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Old 09-29-2005, 02:58 PM
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Top Newbie Questions

This started out just for fun... What are some of the most frequently asked questions asked by new posters to GC/and what are the best and/or most humorous responses?

But it seems like we should keep a tally so....

New users, please use the SEARCH function before you post. I swear on all things holy that your question has probably been answered 100 times on this site. And if you have questions about Greece or the Greek language, we're not that kind of Greek Chat.

Can you tell me about the reputations of the sororities at ______University? NO. Reputations are personal opinions, and you're much better off going though recruitment and seeing for yourself which the best sorority is--- it is the one where you can most be yourself. We don't like to discuss individual sorority chapter reputations on Greek Chat or "name names."

Do the sororities have national reputations? NO.

I have horrible grades. Can I get into a sorority? NO.

I'm 35 and I have 2 kids. Am I eligible to join a sorority. YES. But you'll probably have fewer options because you may not find much in common with the more traditional students.

Are sororities like what I have seen on TV? Or the book Pledged? NO. We are social and service organizations and the sterotypes you see on TV or read about are not an accurate portrayal for 99% of Greek Life Organizations.

I am an initiated member. Can I drop out and join another national sorority? NO.

Can I join a sorority if there isn't a chapter of it at my school? NO.

Is it true that all sororities haze? NO. All sororities have strict anti-hazing policies. If you know of an organization on your campus violating these policies, contact the campus Greek Adviser.

What kind of a time committment is a sorority? VARIES. Weekly mandatory meetings, semesterly community service hours and study hours, as well as membership retreats. If you have a packed schedule and are pursuing multiple degrees, you may not have the time you would like to have for the bare minimums of membership, let along the "fun stuff" like the social events and date parties. Go through sorority recruitment and learn more about what is expected of the members at your school.

How do I join an NPC sorority? Register for Sorority Recruitment at your university.

How do I join an NIC fraternity? Go through Rush.

How do I join a D-9? Ask an NPHC member in real life. Research the hell out of the organizations in the D-9 before you do.

How do I learn more about sororities and fraternities in general? All of the groups have national Web sites. It is a good place to start.

How do Greeks choose their members? VARIES. But it's private information and we're not going to tell you.

Is it true that X number of women living together constitutes a brothel, and that's why they don't have sorority houses at my university? NO. There is no such thing as a brothel law.

Can I join a collegiate sorority after college? DEPENDS on the organization and it's generally a lengthy process that can literally take years, if it happens at all.

Are there non-collegiate sororities? YES.

Why does it seem like everyone on Greek Chat jumps down my throat whenever I ask a question? We've head it 1000 times before. Use the SEARCH function. You don't need to bump a 6 year old thread. You can start a new one. But you may get your questions answered by searching first and then clarifying.
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Last edited by adpiucf; 07-19-2007 at 04:48 PM. Reason: updated b/c there is a such thing as a stupid question when you've heard it for the Nth time.
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:40 PM
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"Can you tell me about the reputations of the sororities at ______University?"
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Old 09-29-2005, 03:46 PM
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Question: I want to be an XYZ at the most competitve school in the county. I have a 1.3 GPA, I was in the Nerd Club in HS and president of the Antisocial Society. I bought my philanthropy round clothes at Goodwill and my pref dress at Hot Topic. Since XYZ is the top tier, what are my chances?

Answer: You have 2 chances: slim and none
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:30 PM
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way to be a downer

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Question: I want to be an XYZ at the most competitve school in the county. I have a 1.3 GPA, I was in the Nerd Club in HS and president of the Antisocial Society. I bought my philanthropy round clothes at Goodwill and my pref dress at Hot Topic. Since XYZ is the top tier, what are my chances?

Answer: You have 2 chances: slim and none

for god sakes, it's because of people like you that this world sucks. why don't you do us all a favor, remove that rod from your butt, stop doing coke and wipe that mask of makeup off your ugly face.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:32 PM
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for god sakes, it's because of people like you that this world sucks. why don't you do us all a favor, remove that rod from your butt, stop doing coke and wipe that mask of makeup off your ugly face.
Oh the irony.

GC's gonna have a great time with this one.
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:04 AM
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for god sakes, it's because of people like you that this world sucks. why don't you do us all a favor, remove that rod from your butt, stop doing coke and wipe that mask of makeup off your ugly face.

The irony indeed. Wow did you pick the wrong person to address this to.

Hi,

My name is Jess, and I'm an Alpha Sigma Alpha from Western IL University. What does this mean to you? ASA is about the most un-stereotypical NPC, having mostly smaller chapters at un-Greek campuses, such as the aforementioned WIU, with a total Greek population of 8% (probably lower, actually since when I was undergrad. I've never done drugs, I don't WEAR makeup on a regular basis, and if there is a rod it anyone's ass, my dear, you best turn around and check your own, bless your little heart.
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Old 09-29-2005, 04:14 PM
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"I have a friend who was recently initiated into the NPC affiliated ABC sorority. She discovered she made a HUGE MISTAKE and now wants to drop out and join the NPC affiliated XYZ sorority. Can she do this?"

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No.
To vary it...

"I made this HUGE mistake by joining NPC ABC. I was forced to leave and now I want to try rushing again. Can I?"

It's still no.
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:46 PM
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To vary it...

"I made this HUGE mistake by joining NPC ABC. I was forced to leave and now I want to try rushing again. Can I?"

It's still no.

At my school, once you sign a bid card and then either de-activate or de-pledge; you have to wait a full calendar year before joining another house.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:27 AM
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At my school, once you sign a bid card and then either de-activate or de-pledge; you have to wait a full calendar year before joining another house.
That's a universal NPC rule. However we get that question a LOT and not just from people who pledged, from initiated members.
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:48 PM
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At my school, once you sign a bid card and then either de-activate or de-pledge; you have to wait a full calendar year before joining another house.
If you depledge - that is, you haven't been initiated - you can wait a year (and it's not a "full calendar year", it's a "season to season" year - i.e depledge in fall, join somewhere else the next fall) and then pledge and join another sorority.

However, once you initiate into an NPC, even if you "deactivate" you may not join another NPC sorority EVER. If there are sororities on your campus taking women who have been iniated into other sororities, they and the women could be in major trouble. Especially if the chapter that takes them is aware they were in another group - this could lead to Panhellenic sanctions. This practice must be discontinued immediately, if it is occurring.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:12 AM
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If you depledge - that is, you haven't been initiated - you can wait a year (and it's not a "full calendar year", it's a "season to season" year - i.e depledge in fall, join somewhere else the next fall) and then pledge and join another sorority.

However, once you initiate into an NPC, even if you "deactivate" you may not join another NPC sorority EVER.
So this is probably a silly question. And I just want to know for my own personal knowledge, not because I want to. Here it goes.....

Can you join an NPHC or a multicultural GLO, if you've already initiated an NPC sorority?

Cause I know you can join an honours society like Phi Beta Kappa.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:45 AM
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So this is probably a silly question. And I just want to know for my own personal knowledge, not because I want to. Here it goes.....

Can you join an NPHC or a multicultural GLO, if you've already initiated an NPC sorority?

Cause I know you can join an honours society like Phi Beta Kappa.
http://greekchat.com/gcforums/showthread.php?t=82224

I'm not in the NPHC, but to make a complicated answer short...NO.

As far as multicultural GLOs go, it would depend on the organization's membership policies, I'd imagine.
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:11 AM
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Cause I know you can join an honours society like Phi Beta Kappa.
At first, I thought I'd just have a good laugh at all this, but this quote made me remember something I could add. Once, a girl recognized me from a function for Psi Chi (The National Honor Society in Psychology). So she comes up to me and asks, "So, can I still join a sorority if I join Psi Chi first? Like, will they not let me in because it has Greek Letters?" I actually did see someone ask this on GC too about dual membership in a sorority and an honor society. I was too to laugh the first time and was still too to laugh the second time.
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Old 09-29-2005, 04:31 PM
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Another answer: 2 words HELL and NO!

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Question: I want to be an XYZ at the most competitve school in the county. I have a 1.3 GPA, I was in the Nerd Club in HS and president of the Antisocial Society. I bought my philanthropy round clothes at Goodwill and my pref dress at Hot Topic. Since XYZ is the top tier, what are my chances?

Answer: You have 2 chances: slim and none
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Old 06-09-2007, 04:36 PM
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Another answer: 2 words HELL and NO!
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