm   (2916 words)

 Widener University | Greek Life | Fraternity and Sorority Dictionary
During the Spring semester, sororities are required to follow very strict guidelines with respect to the number of new members they may accept into their organization in order to produce an equitable sorority system.
This means that each sorority can only accept a certain number of members up to 50 before they must stop and allow other sororities on campus an opportunity to reach that level as well.
All sorority chapters at Widener are not permitted to have alcohol on the chapter house premises.
www.widener.edu /?pageId=3162   (1509 words)

 Sorority Rush as a Two-Sided Matching Mechanism
Each sorority is eligible to be matched to up to quota (q) rushees during formal rush, where quota is "the number of rushees accepting at least one invitation to the first round of invitational parties, divided by the number of participating fraternities" 9.
At this stage, sororities are not restricted to make a single set of bids, but may recruit continuously until their membership reaches T (or, in the case of sororities whose initial membership m was greater than T-q, until they have recruited q new members).
Similarly, a sorority S and rushee r will be said to together block a matching mu if they are not matched to one another at mu, but would both prefer to be matched to one another than to (one of) their present assignments.
www.pitt.edu /~daz1/sorority.html   (12014 words)

 ASU - Sorority Rush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ultimately, sorority women realize that the only way to achieve in college and in life is to learn, and they do their best to help each other and to prove that you can have fun while achieving.
Sororities encourage women to broaden their college experience outside of the sorority.
It is a two way street between you and the sorority you visit, so while the sororities are showing themselves to you, you should be showing yourself and your attributes to them.
www.appstate.edu /www_docs/student/csil/soror.html   (1191 words)

 Sorority Life
On our campus, sorority women are consistently breaking down the traditional stereotypes of “sorority girls,” proving to be some of the smartest women and best prepared for the jump into the real world.
Sorority life offers many programs to assist you with your classes and ensure that you are receiving the best education possible in your time here.
In addition, each individual sorority has a scholarship program, including ideas such as study buddies, mentor programs, library nights, and incentives or rewards for those members with the top grades.
orgs.sa.ucsb.edu /npc/Sorority_Life.html   (464 words)

 Sorority Merchandise - Sweatshirts, Hats, Apparel, & Other Gear
Sororities are groups of female college students that take an oath to be sisters and abide by the principles and standard of ethics set forth by the sisterhood.
Most sororities have an established national charity that they have taken in as their cause, and they do most of their volunteering and fundraising for this charity.
Members are frequently seen throughout the community in their sorority t-shirts representing their sisterhood by pitching in to help the greater good.
www.greekforme.com /sorority-merchandise.html   (523 words)

 Fraternity - Sorority
If you have a son or daughter, grandchild, or someone special who is in a fraternity or sorority, these Greek merchandise throws will make a lasting impression on them as they are reminded of fun and crazy college days.
Sorority blankets are the perfect companions for sorority little sister or college girl gifts, as they curl up with a good book, or stay up late studying for exams.
If you are living in a fraternity or sorority house, these Greek gifts will brighten up your home away from home and show your fraternity and sorority brothers and sisters that you have spirit.
www.keepsakes-etc.com /fraternity-sorority.html   (442 words)

 Sorority Games: Harassment, Lies, and Audio Files   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It illustrates that quite contrary to the sorority's public image, the behavior of their elite leadership is motivated by politics, without regard for maintaining integrity when applying rules internally and dealing with people externally.
That elitist pride led them to misuse their power as they reneged on their original commitment and not only made sure nothing was done to the harassers, but also suspended my daughter, making her twice a victim, a victim of the original perpetrators and a victim of the leadership.
The sorority leadership was extremely disingenuous, hiding their true intentions and engaging in a pattern of behavior that further demonstrated their dirty politics and lack of integrity as they abused their power when they suspended one person for another's actions.
www.geocities.com /peevedparent   (842 words)

 sorority on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Practicing "sorority rush": mockery and the dramatistic rehearsing of organizational conversations.
Looking toward the future: new research helps fl sororities and fraternities consider new governing structures for the next 100 years.
Shane West arrives for a screening of "Sorority Boys" Tuesday, March 19, 2002.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-sorority.asp   (556 words)

 What is a Sorority?
The sorority and its members are not chosen as a special elite class to which one has to wear a pin to belong.
The sorority is a tool for the growth and development of the individual.
The members of a sorority are sisters sharing a strong bond of love and acceptance.
www.angelfire.com /mo/AGD/sorority.html   (309 words)

 Sigma Kappa Sorority at Cal Poly Pomona - Zeta Upsilon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The sororities must make very difficult decisions and sometimes it means girls they want to extend membership to don't receive a bid.
Usually, if a sorority will not be at House Total after taking Quota they will most likely COB after Recruitment.
A member of a sorority that is disaffiliated with her chapter for a period of time prior to and during Recruitment.
www.csupomona.edu /~sigmakappa/recruitment.htm   (977 words)

 Arizona Daily Wildcat - Meeting Peeples - Everybody has a story - Friday, October 24, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Peeples said she decided to join a sorority to meet new people and to find a stable environment since so much in a college student's life is temporary.
Since she joined, she said, she has also found her sorority house as a place she can go to relax and be among a "family" away from home.
The sorority has committees for things ranging from recruitment to scholarship and everything in between, and Peeples makes sure they have the resources they need to do their jobs, she said.
wildcat.arizona.edu /papers/97/44/04_1.html   (727 words)

 Miami University: Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership
Recruitment, formerly known as Rush, is the process by which fraternities and sororities on campus introduce themselves to prospective members.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority is encouraged to attend information sessions and Mega Fair during the fall semester.
Fraternities and sororities offer study halls, tutoring programs, grade point requirements, and other programs to help meet the academic needs of their members.
www.units.muohio.edu /saf/GRA/Joining.htm   (1233 words)

 Interested in Joining a Panhellenic Sorority? Office of Greek Life | Vanderbilt University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, each sorority is charged with the responsibility of seeing that unfair advantage is not taken of such contacts.
In addition, a chapter member, alumna member, or anyone acting on a sorority’s behalf shall not imply the assurance of an invitation or a bid to pledge their organization to any potential member or her family.
A Greek Ambassador is an upper class member of a sorority who is disaffiliated from her particular chapter and has been selected to serve as a counselor to potential members during the recruitment process.
www.vanderbilt.edu /greek_life/joinpanhel.html   (1944 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Historically fl sororities, which are not the focus of this book, do have a reputation for promoting community service and sisterhood; "historically white" sororities, Robbins concludes, are really just social groups for making friends and meeting guys, despite their claims to academic and service values.
Sororities and fraternities are a popular part of the college scene and it's about time someone wrote a non-fiction book that delved into sorority life.
Official anti-hazing policies prohibit sororities from any pledge activities that set pledges apart from full members, which means chapters are equally wrong for such benign practices as herding pledges in groups and making them wear specific colors or items as they are for the truly horrific and abusive hazing practices.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1401300464?v=glance   (2499 words)

 Sisters' Keeper - Newsweek Entertainment - MSNBC.com
Some sorori­ties hold what they call “naked parties,” during which after a few drinks sisters and pledges strip off their clothes and basically run around the house naked, some of them hooking up with each other before they let the boys in.
And white sororities are so centered on relationships with their ceremonies and rituals and songs to celebrate specific relationship mile­stones.
I think sororities have the poten­tial to be so much more than they are, but the national offices are so concerned with things like money and image that they’ve lost touch with the girls as individuals.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4751618   (1405 words)

 Fraternity and Sorority Life: Parents
Currently there are over 30 fraternity and sorority organizations at the University of Delaware, with the total membership of students around 2300.
Fraternity and sorority members comprise between 10 and 13% of the undergraduate population.
The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, in accordance with the mission of the Student Centers, assists fraternities and sororities as they strive to fulfill these principles.
www.udel.edu /student-centers/FandS/parents.html   (204 words)

 Sorority Gifts and Greek Sorority Merchandise: by SorellaCharms.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Others sorority gifts that you can buy for that special friend are our uniques Initial t-shirts for sorority womans & alumnae, or exciting bandanas, or even a beautiful handbag with your own Greek letters on them.
From SorellaCharms.com exclusive Bracelet Builder you can build your own sorority italian charm bracelet, putting the greek letter charms for your sorority (simply dragging and dropping from a menu) to create a unique and personalized bracelet that match with you.
SorellaCharms has the best sorority gifts articles and the most easy web site to find your greek letters charms and assemble them into your unique bracelet.
www.sorellacharms.com /Sorority_Gifts.html   (459 words)

 SLU News-Sorority Social
SORORITY SOCIAL PLANNING — Southeastern Louisiana University Sorority Council members Erin Baham of Independence, left, and Jennifer Notariano of Ponchatoula, address invitations for the first “Sorority Social,” a joint Southeastern-Louisiana State University event designed to encourage women attending Southeastern or LSU to participate in fall sorority recruitment.
Although invitations are being mailed to women who have previously expressed interest in sororities, the Sorority Social is open to all young women currently attending or planning to enroll at Southeastern or LSU in the fall.
The “Sorority Social,” scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 22, is designed to encourage women currently attending or planning to enroll at Southeastern or LSU to participate in fall sorority recruitment, said Kay Harrison, interim director of Student Organizations/Greek Life at Southeastern.
www.selu.edu /NewsEvents/PublicInfoOffice/SororitySocial.html   (465 words)

 Washington DC Alumnae Chapter - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The Washington DC Alumnae Chapter is one of the largest in the international sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Our membership includes women who serve throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in private and public entities with distinction.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare.
The Sorority currently has 900-plus chapters located in the United States, Japan, Germany, Bermuda, Haiti, Liberia, the Bahamas, the Republic of Korea and the Virgin Islands.
www.wdcac.org   (225 words)

 Modified Living. com - Sorority Girls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Scream your sorority's cheers as loud as you can.
Take a pop music song and change the words to reflect your sorority's coolness and dominance.
No matter the number of fraternities on campus, your sorority is only cool enough to mix with a select few.
modifiedliving.com /sororitygirls.htm   (431 words)

 Bid day ends formal sorority recruitment
Then Rho Chis, sorority members who disaffiliated themselves from their sororities for recruitment, told participants which sororities invited them back for another visit, said OU freshmen Stephanie Powell, who accepted a bid to the Delta Zeta sorority yesterday.
Powell said at the three houses she visited all members talked in a group about the best aspects of their sorority.
Powell said she selected the Delta Zeta sorority as her only choice, commonly called a suicide by the greek community, because she felt uncomfortable at the other two houses.
thepost.baker.ohiou.edu /archives3/oct00/101600/news11.html   (379 words)

 Sorority Rush Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rushees will be meeting as many members of the sororities as possible and finding out a lot of information in a short amount of time.
The sorority members will be very casual because the purpose of this first day is to make you comfortable.
The sorority member will tell you how much her sorority means to her; this is when you will really see what it means to be a part of sisterhood.
www.gcsu.edu /wow/rush.html   (408 words)

 Sorority Charms - Italian Charms and Flip Flop necklace pendants
Officially Licensed Greek Sorority Italian Charms from Italian Charms Co. Charms are stamped on the bottom with NAPPI, or NAPPI MADE IN ITALY.
All Sorority Italian Charms are SOLDERED and finely crafted in the same fashion as other fine Italian Charm Lines.
Each Sorority Flip Flop is available in your choice of White Enamel with Sorority letters, or Sorority FLip Flop Pendant in Colored enamel with Sorority Letters.
www.sororityitaliancharms.com   (673 words)

 M-J Insurance - Sorority Division - Home Page
About Us The Sorority Division wrote its first women's fraternity in 1984 and thus began the development of our specialization in writing the property and casualty insurance for Greek lettered organizations.
Today we specialize in writing the property and casualty insurance programs for women's fraternities and sororities and professional fraternal organizations on the college campuses.
The Sorority Division is committed to showing our passion for what we do by enjoying ourselves, while we work hard.
www.mjinsurance.com /mji/mj.nsf   (309 words)

 Sorority Boys (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I hoped it would be different from the recent explosion of aimless sex comedies considering the ample comic opportunities.
The surprising thing about Sorority Boys is how much potential the story actually has.
Sorority Boys simply expects us to laugh at the utter stupidity of the characters.
us.imdb.com /Title?0279781   (710 words)

 Eta Omega Tau Sorority, Inc. - Alpha Chapter
With the semester well under way, Eta Omega Tau Sorority, Inc would like to inform you of the following events that are taking place around the Pace University campus.
This is your chance to begin your adventure into Sorority Life.
Be there to see all those unforgetable moments from the very first season of The O.C. in the Movie and Dance room of the Student Union from 6pm-10pm.
webpage.pace.edu /etaomegatausorority   (303 words)

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