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Greek Life in General, what is your opinion? Posted on 06-21-2005
1FocusedBruh

Okay, I have always wanted to ask this question about greek life in general. The question is, what is your overall perspective of greek life, was or is it worth your time and effort now that you have pledged an organization? Are we as BGLO's making a difference or are we just flowing with the tide? Let me hear your opinion or opinions on that. Non greeks feel free to give your opinions as well...
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cutiepie@csu from cincinnati, OH replied on 06-25-2005 03:56PM [Reply]

Kenya I really like your new siggy.... It's beautiful... :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Blutifully Human from Washington, DC replied on 06-26-2005 12:57AM [Reply]

cutiepie@csu wrote:
Kenya I really like your new siggy.... It's beautiful... :grin: :grin: :grin:
Thanks hun. Nate (soundcheck) made it. He's always hookin a sistah up
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cutiepie@csu from cincinnati, OH replied on 06-26-2005 01:20AM [Reply]

Thats very nice of him do you think he would make me one... Or does he charge or something.... actually i think I wanna learn to make it myself... Do you know how he makes it.
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Blutifully Human from Washington, DC replied on 06-26-2005 01:51AM [Reply]

Yeah, u can put in a request in the graphics forum or send a PM to whoever u want to make it. Quite a few peeps on the board hook up siggies. Nate's one of the best tho :wink:
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cutiepie@csu from cincinnati, OH replied on 06-26-2005 01:53AM [Reply]

Thankyou... I can tell he's good because yours is one of the best on the board.... Thankyou again....
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replied on 06-27-2005 12:50PM [Reply]
uniquelady2006 wrote:
endlesstreasure wrote:
Good stuff...I always thought about bringing that up. It shows not only Greek unity, but also black unity. As well, it's a great way to get GOOD press to our universities.
You're absolutely right, girl! ;-) I love to see positive coverage on our HBCUs. Unfortunately, our colleges/universities are seen in a negative light most of the time (well at least here in the Richmond area.) Every now-and-then, news stations would cover graduations @ VSU and Va. Union, sports events, and that's about it. But, if something negative happens, everyone knows about it. I'm not trying to be mean or pessimistic, I'm just being real.
FISK too...everyone in the nation knew when we were going through searches for a president and a Greek moratorium because of alleged hazing incidences. But the media never knew about the unity celebration that our chapter of the NAACP had at the end of the year that was well attended and put on by FISK students. Positive stuff on Blacks is hard to find in the media today.
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Soundcheck 1898 replied on 06-28-2005 01:59AM [Reply]
1FocusedBruh wrote:
Okay, I have always wanted to ask this question about greek life in general. The question is, what is your overall perspective of greek life, was or is it worth your time and effort now that you have pledged an organization? Are we as BGLO's making a difference or are we just flowing with the tide? Let me hear your opinion or opinions on that. Non greeks feel free to give your opinions as well...
*I’ve been procrastinating… I'll try and keep it short lol* I think there are several common misconceptions that many greeks and non-greeks have when it comes to fraternities with a social classification that deal with the ambiguities of what is exactly their purpose. There first misconception is one that I hear quite often comes usually from the uninitiated and sometime those who are that a fraternity is a good way to make connections, particularly those within the realm of business etc etc. Although this is true to a certain degree a lot of people mistake coincidence for fact and forget that it is not one of the reasons we were founded. If it was the case these fraternities would be classified as professional which is not the case Also most forget that most legitimate fraternities and sororities were not only founded for the making of men and women who would hopefully go on to benefit ALL of humanity in some capacity but that also the deep sense of brotherhood/sisterhood combined with some esoteric symbolism that would connect them a true brotherhood/sisterhood in the actual sense (I say legit because people think they can just up and make frats/sororities out of the blue these days, give it greek letters and it’ll be all good). When it comes to SOCIAL fraternities the community service part comes in second/third if at all (depending on the purposes of that particular fraternity… however, usually it’s incorporated in most orgs). The most important thing that distinguishes the fraternity from a glorified honor society or community service is the deep sense of brotherhood sisterhood, alongside the esoteric symbolism. One who is part of the legitimately initiated should understand that their fraternity although “founded” on 18___ or 19___ is a continuation of secrets, societies, and other things that are as ancient as the world (Especially when one decides to dig deeper). As for me and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia I have no regrets at all and am extremely happy that God has seen fit to put it in my life and allowed me to see it through. Although, I’ve grown to realize that a lot of people don’t understand us, I’ve also come to realize that my organization isn’t one that is meant to be understood by those on the outside (<-that’s deep right there). It is more than just a “music fraternity” as outsiders perceive it to be. Although it is a simple arrangement of words it is more accurately a “fraternity for musicians”. It is a social org where the principles and secrets of music that go back to ancient times are what we model after and govern our brotherhood with. The love of music is what connects us. Although we serve the music community immediately (much like the NPHC and the African American community) both of our goals should be to ultimately uplift humankind based off of what ever principles. if we were to get into other classifications that would be a whole new bag because there are significant differences when it comes to professional, honorary and other classifications, yet I’ll end here even thought its still kind of sketchy to avoid writing a mini essay lol…
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