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Old 10-24-2015, 08:17 PM
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I suppose if the land had been ASU or sorority owned but it was owned by a developer. They want to make a certain amount on a project. They could have just as easily built it as a total apartment complex and made more money - which is what I would guess they will do. So there wasn't an infinite amount of land available and they had to stay within the codes for number of stories or get a variance...and most cities are not enamoured of Greeks and aren't up for variances as a result...it's a very complex issue....
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:55 PM
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I'm not sure where else to post this, but the 2015-2016 colonies board is not showing up for me. Does anyone know if it got taken down for some reason?
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:04 PM
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Your reasoning is why I would never suggest this at any traditional southern schools. But the Arizona schools draw a lot from California and may be more open to an "urban sophisticate" type setting.
Believe it or not, many of the California girls coming to the U of Alabama are eager for that "traditional" style of sorority house, too.
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:37 PM
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I totally get that. But these aren't California girls who chose to go to Bama. I would never suggest anything other than traditional, down to the wraparound porch and pillars at Bama.

And of course my opinion means neither jack nor squat at either school
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:26 PM
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Missouri State University has formed an exploratory committee for possible expansion. They are supposed to have a presentation soon. So there is the possibility of extensions at both the University of Missouri and Missouri State University.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:05 AM
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The following schools from the list are now open:

Georgia Tech
Missouri State
Texas A&M
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CSU - East Bay (Q 48, QLY 44, T 80, 2 NPC, last colony AP 1987)

Both chapters have over 100 members. They SO need to expand
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:12 PM
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I'm really interested to see what's going to happen
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:01 PM
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Does Georgia Tech have the numbers to open up? I assume they do if they've opened but it surprises me.
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:14 PM
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Does Georgia Tech have the numbers to open up? I assume they do if they've opened but it surprises me.

Quota was 62 this year. Up from 50 last year.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:01 AM
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Yes. Total at GT is around 200. 7 sororities currently. Chapter size has outpaced facility capabilities and growth has been happening for some years. Quota has gone from low 40s to low 60s within 5 years. Total in 2005/2006 was 90ish. The numbers aren't why I'm surprised they finally voted to open. It's a combo of housing and that certain groups don't want to disturb the status quo. It's exciting regardless and will be interesting to see how things go, especially since the last time Tech opened, a local was getting absorbed. So this is a different process.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:16 AM
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Yes. Total at GT is around 200. 7 sororities currently. Chapter size has outpaced facility capabilities and growth has been happening for some years. Quota has gone from low 40s to low 60s within 5 years. Total in 2005/2006 was 90ish. The numbers aren't why I'm surprised they finally voted to open. It's a combo of housing and that certain groups don't want to disturb the status quo. It's exciting regardless and will be interesting to see how things go, especially since the last time Tech opened, a local was getting absorbed. So this is a different process.
When did RFM start?
I remember in the mid 1990's (during the time I lived in ATL), where HUNDREDS of girls who went to Pref at GA Tech -- either 2 or 1 parties -- were getting NO BIDS. A number I heard thrown out was between 200 & 300 (cannot confirm these #s) going to Pref and bidless the next day. Panhellenic would bring up the possibility of expansion, but it kept getting voted down. So sad for the women who wanted to be Greek but couldn't. And the crazy thing, it that there are about 30+ IFC chapters vs. 7 NPC sororities, with avg. fraternity size 60-100 and avg. sorority size 150+ (at the time).

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Old 11-22-2015, 01:25 PM
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I think RFM was piloted in 2004? Though obviously at Tech, like most campuses, it's made a difference in the number of girls getting bids. But there's also been a pretty large increase in the female population at Tech.

It's still a 2 pref party system.

There was definitely a long period of time between Phi Mu 1989 and Alpha Phi 2009. Alpha Phi's former local started looking to nationalize in 2004, I believe, it was voted down, and then pursued the process in 2006 and it took from 2006-2008 to achieve absorption. And they were installed in 2009. The thread I believe is still on here. I'll be interested to see if the same groups who submitted interest packets/final presenters will be interested/make it to that stage again.

I don't know exactly about numbers but the grade/membership reports on the greek website go back to 1999.

There are 32 IFC fraternities, 3 of which are unhoused, of varying sizes.
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:32 PM
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The last Ga Tech extension process involved Pi Phi, Alpha Phi, and KD. I don't know if we would be involved this time because we're colonizing at nearby Emory U. in a couple of months.
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:43 PM
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I feel like expansion has really increased and there are a lot of groups that have so many ongoing and upcoming colonies, that's part of why I'm interested to see what's going to happen with all the schools that are open.
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