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Old 11-12-2007, 03:00 PM
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reinstatement after termination/deactivation?

I had a girl ask me if it was possible to do this within my sorority. So I became curious to know if there actually are sororities that allow girls who terminate/resign/deactivate the opportunity to become a sister again.

Is this something that your sorority/fraternity allows? Are there any criteria that the girl must meet?

This isn't something that Sigma does, so I of course view termination as permanent. I am also wondering what the rationale is for allowing people to do this.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:20 PM
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Phi Mu allows reinstatement of membership under certain conditions.

It does require a unanimous vote of the National Council.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:23 PM
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Phi Mu allows reinstatement of membership under certain conditions.

It does require a unanimous vote of the National Council.
Kappa has similar guidelines.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:23 PM
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Delta Gamma didn't up until last year's Convention. At that time, a procedure was approved. One must make application to the Fraternity VP:Membership. It is only allowed under extraordinary circumstances.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:51 PM
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Many times with in LXA, it depends on the circumstasnces.

It is then decided by the local chapter and sent to IHQ with a recommendation.

IHQ will then make the final decission and usually follows what the local chapter requests.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:13 PM
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Tau Delta does, being local, our process is through the executive board. And of course, it depends on the individual and her reasons for leaving/wanting to be reinstated.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:42 PM
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Gamma Phi Beta allows it under limited circumstances.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:38 PM
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I don't know about ADPi, but I do know for a fact that Tri-Delta allows this under limited circumstances.
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:57 PM
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According to my (biological) sister, AGD allows people to apply for reinstatement. But, she's never personally heard of someone actually being successful at it. I don't know what criteria they would actually use to make the decision - perhaps its not something that's widely publicized.

I guess I have mixed feelings about it. I know how much it hurts when someone deactivates from your group - it would be frustrating to know that they dropped their commitment to the group in undergrad when you really needed them, yet came back and had all the perks of alum membership anyhow. But, ultimately, I suppose that it makes sense to review those situations on a case-by-case basis...you never know what unique circumstances someone might have. Just when I say I'd never support it, someone would come up with a hypothetical that might make me change my mind.
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Phi Mu allows reinstatement of membership under certain conditions.

It does require a unanimous vote of the National Council.
AOII has similar guidelines as well.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:07 AM
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The thought of one former sister who resigned in disgrace applying for re-admittance gives me nightmares. I would hope it would be a very rare occasion for someone to be readmitted, although I am glad the opportunity exists for those rare cases where it would be warranted.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:27 AM
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The thought of one former sister who resigned in disgrace applying for re-admittance gives me nightmares. I would hope it would be a very rare occasion for someone to be readmitted, although I am glad the opportunity exists for those rare cases where it would be warranted.
FWIW, I know of two who resigned in disgrace & tried to be readmitted. They did not succeed. I know of two others who resigned due to financial/scholarship reseason, and they were both able to be readmitted. But! It is a long and stringent process.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:52 AM
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FWIW, I know of two who resigned in disgrace & tried to be readmitted. They did not succeed. I know of two others who resigned due to financial/scholarship reseason, and they were both able to be readmitted. But! It is a long and stringent process.
Agreed.

I think it's usually women who left due to finances or academic reasons and want to come back later on in life. I think if a member was suspended because of questionable actions it would be much harder for her to be reinstated.
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