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Old 04-27-2005, 08:56 PM
mckid mckid is offline
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starting a local

First I just want to thank everyone on this site. I'm finding it very helpful to my research. My college has no greek at the moment and a group is slowly working on changing that, but the question i have for anyone of you, is that besides the college administration and the rest of the school, is there any other orgainization that we have to be acknowledged by to be considered legitimate if we are a brand new local sorority or frat? If we're going to do this, we want to make sure we're doing it right.

Also... I know that all the rituals of a sorority or frat is secret so I'm not asking for anyone to reveal theirs, but we're having a hard time coming up with our own, is there any advice you could give us on that subject? Thanks again.
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Old 04-27-2005, 09:08 PM
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as far as ritual goes, you need to decide what sort of rituals you want. Most have a ritual for...

1) the day you get new members
2) initiation
3) Transition between active/alumnae

Think of what your group means to you. (these are all rhetorical...I'm not fishing for ritual info) What symbols have you chosen, and why? What are your ideals and why? How do you want your new members to execute the purpose of the chapter? What is significant about your history? Who are your exemplars/patrons/significant founders and what were their actions?

You're essentially writing a play to be performed for the next millenia...it's a huge deal. Think about the mood you want set, and go from there.
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Old 04-27-2005, 10:52 PM
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When we formed our local org our advisor was a KD so she helped us out because she knew how rituals went. See if there is any faculty or staff that is greek they would be very helpful.
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:09 PM
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Regional Multicultural

Hi there. I'm an alumni of a multicultural historic fraternity in the north east. We are looking into membership with the National Multicultural Greek Council (www.nationalmgc.org). Expanding is always challenging, but I think a great necessity for future growth.

Anyways, just thought I'd put my 2 scents in.

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The Delphic Fraternity, Inc. - Gamma Sigma Tau

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Old 05-08-2005, 12:28 PM
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Oh, and perhaps looking at non-secret fraternity rituals could help...I know Delta Upsilon makes theirs available online for anyone to read if you felt inclined. That's not to say you should copy, you definitely SHOULDN'T, but it would give you an idea of the wording and actions contained in rituals.
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:56 AM
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For ritual you may look at the professors in your history/religion/english department(humanities).
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