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Old 04-07-2012, 09:55 AM
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Question Starting a new community sorority.

Hey everyone...Greeks and non-Greeks.
I am currently creating a local community sorority in Fayetteville NC.
It would be non-collegiate of course. We are using Greek letters. We currently have 4 Greek letters. It is for people that have always wanted to be in a sorority but for any reason could not do so. We will still be doing community service and be loving and caring to ourselves and each other. Well I wanted to know would we have to go through anything to make it official. Like go through any boards like NPC....help please!!!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:48 PM
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No. There aren't any governing bodies for community sororities. Have you looked at already established groups like Beta Sigma Phi or Epsilon Sigma Alpha?
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:21 PM
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Nope. Slap some letters on sweatshirts, go out and clean a highway or whatever. Be prepared, though, for people to jeer at you as "wannabes." If that doesn't sound like something you want, check out ESA or BSPhi.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:26 PM
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I think it is great that you are starting a community based GLO. I did some reading on The Red Hat Society and they pretty much just decided to become a society and they established some pillars and such and look at them! Over 40,000 chapters!

I am a sister of Beta Sigma Phi, so I can't help but put a plug-in for us. If you are concerned about some issues and would rather have the backing of numerous chapters around the world you can look into BSP (www.betasigmaphi.org), if not I say go for it! Many wonderful GLO's have been started by strong woman who were not afraid of establishing something new.

As for people possibly jeering at you, once you get out there with community service and a positive image people may be more interested in your GLO and will most likely take you serious.

I wish you the best of luck!
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:32 PM
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Is the Red Hat Society still a big thing?
Red Hat Society =/= sorority
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:56 PM
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Red hat society is definitely still alive and kicking, but it does have an age restriction so it's not for everyone. And it's not really that kind of group anyway. But there are a million ways to do good things in your community without having to slap on some letters. I would recommend either working within one of the highly respectable community sororities or finding another existing social organization (Red Hat, Junior League, Jaycees, Lions, Exchange) and going that route. As 33 said, you will come off as, well, not cool.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:54 PM
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I want to start something fresh and new....those people did....why can't I?
I believe in my future community sorority. I can see us doing the same if not better than the rest.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:06 PM
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I want to start something fresh and new....those people did....why can't I?
I believe in my future community sorority. I can see us doing the same if not better than the rest.
Better than the rest? Someone sounds like they are mad a certain group.
Plus what you plan on doing isn't fresh and new. I can name 2 sororities off the top of my that do the EXACT same thing and take women of all ages.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:08 PM
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I want to start something fresh and new....those people did....why can't I?
I believe in my future community sorority. I can see us doing the same if not better than the rest.
Good luck with your acute case of founderitis.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:10 PM
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Good luck with your acute case of founderitis.
Where is the like button when you need it?
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:25 PM
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I mean is it wrong to do this? I don't get what's the big deal . I just want to do good and help people to do something that they may never had the chance to do. But thanks to all that gave me good advice...
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:05 AM
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Go ahead, have a great time. What we're trying to tell you is there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Of the 2 community sororities mentioned above, the only one I have familiarity with is Beta Sigma Phi and they seem to vary from chapter to chapter so you would have some freedom to customize.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:31 AM
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I mean is it wrong to do this? I don't get what's the big deal . I just want to do good and help people to do something that they may never had the chance to do. But thanks to all that gave me good advice...
Why do you need Greek letters and to make up a bunch of principles and colors and whatnot to accomplish your goal? Why do you need something new? Why can't you accomplish this via the Junior League, Eastern Star, BSPhi, etc.?

You ought to address those issues before you take the first step.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:27 AM
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Its to give it a feel of being in a sorority. That's all. If you never got the chance too...hard to explain....And I'm typing from my iPhone. Lol. But the othe others ones don't seem to have my vision that I have.
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Why do you need Greek letters and to make up a bunch of principles and colors and whatnot to accomplish your goal? Why do you need something new? Why can't you accomplish this via the Junior League, Eastern Star, BSPhi, etc.?

You ought to address those issues before you take the first step.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:32 AM
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Its to give it a feel of being in a sorority. That's all. If you never got the chance too...hard to explain....And I'm typing from my iPhone. Lol. But the othe others ones don't seem to have my vision that I have.
How does one create the feeling of being in a sorority (I'm assuming you mean a collegiate sorority) without being in college? I suppose I get the why, but the how seems to be pretty elusive.
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