Go Back Forums > Greek Life

Greek Life This forum is for various discussion topics regarding greek life. If you are posting a non-greek related message, please do so in one of the General Chat Topic forums.

Register Now for FREE!
Join, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 316,935
Threads: 115,811
Posts: 2,175,310
Welcome to our newest member, annetaettsy4223
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-12-2020, 01:26 PM
LaneSig LaneSig is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dallas
Posts: 4,410
New Titles- Provisional, Associate, Emerging

Many Greek organizations are moving away from the term "colony" in favor of "Provisional Chapter", "Associate Chapter", "Emerging Chapter", etc.

These are a few that I am aware of using new terms:

Alpha Sigma Alpha - "emerging chapter"
Theta Phi Alpha- "emerging chapter"

Alpha Sigma Phi- "provisional chapter"
Kappa Alpha- "provisional chapter"

Sigma Tau Gamma- "associate chapter"

This is probably a trend that we will see more of in the next year or so.
Sigma Chi. Friendship, Justice, and Learning since 1855.

I'll support the RedWolves, but in my heart I'll always be an ASU Indian. Go Tribe! (1931-2008)
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2020, 03:43 PM
33girl 33girl is offline
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Hotel Oceanview
Posts: 34,192
I have to state that I absolutely detest the “emerging chapter” business. It reminds me of the chest burster in Alien.

Plus it’s another term you can’t turn into a verb easily. “A chapter is emerging at Foo Foo State” sounds ridiculous. Plus, you don’t know if it’s going to be a chapter until it charters. Same problem with “provisional” or “associate.”

If “colony“ isn’t PC or something. how about a different term that doesn’t usurp “chapter”?
It is all 33girl's fault. ~DrPhil
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2020, 04:24 PM
GoldenAnchor GoldenAnchor is offline
GreekChat Member
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 48
Delta Gamma has used “Establishment” for a while now.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2020, 05:03 PM
Cheerio Cheerio is offline
GreekChat Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: a hazy yellow submarine
Posts: 3,164
Originally Posted by GoldenAnchor View Post
Delta Gamma has used “Establishment” for a while now.
So DG uses phrases such as, "Delta Gamma is pleased to announce the upcoming establishment of a new chapter at Clemson during the Fall 2021 semester."

Or, "Delta Gamma announces the re-establishment of its Montana State chapter beginning in Fall 2019."

And to 33girl, yes, the word colony brings to mind the Original Thirteen, with all the currently un-PC things that occurred back then.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2020, 06:21 PM
naraht naraht is online now
GreekChat Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Rockville,MD,USA
Posts: 3,263
Alpha Phi Omega has used "Petitioning Group" for a *very* long time.
Because "undergrads, please abandon your national policies and make something up" will end well --KnightShadow
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2020, 06:52 PM
Sen's Revenge Sen's Revenge is offline
GreekChat Member
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,078
My arts fraternity, predominately black, uses "expansion effort" to describe a group of people in the early stages of organizing a chapter OR a service area that we've targeted for expansion; and "interest group" to describe an expansion effort that has been approved for charter.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 12:26 AM
aephi alum aephi alum is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The Big Easy
Posts: 9,901
Originally Posted by 33girl View Post
I have to state that I absolutely detest the “emerging chapter” business. It reminds me of the chest burster in Alien.

"Emerging chapter" sounds like a pimple.

IMO, a colony is a colony, and the colony may not make it to chapter status. When my local was absorbed into AEPhi, we were a colony of 10 women, and we were told that we would not be chartered until we had 25 actives. We had 22 members when we were chartered, because MIT ... but if we hadn't had 12 new ladies join our colony, we'd have gone back to being a local.
AEΦ ... Multa Corda, Una Causa ... Celebrating Over 100 Years of Sisterhood
Have no place I can be since I found Serenity, but you can't take the sky from me...
Only those who risk going too far, find out how far they can go.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stanford - Kappa Sigma on Provisional Suspension exlurker Risk Management - Hazing & etc. 0 10-11-2010 05:44 PM
Emerging metro city of Kerala Senusret I Chit Chat 2 02-05-2009 09:34 AM
One of your own in the running for Young Emerging Leader of 2007!!!! RitaMae1908 Kappa Alpha Psi 0 09-19-2007 07:04 PM
An Emerging Catastrophe Professor Alpha Phi Alpha 2 07-28-2004 10:22 AM
emerging leaders seminar? sweetie adpi Alpha Delta Pi 3 06-11-2002 01:05 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.