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Old 08-17-2009, 10:07 PM
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Joining a Service Sorority? - Already in NPC

I should know this, but....

One of my collegiates has transferred to Clemson. Great for her, sad for us. She just asked me if she is allowed to join a service sorority (non-NPC, of course). I have to tell you, I don't know! I know some people are in APO or OPA (hope I got that right) and there are other service groups that have become more popular recently, at least here. Is she allowed to join a service sorority?

I'm so focused on recruitment right now, I can't wrap my brain around this. How sad is that.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:17 PM
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With my sorority, Omega Phi Alpha (or as you said OPA), you can be in another social sorority and be in OPA as well. I have many sisters who are also DST, SGRho, KKG, APhi, SAI, as well as many others!

*Btw, OPA does not have a chapter at Clemson, although it would be cool to have a chapter there!
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:17 PM
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Im sure it's in the stickies somewhere, but i feel like it's allowed.

Is your org not at Clemson? If she could transfer to a chapter there, Id imagine that would be ideal, and then take advantage of the service opportunities there. Or, spearhead a service movement within that chapter.

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Old 08-17-2009, 10:18 PM
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She is.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:44 PM
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Nope, no Alpha Xi Delta at Clemson. Maybe one day.

Thanks for confirming!!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:07 PM
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Yes she can.

As long as the sorority is non-NPC, she's OK
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:47 AM
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It is allowed.

One of my AEPhi sisters became an APO brother long before becoming an AEPhi. I myself was approached to pledge APO after I joined AEPhi (but I chose not to pursue membership).
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:41 AM
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Yep! As long as the service org is not an associate chapter of her school's phc...or so it is at ours
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:48 AM
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Yep! As long as the service org is not an associate chapter of her school's phc...or so it is at ours
To the NPCers...is this true? I thought that the restriction was for NPCs, not members of campus panhellenic councils?

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Old 08-18-2009, 09:52 AM
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To the NPCers...is this true? I thought that the restriction was for NPCs, not members of campus panhellenic councils?

/swerve
Well I'm not an NPCer, but yes its true. My chapter became an associate member of our school's panhellenic council. We did have a girl who became one of our pledges, and then later found out she was also pledging an NPC sorority on campus. She ended up having to choose one or the other.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:01 AM
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Well I'm not an NPCer, but yes its true. My chapter became an associate member of our school's panhellenic council. We did have a girl who became one of our pledges, and then later found out she was also pledging an NPC sorority on campus. She ended up having to choose one or the other.
What happens if (for example) Susie joins OPA at State University, then transfers to University of State (where OPA is on the campus panhellenic) -- she wouldn't be allowed to pledge an NPC if she wanted?
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:52 AM
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my campus is the same, you can't join npc if you're in an associate chapter of the panhel. council on your campus and you can't join the associate chapter if you're in npc.
this is where i get worried because my service chapter was asked to join our council and i want to do a social as well but it's split to a vote...so i'm hoping...*praying* that they decide not to join because i really want them both.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:56 AM
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That sucks, but I can see the logic in it, because otherwise it would mean double representation. But what is somebody is already part of both?
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:43 AM
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The immediate past president of the APO chapter at ODU is also AXiD.
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:17 PM
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What happens if (for example) Susie joins OPA at State University, then transfers to University of State (where OPA is on the campus panhellenic) -- she wouldn't be allowed to pledge an NPC if she wanted?
If OPA is on U of State's campus Panhel, Susie will probably find that her experience will be much more "social" than it was at State U and will feel no need to pledge an NPC sorority.

Penn State (nittanygirl's school) is the EXCEPTION to this, not the rule. Service sororities and fraternities usually are not associated (fully or partially) with Panhel or IFC. And if they are, I question 1) the dumbassness of the school and 2) if the chapter is putting service first.
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