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owlette19 02-13-2014 06:27 PM

AI Question
 
Hi everyone,
So I'm posting here because I'm specifically wondering how AI works for Kappa. I'm looking into it, and I've been able to find info about it for most other organizations, but all the info I've found for Kappa is old, so I don't know how accurate it is. I'm hoping to start grad school in the fall, so that's another avenue I'm looking to explore.
Anyway, thanks for any help you can offer, I appreciate any info. :)

pinksequins 02-13-2014 06:51 PM

Please keep in mind that for many NPC groups, the group approaches you, not you approaching it. If you read the threads, it is an honor bestowed rather than a second bite at the proverbial apple. It may not be your intention, but your post (absent further information) comes across a bit like windowshopping at the mall after payday.

sigmagirl2000 02-13-2014 06:52 PM

You probably won't get many answers about AI here. Especially for one specific group. AI generally isn't something sought out. Most (not all, but the vast majority) alumnae initiates have very strong ties to a group previously and are approached about AI rather than the interested party approaching the organization.

Good Luck

thetalady 02-13-2014 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by owlette19 (Post 2261189)
Hi everyone,
So I'm posting here because I'm specifically wondering how AI works for Kappa. I'm looking into it, and I've been able to find info about it for most other organizations, but all the info I've found for Kappa is old, so I don't know how accurate it is. I'm hoping to start grad school in the fall, so that's another avenue I'm looking to explore.
Anyway, thanks for any help you can offer, I appreciate any info. :)

Why do you want to AI with any sorority?

amIblue? 02-13-2014 09:15 PM

Kappa does not offer AI, but thanks for appropriating one of our symbols for your user name.

ASTalumna06 02-13-2014 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by owlette19 (Post 2261189)
Hi everyone,
So I'm posting here because I'm specifically wondering how AI works for Kappa. I'm looking into it, and I've been able to find info about it for most other organizations, but all the info I've found for Kappa is old, so I don't know how accurate it is. I'm hoping to start grad school in the fall, so that's another avenue I'm looking to explore.
Anyway, thanks for any help you can offer, I appreciate any info. :)

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Originally Posted by amIblue? (Post 2261223)
Kappa does not offer AI, but thanks for appropriating one of our symbols for your user name.

Hm, interesting. Did Kappa used to offer AI?

amIblue? 02-13-2014 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by ASTalumna06 (Post 2261235)
Hm, interesting. Did Kappa used to offer AI?

Not to my knowledge, which only dates a couple of decades. Although we will initiate alumnae of locals that are absorbed as colonies. It's a very contentious issue for many of my sisters both pro and con. I see both sides of the issue, so I keep my mouth shut in general when it's being discussed. Also, we can pledge graduate students, but I don't think I've ever heard of a grad student pledging.

So, I guess my answer should have been more thorough, but if you don't fall into one of those categories, you are out of luck. I just got irritated by the OP's user name.

ASTalumna06 02-13-2014 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by amIblue? (Post 2261237)
Not to my knowledge, which only dates a couple of decades. Although we will initiate alumnae of locals that are absorbed as colonies. It's a very contentious issue for many of my sisters both pro and con. I see both sides of the issue, so I keep my mouth shut in general when it's being discussed. Also, we can pledge graduate students, but I don't think I've ever heard of a grad student pledging.

So, I guess my answer should have been more thorough, but if you don't fall into one of those categories, you are out of luck. I just got irritated by the OP's user name.

Oh, I completely understand. I'm just curious as to what "research" the OP has done, because it seems to me she "found" info that essentially doesn't exist. Either that, or she misinterpreted information regarding what you've described above.

DeltaBetaBaby 02-13-2014 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ASTalumna06 (Post 2261240)
Oh, I completely understand. I'm just curious as to what "research" the OP has done, because it seems to me she "found" info that essentially doesn't exist. Either that, or she misinterpreted information regarding what you've described above.

It could be that she found info saying Kappa doesn't do it, and is hoping that has changed.

33girl 02-14-2014 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by DeltaBetaBaby (Post 2261253)
It could be that she found info saying Kappa doesn't do it, and is hoping that has changed.

Most likely. From the time we started discussing AI on here - heck, it might have even been in the GreekSource days - it's been asserted that except for alums of a colonized local, Kappa does not do it, point blank period.

33girl 02-14-2014 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by amIblue? (Post 2261237)
Not to my knowledge, which only dates a couple of decades. Although we will initiate alumnae of locals that are absorbed as colonies.

If this isn't too nebby - will you guys initiate, say, the founding sisters of a 10 year old local that became a chapter? Or is it just the girls who are collegiate members at the time that can be initiated?

amIblue? 02-14-2014 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2261266)
If this isn't too nebby - will you guys initiate, say, the founding sisters of a 10 year old local that became a chapter? Or is it just the girls who are collegiate members at the time that can be initiated?

I think it's any alumnae of a local; it doesn't matter how long ago they were involved. I know we have an advisor at a chapter that we chartered from a local in the early/mid 90s. She was active with the local in the 70s and initiated when we chartered.

OPhiAGinger 02-14-2014 12:48 PM

So, the only way for her to realize her dream of AI'ing into Kappa is to
  1. Start a local sorority at her graduate school campus;
  2. Hope that her grad school campus opens for extension some day;
  3. Hope that Kappa decides to present there and gets selected to colonize;
  4. Hope that Kappa decides to absorb the local rather than starting a new colony from scratch.

That's a lot of wishin' and hopin'.

OPhiAGinger 02-14-2014 12:55 PM

So, the only way for her to realize her dream of AI'ing into Kappa is to
  1. Start a local sorority at her graduate school campus;
  2. Hope that her grad school campus opens for extension some day;
  3. Hope that Kappa decides to present there and gets selected to colonize;
  4. Hope that Kappa decides to absorb the local rather than starting a new colony from scratch.

That's a lot of wishin' and hopin'.

amIblue? 02-14-2014 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OPhiAGinger (Post 2261301)
So, the only way for her to realize her dream of AI'ing into Kappa is to
  1. Start a local sorority at her graduate school campus;
  2. Hope that her grad school campus opens for extension some day;
  3. Hope that Kappa decides to present there and gets selected to colonize;
  4. Hope that Kappa decides to absorb the local rather than starting a new colony from scratch.

That's a lot of wishin' and hopin'.

Unless there is a chapter at her grad school that also happens to be willing to pledge a grad student. We can pledge grad students; I've just never heard of it actually happening.


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