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Old 08-15-2007, 11:17 PM
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Question New Chapter of A Sorority

I am thinking of asking one or two sororities into looking into expanding to my campus. its a very large campus, but there hasn't been a sorority expansion there since 1985, and i am kind of scared.
how many people would i need minumum and what are some of the things i should [or could] do to recruit people?
and approx. how long will it take to become a colony?

and more questions to come when i can think of them...

i have no idea where to start.
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:27 AM
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Start by contacting the national headquarters of the sororities you would like to ask to come to your campus, and ask them. That should be pretty helpful, and they will be able to tell you if they are interested in expanding at all. Just google the names of the sororities you want to ask, or just go to the umbrella organization's website (like NPC or NPHC). Good luck!
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:09 AM
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Start by contacting the national headquarters of the sororities you would like to ask to come to your campus, and ask them. That should be pretty helpful, and they will be able to tell you if they are interested in expanding at all. Just google the names of the sororities you want to ask, or just go to the umbrella organization's website (like NPC or NPHC). Good luck!
NO.

The very FIRST step is for the campus PHC to vote to open for expansion. If the campus is not voted open for expansion, there's nothing that ANY of the 26 NPCs can do. Secondly, you contact NPC, NOT the sororities directly.

The steps are outlined on www.npcwomen.org. Look for the section on expansion.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:15 AM
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^Agreed...as long as you interested in an NPC. There is no point talking to groups if you don't even know yet if it is even possible from a campus perspective. Just because there hasn't been expansion in more than 20 years, doesn't mean that it wasn't considered in recent years, so you may get your answer quickly.

That said, if you did contact a group, hopefully they would tell you the same as AlphaFrog.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:30 PM
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NO.

The very FIRST step is for the campus PHC to vote to open for expansion. If the campus is not voted open for expansion, there's nothing that ANY of the 26 NPCs can do. Secondly, you contact NPC, NOT the sororities directly.

The steps are outlined on www.npcwomen.org. Look for the section on expansion.
Whoa, calm down! I told her to contact the umbrella organization, too, meaning NPC. Contacting the individual sorority can be helpful, because they will often let the person know if they are currently in the process of expanding to that campus in the first place. Just to avoid confusion, the section is called "Extension," and is located at http://www.npcwomen.org/college/c_extension.php on the NPC website. Good luck, again, to you!
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:53 PM
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NO.

The very FIRST step is for the campus PHC to vote to open for expansion. If the campus is not voted open for expansion, there's nothing that ANY of the 26 NPCs can do. Secondly, you contact NPC, NOT the sororities directly.

The steps are outlined on www.npcwomen.org. Look for the section on expansion.

I thought an interest group of sufficient size (like a local sorority) could contact an NPC group themselves...

guess I better read up.
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I thought an interest group of sufficient size (like a local sorority) could contact an NPC group themselves...

guess I better read up.

They can but only after the school is declared open by the Proper Authority.
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Contacting the individual sorority can be helpful, because they will often let the person know if they are currently in the process of expanding to that campus in the first place.
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I thought an interest group of sufficient size (like a local sorority) could contact an NPC group themselves...

guess I better read up.
Assuming that her campus already has a College Panhellenic Council in place, according to this (page 4!), the local sorority/interest group MAY NOT contact the individual NPC group without proper permission.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:09 PM
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Isn't the "Proper Authority" usually designated as the authorities on campus? So, she might want to contact the administration at her university, too.
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Isn't the "Proper Authority" usually designated as the authorities on campus? So, she might want to contact the administration at her university, too.
Who constitutes the "Proper Authority"?
According to the NPC Unanimous Agreements, Section V (Agreement on
Extension), the "Proper Authority" shall be defined as follows:
A. The College Panhellenic Council;
B. On campuses where the chapters of NPC fraternities operate within an
interfraternity organization, the chapters of NPC fraternities shall, within
themselves, constitute the Proper Authority; and
C. On campuses where no College Panhellenic Association exists and where
the College/University administration is willing to recognize women's
fraternities, the administration shall constitute the Proper Authority until
two chapters of NPC member fraternities are installed on the campus.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:12 PM
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Yes, I just read that, too. Thanks!!! So, the people to contact first, then, would be the "Proper Authority" on campus, which neither one of us mentioned.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:25 PM
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:34 PM
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I'm aware of that, but the OP never explicity stated that her campus was an NPC campus in the first place. So, if it isn't, she would have to contact another group. It's good that this information was posted for her, however. This process is very structured and will take a lot of patience to complete.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:39 PM
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Redraidergirl,

Your first step is to talk to the Greek Advisor, or similar position, at your school. That way you will know what your options are. Be prepared to answer a few questions. For example, have you participated in sorority recruitment? What are your reasons for bringing a new chapter to campus?

If the Proper Authority agrees to a new colony, a letter will be sent to NPC announcing the opportunity. (A university letter would also need to be sent to the non-NPC HQ if your selected organization is non-NPC. It shows university support for a new group.) NPC will announce it to their members and those interested will send in packets. The packets are narrowed and groups are invited to present their organizations. After the presentations, one group is selected to colonize. If specific NPC groups are in mind, the announcement still goes out to all NPC members but only those requested may respond.

The requirements for colony status vary from organization to organization. A colony will receive its charter after it has completed all of the requirements. The minimum that I have seen is 8 weeks but some I have seen are as long as 2 years. It just depends on the colony’s motivation and the sorority’s procedures.

Good luck to you!
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aopirose thank you for explaining that so well.
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