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Old 08-25-2000, 02:58 PM
SGPhigirl SGPhigirl is offline
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What about regional sororities? My sorority has two other chapters in this state. But nobody seems to recognoize that.Most people look at us as if were local, we do have alot incommon with locals though. Are than anyother regionals that have insight? I'm intersted to find out what others think about this.
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Old 08-25-2000, 03:31 PM
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Hi SGPHigirl,
I am part of a sorority that is mainly regional. We are located in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. We term ourselves as an Up and Coming Nat'l Org but a lot of people don't really see us as that cuz we aren't coast to coast or whatever. I say if someone says that, let them know you have another chapter. I mean, there's not a lot you can do to make others believe you aren't local. We just say "hey, look at our webpage and you'll see we have chapters elsewhere". There is like a certain number of chapters (I believe 13) to be considered "national" in the eyes of a national council like the NPC. So those who know that tend to think that if you don't have that many chapters, you aren't national. I think it's crap! But in my opinion, I say if you've got more than one, you definitely aren't local.

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What about regional sororities? My sorority has two other chapters in this state. But nobody seems to recognoize that.Most people look at us as if were local, we do have alot incommon with locals though. Are than anyother regionals that have insight? I'm intersted to find out what others think about this.
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Old 08-28-2000, 02:55 PM
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SGPhiGirl,

You bring up a good point, regionals are overlooked. I wasn't familiar with the concept until very recently, when I stumbled across the website of a regional sorority in the northeast. Some regionals have a legacy and history just as rich as national organizations, the difference is merely the number and concentration of chapters.

What's your organization, and do you have a website?



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Old 08-28-2000, 03:33 PM
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There are a great many regional groups in both the Midwest and New York. Many years ago the State University System of NY banned national groups, so many locals spread regionally and still have more than one chapter in the area. Arethusa is one group that comes to mind in addition to the Agonian and there are a few others.

In the Midwest there are several teacher's sororities in Indiana and Ohio with chapters throughout the state. I've never been able to determine if these are unique or if the groups were once members of the Association of Educational Sororities. Most AES groups that had national chapters merged with the NPC.

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Old 01-17-2007, 05:55 PM
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my soror recently expanded and we now have 4 chapters in the ny area. the question of whether we're local or regional has never really been a matter for us. the only problem we have is ordering stuff with our letters on them. alot of sites make paraphernalia only for national glos
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:08 PM
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So the original post is pretty old, but I'm pretty sure that SGPhi girl is from my sorority (Arethusa -- Sigma Gamma Phi), and as an update, we now have four chapters in NY state, not just three. http://www.arethusa.org is our website.
We're still considered local, because each chapter is independent and we don't have a national headquarters (although we have a yearly convocation where all the chapters get together)...although we consider ourselves regional. There's a lot of "local vs national" drama/competition at my school and there's benefits to being on either side of it.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:03 PM
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this is an interesting topic, I've wondered about regionals and other nationals who are not Panhell. Kappa Beta Gamma is 90 years old and has had a good number of chapters in our history, but currently only have 5 active. We are still considered national though, because we have a National board to oversee all the chapters, and the chapters have existed nationwide. Do the rest of you have overseeing boards, or just chapters on various campuses that share letters and traditions?
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:22 PM
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sgfgsu: I believe we attend the same school! I am also in a regional sorority there!
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