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Old 07-16-2020, 08:32 PM
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Who Has Removed Preferential Treatment for Legacies?

I’ll update/correct as needed:

**denotes legacy will be given no special consideration

Policies vary amongst the rest from 1st Invitational Round invite, appearing on first bid list if attending Pref, needing approval to release.



Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Gamma Delta
**Alpha Omicron Pi
https://www.alphaomicronpi.org/news/...1ysKwp_QI6lRaA
**Alpha Phi
Alpha Sigma Alpha
Alpha Sigma Tau (no info found)
Alpha Xi Delta
Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta (no official policy - up to chapter)
**Delta Gamma
[URL="https://s3.amazonaws.com/dg-library/Membership-Selection-Process-Changes-FAQ.pdf"]
Delta Phi Epsilon
Delta Zeta
Gamma Phi Beta
**Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Delta*? Unconfirmed change
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Mu (recognizes legacies but policy not found)
**Phi Sigma Sigma
https://www.onephisigmasigma.org/pos...ip-recruitment
Pi Beta Phi
Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Kappa
**Sigma Sigma Sigma
Theta Phi Alpha
Zeta Tau Alpha

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Old 07-16-2020, 09:15 PM
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Listing all 26 NPC sororities is misleading. Perhaps you should put a legend on your chart that ** mean legacies get no special treatment.
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Old 07-16-2020, 11:53 PM
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Listing all 26 NPC sororities is misleading. Perhaps you should put a legend on your chart that ** mean legacies get no special treatment.
Yeah— I will. Need to research more, too.
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Old 07-18-2020, 01:55 PM
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The cover story and another article in the latest issue of The Crescent were focused on heart-warming legacy stories, so I'm guessing there won't be a similar announcement from Gamma Phi Beta anytime soon!
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Old 07-18-2020, 03:40 PM
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The cover story and another article in the latest issue of The Crescent were focused on heart-warming legacy stories, so I'm guessing there won't be a similar announcement from Gamma Phi Beta anytime soon!
I hope not!
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:39 PM
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Alpha Gamma Delta has not removed special consideration.

***I would recommend you indicate those fraternities who have not changed their policy to avoid confusion, as mentioned above ***
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:46 PM
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FYI: Alpha Sigma Tau's legacy policy is still in effect.
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Old 07-18-2020, 07:58 PM
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***The OP might not be able to change her post, as it's been up more than 24 hours.***
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Old 07-19-2020, 08:13 PM
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You can’t edit after 24 hours?
Well, someone may as well delete then, because it won’t stay up to date.
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:44 PM
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Old 07-21-2020, 11:37 PM
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I've not heard anything official from Alpha Xi Delta. In my chapter, we treated all PNMs equal, but of course who doesn't want the fam tradition to continue? We had legacies from other sororities.
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Old 07-23-2020, 10:57 AM
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Tri Sigma announced yesterday that they are eliminating their legacy policy effective immediately.

Posted on their National Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/sigmasigmasigma/

Sororities were founded during a time in our country’s history when women’s rights were limited—being allowed to attend colleges and universities provided exciting opportunities. Being a part of a sorority enabled women to build friendships and offer support to one another, especially as they navigated the fortuitous changes. Even though doors were opening to women, historical information reveals that the sorority experience was limited to those who were White. The world has since evolved, and Tri Sigma is evolving as well. It is vital to offer a welcoming environment and provide the opportunity for all women to find a home in Tri Sigma.
Realizing the importance of equitable consideration for all women seeking membership in Tri Sigma, and after recommendation by both departments of Chapter Services and Growth Initiatives, on July 6, Executive Council voted in favor of eliminating the current legacy policy. We are confident this change will allow for more significant membership opportunities and empower our collegiate members to have the autonomy to make their own membership selection decisions. This change means that chapters are no longer required to invite a legacy to the first invitational round during recruitment, nor are they required to place legacies at the top of the bid list submitted after the final round of recruitment. Chapters also are no longer required to receive approval from National Headquarters before releasing a legacy.
Tri Sigma will continue to recognize and celebrate Tri Sigma legacies, but potential new members who are legacies will no longer receive preferential treatment during the recruitment process.
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Old 07-23-2020, 11:22 AM
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Old 07-23-2020, 05:05 PM
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This just came in to my email. Add Kappa Alpha Theta to the list. An excerpt from the email:

Today, we share with you that, effective immediately, Kappa Alpha Theta has eliminated all preferential treatment given to legacies during the recruitment process. This means that there will no longer be an automatic invitation following the first round of recruitment or an automatic placement on the chapter’s bid list. We acknowledge that many women are not legacies because their mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers simply did not have the same access to higher education or the means to join Kappa Alpha Theta. By eliminating preferential treatment for legacies, Theta ensures that PNMs are not xreceiving additional credit for things beyond their control, such as hometown, race, family connections, etc.
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Wow. The new Theta policy affects a Theta legacy in my extended family this school year. Will keep eyes/ears open to eventually discover/share which NPC group the young student joins.
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:12 AM
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I support elimination of preferential treatment for legacies. There are so many legacies that chapters at schools like Ole Miss could fill an entire pledge class - which means bringing back girls they have no interest in, yet they have to - which means those legacies take the place of girls they have interest in. I've seen the argument that chapters will "find a way" to bring back those non-legacies they really want. Yes, but bringing back legacies of no interest prevents bringing back more girls of real interest. If legacies are truly a match, they'll get through; they shouldn't need the special treatment.

I hope Gamma Phi Beta follows suit. It would forward our mission which is: We build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us (bold is my emphasis).

Women rocking the world are from all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, upbringing or otherwise. I want them to have an opportunity in our organizations and not be deterred by a lack of Greek organization understanding, being the first generation to go to college or go through recruitment, or being intimated by a policy that means girls have a leg up simply due to a family connection. Compare this to the workplace: I dare say we all want to hire the best employee, not the one with special connections unless they were truly the best fit.

Time for an equal playing field.
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