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Old 09-01-2009, 10:10 PM
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How long is the "pledge process"?

How long does it last? At my school, it is 6 weeks. Is this set for all chapters or is it different for each one?

6 weeks seems like such a short amount of time. Many of the other sororities on campus have a pledge process that runs for 10 to 13 weeks.

Thanks so much.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:25 PM
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I think it is different for all soorities, mine is 13 weeks while my friends is about 5 i believe
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:38 PM
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For the different chapters? or the different sororities?
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:41 PM
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Every sorority mandates different lengths for the New Member period.

Some are 6 weeks, some 8 or 10. It just depends.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:47 PM
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Sorry, I guess I'm a bit confused by the terminology. When you say "sorority" do you mean nationally or a specific chapter?
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:54 PM
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Sorry, I guess I'm a bit confused by the terminology. When you say "sorority" do you mean nationally or a specific chapter?
Nationally. Generally speaking, the National Headquarters of the sorority mandates how long our NM periods can be.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:20 PM
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Are you asking about Alpha Phi specifically?
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:24 PM
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Are you asking about Alpha Phi specifically?
yes.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:00 PM
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Alpha Phi call this time the new member period not pledge.

I do not think 6 weeks is too short, remember you are a sister for life and the new member period is only the beginning of a lifetime of sisterhood.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:47 AM
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Alpha Phi call this time the new member period not pledge.

I do not think 6 weeks is too short, remember you are a sister for life and the new member period is only the beginning of a lifetime of sisterhood.
My mistake on miscalling it.
I just feel as though 6 weeks doesn't give enough time to get to know a lot of the girls well enough. ESPECIALLY when it comes to deciding for Bigs/Littles.
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:59 AM
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Working with the 6 weeks new member program for years, I disagree. I've found that our members usually have a good idea of the women they'd prefer to be their bigs pretty quickly. And not usually the entire chapter is available to be a big every semester, so it's not like the entire membership is being considered. Also, while a big/little relationship is important, it's not the end all be all, you can have great relationships with other older members in the chapter regardless.

This is also not specific to Alpha Phi. Many other groups also have a 6 week new member program, and many campuses require the nm period be no longer than that length.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:32 AM
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The chapter where I volunteer has a 6 week new member program; the chapter my big advises has a 4 week new member program.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:37 AM
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So, then it IS possible for the new member program to be longer than 6 weeks. Interesting.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:40 PM
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So, then it IS possible for the new member program to be longer than 6 weeks. Interesting.
Yes, just not in Alpha Phi.
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