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How do I obtain a charter to start a fraternity?
Pi Kapp 142
07-06-2002, 06:52 PM
Well, what a lot of peole do who start up a new chapter do is they find others like them who are dissatisfied with the current chapters on their campus and want to do something about it. That is usually around 5-8 guys right there. Then what you do is find out which National Org interests you and is really to have ou join. Most National groups would be happy to have you start a new chapter on your campus, espescially if there was a chapter fo theirs there in the past. That is also a good thing to look out for because then you will have alumni support already in place once they find out about you that is. Then you need to recruit, recruit, recruit. At this point most GLOs will let you know what your golas should be for chartering. Things like Bylwas will need to be drafted, philanthropies fundraised for, and ritual costs paid for. At that point though, the National group will be pointing the way for on what you need to do. Also, you should check out the rules your school has for new student orgs, and religously follow them. Do not just follow what others ell you, get a copy of any policies they may have, that will save you a whole lot of greif when an administrator or something decides he/she does not like GLOs and tries to block you. Other than that have fun, get good grades, and be brothers for each other as much as possible.
07-07-2002, 05:24 PM
Call TKE International Head Quarters...........
Or go Online to TKE.ORG.......
07-07-2002, 06:40 PM
This guys not kidding when he said "Call TKE headquarters...". They'll charter anything above a highschool. Just kidding everyone.
Seriously though, get a good group of guys and research some fraternities that are not on your campus. Narrow it down to the top 5, then start making some calls. They will help narrow it down from there.
At that point, you will be called a colony. After you meet all their requirments and they accept your petition to join their ranks, usually in 2-5 years you will be granted your charter and become a chapter (no longer a colony). Its a long process, I have been there and done that.
Best of luck.
07-08-2002, 09:40 AM
I think this has been said but just go for it. Pick one you like and a few others you like and get your friends to pick it out too. Be like guys, just show up to meetings. If your school is like mine, then they won't let you meet unless you're already a colony so meet in the libarary or dorm hall study area. Make the meetings the same time every week. Tell everyone! Other fraternites might hate you, but getting the charter will be worth it.
07-08-2002, 10:00 AM
I wonder if he's still waiting for a reply to the post he made on 11-29-99?
Damn we're slow
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