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Old 10-10-2002, 11:50 PM
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54 year old pledge!!!

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2002/...10/LNlist5.htm
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Old 10-10-2002, 11:56 PM
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Last year Alpha Gamma Rho had a 43 year old pledge. He came back to school after a career in the military.
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Old 10-11-2002, 12:23 AM
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I think we're limited to 26 years and younger for undergrads.
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Old 10-11-2002, 01:05 AM
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I personally think that is great and wished more fraternities and sororities realized what they may be missing out on by only gone for the late teens and early 20 somethings.

the national trend for universities now is that more are becoming commuter campuses and the average age is rising. My campus' average age is 28/29 As more "old" folks go back to school more may think about what they missed when they were younger and want to try joining a fraternity or sorority now.

I just have to say thank goodness Phi Sigma Sigma realizes the contribution that older women and graduate students can make to their chapter. I was initiated into Phi Sigma Sigma as an active sister at 32 and a grad student. It has been one of the best experiences of my college life - undergrad or grad.

Good luck to Langille and Kudos to the brother of Alpha Sigma Phi
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Old 10-11-2002, 01:05 AM
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In that story, the guy was an Alpha Sigma Phi pledge, but had to leave school, but it says that "Missing initiation at Indiana University bothered Langille for years"...

I really commend him on seeing it through to the end.
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Old 10-11-2002, 01:22 AM
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That is such a great story. Good for him!!!!
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Old 10-11-2002, 11:08 AM
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Wow! That is so cool. Makes me feel young - I'm just now pledging and I'm 25.
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Old 10-11-2002, 11:21 AM
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That is a really sweet story; I am glad the guys were so accepting and willing to let him finish what he started.
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Old 10-11-2002, 11:28 AM
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Now THAT'S what brotherhood/sisterhood for life means!!!!!
How honorable it is that he wanted to come back and complete this process!
This story really made me smile.
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Old 10-11-2002, 12:09 PM
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That is so awesome!

I wish the womens orgs were more open like this! (I know some are-but most aren't)At my school we have a guying who thirty something pledging-and everyone loves him!HE just never got the chance to do it before b/c of family.
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Old 10-11-2002, 12:14 PM
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We had a woman go through recruitment that was 45, lived an hour away and had a husband and kids. She didn't want sisterhood and didn't want to go to socials, meetings, philanthropies, etc... she just wanted somewhere to hang out during breaks between her classes each day.

Things like that made me skeptical of older PNMs, however, I have learned here at GC that not all people are like that woman and this story is so adorable!
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Old 10-11-2002, 12:23 PM
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Good from him, that is very admeriable for him to go back and see this through to the end. More power to him. And congrats to the memeber of Alpha Sigma Phi, for being so open minded.
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Old 10-11-2002, 12:36 PM
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What a nice story! I once knew of another man about the same age that was pledging a Latino fraternity in CA. I don't know if he ever became a brother, though.
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Old 10-11-2002, 01:03 PM
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what a heart-warming story! i think it's great that he wanted to come back and contribute, and the brothers were so accepting!

i couldn't suppress my giggles when he said "ralph"... tee hee!
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Old 10-11-2002, 02:03 PM
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