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Old 09-03-2013, 06:53 PM
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Differences between locals and clubs

I am thinking of rushing an organization at my school. They say that they are a coed local sorority, but my friends say they're just a club. What are the differences between a local and a club?
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:54 AM
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:39 AM
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I am thinking of rushing an organization at my school. They say that they are a coed local sorority, but my friends say they're just a club. What are the differences between a local and a club?
Real friends: People who will support you in your decisions.

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Old 09-17-2013, 06:16 PM
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Coed? If they're really coed, shouldn't they be referring to themselves as a fraternity?
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:35 PM
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Coed? If they're really coed, shouldn't they be referring to themselves as a fraternity?
In this free-wheeling and fancy free society we have today, if they want to refer to themselves as a sorority, who are you to question their stated gender preferences?
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:36 PM
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Coed? If they're really coed, shouldn't they be referring to themselves as a fraternity?
If they were founded as a sorority and then went co-ed, they might want to keep the name for tradition's sake.

I knew a local which went co-ed, but vehemently referred to all members as "brothers," and all Big-Little relationships as "Father/Son," regardless of the gender of the "Father" or "Son" or "Brother."
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:23 PM
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Coed? If they're really coed, shouldn't they be referring to themselves as a fraternity?
No, often times, it is simply a question of who the membership was when it was first founded. Gamma Sigma Sigma and Omega Phi Alpha for example are National Service Sororities and admit both men and women due to Title IX requirements (you can only be single gender if the group is purely social).

And under that logic, the 15 of the 26 members of the NPC that don't refer to themselves as sororities internally should change)
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:16 PM
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I have a nephew who is a member of a music sorority.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:35 PM
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I have a nephew who is a member of a music sorority.
Mu Phi Epsilon or Delta Omicron? Or is it a different one?
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:50 PM
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I knew a local which went co-ed, but vehemently referred to all members as "brothers," and all Big-Little relationships as "Father/Son," regardless of the gender of the "Father" or "Son" or "Brother."
There's a really good reason for this. I'll quote my Alpha Phi Omega brother on it.

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I have also been told there are co-ed music sororities in which all members (male & female) are addresses as sisters for much the same reason.

APO is an all-male fraternity that went co-ed and decided to continue to use the SAME term ("Brother") for all its members. We have also stated that the term is, for us, a non-gender term.

While some female Brothers may not like the term (because they are looking at it as a 'gender term'), many perfer to keep it as it means ALL members, male and female, are addressed with the same term and thus we are all on the same level. Using separate terms for male and female members would destroy that feeling.
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