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Old 10-15-2000, 03:09 PM
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I hope noone is offended by all the questions.

I've read a couple history books, but they never tell origins of calls or hand signs. Are the origins of the hand signs and calls esoteric? If not, how did they originate?
Hello. I want to give you my secret handshake- It's kinda' hard to describe, though... but I'll try anyway.

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That's the largest sorority's secret handshake.

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Old 10-15-2000, 10:02 PM
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BS1980, who is the largest sorority?
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Old 10-15-2000, 10:19 PM
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HERE WE GO AGAIN......if you're going to start some mess, cover your tracks better. Posting the website to Chi Omega's "secrets" in your profile....posting the "handshake" for the largest sorority when it clearly states on Chi Omega's Nat'l site that's it's the largest women's fraternal org (otherwise known as a sorority (see http://www.chiomega.org/home.cfm)...Come on Ladies, let's grow up a little. I'm sure the Chi Omega Founders are turning in their graves as you all perpetuate mess, drama, bull, etc. around the organization they created. I'm truly sorry for what has allegedly happened, but don't you realize the more you talk about it, the less likely it will be for a fair and impartial jury to be selected (if it gets that far)? Leave the issue for the courts of the land, not the court of public opinion.


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Old 10-15-2000, 11:31 PM
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i can honestly say i am disgusted with some of the things people post....

do they have no kind of honor????

God don't ugly...and he ain't too hooked on the pretty!!!!!!

what goes around comes around...
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Old 10-16-2000, 12:08 AM
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Question Calls and Hand Signs

I hope noone is offended by all the questions.

I've read a couple history books, but they never tell origins of calls or hand signs. Are the origins of the hand signs and calls esoteric? If not, how did they originate?
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Old 10-16-2000, 12:09 AM
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Maybe whoever posted the Chi Omega statement should check with a Chi Omega about their handshake because that isn't Chi Omegas handshake nor are they currently the largest fraternal organization. Next time research things before you open your mouth.
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Old 10-16-2000, 12:29 AM
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in a word: yes
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Old 10-16-2000, 01:50 AM
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LOOK, I didn't ask what the handshakes are. I know that is esoteric, or suppposed to be. I asked about the origins. Good gracious, people. Have some respect for each others orgs. 12dn94dst response was enough for me.
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Old 10-16-2000, 02:09 PM
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Immaturity is for children not adults. How did we get here anyway. The question was in regards to origin, not about who can tell theres or if they know theirs.
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Old 10-17-2000, 12:00 AM
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Secrets are for children-not adults.

Really? Then disaffiliate from your sorority...
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Old 10-17-2000, 10:46 AM
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Who is the largest sorority?
I think in terms of no. of actual initiates:

For the NPHC sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha

For the NPC sororities:
Chi Omega, Tri Delta, Delta Zeta and then Kappa Kappa Gamma
(unsure about the exact order, but I believe this to be fairly accurate).

Also, there is a non-college sorority called Beta Sigma Phi, and it is supposed to be enormous, in terms of no. of initiates.

Hope this was helpful.

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Old 10-17-2000, 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by BS1908:
Who is the largest sorority?
I think in terms of no. of actual initiates:

For the NPHC sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha

For the NPC sororities:
Chi Omega, Tri Delta, Delta Zeta and then Kappa Kappa Gamma
(unsure about the exact order, but I believe this to be fairly accurate).

Also, there is a non-college sorority called Beta Sigma Phi, and it is supposed to be enormous, in terms of no. of initiates.

Hope this was helpful.

Your information is incorrect. Delta Sigma Theta is the largest black sorority in terms of no. of initiates.



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Old 10-17-2000, 02:03 PM
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I've read a couple history books, but they never tell origins of calls or hand signs. Are the origins of the hand signs and calls esoteric? If not, how did they originate?
Back to the original topic....I only know of calls and hand signs (not handshakes) in relation to BGLO's. If this is correct, then why all the fuss about handSHAKES and largest sorority? I would agree that 12dn94dst answered the original question!



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Old 10-20-2000, 04:23 PM
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Actually, Zeta Tau Alpha is the third largest Sorority...just clarifing!
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Old 10-25-2000, 03:53 PM
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yes, Delta Sigma Theta is the largest sorority with over 200,000 members.
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