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Old 04-25-2006, 01:05 PM
D.0.7 D.0.7 is offline
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ohh i think i got one

I have a brother or sister going off to college this semster what schools have the best community service and anti-Hazing policy in the state of IL, OH, GA, NY, VA, LA, and ever other dang state on the map...LOL
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Old 04-26-2006, 03:32 PM
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I heard that there is an XYZ pin on the moon. Is that true?
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Old 04-26-2006, 03:48 PM
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I'm not sure this question has an answer. The closest I have come to is, "Some people enjoy being mean to others for no reason."
Wow, I was just coming over here to say the same thing. It's also called lacking self-confidence in yourself. Must suck to be rude to someone on the internet because your life is lacking something.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:30 AM
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"I have been through the NM education period, but I just can't remember what AOT means?!? Can someone pm me and tell me, or just send me an e-mail to: obviouslyimnotamember@pleasebuymylameexcuse.edu"
Like, didn't you know? That's the Alpha Omicron Tau Frat, the frattiest frat at Insertnamehere University!

Bwahahahaha...amen to the things not sticking during initiation commentary. I still get ribbed by sisters who remember me as "that chick who fell asleep."

Whoops. I have health issues, I swear!
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:04 AM
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Is it true that you have to pay to get people to be your friends?

Answer: No, I just rent them per semester.
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Old 06-01-2006, 01:44 PM
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Do you all haze? Do you believe in hazing?



"Haze?" What's that?
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:04 AM
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I know Riverside County is big on that...UCR and Cal Poly Pomona have that rule and I think it is crazy...I think the best part of being in an house is somewhere that you can esacpe the dorms and relax with your organization
I don't know how true (if any) the whole "(fill in your favorite number) women living together in a house is illegal because it's a brothel" is true at Cal Poly Pomona, but it is not true at UC Riverside. Or in Riverside County at all (BTW, Cal Poly Pomona is not in Riverside County, it's in Los Angeles County).

The city of Riverside has an ordinance that actually states that fraternity/sorority houses fall under "community living zones" just like residence halls and dorms at a university/college. They are allowed. The reason for no housing for Greeks at UCR is a whole other long story that can be posted elsewhere.

Just to set the story straight.
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Old 06-04-2006, 05:01 AM
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http://www.snopes.com/college/halls/brothel.asp

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Claim: Sororities are outlawed on certain campuses because local "brothel laws" prohibit more than a specified number of females from living together.

Status: False.

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Variations:
The number of sorority sisters that would supposedly trigger the "brothel" designation varies from telling to telling, with six being one of the more common figures cited.

This legend is told as true on any number of U.S. campuses, always by way of explanation for each school's lack of sorority houses.
Origins: This mistaken belief has been recorded since the 1960s and is probably a great deal older than that. Its possible origin might lie in a mental confluence of half-remembered tidbits about old time "blue laws" mixed with a healthy dollop of badly-parsed newer input about zoning laws adopted by various communities in more contemporary times. Short and sweet, if any so-called "brothel laws" anywhere tie a building's classification as a bordello to the number of occupants, we've yet to find documentation that proves this.

Some municipalities do indeed have zoning laws prohibiting more than a specified number of non-family members (male or female) from living together, but not even in those cases would a household in violation of those codes be labeled a brothel. Brothels earn such designations solely on the basis of what goes on in them, not upon how many women inhabit particular buildings.

Even in communities that carry such housing restrictions on their books, sororities and fraternities are exempted from them. The thrust of such laws is to set limits on how many people may reasonably inhabit what were meant to be single-family dwellings, not to enjoin those who are living in more communal settings in buildings meant for such purposes. Were such laws to apply to those latter forms of housing, local YWCAs would have been shut down and padlocked, as would a variety of nurses' residences.

Collegians have been explaining the lack of sorority houses on various campuses through this flawed factlet for many a year. Richard Roeper noted this legend in 1994, calling it "the most widespread piece of university folklore making the rounds" and estimating from entries on collegiate bulletin boards that it was being told on at least 100 campuses.

The belief that a "brothel law" bars live-in sororities from campuses is so deeply worked into the fabric of collegiate life that few now think to question it. In 1998 a group of eight students at Tulane University unsuccessfully searched city and state laws for the statute, finally concluding they'd been on a wild goose chase. "It was not found in either city or state codes," Adriana Belli, one of the student researchers, said. "We looked in every law book, every ordinance in New Orleans . . . dating back to the 1800s."

We routinely hear from students who are convinced their particular university lacks a sorority because of this non-existent law. Their vehemence aside, none have yet produce a copy of the statute they so firmly believe in, an act that would earn their city and institution of higher learning a measure of fame in the world of contemporary lore.


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Old 06-16-2006, 01:28 PM
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Questions??

And just what is wrong with reading the book PLEDGED?
I am just waiting, and bit scared, for someone to write a book like that about the Fraternity's.
Was an interesting read.
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:48 PM
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Y'all might not think I have a high enough post count to contribute, but I thought this might be funny.

"Why do you keep picking on XYZ? What's so horrible about Chi Upsilon Zeta?"

I know it was a while ago but that was funny
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:08 AM
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is there like a "big brother" to ask questions to bc im new and i have so much i want to know!!! lol
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:54 AM
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is there like a "big brother" to ask questions to bc im new and i have so much i want to know!!! lol

LOL
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:14 PM
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I have no idea under what law they did it, but the Norfolk cops charged a brother of mine with "Prostitution" because he lived in the house we were having a party at (We can't have parties in our house). Tell him there's nothing like a brothel law.
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:12 AM
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I HAVE ONLY ONE QUESTION!
IS THERE ANY REAL GREEK PERSON HERE?
I CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT NO ONE WHO IS POSTING HERE HAS EVEN THE SMALLEST RELATION WITH THE GREEKS APART FROM THE ORIGIN OF THE LETTERS IN YOUR SORORITIES!
AND THAT MAKES ME WONDER.
WHY GREEK LETTERS ARE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSES?
I AM NOT AGRESSIVE, I AM JUST A GIRL FROM ATHENS WHO ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THIS...

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:23 AM
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I HAVE ONLY ONE QUESTION!
IS THERE ANY REAL GREEK PERSON HERE?
I CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT NO ONE WHO IS POSTING HERE HAS EVEN THE SMALLEST RELATION WITH THE GREEKS APART FROM THE ORIGIN OF THE LETTERS IN YOUR SORORITIES!
AND THAT MAKES ME WONDER.
WHY GREEK LETTERS ARE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSES?
I AM NOT AGRESSIVE, I AM JUST A GIRL FROM ATHENS WHO ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THIS...

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!

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