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Old 08-20-2019, 02:54 PM
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Just to step in for a moment Ladies, but We Guy's are also protective of our Badges. I have sent my Total Collection to an Ex G Cer who has, been helping me to sell them! To Brothers only and never on e-bay!

As I mentioned before, I collected Badges/Pledge Pins from all of THE GREEK's on Campus when I started My Local Beta Chi in 1965.

Sorority's: ASA, SSS, AGD, ADPi , (Since Closed)

Fraternity's: STG, SX, PKA, PSE, TKE, (Has Closed).

Just doing to keep History Alive!!
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:03 PM
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I’m so glad this thread was resurrected - I was recently very ill and read the whole thing cover to cover. While many of the images have sadly gone into the ether, I have loved seeing those that remained.

I’ve recently started my own mini collection and you all have inspired me and kept me going when it got pretty rough.
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:48 PM
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I'm years late, but do you still have these?
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Old 02-28-2020, 04:05 PM
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My only other comment would be the lack of wearing Badges. I do not know if the woman still wear them as much as they did when I was in school so may years ago? Can you tell me?
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:07 PM
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Nope. They donít have the same attachment to the badges, for the most part. Wearing pledge pins to class is considered ďhazingĒ, and it took 11 months for my DDís class to receive their badges. Thx Herff Jones! They donít routinely wear them to chapter meetings if their chapter doesnít dress in pin attire every week. And more casual dress standards all around equates to fewer opportunities to wear it. Itís a shame.
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:35 PM
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Nope. They donít have the same attachment to the badges, for the most part. Wearing pledge pins to class is considered ďhazingĒ, and it took 11 months for my DDís class to receive their badges. Thx Herff Jones! They donít routinely wear them to chapter meetings if their chapter doesnít dress in pin attire every week. And more casual dress standards all around equates to fewer opportunities to wear it. Itís a shame.
Yep...sadly, I wear mine when I'm at Convention every other year and then we normally have at least one or two occasions during the year to wear them. Not a daily or even weekly basis. Sad too because I think our badge it beautiful.
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:56 PM
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Nope. They donít have the same attachment to the badges, for the most part. Wearing pledge pins to class is considered ďhazingĒ, and it took 11 months for my DDís class to receive their badges. Thx Herff Jones! They donít routinely wear them to chapter meetings if their chapter doesnít dress in pin attire every week. And more casual dress standards all around equates to fewer opportunities to wear it. Itís a shame.
So terribly sad!

I have said a thousand times that I would rather see a sorority pin worn respectfully with casual clothing than sitting in a jewelry box. Our sorority elders worn them in their hair, for heaven's sake!
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Old 03-08-2020, 05:41 PM
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Nope. They donít have the same attachment to the badges, for the most part. Wearing pledge pins to class is considered ďhazingĒ, and it took 11 months for my DDís class to receive their badges. Thx Herff Jones! They donít routinely wear them to chapter meetings if their chapter doesnít dress in pin attire every week. And more casual dress standards all around equates to fewer opportunities to wear it. Itís a shame.
What Would Our Founders Say to THAT Noise? Is that a new NPC mandate?

And where, other than during rituals, would it NOT be considered hazing for women to wear their new member pins?

Are some women refusing to wear sorority pins/badges because they are ashamed of what others perceive the NPC and/or their sorority represent?

This year, for the first time in about seven years, I observed NO women and NO students wearing their NPC Badges during Badge Day last week.
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Old 04-26-2020, 02:47 AM
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I've been more a lurker than a poster over the years, but I find my way back here every once in awhile just to drool over pins. Thought I'd share some lovely Adelphean/ADPhi/ADPi pins:


Adelphean badge that showed up on the auction site a couple years ago (man I need to win the lottery!):



Very rare ADPhi badge that showed up on the auction site last year (I really really really need to win the lottery!! But I heard it went home to a Sister, so I'm thankful for that!)



1916 ADPi with pearls and diamond points. Note the guard attachment on the left! Up until the late 80s/early 90s the guard loop on most ADPi badges was on the right, then in the late 80s/early 90s it moved to the bottom. There seems to be a couple of years in the 19-teens that the guard loop was on the left; it reminds me of the pictures of Adelphean pins with their Wesleyan Female College stick guards coming from the left.



1939 large pin with pearls and ruby points and 1946 small pin with alternating emeralds and pearls. Love all the gem options and yellow vs white gold! Sadly, with last year's rebranding, they decided to narrow options down to white or blue stones only.




1959 sapphires with pearl points. Such a pretty gem combination!



Modern badge with raised hands and bottom guard loop
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Old 04-26-2020, 07:41 AM
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All very lovely!
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Old 04-26-2020, 10:55 AM
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I did not know that the Alpha Delta Pi pins are now only available with white or blue stones! The daughter of friends of our went ADPi, and since she was born in July, I think she needs to have one of my ruby point pins!

There is lovely sister of Alpha Delta Pi who has THE most awesome collection of pins. She does NOT want her name publicized! My understanding is that she will leave them to our Executive Office.

I do a lot of photos of some of her collection, and I'll try to post them. They are in my files; does anyone know how to paste a photo without an URL address?
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Old 04-26-2020, 04:45 PM
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Nope. They donít have the same attachment to the badges, for the most part. Wearing pledge pins to class is considered ďhazingĒ, and it took 11 months for my DDís class to receive their badges. Thx Herff Jones! They donít routinely wear them to chapter meetings if their chapter doesnít dress in pin attire every week. And more casual dress standards all around equates to fewer opportunities to wear it. Itís a shame.
Is this something true across greek life? And if so, at what school?
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Old 04-28-2020, 09:46 PM
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I did not know that the Alpha Delta Pi pins are now only available with white or blue stones! The daughter of friends of our went ADPi, and since she was born in July, I think she needs to have one of my ruby point pins!
Yeah they didn't really advertise it. I happened to notice that the new brochure contained no rubies, emeralds, or amethysts, and I reached out to EO to see if something had changed. They told me they'd had over 200 badge options before so between streamlining and the rebranding, they wanted to simplify options to fit within the rebrand. I was surprised amethyst wasn't included since purple is part of the rebranding color scheme and our flower is the violet. And ultimately, I'm not sure why the number of options matters since HJ Greek has all those stones anyway, and it's just a matter of using whatever stones are ordered. EO did tell me if there was something I truly wanted that wasn't on the brochure, I could get special permission to get it, but it honestly disappointed me because we'd had so many ways to individualize our pins before. Not that modern pins are anywhere near the same quality as vintage ones, but I always loved the variety in our pins.


Btw, the milestone pieces also were changed, and also not really advertised. I have a province director friend who knew nothing about it, but they're very very different now and also go along with the rebranding. I hit 25 years a couple years ago and wanted to treat myself with the 25 yr pin, but the new one is so different and doesn't even have the letters on it. They told me cost had been a barrier to some getting the pins and they also wanted to make them easier to put on (?). Given they were available in silver and gold plate and not just 10k gold and in cubic zirconia for the 50 year pins, I'm not sure cost was that big an issue.


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There is lovely sister of Alpha Delta Pi who has THE most awesome collection of pins. She does NOT want her name publicized! My understanding is that she will leave them to our Executive Office.

I do a lot of photos of some of her collection, and I'll try to post them. They are in my files; does anyone know how to paste a photo without an URL address?
If her first name starts with M, I know her! I don't know if there's a way to post a photo without the url address, but if she's ok with you using her photos without revealing her name/site, you could create a free Flickr account and post them from there so they're not connected to her.
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Old 04-28-2020, 10:55 PM
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Changes in ADPi milestone pieces this past year:

Old 10 year pin: New 10 year pendant:


Old 25 yr pin/pendant: New 25 year pin:


Old 50 year pendant/pin: New 50 year pin:
Old 60 year pin (the old 50 year pin fit inside an outer ring of sapphires): New 60 year pin:
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