View Full Version : Question for you delta zeta's out there
11-08-2002, 12:03 PM
I think I may have an issue with our greek advisor and im not sure what to do about it. See the issue is, is that a new chapter has come onto our campus and this happens to be the same chapter that our greek advisor belonged to at a different school. It seems that she just lets them slide by all the rules of panhel basically. Starting with last semster when they had first became a colony they were allowed to participate in greek week then during rush this year they were not able to participate in rush because they were a colony and had there own "special type of recruitment but they were allowed to come to our bid day. Now i dont want everyone to get me wrong this is not about the chapter this about the greek advisor. This colony is walking around saying that there participating in formal rush next semster but have not been voted nor even brought up to panhel and I know cause i go every week. Its not just these few incidents its a bunch more then that but what am I supposed to do because its just not fair that we have to follow rules and this new colony doesnt. Someone please tell me what should be done?
11-08-2002, 03:28 PM
Judging from other posts you've made recently, I take it that you're referring to the new Delta Zeta colony at Hartford.
If memory serves, the only thing that a new colony isn't allowed to participate in is the first formal NPC rush. Colonies hold their own type of rush because there's no way that they could compete with established chapters during the formal rush process.
Since the girls have gained colony status, that means that they have already been approved by the school and Panhellenic -- and have the right to exist on campus. That means that they can take part in Greek events.
I think it's nice that they were able to attend Panhellenic Bid Day. It was a new experience for them, and I'm sure that they were able to learn from it. I think it's important to keep in mind that the success of a colony depends largely on the support it gets, not only from National HQ, but also from established Panhellenic groups on campus. I would hope that Phi Mu and the other GLO's at Hartford would be glad to see a new group on campus and help them in any way possible.
There may be more to this story but I can only speak on the examples you've given on GC. From reading those, it doesn't sound like your greek advisor has done anything out of line or given special treatment to the colony. However, if you have questions, then perhaps you could set up a meeting with the advisor and discuss your concerns one on one.
11-08-2002, 05:00 PM
I agree--from your post, I can't really see what the problem is. My chapter was a colony when I joined, but we were just like any of the more-established groups on campus--we participated in all the Greek events, held our own philanthropy projects, and had social functions with other fraternities and sororities. So...from my understanding, your Greek advisor hasn't overstepped her boundaries.
11-08-2002, 06:59 PM
I agree with my sisters - from what you've written it doesn't seem like the Greek Advisor has over-stepped in anyway. However, if there are things you haven't mentioned that are bothering you, I definitely recommend you, your chapter president and your Panhel rep schedule a meeting so you all can clear the air.
11-08-2002, 10:32 PM
I know I have seen this thread before today. Was it posted somewhere else? I am positive that it was cleared up elsewhere, but I'll clear it up here too.
Colonies are part of Panhell. It's all legal. Colonies are watched like hawks and are run by very well trained consultants until they can do it on their own, hopefully with a CCD, and the assistance of the RCC. They also require the support and assistance of other Greek orgs to help them going...that's what Panhell is all about. Delta Zeta isn't about to put up TONS of money to begin a colony at some campus without making sure it's all done the right way. I don't think any of us could fathom the cost of starting a colony, room and board and incidentals for the consultant, gear for the new members, shirts, buttons, new member pins, room rentals, recruitment parties, lunches etc.... Why would we waste our time trying to bend the rules and worm our way into a campus with a Panhell that didn't want us?
I guess if you are stil upset about this, you could go the head of Student Affairs, or Residence life, or some other figurehead at your campus that could find out if something really "went down" if your Greek Advisor isn't someone you can talk to about this. But, chances are, if you schedule a meeting with the Greek Advisor, this person would be able to clear this all up for you.
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