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Old 08-19-2021, 02:37 PM
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Inclusion of students with disabilities

Amid all the hoopla about Alabama and Auburn recruitment social media, I saw two posts that deserve more attention. Both UA and AU have programs where students with intellectual disabilities can live on campus, get experience in independent living, take appropriate classes, etc. They are not candidates for 2- or 4-year college degrees.

Instagram shows that students in these programs joined AGD at Alabama and AGD, Chi O, and Pi Phi at Auburn:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSnPkysnPaj/ (4th picture)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CSkooCVrzRk/

I'm curious if any Greekchatters know how this inclusion came about or how the Greek system makes it work. Do these students have to go through the whole SEC rush gauntlet, or are there accommodations? Is it an issue that they aren't enrolled in a degree program? This thread from a few years back suggests that certificate candidates aren't eligible for many GLOs: http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...d.php?t=244932 Is it possible they are social or honorary new members?

Congrats to these young women who seem very happy on Bid Day.
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Old 08-19-2021, 03:15 PM
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I am beyond proud! I can't answer your questions, but I'm so glad you shared those photos!
I do know that Alpha Gam does not have honorary members - a Sister is a Sister.
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Old 08-19-2021, 03:24 PM
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Clemson's had the ClemsonLIFE program for a while now, and I think the first women enrolled in it joined sororities either spring of my senior year or the fall after I'd graduated so I didn't have first hand experience with their inclusion into the Greek system. Here's an article that explains how it works for people who aren't as familiar with the concept. On the fraternity side, when Pi Kapp was rechartering at Clemson while I was there they gave bids to two men in the ClemsonLIFE program whose dads are also Pi Kapp alums. Their story is special to me because I had some friends in the chapter and when I asked one of them about how David and Jacob were treated in the chapter he said "They're just my brothers. We don't see them any differently."

On the logistics side, I found an article describing Clemson's Sigma Kappa chapter giving bids to women in the program that says they attend Sisterhood round (round 3) and Pref only. I remember that when my chapter gave a bid to a woman in ClemsonLIFE Panhellenic had a separate, smaller bid day before the main bid day celebration just for the program participants and some women from their chapters, probably because the big celebration is really loud and overwhelming.
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Old 08-19-2021, 04:01 PM
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University of Tennessee also had its first set of Future program students go through recruitment for the first time! There was a video of the PNMs getting their bids on Tik Tok.
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Old 08-19-2021, 05:19 PM
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it is my understanding from a local post at Auburn that they went thru regular recruitment process.
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Old 08-19-2021, 07:21 PM
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I was told that they went to parties before each session that only had the girls from their program. I believe they got to choose their group themselves.

The new members only go to certain events--nothing that would overwhelm them.
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