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Old 07-10-2006, 11:30 AM
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Initiation

Have any of you had the opportunity to attend an Initiation since you've graduated from college?

I haven't been to one since I graduated and I would really love to, but there are no collegiate chapters near where I live. It's a beautiful ceremony, though, and I'd like to see one again sometime.

Maybe one of my daughters will go DZ
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Old 07-10-2006, 11:39 AM
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I have. It's really amazing how identical the details are even when you're not at your familiar "home" chapter! It was very exciting attending a model intiation at Convention a few years back, too!
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Old 07-10-2006, 11:44 AM
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Yes! I went back for Mu Chapter's 70th anniversary banquet in 1999, and they had initiation earlier in the afternoon. It was a packed house! It was amazing being there with all the alumni from different years, and I can only imagine how it was for the new initiates!
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:38 PM
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Yes; I was an assistant alumnus advisor for a year after graduation, so I saw about 30 initiations after graduation. I was able to help out and give advice on a couple of things, and was a bit surprised at just how much I remembered.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:43 PM
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I was able to attend an initiation at Convention last year. It was absolutely beautiful. What was awesome was that the initiates were AI's. It was so amazing watching them get initiated. It was truly a remarkable ceremony (and it refreshed my memory since I was initiated in 98)
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:49 PM
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Yes. Every year I appreciate it even more.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:32 PM
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I have. It's really amazing how identical the details are even when you're not at your familiar "home" chapter! It was very exciting attending a model intiation at Convention a few years back, too!
Why wouldn't the initiation ceremony be the same at another chapter of the same organization?
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:36 PM
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I get to go to a couple each year, including several at Convention. I almost have it memorized now!
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:53 PM
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I attended a couple. It was definitely an experience!
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:03 PM
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Why wouldn't the initiation ceremony be the same at another chapter of the same organization?
I think she meant that actually *seeing* the uniformity drove home the fact that initiation is the same for all members.
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:06 PM
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I think she meant that actually *seeing* the uniformity drove home the fact that initiation is the same for all members.
I was trying to write that and lost my window.. Thanks LouisaMay.

It's kind of like a Catholic going to Mass elsewhere, halfway around the world the actions are the same, the words are the same (different languages sometimes) it's really cool.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:01 PM
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I make sure I see our Initiation at least once a year at Founders Day.


Even after I have seen it so many times, I still get tears in my eyes and the hair on my neck standing up.

That is why, I still feel the same after so many years and about My Brothers far and wide!
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Old 07-10-2006, 06:18 PM
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I have been to a number of Delt initiation Rituals at a number of different chapters.

As an advisor and division officer, I've participated several times as well.
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Old 07-10-2006, 08:26 PM
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I have only missed two initiations since I graduated because I'm an advisor. Actually part of our initiation tradition has changed since I was initiated and it makes me sad. but C'est la vie.
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:30 PM
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Have any of you had the opportunity to attend an Initiation since you've graduated from college?

I haven't been to one since I graduated and I would really love to, but there are no collegiate chapters near where I live. It's a beautiful ceremony, though, and I'd like to see one again sometime.

Maybe one of my daughters will go DZ

Maybe one of your daughters will go dz? you should been breeding them since birth to join your soroity.
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