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Old 03-06-2021, 08:13 AM
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NIC and groups with religious restrictions...

I'm sort of surprised after all of the efforts (mostly in the 1950s and 1960s) to have all of the NIC fraternities be open to not only those of all races but all religions as well that over the last few years NIC has admitted organizations like Beta Upsilon Chi which are explicitly Christian in both membership and program.

I'm not sure if that represents that the efforts to have NIC fraternities were always only external forces rather than the NIC itself or if it represents that the NIC has over the last 30 years has admitted groups like Alpha Phi Alpha, Lambda Phi Epsilon and Sigma Beta Rho that would have at one point or another been considered "Niche" fraternities, even if they don't have explicit membership requirements (other than being all-male). (Of course the same could have been said about Zeta Beta Tau at the time)

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Old 03-06-2021, 10:47 AM
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Youíre thinking of NIC like NPC. It isnít.
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Old 03-06-2021, 01:20 PM
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Youíre thinking of NIC like NPC. It isnít.
I know that NIC's admission criteria are completely different than NPC's . The NPC wouldn't admit a flipped gender equivalent of *most* of the recent groups that NIC has admitted, due to the NPCs requirements on number of chapters and the amount of time they have been around.

The NICs admission criteria that are quantifiable and seem to apply ( as of 2015 - https://web.archive.org/web/20180417....-08.28.17.pdf ) boil down to
* 5 active chapters (of which 3 have to have been active for at least 5 years)
* Have national officers which control between conventions
* Mutually exclusive
* All undergraduate chapters must be at accredited schools that offer bachelor's degrees or two year accredited schools.

(Frankly the way that I read the requirements, Kappa Alpha Theta could seek dual membership in the NIC the way that Alpha Phi Alpha has with the NIC & NPHC.)

But nowhere do I read any rule on being open to all students other than the term General. (I'm not sure that would cause a problem to a Fraternity which only allowed membership based on Major *or* one that required the brother (or their father) be a Freemason)
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