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Old 12-21-2023, 01:46 PM
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Sorry. I will edit my post.

However, the rest is about the University of Pennsylvania, not Penn State.
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Old 01-08-2024, 12:48 PM
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Is Theta going to void the memberships of any initiated Thetas who are also participating in The Society? I can see how The Society may appeal to college students and PNMs who aren't thinking beyond the next 4 years. Unfortunately, affiliating with this group would be a huge mistake for anyone who truly wants to be in a sorority for life and not just for college. I think as adults they may regret it. The alumnae connections and lifelong opportunities for friendship and service are such an important part of the sorority experience, and I've found that many of my friends are leaning a lot more into this as we approach our 40s.

If I were a member of another (recognized) sorority at SMU, I wouldn't be too concerned about The Society poaching PNMs. It sounds like the girls The Society wants (and the girls who want The Society) are from a very specific social set and likely wouldn't have pledged anything else anyway.
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I saw videos of their recruitment which they happened to have at the same time as official sorority recruitment.

And I think if Theta decides to return, they won't let any of the society girls join, as this is preventing them from coming back sooner (the suspension was suppose to only last until this year.)
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Old 01-11-2024, 04:32 PM
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I saw videos of their recruitment which they happened to have at the same time as official sorority recruitment.

And I think if Theta decides to return, they won't let any of the society girls join, as this is preventing them from coming back sooner (the suspension was suppose to only last until this year.)
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Old 01-11-2024, 05:14 PM
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So what are these “Society” members doing in their “rush” video: lounging around in Chanel and Louis Vuitton while sipping Dom ?
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Old 01-11-2024, 05:56 PM
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I'll certainly share if I see anything on social media. I just hope those who wisened up to all this are in primary recruitment or are hoping to help bring ADPi back to campus.
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Old 01-11-2024, 11:46 PM
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As I just said on another post, the first thing that showed up on TIktok when I searched for "SMU Sorority Rush 2024" was "The Society". The video was labeled SMU Rush and it was about them "being out and about" and they did OOTDs.
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Old 01-12-2024, 10:57 AM
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Is Theta going to void the memberships of any initiated Thetas who are also participating in The Society? I can see how The Society may appeal to college students and PNMs who aren't thinking beyond the next 4 years. Unfortunately, affiliating with this group would be a huge mistake for anyone who truly wants to be in a sorority for life and not just for college. I think as adults they may regret it. The alumnae connections and lifelong opportunities for friendship and service are such an important part of the sorority experience, and I've found that many of my friends are leaning a lot more into this as we approach our 40s.

If I were a member of another (recognized) sorority at SMU, I wouldn't be too concerned about The Society poaching PNMs. It sounds like the girls The Society wants (and the girls who want The Society) are from a very specific social set and likely wouldn't have pledged anything else anyway.
If Theta terminates their memberships, that would just be affirming the Society's status & that they are a Theta "replacement." Kind of along the same lines as Congress not mentioning the Mafia because it confirms there is a Mafia. As long as they are not outright disparaging Theta in their activities or media, Theta is wisest just to let them be.
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Old 01-12-2024, 02:39 PM
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If Theta terminates their memberships, that would just be affirming the Society's status & that they are a Theta "replacement." Kind of along the same lines as Congress not mentioning the Mafia because it confirms there is a Mafia. As long as they are not outright disparaging Theta in their activities or media, Theta is wisest just to let them be.
They could wait till the former members graduate (the ones that were given Theta bids before the suspension.) then restart from there. I do know they'll be back, especially since the house was so popular and has such a supportive alumni base.
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Old 01-12-2024, 10:18 PM
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I do know they'll be back, especially since the house was so popular and has such a supportive alumni base.
Theta has said they won't come back while the Society is still there, and part of the reason they were so popular was the old money, tradition and connections. If those things have transferred en masse to the Society, it is beyond naive to think that a recolonized Theta will instantly regain its place in the SMU pecking order. As I've asked before, who are the chapter alumnae supporting - Theta or the Society?
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Theta has said they won't come back while the Society is still there, and part of the reason they were so popular was the old money, tradition and connections. If those things have transferred en masse to the Society, it is beyond naive to think that a recolonized Theta will instantly regain its place in the SMU pecking order. As I've asked before, who are the chapter alumnae supporting - Theta or the Society?
I do have to keep in mine the old article (and it ages like wine.)

https://www.dmagazine.com/publicatio...the-big-three/

And on your last point, we truly don't know. I bet many alumni want their chapter back because of their experiences in it, but on the other hand... who knows.
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I have a question: If “The Society” is successful in “rush”, and they take 12-15 new members—added to the 20-30 (Who knows?) they have—won’t that then push back Theta returning to SMU by another 3-4 years? I saw that The Society was using Theta’s colors: black and gold.
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Old 01-13-2024, 04:17 PM
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I have a question: If “The Society” is successful in “rush”, and they take 12-15 new members—added to the 20-30 (Who knows?) they have—won’t that then push back Theta returning to SMU by another 3-4 years? I saw that The Society was using Theta’s colors: black and gold.
Probably. From what I've seen with my fraternity, if there is any group on campus that local alumni consider to be a continuation of the chapter they were part of, the fraternity would wait until *that* continuation dies plus 5 years to make sure everyone involved with the group is gone.
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Well... They got 38 girls to join. Even had a separate bid day and everything.
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Well... They got 38 girls to join. Even had a separate bid day and everything.
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