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Old 10-24-2007, 08:48 PM
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Do you still have your pledge ribbons?

Do chapters even still use pledge ribbons?

How long have you had yours?
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:55 PM
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Yep, I still have mine...somewhere...don't know if chapters still use them.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:50 AM
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My chapter still uses pledge ribbons. In fact, most of the sororities at UT use pledge ribbons. I still have mine, but I was just a new member last year.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:30 PM
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Yes. They're so badly faded it's not funny. I still have my little Pledge Puppy too.

I have my Paper Anchor I had to get signed by all the actives. I have my invitation to pledge Delta Gamma. I have the letters of welcome I got on pledge night. And...

I still have the little white dress I wore to pledging.

Obviously, I'm into antiques...
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:39 PM
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My chapter still uses them...however we sadly don't get to keep them.

I think in an effort to not have to go out, buy ribbon, and make them every time we needed them, we traded in the ribbon pin for our pi alpha pin on the night of formal pledging (which usually happened the Sunday following Bid Day). I do know from being a former Dir. House Corporations (although we just had a suite in the Women's Building since no sorority has a house on our campus) that there was a whole box of the ribbon pins in our closet.
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We had to return ours when we received our Pi Alpha pins and they were reused for the next pledge class.
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Do chapters even still use pledge ribbons?

How long have you had yours?
Boy, good old question! My ribbons ought to be somewhere within The Boxes of Important Yesteryear Memorabilia. I believe there are six ribbons in all. Since I would really like to locate a letter I wrote to myself 40 years ago and mailed on 7-7-77, I may be able to find a few fun sorority mementos within those Boxes soon. Finding my old pledge book would clear-up a few nagging questions I've recently thought of regarding names of sisters from my pledge class.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:37 PM
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We returned our ribbons when we received our Pi Alpha pins. So, I don't have the ribbon. But, I have so many great mementos. Do you have your hard copy "Shield and History" books? My daughter loved seeing those when she pledged a few years ago. So fun to share.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:42 PM
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I still have mine somewhere with my Shield and the paper anchor with my name I got on Bid Day. Everyone at Duke wore ribbons when I was there, but none of the California chapters I've advised have used them. It's probably a campus thing where either all the sororities or none do them. Ours were all loops at Duke (I'm probably not explaining that well); were others' straight lines like navane's photo?
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I believe that Navane and I attended the same university and as I recall everyone wore ribbons similar to the ones in her photo in our organization's colors.

I'm not sure where my shield and history book ended up though I still have old memorabilia left over from initiation etc...

One time my mother and about four of her pledge sisters had a weekend together. I lent them my my old formal champagne flutes, ice tea glass, and other assorted formal glasses that were engraved with the crest to use.
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We had a largest Pledge Ribbon, tied in a bow, for our first day. I don't think other chapters do this, but we then cut ours into a folded over V shape after initiation, to wear on days such as Founders Day.
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My Chi O wife still has her red and yellow pledge ribbon from 1969 in her jewelry box--we saw it when we moved a year ago. This thread reminded me that many of us fraternity guys figured out who just pledged what by the colors of ribbons they wore post-bid day. As I remember, bid-day shirts weren't as prevalent then.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:36 PM
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We have a pledge pin, and it's returned before Initiation!
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:18 PM
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My Chi O wife still has her red and yellow pledge ribbon from 1969 in her jewelry box--we saw it when we moved a year ago. This thread reminded me that many of us fraternity guys figured out who just pledged what by the colors of ribbons they wore post-bid day. As I remember, bid-day shirts weren't as prevalent then.

This was the same for me in the mid-1990s. I could tell which girls pledged which GLO based on the color of the ribbons they wore. Bid day shirts were used; but, girls certainly didn't wear them for several days in a row.
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