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Old 12-07-2017, 09:02 AM
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I think that's an abberation. My son wore his FIJI pledge pin last year, and my daughter wore one when she joined Pi Phi 5 years ago...they both still have them, but I think they only wore them for meetings, not all the time. My daughter's school, W&L, has an annual yearbook, and many guys wear pledge pins in the first year photos. The women generally wear those drapes for the photos, so they don't wear pins (75% of the student body is Greek, so this is a pretty good indication). We still have pledge pins, but they're returned after initiation and reused.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:36 AM
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I know! Is that everywhere now or just some schools?
None at all or just not required to be worn all the time? Another possibility, did they just not have enough in time? Do they do ribbons instead? So many questions!
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:12 PM
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My dd pledged this year and I couldn’t believe they no longer wear pledge pins
(Nor are they “pledges”...) I can’t even imagine dinks!
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No pledge pins? How strange!
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I think that's an abberation. My son wore his FIJI pledge pin last year, and my daughter wore one when she joined Pi Phi 5 years ago...they both still have them, but I think they only wore them for meetings, not all the time. My daughter's school, W&L, has an annual yearbook, and many guys wear pledge pins in the first year photos. The women generally wear those drapes for the photos, so they don't wear pins (75% of the student body is Greek, so this is a pretty good indication). We still have pledge pins, but they're returned after initiation and reused.
Since most 'pledge' pins are rather inexpensive, do the common pin manufacturers use flimsy/poor pin materials that some sororities find cheapens the look (and possibly the meaning behind) their pin?

Conversely would a group having a more expensive 'pledge' pin decide it is less expensive for members to pay for ribbons instead of a pin?

Although it might rarely occur, using ribbons could save any group from theft of pins by women who never return pins after dropping before initiation (even if women must somehow then pay for said 'lost/borrowed forever' pins).

If I recall correctly there is at least one NPC group that doesn't require initiated members to have their very own pin. I wonder if that means they consistently pass-down old pins to their next generation of members as part of their traditions and standards.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:50 PM
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I'm curious if anyone has or knows anyone that has their freshman cap/dink?
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