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Old 07-10-2006, 12:42 AM
Zeecee Zeecee is offline
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transfer student: new school doesn't have my frat, can I still join one?

I am transferring next year and the school I'm going to has plenty of fraternities - but not the one I'm currently a member of. Can I still join any of their other frats?
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:19 PM
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If You are a member of an NIC Fraternity, no, You are not allowed to join an other Fraternity of the same conference=NIC/IFC.

Even though there have been some, it is very few and far between.

Have You given thoughts of trying to start a Chapter there of Your GLO?

Little information gives Us little.

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Old 07-11-2006, 01:45 AM
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I am transferring next year and the school I'm going to has plenty of fraternities - but not the one I'm currently a member of. Can I still join any of their other frats?
Are you serious?
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:23 AM
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why the hell would you want to be a pledge again. terrible idea and I have never heard of anyone doing that, period.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:53 AM
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Where's the fraternal loyalty here? Why would you want to change?

Here's an idea --- how about chartering a new chapter of your org and becoming a part of history?
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:19 PM
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Resigning

If you really care that much, you need to resign or ask your local chapter to expel you from membership. This can then be forwarded onto your grand chapter, administrative office etc. for entry on the membership lists. Then you might be able to affiliate with a new chapter.
It is not as uncommen as you think.
At my chapter we had a member transfer to SMU where he joined PKA another member joined Sig Ep at North Texas we expelled the guy who joined Sig Ep we took no action against the guy who joined Pike. We also took in a one guy who had been in another GLO.

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Old 07-11-2006, 12:37 PM
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While I can understand where people would be upset, I know off the top of my head two instances where friends transferred to schools without their GLO. In both cases, they spoke with their brothers, explained the situation and in both cases, resigned... with no ill feelings.

To the OP, if your current fraternity is only a local, I do not see that there would be much of an issue with joining a National GLO. However, I would advise you to consider what type of school you are transferring to. Is it a large school? Is the Greek scene very important there? Would that school's IFC be receptive to the establishment of another GLO with you at the helm? It's probably worth checking with IFC to see what kind of hoops you have to jump through to establish another fraternity on campus.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:50 PM
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This has been discussed on numerous other threads, but in the end it is one of those questions for which there is no correct answer.

It depends on BOTH fraternities.

While I personally would not have considered it, I can understand why someone might -- sort of.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:54 PM
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This has been discussed on numerous other threads, but in the end it is one of those questions for which there is no correct answer.

It depends on BOTH fraternities.

While I personally would not have considered it, I can understand why someone might -- sort of.

Well said, for the first two comments. I agree with the third one, too. I think maybe, he just wants brothers to hang around with.

Good luck with whatever you decide works for you.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:04 PM
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Well said...
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:31 PM
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Where's the fraternal loyalty here? Why would you want to change?

Here's an idea --- how about chartering a new chapter of your org and becoming a part of history?

^^^How is this being overlooked by EVERYBODY?
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:33 PM
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^^^How is this being overlooked by EVERYBODY?
Because maybe his new school isn't open for expansion or there aren't enough people interested in starting a new fraternity there.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:37 PM
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Because maybe his new school isn't open for expansion or there aren't enough people interested in starting a new fraternity there.
But that's the nice thing about IFC....it doesn't HAVE to be open for expansion like NPC. You just go start your group.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:38 PM
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But that's the nice thing about IFC....it doesn't HAVE to be open for expansion like NPC. You just go start your group.
Not necessarily. My school's bylaws for greek life say that there's a maximum for the number of fraternities or sororities that can be on campus at any given moment. Unless someone dies out, we can't get a new organization.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:42 PM
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Not necessarily. My school's bylaws for greek life say that there's a maximum for the number of fraternities or sororities that can be on campus at any given moment. Unless someone dies out, we can't get a new organization.
Is that a normal thing at most campuses?? It seems like we had Fraternities coming and going faster then you could keep up with.
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