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Are there any AKA's here Posted on 01-18-2003
In Rod We Trust

Hello my name is Pink and I wanted to know what to do if there arent any aka's at your school. Well I attend Lincoln Univ in Pennslyvania and the chapter here is the Epsilon Nu chapter but all the aka's graduated and there are alot of educated females interested in this organization that started all the other ones so what should me and the other female students do to get them back.
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replied on 10-08-2003 09:14PM [Reply]
candi smile wrote:
i am intrested in pleging, but first how would i go about finding information on different soroities. i don't have know clue. please anyone write back thanks alot
Go to your city, local, school libraries, and bookstores, and look for this book called "The Divine Nine." If you can't find it in your area, look for it on the internet. I picked my copy up at my local Barnes & Noble. I would recommend this book to any perspective member of a BGLO (since I am a perspective member myself). If all else fails, try the internet for info on certain Frats & Sorors. There are a gang of sites out there (go to www.afro.com/culture/greeks/greeks.html).
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replied on 10-08-2003 09:26PM [Reply]
Anonymous wrote:
sorry dont know whats the difference between pledging and skating
Pledging is coming in the "old school" way. You have a line of pledgees(those who were picked by the frat to pledge), and you pledge for a certain amount of time. This time is usually 6 or 8 weeks, at the very least. You learn things that the "paper" people dont. "Skating" refers to coming in the "new" way, or the way that the NPHC terms as the only way to join. This process usually takes no longer than 4 weeks, although I've heard of people joining in a weekend, which is absurd. You sign papers, read papers, and read more papers. Those who came in the "old school" way find this intake process somewhat disrespectful or weak, and tend to let a skater know (testing their knowledge & what not). A skater is also refered to as "paper."
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Robin from Petersburg, VA replied on 10-16-2003 09:24PM [Reply]
KoolBreezy wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
sorry dont know whats the difference between pledging and skating
Pledging is coming in the "old school" way. You have a line of pledgees(those who were picked by the frat to pledge), and you pledge for a certain amount of time. This time is usually 6 or 8 weeks, at the very least. You learn things that the "paper" people dont. "Skating" refers to coming in the "new" way, or the way that the NPHC terms as the only way to join. This process usually takes no longer than 4 weeks, although I've heard of people joining in a weekend, which is absurd. You sign papers, read papers, and read more papers. Those who came in the "old school" way find this intake process somewhat disrespectful or weak, and tend to let a skater know (testing their knowledge & what not). A skater is also refered to as "paper."
Some of what you said is true, but you have to put things in perspective. Those who pledged in 1950 may think those who pledged in 1970 didn't go through jack. Those who pledged in 1970 may think those who pledged in 1990 didn't go through jack. But I believe that most intelligent people are more concerned with what you are doing for the organization whether than how you came in. You have a ton of people who may have gone through hell and high water but graduated (or not) only to become letter wearers and never to be active again. If that's all you're doing...your process really doesn't matter does it. For most of us...once you reached a certain level of maturity...the process isn't as important. Besides...if the rules for intake have changed, there isn't too much prospective members can do about that. So why should they be penalized for something they can't control?
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In Rod We Trust replied on 11-04-2003 12:30PM [Reply]
But wouldnt u think that the pledging way is the best way.
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Robin from Petersburg, VA replied on 11-04-2003 02:17PM [Reply]
I think a pledging process is fine. It's a great way to bond with your line sisters/brothers and learn about the organization. The problems is...too many people don't know the difference between pledging and hazing. We also have to remember...becoming a member of a BGLO doesn't stop with college. There are grad chapters as well and everyone who joins a grad chapter isn't fresh out of college. Often you have people's mothers and grandmothers out there. You often have members who actually knew founders of these organizations. Some type of pledging actitivies just aren't appropriate at that level.
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In Rod We Trust replied on 11-17-2003 11:51AM [Reply]
Do you think that Alpha Kappa Alpha is a good sorority to pledge? Also is it best to do it undergrad or grad.
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Punk'd replied on 11-17-2003 11:54AM [Reply]
undergrad or grad depends entirely on what you want out of the experience
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Innocence replied on 11-18-2003 11:06PM [Reply]
Still Slim wrote:
undergrad or grad depends entirely on what you want out of the experience
I agree
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replied on 11-19-2003 01:48PM [Reply]
Personally I would prefer to go undergrad if given the opportunity. These orgs were founded by and for undergraduate students....but continue :arrow:
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Punk'd replied on 11-19-2003 01:52PM [Reply]
BeautifulOne614 wrote:
Personally I would prefer to go undergrad if given the opportunity. These orgs were founded by and for undergraduate students....but continue :arrow:
ditto on that preference though
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