Prayers for Phi Sigma Sigma
I was wondering if this could be posted as a prayer/thoughts request.
Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority on the campus of Central Michigan University lost a sister today.
Any Panhellenic love, prayers, or thoughts that could be sent towards the campus of CMU, her family, her friends, and her sisters is greatly appreciated.
1:52 pm |
July 20 2011
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Day 04 - Your favorite recruitment event.
Since this coming fall will be the first year I have seen recruitment “from the other side.” I am speaking solely as a a PNM/NM in this post.
That being said, my favorite recruitment event is Bid Day. All the stress of recruitment is over and at least in my case, I was beyond thrilled to get a bid from the sorority I really wanted to be apart of. I also like it because it is the first time you get to really hang out with your new sisters and find out who they really are and what great thing you have become apart of.
12:06 pm |
July 20 2011
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“To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed; to place scholarship before social obligations and character before appearances; to be, in the best sense, democratic rather than ‘exclusive’, and lovable rather than ‘popular’; to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscience demand; to be womanly always; to be discouraged never; in a word, to be loyal under any and all circumstances to my Fraternity and her highest teachings and to have her welfare ever at heart that she may be a symphony of high purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note.”
— Chi Omega Symphony- Ethel Switzer Howard, Xi Chapter, Northwestern University, 1904
6:20 pm |
July 19 2011
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Anonymous asked: I stayed anon because I don't think which sorority I am in (or its "tier") is either relevant or helpful in this case; I did send her a message directing her to this tumblr and sincerely hope it helps. It's such a shame that a Greek woman would even contemplate giving such hateful advice to a girl who is so new to the Greek system. I am a proud member of my sorority, but I would like to be as neutral as possible in offering advice to this girl, because my sorority may not in fact be the right fit for her.
I wish more people thought the way you did. Thank you again for your kindness and encouragement to this potentially future Greek lady.
3:56 pm |
July 19 2011
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megliveswhy asked: Hey! I am a sister of Phi Mu, Phi Beta chapter. I trying to start this "project" of sorts, The College Experience. Basically, I am trying to get a bunch of different college stories, memories and lessons learned from students, both past and present. I know you have a lot of followers who are Greek (duh) and I was wondering if you could post this and help spread the word!
The link's address is thecollegexperience.tumblr. It gives the reason behind everything, but I would love some submissions. I would love to have submissions, such as why people went Greek, best memories, etc. I really hope you can help me out!!
PS: LOVE the blog :)
Thanks! Everyone should definitely submit some stuff here. It sounds like a great idea!
2:19 pm |
July 17 2011
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My friend, my roommate, my sister & my best friend. <3
12:05 pm |
July 17 2011
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Anonymous asked: I follow a girl who is interested in Greek life. When she asked for advice, THIS is what someone posted.
There are 3 tiers of sororities. You have your top tier sororities, which are bigger, national, higher quality in most cases but not all, and older sororities. Those include Phi Mu, Kappa Alpha Theta, Tri Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and a few others. Then you have middle tier, which are still respectable but not the same level of sororities as a higher tier. This can mean that they’re smaller or either not as strong of a sorority, mostly its about size and prestige. These include Kappa Delta, Delta Zeta, Alpha Delta Pi. Then lower tier are sororities which are generally lower quality, and at smaller state school that you’ve never heard of. These are made up of local sororities that arent included in the NPC, and former AES sororities included in the NPC like Alpha Sigma Tau or Tri Sigma (AVOID THESE GIRLS LIKE THE PLAGUE). Then what choices your college has as far as Greek life depends on the state where you’re going to college, for instance Phi Mu and Alpha Delta Pi are bigger in the south, but they still have chapters all over. Plus the bigger your school is the more Greeks there will be, thus more choices.
Really? Is that any kind of sisterly way to act? SO much hate there. Here is her url: preppingforcollege. tumblr. com/
This girl needs some REAL advice, and some advice that is ACTUALLY helpful.
What?! This is just not okay. This is exactly the snobby elitist attitude that turns a lot of people off about rush. Do you happen to know what these girls specific questions are? It’s hard to give advice on everything because there are so many aspects of Greek life and the Greek Experience. Perhaps you could direct her to our blog so that one our admins can speak with her?
It sucks that you are anon right now. Makes it harder to facilitate this plan of mine. =[
Anyway. I know a lot of our followers will add in their advice as well as other mods. I’ll try to organize a big post with all of our advice sometime soon.
Thanks for being concerned.
5:13 am |
July 16 2011
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Anonymous asked: While I do appreciate the message of the "Go Greek or Go Home" piece you reblogged, I'm not sure the title is conveying the right message... While I am a huge advocate of Greek life, I also understand that it isn't necessarily for everyone. Some schools don't have Greek life on campus, others frown upon it. Many people don't have the time to devote to sorority or fraternity life, for a multitude of reasons. I think that telling people that going Greek is the only way to enjoy a college experience is absolutely misleading. While I loved every minute of college and being Greek, I have many friends that chose not to rush and still had an equally amazing time. The term GDI is absolutely offensive and the fact that you reblogged a tweet using it kind of undermines the message you were trying to send in stopping all the anon hate. Not everyone who isn't Greek should be labeled a "GDI," and just because someone doesn't understand your perspective as a Greek man or woman gives you no right to insult their character. If you'd truly like to maintain the class and dignity you pride yourself upon, you'd politely explain why being Greek is for life.
I actually agree with you. I didn’t even know what a GDI was until I started getting more involved in the “sorority scene” on tumblr. Whenever I find a post that I want to reblog it’s usually because I think it would appeal to our wide range of followers. (or it’s just plain awesome/cute)
Sometimes people just don’t consider things to be offensive, rather, as offense as other people would consider it. Or it could even be my situation- I could find humor in half a statement, despite GDI appearing in it, and reblog it without thinking twice. Why- because some people may not even know what it means.
Well. Now that I’ve rambled a lot a bit…Goodnight.
5:10 am |
July 16 2011
IT’S FOLLOW FRIDAY TIME!
So this is 2 weeks worth of following… sorry this didn’t make it up last Friday!
3:16 pm |
July 15 2011
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