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clemsongirl 07-09-2018 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by BetaIotaDZ (Post 2457685)
XiDelt, do you have any additional information on the opportunities at the University of Wyoming? I looked up the Panhellenic and the campus has two local groups. Do you know if either of these groups is petitioning to affiliate with a national or if the expansion for a totally new group? Has the University offered housing options for a new group? The "fraternity mall" area seems like a wonderful opportunity for a group to be able to join - but is this being offered? Thanks for whatever information you have.

Iím not sure where youíre seeing two locals on their FSL website-Phi Sigma Rho is a STEM major-focused sorority and Sigma Alpha is an agriculture-focused sorority. Both are national organizations distinct from Panhellenic groups.

Xidelt 07-09-2018 08:39 PM

No, I'm sorry I don't have any additional information. I just read the tweet from Sorority Extension.

LaneSig 07-10-2018 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by BetaIotaDZ (Post 2457685)
XiDelt, do you have any additional information on the opportunities at the University of Wyoming? I looked up the Panhellenic and the campus has two local groups. Do you know if either of these groups is petitioning to affiliate with a national or if the expansion for a totally new group? Has the University offered housing options for a new group? The "fraternity mall" area seems like a wonderful opportunity for a group to be able to join - but is this being offered? Thanks for whatever information you have.

Is it okay if I answer? :-)

There are currently 3 empty houses and 3 plots available for housing. The University is committed to renovating the empty houses and will work with a new group (or groups) to either take over one of the renovations or in new building.

The Panhellenic council is also switching recruitment from a series of weeknight activities to one weekend. With this switch, the University and Panhellenic is expecting an increase in numbers.

leiaamiedala 07-10-2018 01:06 PM

It appears that Alpha Epsilon Phi at Minnesota is no longer on the University Panhellenic website, does anyone know if that chapter was closed? They were struggling with recruitment last fall.

BetaIotaDZ 07-10-2018 02:21 PM

Thank you each for your answers on my University of Wyoming questions. It is good to know that the University wishes to rebuild more options for a Greek experience on that campus. The fraternity mall area is an amazing layout, I hope it is appreciated.

TheGreenHeart 07-12-2018 03:39 PM

Theta Phi Alpha Extensions
 
Just announced by our national presidentóTheta Phi Alpha will be establishing new chapters this upcoming academic year at both Marywood University in Scranton, PA, and Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. :D

Xidelt 07-12-2018 04:20 PM

Congrats to Theta Phi!!

Sister Havana 07-12-2018 05:28 PM

Congratulations Theta Phi Alpha! I live 10 minutes away from Benedictine University. How doubly exciting - a new colony in a brand-new Greek system!

LaneSig 07-23-2018 03:50 PM

The women of the Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at Harvard University have voted to close their chapter. The decision is based on the sanctions that the university has imposed on members of single-sex organizations.

33girl 07-23-2018 04:01 PM

That sucks.

PGD-GRAD 07-23-2018 04:04 PM

The Harvard “Crimson” indicates that the Theta women voted to become a “gender neutral social group” beginning in the fall. I believe I read that KKG disbanded their sorority chapter and did the same last year.

AZTheta 07-23-2018 04:55 PM

Here is a link to a letter from Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity President:

https://www.kappaalphatheta.org/blog...ot-have-chosen

This is truly regrettable. Shame on Harvard. Shame. Kappa and Theta - gone. Good luck to DG and Aphi.

Xidelt 07-23-2018 05:39 PM

I remember the #hearherHarvard Twitter movement when Harvard first announced the sanctions. My current mood: #suckitHarvard

33girl 07-24-2018 01:43 AM

#huckFarvard

LaneSig 07-24-2018 10:17 AM

Phi Sigma Kappa has been closed for a period of no less than 2 years at Northwest Missouri State University. Closure is due to RMF.


I can honestly say that in all the years that I have been creating this particular thread, I have never seen so many closures occurring over the summer months.

d59u 07-24-2018 10:26 AM

Per their web site Delta Gamma at Harvard voted to disband. No word on action by Alpha Phi.

NYCMS 07-24-2018 11:27 AM

Does anyone know the reasoning behind this policy from Harvard? Given the three sororities that have now closed/disbanded, I would suspect Alpha Phi would too.

And I wonder if this policy might travel to other Ivy League schools, such as Yale and Princeton where there are many sorority chapters.

What a terrible loss and a shame.

BetaIotaDZ 07-24-2018 12:05 PM

Did an Internet search for an article on Harvard's decision that all groups be coed. I'm surprised at the premise because it is only since 1977 that a female could pursue a Harvard diploma.

A Wikipedia listing on Harvard fraternities did say that in 1985 when Harvard's "final clubs" still did not admit female students (in the years since 1977) that the university was revoking their recognition on campus. But final clubs appear to be local groups and Harvard also has a long history of national fraternities. Theta came to Harvard in 1993 - so after the 1985 issue with final clubs. And as Panhellenic identity leaves this campus, a number of single sex final clubs appear to remain.

Not successful in an Internet search to find out how DKE and others will handle the coed membership requirement. Boy, a lot of DKE alumni must be in touch with their alma mater.

Wikipedia quoted from the recent Harvard policy: "As part of an effort to marginalize organizations that contribute to a social life and a student culture that for many on our campus is disempowering and exclusionary [the following actions will be taken in the 2018-2019 academic year]". It's a weird quote because many grads from that campus are waving a Harvard degree which is considered disempowering and exclusionary for so many land grant university grads in the job market.

For many this Harvard decision is personally very hard. But let's turn our attention to the land grant university graduates who are deserving of the best networking opportunities a community of alumni has to offer.

PGD-GRAD 07-24-2018 01:19 PM

I have no idea if this is ever done, but I was thinking: why didn’t the Headquarters of the 4 NPC sororities band together and—if they were going to disband, do it in solidarity. Then make a group statement and all sign off on it. It seems to me that would have been more powerful than one at a time and perhaps garner more publicity.
But then I don’t know how these things work; I guess the Greek world is in uncharted territory on this one...

shadokat 07-24-2018 01:44 PM

It's sad that these women had to make this decision. If you want to go to the Ivy League and join a sorority, there are certainly many other options to choose from besides Harvard. With a $35.8 billion dollar endowment, Harvard can do whatever it likes. No fraternity or sorority will be able to compete with that power.

NYCMS 07-24-2018 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by PGD-GRAD (Post 2458108)
I have no idea if this is ever done, but I was thinking: why didnít the Headquarters of the 4 NPC sororities band together andóif they were going to disband, do it in solidarity. Then make a group statement and all sign off on it. It seems to me that would have been more powerful than one at a time and perhaps garner more publicity.
But then I donít know how these things work; I guess the Greek world is in uncharted territory on this one...

I read that Kappa gave up their charter rather than disband and then turned themselves in to a social club that allows all genders - they are now called Fleur de Lis (one of their symbols) but are no longer an official chapter.

I don't know the specifics of DG and Theta but it sounds like they closed the chapter and the members aren't organizing any other group. I could be wrong, though.

33girl 07-24-2018 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by NYCMS (Post 2458106)
Does anyone know the reasoning behind this policy from Harvard? Given the three sororities that have now closed/disbanded, I would suspect Alpha Phi would too.

And I wonder if this policy might travel to other Ivy League schools, such as Yale and Princeton where there are many sorority chapters.

What a terrible loss and a shame.

Princeton already doesnít recognize Greeks and every time they have publicized it, pledge class numbers increased.

Harvard is making it very clear that they donít want a certain kind of student, and I hope they are okay with the alumni who were that certain kind of student cutting off their donations.

GoldBows 07-24-2018 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by NYCMS (Post 2458110)
I read that Kappa gave up their charter rather than disband and then turned themselves in to a social club that allows all genders - they are now called Fleur de Lis (one of their symbols) but are no longer an official chapter.

I don't know the specifics of DG and Theta but it sounds like they closed the chapter and the members aren't organizing any other group. I could be wrong, though.

The Theta chapter is becoming Theta Zeta Xi, according to the letter by Theta's president.

AZTheta 07-27-2018 05:21 PM

LaneSig, my PM box is full, otherwise I'd have sent this to you. Here's a link to the Kappa Sigma/Arizona chapter news.

Will delete this post as soon as you make your official announcement here :)

AZ-AlphaXi 07-27-2018 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by AZTheta (Post 2458297)
LaneSig, my PM box is full, otherwise I'd have sent this to you. Here's a link to the Kappa Sigma/Arizona chapter news.

Will delete this post as soon as you make your official announcement here :)

And here's the official University of Arizona statement

http://greek.arizona.edu/sites/greek...withdrawal.pdf

PKT4LIFE 07-27-2018 11:23 PM

The Phi Sigma Sigma chapter at Barry University (FL) is now closed. The chapter is not listed on the BU FSL web page nor on the Phi Sig. web site chapter listing.

BetaIotaDZ 07-28-2018 10:22 PM

The Arizona Kappa Sigma news is so sad to me. It appears that this chapter has the most amazing alumni involvement and support (from FB and webpage). It also appears that they had another hiatus recently, being re-established in 2012. And I wonder from the pictures if their alumni didn't bring them back on campus to a new house with values set forth in the tiles on the walls of the new building. I don't know what happened but college men do come to school for an education, to network for their future careers - right?

AZ-AlphaXi 07-28-2018 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by BetaIotaDZ (Post 2458330)
The Arizona Kappa Sigma news is so sad to me. It appears that this chapter has the most amazing alumni involvement and support (from FB and webpage). It also appears that they had another hiatus recently, being re-established in 2012. And I wonder from the pictures if their alumni didn't bring them back on campus to a new house with values set forth in the tiles on the walls of the new building. I don't know what happened but college men do come to school for an education, to network for their future careers - right?

Actually, the Kappa Sigma house at Arizona, while fairly new, was not new when they returned in 2012 but built around 2000. Sigma Chi was housed there when Kappa Sigma was off campus.

JayhawkAOII 07-31-2018 11:17 AM

Found this on the LIU - CW Post campus Panhellenic Website -

Kappa Kappa Gamma joining campus this fall. Confirmed on the Kappa website.

JayhawkAOII 08-01-2018 10:07 AM

Also found this as I am snooping around -

Sigma Kappa at Radford College in Virginia closed.

Cheerio 08-01-2018 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by JayhawkAOII (Post 2458439)
Found this on the LIU - CW Post campus Panhellenic Website -

Kappa Kappa Gamma joining campus this fall. Confirmed on the Kappa website.

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Originally Posted by JayhawkAOII (Post 2458478)
Also found this as I am snooping around -

Sigma Kappa at Radford College in Virginia closed.

The Gamma Zeta chapter of Sigma Kappa at Northern Illinois University received a three-year suspension of student organization recognition (due to student code of conduct/policy violations) from the university, and has been made a dormant SK chapter by its HQ, as of an official SK news release on June 12, 2018. They are eligible for university re-recognition in April 2021.

PKT4LIFE 08-01-2018 09:39 PM

More snooping around news:

*University of Illinois-Springfield: DKE colonized on April 28th 2018, per the FSL web site.

ChioLu 08-02-2018 11:09 AM

Per Sorority Extention (twitter), Theta Phi Alpha will colonize at Marywood University (Scranton, PA) and Benedictine University (near Chicago). No dates given.

KSUViolet06 08-02-2018 04:21 PM

I don't know if this was ever updated but Theta Phi Alpha and Tri Sigma presented at LU- Belleville this week.

No decisions have been made yet. This will be a new NPC system as I do not think they have any NPCs yet.

LaneSig 08-08-2018 09:38 AM

Lambda Chi Alpha has been suspended for 1 year by the University of Arkansas.

https://katv.com/news/local/ua-suspe...ing-violations

Tau Kappa Epsilon will be returning to Northwest Missouri State University after a 3 year absence.

PKT4LIFE 08-10-2018 08:30 PM

Alpha Phi has been suspended for 3 years at ECU.

http://www.witn.com/content/news/ECU...490562991.html

LaneSig 08-14-2018 11:16 AM

Congratulations to Beta Theta Pi on chartering three colonies at their General Convention:

Elon University(NC)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute(MA)
Florida State University (recharter)

JayhawkAOII 08-16-2018 05:42 PM

And the last one has fallen. Alpha Phi at Harvard has voluntarily voted to suspend to follow Harvard's social policy.

From the chapter website:
http://www.cambridgealphaphi.com/transition

33girl 08-16-2018 05:54 PM

Man, F.O. Harvard.

PhiMuAlum 08-17-2018 07:40 PM

I am following for an update on the Penn State Chapter of Phi Mu. I thought they had overcome all of the issues from 10-12 years ago and were doing good. Very sad if it has closed.


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