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Old 01-05-2007, 11:51 AM
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Unhappy Send Off

Hi,

My teacher recently gave a talk on different parts of secret societies and I was very intrested in what she had to say about their traditions and norms and I fell inlove with the idea of greek life.

My questions is about "Greek Send Off's",when they started making it a tradition,why they have this event,who is invited to the event, what is an example of the days happenings for an actual send off?

We are writing a 6 page paper on the society of our choice, I chose Greeks and was very interested in the whole idea of Send Off's but couldn't find much information about them.

So please someone help me or direct me to some you think can help.

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Old 01-05-2007, 11:53 AM
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First of all, Kelly...giving out your name and school on the internet is probably NOT a good idea. It's a small world.

Second of all...do your own damn homework.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:01 PM
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First of all, Kelly...giving out your name and school on the internet is probably NOT a good idea. It's a small world.

Second of all...do your own damn homework.
I was just asking for help and this is part of the "Homework" it''s called "Research",as for my name and school maybe you are right...
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:16 PM
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Dang, I hope the folks at Mercks or Pfizer or AstraZeneca never resort to your type of "Research".


Ok...for our sendoffs we smeared our senoirs in honey and left them in the woods for the bears, and then we went off cow-tipping.

Now that's a 100% reliable research answer, I promise.



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Old 01-05-2007, 03:14 PM
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I was just asking for help and this is part of the "Homework" it''s called "Research",as for my name and school maybe you are right...
If one of my students put www.greekchat.com down as a reference, I would fail him/her on the spot.

That only flies if you are publishing a book exposing the dark side of sorority life.
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Old 01-05-2007, 03:22 PM
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I've used forums as resources in presentations, but really only as a general "they have good advice for people with ADD here" sort of thing. Or, I got this anecdote/quote from User2315smith or something.

It's not cool to try and use it as your research paper resource.
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Old 01-05-2007, 03:54 PM
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What's a sendoff?
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What's a sendoff?
Our sendoff was called Senior Farewell.
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:02 PM
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Our sendoff was called Senior Farewell.
Ours was called Senior Sendoff. I have no idea why a high schooler would be interested in it. Of all aspects of greek life, there are a lot that are more interesting and important. I couldn't write six pages on Senior sendoff if you paid me too. Not to mention that it totally varies from chapter to chapter and isn't official in any way. Weird.

Anyway, hopefully she's just kinda young. Alphafrog, she hasn't been crazy or rude yet or tried to stir up anything, let's at least try to play somewhat nicely.
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:26 PM
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We put ours in a viking boat, lit it on fire and floated it off into the ocean...oh wait...
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:03 PM
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On the serious side, we did a senior night where everyone was voted Most Likely to ______ or Best ____ something funny/fitting for each senior. Sometimes littles would give speeches but my year we had a much-missed pledge class member who had to leave school (went alumna) during our sophomore year come back and roast us. WE loved it, I bet the freshmen had NO clue what was going on.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:56 PM
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I went to one last spring. Our alumnae group attends so that we can show the graduating collegiates how they can continue to participate in Greek life after they leave college.

As someone else said, each of these send offs vary from chapter to chapter. The one I went to was called a "Strawberry Social." The alumnae bring chocolate covered strawberries (strawberries are one of our symbols) and other desserts. We explain to the seniors what opportunities are available in the alumnae chapter and invite them to affiliate with us.

Then, each graduating senior has an opportunity to tell the group what was most special to her about the fraternity. There are lots of laughs and tears during this time. The girls are given presents from both the collegiates and the alumnae.

This is an open event-- relatives who are not Zetas sometimes attend.
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:42 PM
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We put ours in a viking boat, lit it on fire and floated it off into the ocean...oh wait...
MGW, art thou discussing TEH cult business on the public boards?!
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:32 AM
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We put ours in a viking boat, lit it on fire and floated it off into the ocean...oh wait...
ROTFL!

We had Senior Wills, which was a dinner followed by the Seniors "leaving" bequests to various sisters. Some of it was nice and some of it was nasty. I left something semi-nasty to someone that was more memorable by my saying it than by what it was.

Afterwards, the latest Alpha class would host a dessert to leave it on a "sweet note".
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:16 PM
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Why the hell would there be anything about senior sendoffs at the library??? She wanted to know about Greek traditions, so she came here and asked. She CLEARLY stated she looked already and didn't find anything. There are very few books about Panhellenic sororities...I should know, I've looked myself, and what she's looking for isn't really something people would write about in a book anyway cause it's not a big deal for most chapters. It was very logical of her to ask this here and she was nice about it, too. God, you're a bitch. Seriously...get a life.
If it's not something you can find in a library (or other hardcopy media), and must resort to an internet messageboard to find information on, you probably should not be using it for a term paper topic. Reliable Internet sources, newspapers, magazines, etc are all fine to use on an academic paper...messageboards are not. I think I learned that about 5th grade.
And between the hours of 7-4 EST, I have no life - I'm at work.
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