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Old 05-08-2021, 01:34 PM
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Thanks. It’s just the utter hypocrisy that gets me - these populations we are trying so hard to attract were referred to as “undesirable” a couple decades ago.

If these changes actually lead to chapters full of women who love each other and relate to each other regardless of their deepest differences, it may be worth it. However, if it leads to tokenism, I’ll puke.
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Old 05-08-2021, 01:43 PM
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"I HATE tokenism," said this mother of 5 non-white daughters and also early, often token, female horticulturist.
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Old 05-08-2021, 05:48 PM
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I enjoyed the question the GPB alum asked:"is the preferential treatment of high GPA PNMs also ending?" A reply was that that was not preferential treatment. Why is it not? And why is a minimum GPA requirement by chapters not anti-inclusive? Why should IHQs expect members to pay dues, because dues would be unreachable for some?
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:03 PM
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The first time my son's fraternity tells me his dues will be doubled so that they can pledge members who can't pay, he is outta there. We work hard enough to pay his.
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:31 PM
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I wonder how many women (and men too, because they’re going through this is well) who are just affording college by the skin of their teeth but would be a fantastic addition to a GLO could be pledged, with the money that is being spent on studies, DEI specialists, and consultants. (I used to hope that if you needed someone for a study you found someone in the alumnae membership who was employed in that field and who would maybe adjust their fee because they were a member, but I know better now.)
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:40 PM
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I think it's great that some people, like the little boy stating that the emperor is naked, realize eliminating legacy policies does nothing to get more diverse PNM populations-and that, greek sisters, is the first step in being more inclusive!
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Old 05-17-2021, 06:25 PM
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I just got an email from AEPhi's national office. We are NOT ending preferential treatment for legacies. The email does acknowledge that sometimes the number of legacies going through FR is greater than quota, and sometimes legacies will have to be released, but all legacies should be given "every consideration possible".

What triggered the email was a change whereby chapters no longer have to make a courtesy call to a legacy's AEPhi relative to inform her that the legacy was released.

Also, the AEPhi relative must submit a letter of recommendation for the PNM indicating that she's a legacy, to ensure that the chapter is aware of her legacy status. (I guess that if the relative has passed away, another AEPhi in good standing can write the rec.)

And great-granddaughters are now considered legacies. We're one of the younger NPCs, but I guess we've been around long enough that great-granddaughters of AEPhis are now college age.
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Old 06-07-2021, 10:05 AM
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ZTA just announced that legacies will no longer be given preferential treatment.
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Old 06-07-2021, 03:19 PM
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I was recently asked to volunteer again, which I declined to do based on the change in our legacy policy. I also let them know that the reason why was declining to do so. I am all for increasing diversity, but I am very (extremely) unhappy that my daughter will no longer be given any special consideration as a legacy. Of course, she’s five years away from college.

I would be happy to mentor PNMs without connections through the recruitment process to help them get in the door. Maybe that’s a better way to diversify membership.
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Old 06-07-2021, 03:21 PM
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I am thrilled that you spoke up!
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Old 06-07-2021, 05:44 PM
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ZTA just announced that legacies will no longer be given preferential treatment.
Meaning they will not automatically be moved on to the 2nd round. That is a shame for my 2x legacy granddaughters. I'd be upset, but I really don't think sororities as we know them will be around when they enter college (they are three and 1 now).

And good for you amIblue. I am so glad that you explained the reason for declining the invitation. And you are right, alums mentoring PNMs who might not be "in the know" would probably be much more productive than destroying each sorority's alum loyalties.
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:52 PM
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Alpha Sigma Tau announces updates reflecting our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

https://alphasigmatau.org/news-event...update/#legacy

Of this 8-point change in policy, the following may be the most interesting or unexpected:

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- Alpha Sigma Tau has eliminated the policy that required AΣΤ legacies to receive preferential consideration during recruitment. Additionally, Alpha Sigma Tau has expanded the definition of a legacy to be inclusive of all family structures.


- The fourth line of the Creed of Alpha Sigma Tau states, “[As a member of Alpha Sigma Tau]…I believe in the fulfillment of self and will strive to contribute my share to the progress of mankind.”

This line of the creed has been revised and now states, “…contribute my share to the progress of humankind."


- Alpha Sigma Tau collegiate chapters are now prohibited from recognizing chapter sweethearts.

While the sweetheart program was established with good intentions, Alpha Sigma Tau has advanced beyond traditional gender roles common in the early 19th century. Outdated traditions, such as the sweetheart program, detract from our focus as a Sisterhood and set back centuries of efforts and sacrifices to eliminate male supremacy and societal sexism.

Additionally, in recent years, sweethearts have been the epicenter of many negative chapter cultures and situations jeopardizing our members’ emotional and physical safety. Several chapter discipline issues over just the last three years involve policy violations and health and safety issues related to or involving chapter sweethearts.
There was no mention of a change in the rec policy.

There doesn't appear to be any pushback regarding these changes on social media thus far.
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Old 08-15-2021, 01:26 PM
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KΔ has gotten rid of preferential policy for legacies.
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Old 08-15-2021, 05:39 PM
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I'm hearing more and more about DG legacies being released after first round. Some of their DG legacy-granters are convinced it's *because of* the new legacy policies -- that chapters are taking it to extremes.

I'm not close enough to rush to know whether it's a preconceived notion, a "my little Hannah is perfect", or actually happening.
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