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Old 01-23-2017, 03:44 PM
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Transgender man's recruitment at Northwestern

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Old 01-23-2017, 09:11 PM
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So a person who was born female, is changing into a male, wants to join a sorority. I just don't get it.
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:34 PM
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""I believe, over time, the gender of these organizations will fade," he said. "I hope."

And I hope that I am not around to see that happen.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:38 PM
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"Before winter recruitment, which ran Jan. 5-10, Davies said he was told by Northwestern staff that all 12 social sorority houses were notified of his gender identity and many of their international headquarters might find him ineligible based on their bylaws or guidelines, which often state that recruits must be women or identify as women."

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If you are identified as a man ---> Fraternity or Co-ed
If you are identified as a woman ---->Sorority or Co-ed
If you are identified as genderqueer ---->Co-ed or create a new group


"Eighteen-year-old Adam Davies said he was drawn to the tenets of Greek life — philanthropy, bonding and leadership — but that with his changing body he might not feel comfortable living in a fraternity."

I would suggest waiting until his change is done but I understand NWU has a competitive greek scene (time issue & freshman preferred) so why not consider a coed org, a lgbt org or create a new one?
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:45 PM
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"Eighteen-year-old Adam Davies said he was drawn to the tenets of Greek life philanthropy, bonding and leadership but that with his changing body he might not feel comfortable living in a fraternity."
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Do all the fraternities at Northwestern require members to live in?
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:20 PM
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Do all the fraternities at Northwestern require members to live in?
I don't know. (eta) You might be able to find the info on the individual chapter sites?
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:46 PM
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While he identifies as a man, he said that's only when society requires that he pick a gender, because his gender doesn't fit neatly in one of two categories.
That doesn't make any damn sense. If you are gender fluid or asexual or questioning freaking say so.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:21 PM
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That doesn't make any damn sense. If you are gender fluid or asexual or questioning freaking say so.
To be fair, some surveys and forms still only give the option of "male" or "female". The option of "other" is common but not universal.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:03 AM
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Here's my question: Has there ever been an actual case where a male joined a national fraternity, transitioned to female, and then joined a national sorority? Or vice versa? Would most organizations' regulations even account for such a scenario?
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:14 AM
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I would assume the standard dual membership issues kick in here.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:34 AM
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Transitioning takes a long time. At large traditional schools, they would probably have no luck getting a bid as a junior/senior before the question of their gender and/or previous membership even came into play.
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