GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Greek Life

Greek Life This forum is for various discussion topics regarding greek life. If you are posting a non-greek related message, please do so in one of the General Chat Topic forums.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 314,087
Threads: 115,486
Posts: 2,168,703
Welcome to our newest member, DiegoKalma
» Online Users: 482
2 members and 480 guests
atbeatsdrdre, isgrissowinf
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-17-2019, 07:26 PM
Sen's Revenge Sen's Revenge is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 979
High School Sororities - Interesting 1914 Policy

So I was minding my business on Newspapers.com, looking for something else entirely, when I discovered a newspaper article about high school fraternities and sororities. Actually, I discovered several. Apparently in the 19-teens, high school GLOs were becoming increasingly popular among the students and were quite unpopular with administrators. So much so, the issue was making the news.

The October 4, 1914 edition of the Washington Evening Star said:

"High school sororities will quickly decline...because of action taken by the National Pan-Hellenic Congress."

Later, the article says a letter from NPC was circulated to high school girls notifying them that if they maintain membership in their high school sororities, it will make them ineligible for NPC groups after September 1915.

Never knew this. Maybe I missed it on here before.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-17-2019, 07:34 PM
Sciencewoman's Avatar
Sciencewoman Sciencewoman is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,123
I'm always kind of amazed by "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Whenever the younger generation is up to some questionable shenanigans, the older generation is irritated and thinking up ways to stop said shenanigans.
__________________
Gamma Phi Beta
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-17-2019, 08:30 PM
psy psy is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 152
Weren't high school sororities and fraternities banned in many places because they often functionally became gangs, IIRC?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-17-2019, 09:31 PM
Titchou Titchou is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
Posts: 4,190
Maybe but not here in the deep south. They were still popular into the 60s and after.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-18-2019, 12:35 PM
Sen's Revenge Sen's Revenge is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by psy View Post
Weren't high school sororities and fraternities banned in many places because they often functionally became gangs, IIRC?
I've never heard that it was because they operated like gangs.

Fraternities were definitely banned in DC schools in the middle 90s when I was there. The rationale I was told was because we couldn't have selective organizations.

However, all the NPHC orgs in DC had some sort of youth affiliates after school hours, so if we really wanted that experience, we could be in a beautillion or cotillion from the Alphas, AKAs, or the Links; Jabberwock or Delta Academy from the Deltas; Sigma Beta Club with the Sigmas; Archonettes with the Zetas;, Rhoers with Sigma Gamma Rho; or Kappa League. The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa for teachers also had Xinos for girls and Kudos for boys. The Ques now have the Rhino Club, which didn't exist when I was in school.

All that to say that we didn't miss high school Greek life.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Cheerio Cheerio is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: waiting for "The Bats" quarter coin
Posts: 2,824
Quote:
Originally Posted by psy View Post
Weren't high school sororities and fraternities banned in many places because they often functionally became gangs, IIRC?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Titchou View Post
Maybe but not here in the deep south. They were still popular into the 60s and after.
Young ladies attending my high school during the 70s, 80s and 90s formed many special clique groups, kind of like sororities, that wore individual group t-shirts every Friday. Some of the t-shirts were emblazoned with popular beer commercial quotes. Some groups stuck a nickname on the back of each members shirt; some nicknames were just as bad as the beer slogans on their shirt front.

The type of gals forming these mixed groups were mostly popular kids with a high GPA ranking: cheerleaders, poms, yearbook and newspaper editors, student government leaders, and really good friends of same. Most group members also enjoyed living with parents who were community leaders, teachers, school board members and/or monetary supporters of school functions.

These special high school groups were only banned at my old school when an executive principal decided they were too exclusive, never banned or demoted due to poor taste displayed in their shirt mottos/nicknames.

A good percentage of the women from my HS class in these special HS groups became NPC members, in a truly wide variety of NPCs.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High School Sororities pas Greek History 9 11-04-2013 11:51 AM
how do you get into a high school sororities southerngal1193 Chit Chat 6 03-12-2010 08:36 PM
High School Sororities Saxenmeyer Recruitment 1 03-12-2010 08:05 PM
sororities in high school?!?!?! sailorpiphi Greek Life 63 11-24-2003 10:22 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.