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Old 04-23-2010, 03:19 PM
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why do fraternities need ur ssn?

Enter text here.what do they do with it
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:26 PM
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Enter text here.what do they do with it
Track down and flog stupid posters.
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:36 PM
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how is this stupid
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:43 PM
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how is this stupid
You mean aside from "enter text here" or the other posts today about "ur ssn"? Those are for starters.

I'm pretty sure my fraternity has never asked for my social security number.

Meanwhile, I'm expecting some spamtastic info on how we can all avoid identity theft.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:22 AM
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my fraternity asks for our ssn when we register as a pledge...sooo...
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:52 AM
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^ Same here. When I signed that contract as a pledge the recruiter needed my SSN.

So, the way the question was worded can be catergorized as stupid. But I think it was an honest question.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:57 AM
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What does a fraternity do with a social?? Hell no, I'd never give mine out like that.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:13 AM
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Delta Chi asks for your social on your Personnel Record Form, I really didn't mind when they asked for it, nor do I mind at present. I'm not sure what they do with it besides bind it the the "Big Book of Every Delta Chi Ever." Side note: do not bend or fold your PR Form if you value your life.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:33 AM
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So, the way the question was worded can be catergorized as stupid. But I think it was an honest question.
Given the way this brand-spanking new poster and another brand-spanking new poster asked basically the same question within an hour or two, I'm doubting the honesty involved.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:03 AM
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It's for financial purposes. The SSN gets registered to a financial agency (e.g. Omega financial) so they can collect dues from you if you neglect to pay.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:49 AM
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It's for financial purposes. The SSN gets registered to a financial agency (e.g. Omega financial) so they can collect dues from you if you neglect to pay.
I think that you are able to register your SSN directly with Omega, rather than giving it to the fraternity. The less people getting their hands on your info, the better. Not only that, I think if you don't want to use your SSN, Omega can give you an ID number (much the way medical insurance does).
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:44 PM
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I think that you are able to register your SSN directly with Omega, rather than giving it to the fraternity. The less people getting their hands on your info, the better. Not only that, I think if you don't want to use your SSN, Omega can give you an ID number (much the way medical insurance does).
Your account number with Omega does not replace the SSN. The SSN is used so that if you're an idiot who doesnt pay your bill (for months and months on end) and the chapter chooses to turn you over to collections, it can and will be attached to your credit report. If you don't pay your fraternity bill, and it comes to bite you in the @$$ several years down the road when you're trying to get a home loan, you deserve it. Your fraternity bill is just like any other bill, except that you can actually work with your chapter to set up a payment plan and not get charged a ridiculous interest rate or fee in the process.

AXiD actually has a new New Member reporting process in which the new members don't have to give their SSN to another member of the chapter to file paperwork, because it's all done electronically now. The new members just have to fill it out an electronic form which is then sent to headquarters. If I'm not mistaken, Alpha Gam is using this same kind of reporting through Omega.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:45 PM
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It's for financial purposes. The SSN gets registered to a financial agency (e.g. Omega financial) so they can collect dues from you if you neglect to pay.
thats the way we do it. but if you're uptight about writing it down you can always enter in the computer and what not yourself.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:26 AM
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One would hope that when you reach the point of registering your info, you would trust your brothers or sisters to record the information.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:32 PM
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same here, i was asked for social security number..i believe it's like amanda said.. many chapters use omega or some other program as a collection agency.If they have your number then they can mess with credit....I may be completely wrong, but thats the best thing i can think of.
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