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Old 04-24-2008, 06:57 PM
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Which sorority would you join?

I'm sitting at work...bored out of my mind! The films are coming too slowly for my taste, so I've thought of a new thread.

Now...imagine you are 18 again (or 17 in my case) and you are going through recruitment at a university with 25 NPC sorority chapters (all but the one of which you are a member!) Which NPC group would you pledge and why?

Assume that each chapter is equal in all respects except what you find on their (inter)national websites.

I'll have to post back later once I decide!
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:32 PM
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Okay, I will bite.

Philanthropies that I would most want to be a part of:
ZTA (Komen for the Cure/other breast cancer causes)
DDD (St. Jude)

Superficial stuff, such as I like their colors, letters, symbols, etc:
Kappa
Pi Phi

I don't know if I can narrow it down to one, but if really pressed, I suppose that DDD would win because I just think that St Jude is the best philanthropy going.

Whereas now I am sure that I would be swayed by things such as creeds, mottos and the like, as well as emphasis on scholarship, and alumnae programs, as an 18 year old these did not rank high on my list. So my list today would be different than the above.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:44 PM
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Holy guacamole, what a question!

The one I thought I wanted before going through Recruitment at UF because of things like philanthropy, colors, and mascot would have been Alpha Delta Pi.

Nowadays:

- Delta Gamma has two chapters in my city, as well as one at UF and one at FSU. It has chapters at every school I have attended. So I would have lots of sisters to hang out and be friends with.
- Zeta Tau Alpha has a very meaningful philanthropy given that more than one relative of mine are breast cancer survivors.
- Alpha Xi Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma have philanthropies that deal directly with what I do for a living.

Basically, all 26 NPC organizations are fantastic and have great things. But I would not trade Theta Phi Alpha for anything in the world.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:00 PM
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I COB'd and the toughest decision of my life (at least thus far!) was choosing between Kappa Kappa Gamma and Alpha Phi when I got bids from both... so if I wasn't a part of lovely A Phi I'd for sure be a proud Kappa!
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:32 PM
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As much as I love the cardinal and straw of Chi Omega, if I had to make a choice, I'd be torn between 3 groups...

1) Alpha Xi Delta - I love their philanthropy, their Quill is my favorite badge, and I just like the way the letters look together.

2) Theta Phi Alpha - I love their moto and their colors.

3) Delta Phi Alpha - Every DPhiE I've ever encountered has been a class act, and it would be an honor to their sister.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:45 PM
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If I had to join any GLO other than my own, I'd join:

1) Phi Mu - For a few reasons:
* They are our Magnolia sisters!
* Their philanthropy is awesome!
* I love pink
* I love that Sir Fidel and Alphie are like best friends
* The blinged out Phi Mu badge is awesome!
* I like their selection of sorority jewelry!
* "To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand. " is the first line of their creed and I tend to volunteer and help others when I can

2) Zeta Tau Alpha
* I love their philanthropy
* I am a Princess, and I like crowns
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:45 PM
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Yea! I'm so glad you guys have posted! I had to think really hard to answer my own question.

I'd pick ZTA for the badge and the philanthropy.
I'd pick AGD for their dedication to fighting diabetes...a disease that is very prevalent in my family.
I'd pick KKG because I love blue, fleur-de-lis and their badge.

In the end, I'd go for Kappa because not only do I like their insignia, but I really admire how advanced their alumnae network is. That definitely wouldn't be a factor as a 17 year old, but after 11 years of alumnae status, it sure is now!
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:58 PM
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this is definitely a tough question! but a good one! i would have to say that i weren't a ZTA I would like to be either a Kappa Delta or a Delta Zeta!

Kappa Delta because:
-We just went through extensions at our school and I met some of the National officers who were AMAZING! (Betty Mulkey is my HERO)
-I love their prevent child abuse america, and the national women's friendship day
-I love how strong they are nationally and the willingness to help that I saw amongst their collegians that came down for their extension presentation

Delta Zeta because:
- I LOVE their colors... they are my fav!
- All the DZs that I met at my previous school were so sweet and so nice!
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:04 PM
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I'm a member of a service sorority who never went through a formal NPC rush. But if I had to make a decision based on other things, these are my pics:

Delta Gamma: I'm an education major, and their philanthropies seem to focus on various aspects around that.

Alpha Chi Omega: A really close friend of mine has been a victim of Domestic Violence, which is their philanthropy.

Sigma Kappa: My favorite color is purple, and they do stuff for Alzheimer's which my grandmother died from complications of.

Alpha Xi Delta: their colors are the same as my sorority!
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:54 PM
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Gamma Phi Beta - best looking badge
Kappa Kappa Gamma - best sounding name
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:01 PM
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What a good question!

AOII - I'm crazy about red and would love an excuse to wear red all the time

ZTA - I see five-pointed crowns everywhere now, and every woman deserves to wear a crown.

Tri-Delta - Amazing national reputation, strong alumnae network, and incredible number of famous alumnae
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:22 PM
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Alpha Chi Omega--Love their badge and I would love to learn all of their songs

Theta Phi Alpha--I'm Catholic and I really like their badge too.

Alpha Gamma Delta--Because their philanthropy is about "defeating diabetes." My fiance's mother passed away last May due to complications with her diabetes.

Delta Gamma--I think it's cool that they were founded in Mississippi.
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:37 PM
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Kappa Alpha Theta--love their badge, their symbols, their philanthropy, and the fact they were founded at DePauw and are headquartered here in Indiana. Also, some of my very dearest friends are Thetas, and they are awesome!

Alpha Delta Pi--I love their badge (especially all the choices in jewels!), their history, their philanthropy, and the Prides they have in each chapter. Also, I love that they can have a stickpin guard--it looks really cool with their badge.

Theta Phi Alpha--As a Catholic, I love the fact they were originally founded for Catholic women in order to give them a chance to belong to a society at a time when there was great prejudice against Catholicism.

However, I know in my heart I was meant to be a Chi Omega!!
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:39 PM
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Wow, really difficult question.

It's hard to create a mental blank slate. My love for the Farmville Four just can't be erased so I'm already biased in favor of one of the other three. That's a really tough decision but I suppose I'd go with ZTA because I've had the most contact with them, I love their philanthropy and, overall, they just rock.

On the other hand, I also really admire Theta Phi Alpha. I love their creed, their work for the homeless and especially their Catholic heritage. I'm very drawn to TPA.

So, I guess it would be either ZTA or TPA. I couldn't possible choose one.
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:58 PM
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Tri Sig. Because my mom was one and they don't have a chapter at my school.

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