GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Greek Life > Introductions

Introductions New to GreekChat? This is where you can introduce yourself to the GreekChat community.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 307,843
Threads: 114,781
Posts: 2,159,169
Welcome to our newest member, kshaSeply
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-24-2010, 02:07 AM
dajIRSC dajIRSC is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Question What is the next step in "Starting A New Local Sorority" at my college??

Hello, My name is Dolores and I have been wanting to start a new sorority at my State College. There is already a chapter there called, ZETA PHI BETA. Yet, I would like to start a new local sorority. I have two other students at my college helping me to preform this. I have met up with our state college, Director of Student Development and the Coordinator of Student Activities. I have more than six girls wanting to be in a local sorority. I have the "Organization Formulation Form" that is being completed. I understand it needs to go for approval with the CCG(Campus Coalition Government).

*My question is... Am I doing this right? Am I on the page to start a new local sorority or am I just making a club up in my state college?

*In starting a local sorority, can we pick our own Greek name that hasn't been chosen yet by a national sorority? And, if so... has "Delta Nu" been chosen yet? How do you know what is available to select?

Any advice, or answers would be greatly appreciated! I thank you for your time, and patience!

Respectfully,
Dolores
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-24-2010, 08:00 AM
KKGCaroline KKGCaroline is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 283
mmm did someone watch legally blonde a few thousand times?
__________________
I'm so happy that I am a.....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-24-2010, 09:59 AM
DubaiSis DubaiSis is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Back in the Heartland
Posts: 5,386
Please read through some of the many threads here about starting locals. Some of them are harsh, but accurate nonetheless. The one thing you've got going for you is you're opening to calling yourself a club.

Are you intent on being a local? Do you mean Zeta Phi Beta is the only NPHC sorority represented or the only sorority period? Is there a reason why you aren't interested in Zeta? Is the campus in a position to desire expansion, whether it be a local or national sorority? Do you have a campus Panhellenic?

Regarding the letters, try researching NPC, NPHC, NIC, service fraternities, multi-cultural sororities, professional fraternities, etc. There are a gazillion of them out there. Typically the letters stand for something other than copyright or creative infringement from a popular movie.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-24-2010, 11:12 AM
IrishLake IrishLake is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: What's round on the ends and high in the middle?
Posts: 3,033
"Delta who? Delta NU!!!!!!"


Pick another name.
__________________
"I think my sorority sisters would be more concerned with the fact that I have a dick
" k_s
KAQ - 1870
With twin stars and kites above.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-24-2010, 12:51 PM
ree-Xi ree-Xi is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: State of Imagination
Posts: 3,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by dajIRSC View Post
Hello, My name is Dolores and I have been wanting to start a new sorority at my State College. There is already a chapter there called, ZETA PHI BETA. Yet, I would like to start a new local sorority. I have two other students at my college helping me to preform this. I have met up with our state college, Director of Student Development and the Coordinator of Student Activities. I have more than six girls wanting to be in a local sorority. I have the "Organization Formulation Form" that is being completed. I understand it needs to go for approval with the CCG(Campus Coalition Government).

*My question is... Am I doing this right? Am I on the page to start a new local sorority or am I just making a club up in my state college?

*In starting a local sorority, can we pick our own Greek name that hasn't been chosen yet by a national sorority? And, if so... has "Delta Nu" been chosen yet? How do you know what is available to select?

Any advice, or answers would be greatly appreciated! I thank you for your time, and patience!

Respectfully,
Dolores
http://users.dickinson.edu/~deltanu/
http://www.wagner.edu/campus_life/Delta_Nu

For answers to the other questions, search this site.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-26-2010, 05:07 PM
dajIRSC dajIRSC is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by DubaiSis View Post
Please read through some of the many threads here about starting locals. Some of them are harsh, but accurate nonetheless. The one thing you've got going for you is you're opening to calling yourself a club.

Are you intent on being a local? Do you mean Zeta Phi Beta is the only NPHC sorority represented or the only sorority period? Is there a reason why you aren't interested in Zeta? Is the campus in a position to desire expansion, whether it be a local or national sorority? Do you have a campus Panhellenic?

Regarding the letters, try researching NPC, NPHC, NIC, service fraternities, multi-cultural sororities, professional fraternities, etc. There are a gazillion of them out there. Typically the letters stand for something other than copyright or creative infringement from a popular movie.

We intent to be a local sorority, because we we're told that is what we can do since there is no national sorority at our college. And, Zeta Phi Beta is the only sorority there at our campus(and it's mainly a black sorority, so we can't be in it). I along with several other girls have tried. Our college gave permission to be either "local" or "national". So, we thought to start local and grow to national level. We do not have a campus Panhellenic.

I will contact the NPC and ask for advice for further questions. I do appreciate your help. Any other advice, would still be helpful.

Respectfully,
Dolores
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-26-2010, 05:23 PM
knight_shadow knight_shadow is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 14,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by dajIRSC View Post
We intent to be a local sorority, because we we're told that is what we can do since there is no national sorority at our college. And, Zeta Phi Beta is the only sorority there at our campus(and it's mainly a black sorority, so we can't be in it). I along with several other girls have tried. Our college gave permission to be either "local" or "national". So, we thought to start local and grow to national level. We do not have a campus Panhellenic.

I will contact the NPC and ask for advice for further questions. I do appreciate your help. Any other advice, would still be helpful.

Respectfully,
Dolores
FYI - Zeta Phi Beta is an INTERnational sorority.
__________________
*does side bends and sit-ups*
*doesn't lose butt*

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-26-2010, 05:33 PM
ree-Xi ree-Xi is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: State of Imagination
Posts: 3,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by dajIRSC View Post
We intent to be a local sorority, because we we're told that is what we can do since there is no national sorority at our college. And, Zeta Phi Beta is the only sorority there at our campus(and it's mainly a black sorority, so we can't be in it). I along with several other girls have tried. Our college gave permission to be either "local" or "national". So, we thought to start local and grow to national level. We do not have a campus Panhellenic.

I will contact the NPC and ask for advice for further questions. I do appreciate your help. Any other advice, would still be helpful.

Respectfully,
Dolores
What does the NPC have to do with your starting a local sorority??
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-26-2010, 05:43 PM
rhoyaltempest rhoyaltempest is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,327
Quote:
Originally Posted by dajIRSC View Post
We intent to be a local sorority, because we we're told that is what we can do since there is no national sorority at our college. And, Zeta Phi Beta is the only sorority there at our campus(and it's mainly a black sorority, so we can't be in it). I along with several other girls have tried. Our college gave permission to be either "local" or "national". So, we thought to start local and grow to national level. We do not have a campus Panhellenic.

I will contact the NPC and ask for advice for further questions. I do appreciate your help. Any other advice, would still be helpful.

Respectfully,
Dolores
So you and the other girls have tried to become members of Zeta? Please, do tell.
__________________
ΣΓΡ
"True Beauties Wear 10 Pearls and 2 Rubies"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-26-2010, 09:20 PM
CutiePie2000 CutiePie2000 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 5,693
Quote:
Originally Posted by dajIRSC View Post
.....(and it's mainly a black sorority, so we can't be in it)......
As Mike Myers posing as "Linda Richman the Coffee Talk Lady" would say, "Oy Gevilt!!"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-10-2010, 02:01 PM
dajIRSC dajIRSC is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Ladies,
All I ask is for your advice, your help for this. I now know Delta Nu is already a local sorority base out of Dickinson College. And Zeta Phi Beta is unavailable for us girls' to be in. So, from that said and done. What is your advice in starting a local sorority?

I plus the rest of the girls feel optimistic about this. We want to impact our college, our community by doing numerous community service. We want to make the word "sisterhood" known around our college. Inspire woman at our college to go further in their future career and goals.

We just would like to give back. We have to remember what use to be good, and make the best out of it. We really really do appreciate ALL your help so far. It showed us the pros and cons of a sorority, the behavior the some people have, and the advice that is out there.
So, Thank you!

Respectfully.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-10-2010, 02:30 PM
IrishLake IrishLake is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: What's round on the ends and high in the middle?
Posts: 3,033
An NPHCer can correct me if I'm wrong, but Zeta Phi Beta is not race exclusive. It is historically black, but that does not mean a white girl (or any other race) can't join. You just have to go about it the right way, and it sounds like you haven't.
__________________
"I think my sorority sisters would be more concerned with the fact that I have a dick
" k_s
KAQ - 1870
With twin stars and kites above.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-10-2010, 06:04 PM
Leslie Anne Leslie Anne is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Someplace fabulous!
Posts: 2,793
Quote:
Originally Posted by dajIRSC View Post
Ladies,
All I ask is for your advice, your help for this. I now know Delta Nu is already a local sorority base out of Dickinson College. And Zeta Phi Beta is unavailable for us girls' to be in. So, from that said and done. What is your advice in starting a local sorority?

I plus the rest of the girls feel optimistic about this. We want to impact our college, our community by doing numerous community service. We want to make the word "sisterhood" known around our college. Inspire woman at our college to go further in their future career and goals.

We just would like to give back. We have to remember what use to be good, and make the best out of it. We really really do appreciate ALL your help so far. It showed us the pros and cons of a sorority, the behavior the some people have, and the advice that is out there.
So, Thank you!

Respectfully.
In all honesty, you should focus your energy on your classes. Your English is atrocious.
__________________
Kappa Delta

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-10-2010, 07:09 PM
dajIRSC dajIRSC is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leslie Anne View Post
In all honesty, you should focus your energy on your classes. Your English is atrocious.

Thank you for your honesty. Once again, I appreciate it.

Any more negative comments?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-11-2010, 03:26 AM
DubaiSis DubaiSis is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Back in the Heartland
Posts: 5,386
Since your campus appears to be open to a national sorority (and some are international), I would start up your group with the intention of going that way, and contacting NPC may actually help. They may know something about your campus that you don't and the administration there didn't tell you, like it's been tried before and failed. Or not. Maybe an NPC sorority would be interested in going on campus if they know there is support there.

You might look through the NPC recruitment results thread and find some campuses that only have one NPC sorority represented and see if you can get more information from them.

Try this http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...ghlight=colony
which is on a different subject but might give you some further research ideas.

And you have to understand the stupid questions we get here on GC. It's pretty easy to assume the worst.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Local sorority "seeking national affiliation" klplovely Locals 17 08-27-2018 08:20 PM
Why/how label yourself as a "local" sorority xikappaphi Locals 14 01-07-2011 11:44 AM
Starting a Social Chapter at a "non-greek" school Beeabelle1112 Chapter Operations 14 03-15-2010 07:09 PM
"Sorority Life" - 2nd season & new show "Fraternity Life" SATX*APhi Greek Life 52 12-05-2007 04:01 PM
Soror Iyanla Vanzant joins the show "Starting Over" AKAtude Alpha Kappa Alpha 15 08-16-2004 01:26 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.