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Old 11-09-2017, 01:49 PM
ASTalumna06 ASTalumna06 is offline
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My question is: why were some of these chapters closed in the first place?

If you look at the chapters below, each of them has a recolonization that occurred within 2 or 3 years of them closing. Why did they close? Was it a "The chapter will close in 2003 but will have the opportunity to return to campus in 2006" type of situation? Are these closures due to numbers or risk management?

Either way, a chapter returning to campus within a few years of closure is likely in for an uphill battle. It means that seniors were freshman or sophomores when the chapter closed, and current students (both Greek and non-Greek) remember what happened and saw it first-hand. It's much more likely that rumors will fly, tent talk will be harsh, and some upperclassmen will continue to hold negative feelings about the sorority (or fraternity) that are hard to shake.

Originally Posted by clemsongirl View Post
Florida State University:
Sigma Sigma Sigma Rho 1920-1935/1960-1990/1992-1998

University of Illinois:
Phi Sigma Sigma Theta 1923-1975/1975-2011/2013

Mississippi State University Alpha Delta Pi Epsilon Eta 1966-1983/1985-1988/2013

Duke University Alpha Phi Beta Nu 1935-1970/1994-2001/2003

Miami University (OH):
Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Kappa 1940-1980/1986-2004/2007 (Did not participate in FR)

Ohio State University:
Delta Phi Epsilon Sigma 1928-?/1948-1987/1990-2001
Phi Sigma Sigma Rho 1928-1938/1947-1952/1952-1958/1974-1977

Pennsylvania State University Sigma Sigma Sigma Beta Upsilon 1954-1969/1989-1992/1994-2013

Shepherd University (WV) Sigma Sigma Sigma Beta Delta 1945-1948/1960-1985/1988
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