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Old 04-25-2001, 09:13 PM
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In A Phi O and in my sorority, pledges could wear any kind of letters but not the crest. The stitched letters thing wasn't an issue because waaaaaaaaaaaay back when I pledged on the prairie we couldn't get the stitched letters.

AOX81, a local sorority on my campus had the same rule that they could only wear the words, not the Greek letters. I lived w/ one of their pledges and on one of her colors days, she borrowed my Derby Daze shirt because it was the same color. Ooops, it's got her sorority letters on it...

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Old 04-25-2001, 09:32 PM
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DZRose93, thats exactly how we did it with my chapter. Pledges couldnt wear letters or event tshirts. But they could wear shirts with BETA spelled out. Pledges couldnt wear hats either.

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Old 04-25-2001, 10:28 PM
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This varies from chapter to chapter. I've seen chapters do everything from nothing but the pledge pin, to gifts from bigs during the pledge period that can be just about anything.

The only policies that go beyond the chapter are those for Petitioning Groups (Colonies) where the region determines the policy.

Yeah, you've got a point there. I can only speak for my chapter. Once initiated, we do something called a paddle-letter exchange where the a little brother gives his big the paddle in exchange for their letters and other gifts. It's a tradition we've had since our chapter was founded in 1953.
Sounds like a very cool tradition! My chapter didn't do paddles, but did do gifts to littles at inititation.



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Old 04-25-2001, 11:17 PM
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as for kappa alpha theta, as pledges we are not allowed to wear anything that has our letters... on lavaliers, shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks... nothing. the only thing that national lets us have is the word THETA along with our pledge pins.
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Old 04-26-2001, 12:13 AM
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To go along w/ what James has said, our chapter does not allow pledges to wear letters (under the reasoning that they don't know what they mean in any respect [words or feeling], so it's sort of a moot point). Some others around here do, though - a few allow only the words spelled out, and two allow anything but the badge/crest. Interesting how differences work, especially b/w chapters even in the same district.
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To add on to my AGD sister's post above,

As new members, they are encouraged to wear the letters! Again, the only things they are prohibited from wearing are the crest and badge...simply because they haven't yet learned the entire meaning and sacredness of those two symbols.

As a sister-daughter one of the first gifts I received from my sister-mom was my very first AGD sweatshirt. For 8 weeks I wore those letters proudly, and I was even prouder when I was initiated!

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Old 04-26-2001, 01:02 AM
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We do allow new members to wear letters of any style or stitching. In fact, many times big sisters will give little sisters jerseys with letters as a gift.

I read a post one time about a group that only allows new members to wear shirts with iron-on letters and when they are initiated, they can wear stitched letters. From what I remember, the rationale was that iron-on letters were "temporary" and could be stripped if need be... but stitched letters imply permanance.

I guess the way I see it, it seems like "temporary letters" imply that someone may not be initiated.

We assume that every woman that pledges will be initiated... that's not to say that 100% of the women that we pledge are initiated but we wouldn't have given a bid to someone that we didn't think was going to be a permanent member of our sisterhood.

Pirate00, I'm not implying that what you guys do is wrong. Or even that the reason above is why you don't allow new members to wear stitched letters. That's not for me to say. I think it's maybe just a different way of thinking about the new member (pledge) period.




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Old 04-26-2001, 01:25 AM
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I have noticed on my campus that some fraternities let their pledges wear stitched letters. This is strictly prohibited in Alpha Phi Omega, where pledges only wear a pin and a pledge jersey with a screen-printed reproduction of our letters. Once initiated, they have earned the right to wear stitched letters and own APO paraphernalia. Does your GLO allow pledges to wear stitched letters prior to initiation?
This varies from chapter to chapter. I've seen chapters do everything from nothing but the pledge pin, to gifts from bigs during the pledge period that can be just about anything.

The only policies that go beyond the chapter are those for Petitioning Groups (Colonies) where the region determines the policy.

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Old 04-26-2001, 01:41 AM
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This varies from chapter to chapter. I've seen chapters do everything from nothing but the pledge pin, to gifts from bigs during the pledge period that can be just about anything.

The only policies that go beyond the chapter are those for Petitioning Groups (Colonies) where the region determines the policy.

Yeah, you've got a point there. I can only speak for my chapter. Once initiated, we do something called a paddle-letter exchange where the a little brother gives his big the paddle in exchange for their letters and other gifts. It's a tradition we've had since our chapter was founded in 1953.

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Old 04-26-2001, 04:47 AM
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Wow thats really interesting, I didn't know that other organizations allowed their new memembers to wear letters (iron-on or stitched) The way it is on my campus, is that pledges aren't allowed to wear the letters because out of respect and because they did not know what they symbolized.
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Old 04-26-2001, 05:54 AM
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In my chapter, new members are not generally "supposed to" wear full frontals. Bigs often hand them down during big/little week, but the tradition seems to be that "pledges" are asked not to wear them around until they get initiated. Of course, noone informed my pledge class, but oh well!
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Old 04-26-2001, 06:28 AM
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James, were you initiated when you joined the colony, or did you have to wait untill you were chartered.
At my school, most fraternities have pledge shirts with the fraternity letters on the upper left of the chest, over the heart, or there abouts. These letters are like maybe, an inch high. Little ones. And sometimes the pledge letters or chapter letters are on the sleves.
Colony status was synonomous with being a pledge. Getting chartered happened after Ritual initiation . . . and the check clearing . . . not sure which was more important
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Old 04-26-2001, 10:24 AM
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Pledges aren't allowed to wear letters just anything that has Sigma Chi written out. The only fraternity that does that here at my school is Pi Kappa Phi and they blanket bid so they don't really have much of a brotherhood. You can tell they don't appreciate their letters cause they've been able to wear them since day one. The sororities here are allowed to wear their letters though when they are new members.
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Old 04-26-2001, 05:41 PM
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Hey,
here i think excpet for Alpha gam on my campus (dalhousie university) pledges are not allowed to wear letters in no way shape or form, they can wear pledge pins, that's it, until they are initiated they havn't proven themselves worthy

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Old 04-26-2001, 07:02 PM
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At my school in Miami, our "Phi's" aren't allowed to wear stiched on letters until they are innitiated. We were allowed to wear any kind of iron on letters of any colors and any patterns as long as they were ironed on.. my pledge class got creative with cute fabrics and iron on stuff from a craft store, they were unique and alot of fun to make..
But the honor of being innitiated and "earning" the letters you wear was so much fun. I love my stich ons now
Most chapters on my campus have the same kind of rule. Iron ons can be taken off.. stich ons are stuck for life
thats just how it is here..


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