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Old 06-14-2012, 11:03 AM
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Transferring from a small college to a state school. Am I still considered a brother?

I am transferring from a small school to a state school. I am a FIJI and my new school just so happens to have a chapter of FIJI.

Will I be able to participate in Greek Life since I already went through the pledge process and since I am officially a brother of FIJI?
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:05 AM
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FIJI (local and/or (inter)national rep) and the Greek Life office at the college can answer that question.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:14 AM
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I see...

Honestly, I will be pissed if it's up to the chapter to decide whether I should be let in or not. That's not what Greek Life is about. Once a brother, always a brother and if they don't let me in, then they don't know what brotherhood is.

I'm an open minded person and if they are different than my old fraternity (which they probably are), so what? I love to meet new and different people.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:18 AM
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You need to contact the president of the chapter and let him know that you are transferring to the university. Or, contact your chapter president and ask him to do the initial contact.

If you do want to be an active brother, ask the state school's president how you can begin helping and volunteering for the chapter now. See if they are having a summer get retreat that you can attend.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:32 AM
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Helping? Volunteering? I did that stuff when I was a brother at my old school, why should I take time out of my summer to help out now just to "prove" myself as a brother??

I'm all for volunteer work and such during the school year and other activities associated with the fraternity, but I don't understand what I have to prove. I went through the same process as every other FIJI and became a brother. What do I have to prove?

Honestly, I'll be insulted if they reject me, because that's not what FIJI is about.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:35 AM
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Helping? Volunteering? I did that stuff when I was a brother at my old school, why should I take time out of my summer to help out now just to "prove" myself as a brother??

I'm all for volunteer work and such during the school year and other activities associated with the fraternity, but I don't understand what I have to prove. I went through the same process as every other FIJI and became a brother. What do I have to prove?

Honestly, I'll be insulted if they reject me, because that's not what FIJI is about.

I'm sure the new chapter will be thrilled to have you.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:39 AM
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LOL. We do not know the answer and are giving suggestions. Contact the people who can answer this question.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:41 AM
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Usually the chapter at the new school decided to let you into their chapter. Just in case they don't, you are still a brother for life.

Not sure how FIJI works, you should ask your nationals. But I have seen one of our brothers transfer schools and the host chapter not let him in. They've had problems with transfer brothers in the past trying to change the chapter culture. Currently our chapter knows of someone who is coming in as a transfer and is a brother, but we may or may not let him in because of stuff he posts on facebook.

Just let them know you are coming, they'll verify you, and watch how you act until then.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:42 AM
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I'm sure the new chapter will be thrilled to have you.
Yeah regardless of FIJI's and the school's policies regarding transfers, who wants to accept a member from another chapter who scoffs at helping out and volunteering?
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:54 AM
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He's spending a whole lot of time complaining and telling us what Greek Life and FIJI are not about - I wonder if he even knows what they are about?
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:06 PM
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Why is he telling us what they are/aren't about PERIOD? All this time could be spent reaching out to his brothers at the new school.

Complaining to us isn't going to accomplish a thing.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:34 PM
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Honestly, I will be pissed if it's up to the chapter to decide whether I should be let in or not. That's not what Greek Life is about. Once a brother, always a brother and if they don't let me in, then they don't know what brotherhood is.
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Helping? Volunteering? I did that stuff when I was a brother at my old school, why should I take time out of my summer to help out now just to "prove" myself as a brother??
Well, I think I've gotten the daily recommended allowance of irony for today.


Meanwhile, it took me about two minutes to find FIJI's affiliation (transfer) protocol on the FIJI website. Prepare to be pissed, because apparently your fraternity -- like almost ever other fraternity and sorority I've even known anything about -- does not believe that Greek Life is about denying a chapter the right to choose its own members and forcing it to take members it doesn't believe will fit in. Brotherhood does not entail a right to be a member of any chapter.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:48 PM
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Such horse****. Who are they to say I'll fit in? Is this high school again? I got bids to 4 different fraternities on my campus, each one with a different stereotype. They included: the rich kids, the bros, animal house/the stoners/football players (FIJI), and the nerds/intellectuals.

If each one of those fraternities thought I could fit in with their fraternity, then I don't see why I can't fit in with the FIJI at my new school.

I never said I don't want to volunteer. I said I don't need to waste my summer proving myself to the chapter at my new school, that's what the school year is for. I'm down to volunteer, I had 150 volunteer hours from last year and helped set up a philanthropy event that raised 1600 dollars.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:50 PM
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Such horse****. Who are they to say I'll fit in? Is this high school again? I got bids to 4 different fraternities on my campus, each one with a different stereotype. They included: the rich kids, the bros, animal house/the stoners/football players (FIJI), and the nerds/intellectuals.

If each one of those fraternities thought I could fit in with their fraternity, then I don't see why I can't fit in with the FIJI at my new school.

I never said I don't want to volunteer. I said I don't need to waste my summer proving myself to the chapter at my new school, that's what the school year is for. I'm down to volunteer, I had 150 volunteer hours from last year and helped set up a philanthropy event that raised 1600 dollars.
QFP.

You are a waste of ritual, letters, and bids.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:03 PM
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Wow that's just ignorant. We need less people like you in Greek Life. My brothers would definitely not agree with your statement.
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