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Old 12-04-2005, 12:46 AM
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non-NPC national/regional social sororities (recruitment-based)

The thread on helping smaller GLOs made me realize that very few of us know about the national/regional social sororities who are not of the NPC.

Here is a partial listing of non-NPC, recruitment-based social sororities that are (inter)national/regional. Please let me know of others, so I can add their info to the list. (Since I am not as familiar with the non-NPC, intake-based social sororities, I hope someone will post a thread on them too - some info can be found on this older thread -
http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...threadid=32212 )

General Social Sororities
1. Alpha Kappa Phi (Agonian) - founded in 1885, 4 active chapters (NY based); www.geneseo.edu/~ago/
2. Alpha Sigma - founded in 1992, 4 active chapters (NY based); www.alphasigmasorority.com/
3. Alpha Sigma Theta - founded 1984, 3 chapters (east coat, west coast - NY, CA); www.alphasigmatheta.com/
4. Kappa Beta Gamma – founded 1916, 7 chapters (mainly mid-west - IL, WI, MI); www.kappabetagamma.org
5. Kappa Delta Phi NAS - founded in 1969, 13 active chapters (New England based - NH, RI, ME, VT, MA, NY); very closely affiliated with Kappa Delta Phi men's fraternity, www.KappaDeltaPhiNAS.org
6. Kappa Lambda Psi – founded 1980, 5 chapters, only 1 active (New England based - NY, NJ); http://www.geocities.com/MaristKLP/
7. Iota Beta Chi - founded 1996, 2 chapters (Canada based), http://www.iotabetachi.com/
8. Pi Nu Epsilon – founded 1914, 4 chapters (mainly east coast - NY, Canada); www.canton.edu/pi_nu_epsilon/
9. Sigma Gamma Phi (Arethusa) - founded in 1870, 4 active chapters (NY based) http://www.main.arethusa.org/


Niche-Market Social Sororities
1. Alpha Delta Chi (Christian) – founded 1925, 13 chapters (mainly west coast - CA); www.alphadeltachi.org/
2. Alpha Sigma Kappa (engineering) – founded 1989, 6 chapters (mainly central); www.alpha-sigma-kappa.org/
3. Ceres (agriculture) – founded 1985, 9 chapters (mainly west, mid-west - WA, Canada, SD, ND, KY, IL); www.ceresfraternity.org
4. Mu Epsilon Theta (Catholic) – founded 1987, 2 chapters (south – TX), http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/metheta/
5. Phi Beta Chi (Christian) – founded 1980, 7 chapters (mainly central, east coast – TX, IN, NC) www.phibetachi.org/
6. Phi Sigma Rho (engineering) – founded 1984, 22 chapters (west coast, central, mid-west, east coast – CA, OR, WA, MO, TX, IN, OH, MI, KY, PA, NY, NJ, FL); www.phisigmarho.org
7. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi (Jewish) – founded 1998, 5 active chapters (mainly west coast, central – CA, AZ, MN); www.sigmaaepi.com/
8. Sigma Alpha Iota (music) - founded 1903, 212 chapters (allows dual membership with other social sororities); www.sai-national.org
9. Sigma Phi Lambda (Christian) - founded 1988, 23 chapters (mainly south - TX, OK, AL, MO, MS, AR, FL, SC); www.sigma-phi-lambda.com
10. Sigma Alpha Omega (Christian) – founded 1998, 15 chapters (mainly east coast, mid-west – NC, GA, IL); www.sigmaalphaomega.org
11. Theta Alpha (Christian) - founded 2006, 3 chapters (Florida based); www.thetaalpha.org

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Old 12-04-2005, 10:49 AM
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I thought Kappa Beta Gamma was going to go NPC? Just curious if any of you in this thread know.
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:17 AM
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Re: non-NPC national/regional social sororities (recruitment-based)

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Phi Sigma Rho (engineering) founded 1984, 20 chapters (west coast, central, mid-west, east coast CA, OR, WA, MO, TX, IN, OH, KY, PA, NY, NJ, FL); www.phisigmarho.org
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they have at least one chapter in michigan - at the university of michigan
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Old 12-04-2005, 02:18 PM
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Re: non-NPC national/regional social sororities (recruitment-based)

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Niche-Market Social Sororities
Alpha Delta Chi (Christian) � founded 1925, 8 chapters (mainly west coast - CA); www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Jetty/3592/
I'm really impressed with these girls - there is a chapter on my campus, and while it is definitely not something I would ever be interested in (it's not really my religion), I have to give them respect. They are really hardcore. (If sometimes a little harsh toward 'the rest of us', lol.) Check out their chapter website: http://www.gtadx.org/

This is another non-NPC national that GT has on campus: Alpha Omega Epsilon - a professional and social engineering sorority. They have 21 chapters and colonies. http://www.aoesorority.org/
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Old 12-04-2005, 02:41 PM
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There's also Sigma Alpha, a national agricultural sorority. According to the website, they have 60 chapters.
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Old 12-04-2005, 02:42 PM
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Iota Beta Chi is a social sorority for Halifax area universities (all of Dalhousie's GLOs are open to students who attend Halifax universities, I believe. I know that AGD is open to all the schools (Dal, St. Mary's, Mount St. Vincent)). Their Beta chapter is at the University of New Brunswick

IBX Alpha Chapter

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Old 12-04-2005, 10:08 PM
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Kappa Beta Gamma was an NPC member for several years but withdrew due to the loss of several chapters. They were founded originally as a sorority for Catholic women. At present, they are trying to grow the sorority in order to rejoin NPC.
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:10 AM
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I thought Kappa Beta Gamma was going to go NPC? Just curious if any of you in this thread know.
From Kappa Beta Gamma's website...
"Currently, Kappa Beta Gamma is actively looking to increase its numbers to become Pan-Hellenic affiliated. The sorority is recruiting both inactive and new chapters to expand our sorority's ideals and provide more leadership opportunities for women."

This is the one of the reasons why I asked my question about "pan-hellenic" vs. "panhellenic" usage.
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Old 12-06-2005, 04:31 PM
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Thank you! I have added them to the list.


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Here are a few more:

Alpha Kappa Phi (Agonian) - founded in 1882, 5 active chapters (NY based) http://www.geneseo.edu/~ago/

Sigma Gamma Phi (Arethusa) - founded in 1870. 4 Active chapters (NY based) http://www.arethusa.org

Kappa Delta Phi NAS - founded in 1971. 12 active chapters, based in New England (NH, RI, ME, VT, MA, NY) Very closely affiliated with Kappa Delta Phi men's fraternity http://www.kappatalk.com/nas.html
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Iota Beta Chi is a social sorority for Halifax area universities (all of Dalhousie's GLOs are open to students who attend Halifax universities, I believe. I know that AGD is open to all the schools (Dal, St. Mary's, Mount St. Vincent)). Their Beta chapter is at the University of New Brunswick

IBX Alpha Chapter

IBX Beta Chapter

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Old 12-06-2005, 04:53 PM
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These groups would not be part of this list becase they are professional fraternities/sororities, and so like service fraternities/sororities are co-ed.

From my understanding, groups like Sigma Alpha Iota Sorority and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity had to drop the references to "professional" to receive exemption from Title IX. There are other threads where Phi Mu Alpha brothers explain this whole Title IX thing, but basically after Title IX there is not such thing as a "professional and social" fraternity/sorority. A group is either a social and exempt from Title IX, or a professional and co-ed.


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This is another non-NPC national that GT has on campus: Alpha Omega Epsilon - a professional and social engineering sorority. They have 21 chapters and colonies. http://www.aoesorority.org/

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There's also Sigma Alpha, a national agricultural sorority. According to the website, they have 60 chapters.
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:26 PM
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Sigma Alpha is not coed, at least not according to their website.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:18 PM
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Phi Kappa Pi (Clios) http://www.geneseo.edu/~clio/ , I believe they are regional as well..on SUNY campuses
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:27 PM
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Sigma Alpha is not coed, at least not according to their website.
Same for Alpha Omega Epsilon. According to their website - "Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority composed of female engineering students and alumnae."

http://www.aoesorority.org/about.asp
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:35 PM
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Some professional fraternities/sororities may not always advertise that they are co-ed. But legally, they must allow both female and male members due to Title IX.

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Sigma Alpha is not coed, at least not according to their website.
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Same for Alpha Omega Epsilon. According to their website - "Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority composed of female engineering students and alumnae."
ETA: A member of Sigma Alpha confirmed that they do allow both female and male members.
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Old 12-07-2005, 08:28 PM
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From info on the internet, Phi Kappa Pi (Clionian Sorority) was founded in 1872 at Geneseo State Normal School and had 7 chapters in NY. Clionian Sorority dissolved nationally in 1954, when all fraternal organizations in the SUNY system were forced to go local. Two chapters of the old Clionian Sorority still exist today (at SUNY-Geneseo and at SUNY-Postdam), but they have never become re-affliated.

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Phi Kappa Pi (Clios) http://www.geneseo.edu/~clio/ , I believe they are regional as well..on SUNY campuses
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