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Old 01-24-2006, 05:32 PM
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Sorority Chapter at U. of Utah May Close April 30

According to the January 24 '06 Daily Utah Chronicle Delta Delta Delta has informed its U. of Utah chapter that its charter will be revoked April 30, 2006. Apparently the reason is related to low numbers. The chapter intends to appeal the action. In addition the chapter is planning recruitment events.

The article, which has more details about campus total, the notification, and so on, is at:


http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/me...hchronicle.com

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go to the student paper's main page

http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com

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Old 01-24-2006, 05:45 PM
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Is it Me, or does there seem to be a problem at Ut?

This isnt the first as I remember!
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Old 01-25-2006, 04:37 PM
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Three Other U. of Utah Sororities Warned by Their HQs

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, three other sorority chapters -- in addition to Tri Delta -- have been warned (or encouraged) by their HQs to increase recruitment. The three, which are not named, are under total, although apparently not as small as the Tri Delta chapter. The article is at:

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_3435135
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Old 01-25-2006, 04:45 PM
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This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Why doesn't the college Panhellenic just lower total?

Not everyone is going to have chapters of 100+! It almost sounds like they want to get out of Utah for some reason cough cough Mormons cough cough.
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:21 PM
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This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Why doesn't the college Panhellenic just lower total?

Not everyone is going to have chapters of 100+! It almost sounds like they want to get out of Utah for some reason cough cough Mormons cough cough.
Basically what I was intimating to! Not a Greek Problem, but a State or Un. Problem.

If that is the case Leave Utahaa where they belong, no where!

They have thier own little world anyway!
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:29 PM
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This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Why doesn't the college Panhellenic just lower total?

Not everyone is going to have chapters of 100+! It almost sounds like they want to get out of Utah for some reason cough cough Mormons cough cough.
33girl, it looks as if U of Utah's Panhellenic "recently" did lower total. Excerpt from the student paper article mentioned in the first post in this thread: "Currently, only two out of the six sorority chapters are above total, which was recently reduced from 80 to 63."

Exactly how "recently" I don't know, but obviously the new total of 63 has still left four chapters below total and under the gun from their national HQs. A tough, tough situation for the chapters.
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:18 PM
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33girl, it looks as if U of Utah's Panhellenic "recently" did lower total. Excerpt from the student paper article mentioned in the first post in this thread: "Currently, only two out of the six sorority chapters are above total, which was recently reduced from 80 to 63."

Exactly how "recently" I don't know, but obviously the new total of 63 has still left four chapters below total and under the gun from their national HQs. A tough, tough situation for the chapters.
TWO out of SIX???

That seems a little odd. It makes me wonder what the whole story is.

And I feel bad for the tri-delta chapter... having to recruit when it's been publicized that they're closing. Seems like it was either publicized too quickly or leaked.
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:02 AM
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And what religion are you guys? 'Fess up, I'm sure that someone can make a snide remark about it.
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:15 AM
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We used to have a chapter there, too. My understanding (from both sorority friends and Mormons who have gone there) is that the pressure to be in LDS only groups is getting only harder to overcome. It's certainly not a Mormon school, but there is a super high percentage.

Now, while I do not believe in the tenets of the Mormon church, I respect it - just as I would want my religion to be treated with respect. So, if that's the case, I can certainly understand either going to a REALLY low total (40? 45?), or disbanding.
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:20 AM
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And what religion are you guys? 'Fess up, I'm sure that someone can make a snide remark about it.
Oh noes, not a fake internet personality telling people not to make fun of teh mormonz.
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:34 AM
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not just a fake internet personality but one that couldn't be more unique with his/her name -
um just a thought, but didn't somebody already get sock puppet first

why would we need two?
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:43 AM
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Haha that reminds me of people who try to put something stupid like "COOL" on their license plates, but "COOL" was already taken so instead they get "CQQL" as if the Qs weren't just symbolic of what tools, er, TQQLS they are.
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:38 AM
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33girl, it looks as if U of Utah's Panhellenic "recently" did lower total. Excerpt from the student paper article mentioned in the first post in this thread: "Currently, only two out of the six sorority chapters are above total, which was recently reduced from 80 to 63."

Exactly how "recently" I don't know, but obviously the new total of 63 has still left four chapters below total and under the gun from their national HQs. A tough, tough situation for the chapters.
Then they should have reduced it more, to 40 or so. This is why I always complain about too high totals, all your HQ sees is you're under total, not the fact that everyone is under total. However, if they have something in their local panhel bylaws that says the total lowering needs to be unanimous, the two who are at it probably pitched a fit and refused to go any lower.

I'm not making fun of the Mormons, just saying that if they have a big influence 1) there might be pressure for the students to only join LDS groups and 2) the national groups might be getting sick of the power LDS has there.
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:47 PM
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I don't think it has anything to do with Mormonism- Tri Delt has been struggling on that campus for at least the past 10 years. They would usually be the only chapter to not make quota, and they would miss it by a lot. It is hard to build up a chapter after years and years of being so much smaller than the others, and if Greek interest in general has gone down, the smallest chapter will be the hardest hit.
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Old 01-28-2006, 01:11 PM
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I don't think it has anything to do with Mormonism- Tri Delt has been struggling on that campus for at least the past 10 years. They would usually be the only chapter to not make quota, and they would miss it by a lot. It is hard to build up a chapter after years and years of being so much smaller than the others, and if Greek interest in general has gone down, the smallest chapter will be the hardest hit.
I was more referring to the fact that there are three other chapters that are being warned by their HQ that they may face closure in the near future if their numbers don't improve.
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