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wildvioletheart
05-17-2012, 02:55 AM
I want to give my boyfriend a custom engraved flask and I was originally going to put his name and then the Alpha Sigma Phi coat of arms, but then I remembered Greek organizations, especially Alpha Sig, have strict rules about what they can or cannot put their letters, crest, etc. on.... I go to a small school so they take this probably more seriously than bigger schools and my boyfriend is particular about these things. I can't ask him because I want to surprise him.

Here is my rough draft design
http://i46.tinypic.com/wgtbr.jpg

Do any Alpha Sigma Phi's know if this is ok or forbidden?
I want to be absolutely positive I'm not committing some type of taboo before I order it!!

Thanks!

AOII Angel
05-17-2012, 09:01 AM
When in doubt, a flask is on the no no list.

33girl
05-17-2012, 11:24 AM
Fraternities tend to be more lax than sororities, but I still would not go with the crest on the flask thing. It may be that you possessing the crest in any way shape or form is a taboo in itself (forget the alcohol).

MysticCat
05-17-2012, 11:47 AM
I want to give my boyfriend a custom engraved flask and I was originally going to put his name and then the Alpha Sigma Phi coat of arms, but then I remembered Greek organizations, especially Alpha Sig, have strict rules about what they can or cannot put their letters, crest, etc. on.... I go to a small school so they take this probably more seriously than bigger schools and my boyfriend is particular about these things. I can't ask him because I want to surprise him. Then ask one of his chapter brothers.

exlurker
05-17-2012, 08:40 PM
Use of the coat-of-arms and other symbols is discussed on the fraternity's public web site. Doesn't seem to mention "flask" specifically. Good luck in your search for information. See

http://www.alphasigmaphi.org/index.php/Symbols.html