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Old 10-14-2006, 11:33 PM
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Changing Frats

I have a dilemma. I am in a fraternity already but i plan on transferring to a university that does not have my fraternity. is it possible to pledge another frat, or would i have to be frat-less for my remaining college years?
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:39 PM
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Are you initiated?

If so, most organizations forbid handing out bids to people already initiated with other groups. You might contact your HQ and find out what is involved in starting an interest group on your campus.
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:47 PM
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yeah im already initiated
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:54 PM
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We've had this question before. Yes, it's against the rules. But if you keep your mouth shut you can probably pull it off. If you ask, the answer will be no. Don't ask, don't tell.
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Old 10-15-2006, 12:02 AM
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Firehouse, I think it does depend on some factors.

If he's been initiated into a LGLO, MCGLO, or something to that effect, I think an NIC organization still might be able to take him.

Does anyone know for sure about that? I've wondered about this myself. The question doesn't really come up often 'round these parts.

But surf -- generally, if you're wanting to slide from one NIC organization to another, you are going to be dishonoring your original organization as well as telling lies to your new organization. I wouldn't call something like that a very high-character move on your part under those circumstances.
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:28 PM
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Firehouse, I think it does depend on some factors.

If he's been initiated into a LGLO, MCGLO, or something to that effect, I think an NIC organization still might be able to take him.

Does anyone know for sure about that? I've wondered about this myself. The question doesn't really come up often 'round these parts.
My understanding is that IFC/NIC fraternities do not initiate members from other inter/national council or conference (including other NIC/IFC) fraternities unless the man terminated - and was granted a release from IHQ - his membership. And to be clear, this does not mean that an IFC/NIC fraternity may even consider a previously initiated men for membership. Some may, others may not.

Now if the fraternity was "local", then perhaps the fraternity might. Again, it would depend on the specific fraternities in question.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:06 PM
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We've had this question before. Yes, it's against the rules. But if you keep your mouth shut you can probably pull it off. If you ask, the answer will be no. Don't ask, don't tell.

haha. you cant be serious about this...thats violating your creed, your sacred oath, and pretty much everything you stand for. sorry to get all uppedy about this but...thats an oath you take, sacred and inviolate.


...or maybe im just overly passionate about my oath...
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:56 PM
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I didn't intend to open a can of worms.
My loyalty to my Fraternity is complete and life-long. I want the best for the organization, and I will never reveal any of the secrets. But I suppose we all make decisions about what's important vs. what is not.
I've never felt that our Fraternity constitution is meant to be a suicide pact. You do what you need to do to create the dominant fraternity, the one that attracts the most dynamic and ambitious men.

Do you ever have parties at your Fraternity where underage men drink alcohol? Well, then you have made one of those decisions about what's important and what is relatively unimportant.

I would never advocate going out to solicit other fraternities' members for our own Fraternity. But, when I was an undergraduate, once or twice a Brother would bring a friend to us who had transfered from another school where he had the misfortune to be initiated into another fraternity. Either they had no chapter on our campus, or their chapter at FSU was not competitive or maybe was incompatible with our friend. No one told the Chapter; no one said a word. The man went through pledgeship and initiation and became one of us and has remained so for life.

I feel I know what's important to me about my Fraternity. I don't begrudge you your thoughts and I have no judgement to render. We all do what we do.

By the way, Sigma Pi is re-colonizing here. they made a great presentation to IFC. Solid Sigma Pi alumni in the area will ensure success.

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