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Old 12-12-2007, 06:39 PM
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I'm from England and as you may or may not know we do not have sororities over here! However, I spent my summer in the US and heard a little about Greek life. I really, really want to start up the first sorority in England. To find out more information someone recently recommended me to this forum to find out more but to be honest, I'm totally overwhelmed! I have no idea what anything means, what the abbreviations stand for that you use, what types of sororities there are, really what you guys do. I've been trying to search on here, but I've just been getting more and more confused! If anyone could direct me to the right pages, give me an overview of Greek life, help me out in advice for setting up the first sorority here in the UK I would appreciate it SO much. I really have no idea what I'm doing!! I just need some advice from all you guys

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Old 12-12-2007, 06:58 PM
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You might want to try the books Bound By a Mighty Vow and In Search of Sisterhood for a historical context of sisterhood in American college sororities.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:02 PM
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:11 PM
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Hi Sarah, the problem with starting a new GLO there is the distance.

Impossible. Maybe a Alumni group would be the only way to go!

But, welcome to the GLO grouping!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:28 PM
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I think Delta Zeta has a chapter somewhere in the UK...Turtles,do you know?
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:32 PM
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Hi Sarah, the problem with starting a new GLO there is the distance.

Impossible. Maybe a Alumni group would be the only way to go!

But, welcome to the GLO grouping!

Ooo interesting, can you explain a little more? Why wouldn't I be able to create a sorority?
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:32 PM
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Hi Sarah, the problem with starting a new GLO there is the distance.

Impossible. Maybe a Alumni group would be the only way to go!

But, welcome to the GLO grouping!
If she wants to create a new/first sorority of its kind in her country, how/why is it impossible? And how would an Alumnae group be appropriate?

To the original poster, good luck with your endeavor!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:33 PM
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I think Delta Zeta has a chapter somewhere in the UK...Turtles,do you know?
Oh I didn't know this, I will definitely look it up
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:33 PM
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:39 PM
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If she wants to create a new/first sorority of its kind in her country, how/why is it impossible? And how would an Alumnae group be appropriate?

To the original poster, good luck with your endeavor!

Thanks very much, boy do I need the luck! My Student Union (who I have to go through to get this ok-ed) currently are being super weird, they just don't get the concept of sororities, and I don't think my explanation is doing them any justice I'm trying my hardest!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:40 PM
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I think Delta Zeta has a chapter somewhere in the UK...Turtles,do you know?

I've just been trying to look it up and so far I have had no luck. All I've found are the Delta Zeta at the University of Kentucky (UK!) haha. Not the right UK...
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:46 PM
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Good Luck!

Bound by a Mighty Vow is an EXCELLENT Book! I also highly recommend it!

I know that ZTA has a alumnae chapter in the UK. I know that is not much help though! Good luck in the journey!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:47 PM
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Bound by a Mighty Vow is an EXCELLENT Book! I also highly recommend it!

I know that ZTA has a alumnae chapter in the UK. I know that is not much help though! Good luck in the journey!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:50 PM
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No offence, how is that spamming? Not trying to start an argument!

Thanks for the input, I'm just about to look up what an alumnae chapter is... hehe I really need to get more knowledge about things before I start this up!
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:02 PM
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Thanks very much, boy do I need the luck! My Student Union (who I have to go through to get this ok-ed) currently are being super weird, they just don't get the concept of sororities, and I don't think my explanation is doing them any justice I'm trying my hardest!
To be honest, this doesn't surprise me in the least bit. I studied abroad in London, and no one had any idea what fraternities and sororities are.
I would gather as much information about the topic as possible, and through trying to understand these organizations yourself, teach others about them as well. It often takes a group of people (women, for sororities, but there are co-ed fraternities) to create recognition about a cause.
Good luck! if you have other questions that we can answer, please let us know
I think this is a great endeavor, a lot of hard work sure, especially from another country, but if you committed, it'll be ok.
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