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TOO Eager for Nalia Posted on 11-11-2004
Glamour_Pearl

Is it me or is everyone trying to sport some nalia nowadays? I've seen so many non greek groups with line jackets and shirts with whatever phi this or that. Groups like Naacp, hip hop dance groups even just random groups of friends. I mean what is going on are people that eager for some type of identity? I just wanted to know if others have seen this occuring around there way and what you think about it. I think its fine for certain groups like bands and things but not just at random.
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Hornet_Psi replied on 02-02-2005 11:33AM [Reply]
This topic is SERIOUS... My take: To be honest, I don't care HOW MANY orgs there are. People join various things for various reasons. Greek or non-Greek, folk need to realize that everyone will choose their own path in life, and not to knock them if their paths don't cross. Prime example: I'm a member of KKPsi, and while while not D9, we ARE a Nationally Recognized Fraternity. However, ignorance will loom and folk will STILL claim that we are not greek. Of course, then I gotta educate them on history. Point is...let them do their thing, and y'all do y'alls. Be it P/R, Omaega Psi Phi, Zeta Phi Beta, etc....
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replied on 02-02-2005 03:23PM [Reply]
2/3/4/5 Times COSIGN!!!!!! Everyone will go their own way don't knock someone for not joining a D9 org or question the legitimacy of an organization b/c it's not D9. There are 9 organizations in the D9 for a reason..The founders of the different orgs in the D9 didn't see what they wanted in the existing orgs so they found their own path and made their own legacy...
Hornet_Psi wrote:
This topic is SERIOUS... My take: To be honest, I don't care HOW MANY orgs there are. People join various things for various reasons. Greek or non-Greek, folk need to realize that everyone will choose their own path in life, and not to knock them if their paths don't cross. Prime example: I'm a member of KKPsi, and while while not D9, we ARE a Nationally Recognized Fraternity. However, ignornance will loom and folk will STILL claim that we are not greek. Of course, then I gotta educate them on history. Point is...let them do their thing, and y'all do y'alls. Be it P/R, Omaega Psi Phi, Zeta Phi Beta, etc....
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replied on 02-02-2005 07:50PM [Reply]
This is 11PR95 "Faces" from SCSU speaking up on my frats account to laugh at those who speak of signs and grips. I am a Master Mason and from one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in SC. To be exact I am from the same lodge Ernest E. Just(one of Omegas Founders) was made a mason and am here to let all the greeks know your signs, grips, colors, practices all were taken my masonic organization, and the founder of the PR's like all the other frats was at least a 32 degree mason who founded my frat in the same year he became a Royal Arch mason and a mason a Knights Templar. So if you wonder why we have similarities it is because some of your material is stolen believe it. And half the people I beacme masons with were greek and they all found out where their signs, grips, colors, and nalia came from. Its funny you people think you have a patent on such things. I didnt know PR existed before college and thats how a real society keeps it info(secret).I pledged P/R life and death and realized that unless I moved to hell it couldnt get any harder. We train for war, while the rest of you Greeks use military parctices to get some of the discipline. I have known plenty of PR's to say PR war harder than ranger school. I have PR frat that are Kappas, Sigmas, Omegas, Alphas, and Masons and when we get together, the one thing we are sure of is we might have done the other ones 3 times before we would go back to hell and see Satan again! My founders were the Buffalo Soldiers! Stop Playing
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replied on 02-06-2005 07:53PM [Reply]
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replied on 02-08-2005 03:11PM [Reply]
OH Lord :? This has gotten way out of hand and off the original topic. I wasn't tryin to start no war up in here............................................. But since ya'll did has anyone heard of a business sorority called Iota Phi Lambda? Just wondering if any other schools have this on they campus and if so do they wear nailia and have a call etc.... :?:
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replied on 02-08-2005 08:56PM [Reply]
Glamour_Pearl wrote:
OH Lord :? This has gotten way out of hand and off the original topic. I wasn't tryin to start no war up in here............................................. But since ya'll did has anyone heard of a business sorority called Iota Phi Lambda? Just wondering if any other schools have this on they campus and if so do they wear nailia and have a call etc.... :?:
Actually I think I started it but oh well..... I never heard of them but I have heard of Gamma Phi Delta which is also a business sorority and they also have nalia, a sign, and they step!
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One Uncon-QUE-able Soul replied on 02-24-2005 11:07AM [Reply]
Im not mad at the fact that ya'll pledged and all of that ish....more so that ya'll are perpetrating the greek life experience...like nalia is for greeks...brands was started by greeks (the Ques was the 1st as always)...but signs...might be takin it too far...i have a somewhat organization on my yard...its more like a community of friends but they went out got nalia, did they stroll, got they call out signals, and shyt like that but that is what greeks do....u dont see masons walkin round doin call out signals or struts and strolls...they are older than this country but they still dont do it...u don't see them with crossing jackets and ish...y...they are not greeks...but we as greeks did derive from them...im not housing you but all the non greek orgs who perpetrate as if they were...i jus dont like it...its like if u dont go greek you can pick up this org and it will be jus like being a greek...let greek be greek and if your non greek stay non greek (all the way)...
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Soundcheck 1898 replied on 03-28-2005 10:53PM [Reply]
One Uncon-QUE-able Soul wrote:
b]let greek be greek and if your non greek stay non greek (all the way)...
I guess my question is, are u making a statement that FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES that have Greek Letters are entitled to things that and FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES without Greek letters are not entitled to? If so... I'm just curious as to what entitles the Greek Lettered FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES to some of these things other FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES that have the same function minus Greek Letters too? Also, going a little further... To those who mentioned PanHells versus other FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES, what specifically (if anything) gives Pan Hells exclusivity to some of the things mentioned before (line names, jackets, etc). I'm just curious because i've heard some shoddy poorly thought out answers in the past to all of these questions but never anything really substantial on FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES behalf of those who argue up and down about in regards to this issue. I'm not even saying any particular stance is wrong but i stil have yet to hear anything of substance. Therefore... enlighten a brotha.
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B Real from Silver Spring, MD replied on 03-29-2005 10:22AM [Reply]

I've been a long time member of HBCU Connect, but have never really posted on the message boards that much until recently. This has been an interesting thread and as you can imagine, it holds a certain amount of interest for me. (And YES, I know I am late :lol: ) First of all, as a brother of the Pershing Rifles fraternity, I agree with what some of you said and disagree with you what some of you said. I do agree with the poster who said ealier that sometimes that when you see Pershing Rifles at HBCUs that they do not mirror all of those who are PWIs, but there is a side to us that exemplifies the ROTC/Military/business side of P/R: The Military Balls, the events and everyday operations of ROTC, etc. Quick side note: When General Larry Ellis (now retired 4 star general, fourth African American four star and Morgan grad and P/R alumni) had his 4 star promotion, he had my brothers from Morgan give a drill exhibition performance at the Pentagon. Its hard for someone on the outside to know the many facets of my fraternity, just like it would be hard for me to see the many facets of any of your fraternities or sororities. Secondly, we are a fraternity and a legitimate fraternity at that, well established and recognized around the country. People at HBCUs dont know too much about P/Rs because mostly none of us had any knowledge of it before we came to school. But believe me, it carries A LOT more weight in society then most people think. Thirdly: To answer a question when someone asked do the brothers at different schools other than HBCUs know the grip, handsign or call. To answer your question: A lot of them dont, but a lot of them do. Hell, there are white P/Rs at Johns Hophins U (not too far from Morgan) who have line shirts, numbers, line names, know the grip and the call! As well places like LSU, Clemson, Christopher Newport, Ohio State just to name a few. And even though we all do not carry our fraternity business in the same manner (and most GLOs can attest that things can differ from chapter to chapter when it comes to method of procedure) we all know that when we come together that we are all still a part of the same brotherhood A brotherhood that brings people of all races mixed into one family. It also comes down the differences between white and black people. All of us on here know that there is a "white way" to do things and a "black way" to do things. We as a people have a unique way in expressing ourselves in every thing we do. The manner of P/Rs on HBCU campuses is just simply us expressing our pride and love for our frat in our way. Sure, we can wear our dress blue uniforms with the cords and rank pins and ribbons, but we can also loosen up, rock nalia, step, hop/stroll/walk and get down as well! That to me, is what P/R so special. As far as contributions to society, aside from the military side and political side, you'd be surprised that the people who are P/Rs: Just to name one you dont know: Earl Graves (who is also an Omega), one of the most successful businessmen and publishers in America. As far as 'nalia goes, I believe we have a right to wear it. We are a fraternity, not a social club or tutoring group. I dont agree with "nalia is just or greeks" Hell, if pledged blood, sweat and tears into my frat, you better gotdamn believe that I'm going to rep it until the day my casket falls 6 feet under the surface! Anybody else wanna holla at me about this, hit me up on AIM: Thought7B Big ups to all the Greeks on here, keep doing yall thing, I got mad love for yall (until you disrespect my frat!) Not saying that you have, but I'm just saying And big shout to to the Morgan folks on here! I see yall! And to the FAM on here: you know tha biz SCOONEY
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replied on 05-27-2005 04:58PM [Reply]
yall are drill team frat. and are mad bc your gpa was too low to plege greek. trust me i know too many of yall that want to do greek but cant and the funny thing is most of yall dont grad from college or go into the military. the white p/r was founded in 1894, the "scooney" p/r was founded around 1960s, and its in yall pledge books. if u look yall are throwing up an omega sign and the alpha snake..... yall scooney p/r suck ass. who the hell signs with the same call. :lol:
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