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Old 09-15-2011, 04:28 PM
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I just sent this article to my daughter who is at UT now. We were both AMAZED at how little has changed in 40+ years, especially the desired high schools and the "camp" factor.
We do wonder which chapters were there at that time..the author says there were 20. There are 14 now...anyone know??
Gamma Phi Beta was there (mentioned in one of the photos). I'll go run find it on the other thread.

ETA: I only count 17...

University of Texas
Austin, TX
August 17-23, 2011
Quota=55+9
Campus Total=
Quota last year=45+8
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Kappa Kappa Gamma Beta Xi 1902
Pi Beta Phi Texas Alpha 1902
Kappa Alpha Theta Alpha Theta 1904
Chi Omega Iota 1904
Alpha Delta Pi Delta 1905 (92)
Zeta Tau Alpha Kappa 1906 (67)
Delta Delta Delta Theta Zeta 1912 (65)
Phi Mu Phi 1913-1965
Alpha Phi Omega 1920 (70)
Phi Sigma Sigma Tau 1920-1933
Kappa Delta Sigma Epsilon 1921-1934/1981 (81)
Gamma Phi Beta Alpha Zeta 1922-1988
Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Phi 1924
Delta Zeta Alpha Tau 1924-1977
Alpha Epsilon Phi Omega 1925 (67)
Alpha Xi Delta Beta Alpha 1929-1943/1963
Delta Phi Epsilon Chi 1934-1990
Delta Gamma Beta Eta 1939 (69)
Sigma Delta Tau Tau 1939
Alpha Gamma Delta Epsilon Delta 1940-1996
Alpha Omicron Pi Pi Kappa 1941-1973

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Old 09-15-2011, 04:43 PM
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Gamma Phi Beta was there (mentioned in one of the photos). I'll go run find it on the other thread.

ETA: I only count 17...

University of Texas
Austin, TX
August 17-23, 2011
Quota=55+9
Campus Total=
Quota last year=45+8
***************
Kappa Kappa Gamma Beta Xi 1902
Pi Beta Phi Texas Alpha 1902
Kappa Alpha Theta Alpha Theta 1904
Chi Omega Iota 1904
Alpha Delta Pi Delta 1905 (92)
Zeta Tau Alpha Kappa 1906 (67)
Delta Delta Delta Theta Zeta 1912 (65)
Phi Mu Phi 1913-1965
Alpha Phi Omega 1920 (70)
Phi Sigma Sigma Tau 1920-1933
Kappa Delta Sigma Epsilon 1921-1934/1981 (81)
Gamma Phi Beta Alpha Zeta 1922-1988
Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Phi 1924
Delta Zeta Alpha Tau 1924-1977
Alpha Epsilon Phi Omega 1925 (67)
Alpha Xi Delta Beta Alpha 1929-1943/1963
Delta Phi Epsilon Chi 1934-1990
Delta Gamma Beta Eta 1939 (69)
Sigma Delta Tau Tau 1939
Alpha Gamma Delta Epsilon Delta 1940-1996
Alpha Omicron Pi Pi Kappa 1941-1973
Weird, she also talks about houses being shuttered in the late 60's...I don't see any?
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:56 PM
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Weird, she also talks about houses being shuttered in the late 60's...I don't see any?
I don't think that GPB was there as late as 1988. In twenty years I've never met an alum past the 70s and we've always been told the house closed "around 1980". It had been dominant several years when I pledged in 1990.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:32 PM
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Weird, she also talks about houses being shuttered in the late 60's...I don't see any?
The dates aren't completely accurate. Alpha Gam closed in the early 70's and recolonized in the 80's, making that end date of 1988 correct.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:24 PM
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I don't think that GPB was there as late as 1988. In twenty years I've never met an alum past the 70s and we've always been told the house closed "around 1980". It had been dominant several years when I pledged in 1990.
Our Alpha Zeta chapter was closed in February 1988.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:39 PM
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I love Prudence McIntosh. She wrote "The Southern Belle Primer, or Why Princess Margaret will never be a Kappa Kappa Gamma" Such a funny, witty, book about Southern women. She even goes into how Southern women talk about each other. Precious and darling being best and sweet at the bottom of the barrel. I have heard her speak several times. She is hysterical.

I remember this article very well. It did cause a big rumble around here and still felt somewhat today, although I don't think as much anymore.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:39 PM
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Our Alpha Zeta chapter was closed in February 1988.
We were always told that it closed around 1980 and that's what I've heard from Alpha Zeta alums as well. But I'm looking at our local area strip list and see initiates from 1987 on it so I've learned something new today!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:00 PM
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I love Prudence McIntosh. She wrote "The Southern Belle Primer, or Why Princess Margaret will never be a Kappa Kappa Gamma" Such a funny, witty, book about Southern women. She even goes into how Southern women talk about each other. Precious and darling being best and sweet at the bottom of the barrel. I have heard her speak several times. She is hysterical.

I remember this article very well. It did cause a big rumble around here and still felt somewhat today, although I don't think as much anymore.
Actually, I believe Marilyn Schwartz wrote that book: http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Belle.../dp/0385416679

Prudence wrote "Just As We Were A Narrow Slice of Texas Womanhood" which is a collection of these essays...the UT sorority one, the camp one I mentioned, etc...

http://www.amazon.com/Just-As-We-Wer...6138391&sr=1-1

Both hilarious reads!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:50 PM
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You are so right! It is Marilyn Schwartz I heard speak. Both very funny women with a great sense of humor. I do get them confused.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:32 AM
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Actually, I believe Marilyn Schwartz wrote that book: http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Belle.../dp/0385416679

Prudence wrote "Just As We Were A Narrow Slice of Texas Womanhood" which is a collection of these essays...the UT sorority one, the camp one I mentioned, etc...

http://www.amazon.com/Just-As-We-Wer...6138391&sr=1-1

Both hilarious reads!
Just ordered both! I love Southern literature!
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:35 AM
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Just ordered both! I love Southern literature!
While "The Southern Belle Primer" is a fun and quick read, I'd consider William Faulkner, Harper Lee, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Southern literature. "The Southern Belle Primer" is as much Southern literature as "The Preppy Handbook" was for New England lit.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:43 AM
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While "The Southern Belle Primer" is a fun and quick read, I'd consider William Faulkner, Harper Lee, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Southern literature. "The Southern Belle Primer" is as much Southern literature as "The Preppy Handbook" was for New England lit.
I guess "literature" is the wrong word..however, I trust that you knew what I meant.... I appreciate the links Shirley!!
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:15 AM
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What a neat article. I had to laugh at the "pledge an ugly girl, but for God's sake, don't pledge a nymphomaniac" line.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:24 PM
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I for one, wish someone would actually revisit this article for Texas Monthy on the notion of how things change, but somethings stay the same. The classic "Big 6" may still be a force at UT, but the descriptions have certainly changed and from my observations, some houses love talking the big 6 talk, but don't really represent the image presented back when the article was written. (Although the High Schools and Camps may be important...the type of girl they are cranking out is very different...therefore making the chapters very different) Many people on GC say the Big 6 will always have influence on rush at UT but the fact remains if someone would actually write an article on how the houses really are today, maybe, just maybe UT rush could become a better experience because girls aren't made to believe what is not true. And then we can spend the next 30 years talking about that article.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:27 PM
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I for one, wish someone would actually revisit this article for Texas Monthy on the notion of how things change, but somethings stay the same. The classic "Big 6" may still be a force at UT, but the descriptions have certainly changed and from my observations, some houses love talking the big 6 talk, but don't really represent the image presented back when the article was written. (Although the High Schools and Camps may be important...the type of girl they are cranking out is very different...therefore making the chapters very different) Many people on GC say the Big 6 will always have influence on rush at UT but the fact remains if someone would actually write an article on how the houses really are today, maybe, just maybe UT rush could become a better experience because girls aren't made to believe what is not true. And then we can spend the next 30 years talking about that article.
Amen!!
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