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Pi Beta Phi Colonizing at NCSU This Year

submitted by NCSUKino on Friday, October 1 at 9:07 PM

We look forward to seeing you at Pi Beta Phi's Colonizing Recruitment Oct. 14-17, 2004!

Stop by our registration tables Oct 4-6!
Brickyard (10:00am-2:00pm)
Clark (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Fountain (5:00pm-7:00pm)
or you may register at http://www.ncsu.edu/greek_life

Open House
Thursday, October 14
7-10pm, Brownstone Hotel

Pi Phi Round Table Discussions
Friday, October 15
10am-9pm, Bragaw Activity Room

For additional information, e-mail the Office of Greek Life at jennifer_sparkles@ncsu.edu

Learn more about Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women at http://www.pibetaphi.org

posted by sparky on Monday, October 4 at 4:08 PM

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Perlith
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Um, maybe I'm missing something, but what exactly is going on?

10/4/2004 4:10:57 PM

ncstatetke
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simply put:

There's a new sorority coming to campus and they're about to start their recruitment process. Since they are brand new, the "pledges" this semester will be the founding sisters. The ladies who are interested in becoming a founding sister of Pi Phi need to register for recruitment.

10/4/2004 4:14:49 PM

Supplanter
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what are they all about? whats their story?

10/4/2004 11:40:33 PM

ncstatetke
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Learn more about Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women at http://www.pibetaphi.org

10/5/2004 2:27:53 PM

Supplanter
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are they a brotherhood of only women?

10/5/2004 5:33:25 PM

HUR
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^


ever heard of a sorority??

10/5/2004 5:34:35 PM

Supplanter
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yeah, and those are sisterhoods

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"Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women"


that says its a brotherhood for women. i was just wondering if it was coed or something?

10/5/2004 7:35:27 PM

Erios
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The term "sorority" is a latin name, not greek, that is commonly used for a fraternity of women. The term "Fraternity" does not mean exclusively male, and sororities, being "greek" organizations, are actually fraternities... with the exception of one that I can never remember.

[Edited on October 5, 2004 at 8:06 PM. Reason : sg]

10/5/2004 8:03:47 PM

Supplanter
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fraternity does imply male. granted i'm in a coed fraternity and don't really care about naming that much.(although we did start as a true fraternity from the gender implications given by the name)

sorority comes from the latin word meaning sister
and fraternity from the greek word meaning brother.

for comparison i'm fine w/ writing he or she in a paper instead of he to make things equal and pc, infact i usually enjoy the higher word count, but going to the point of having "he" mean he or she seems a little silly. its sorta like trying to convience me the word brother means sibling.

10/6/2004 2:26:58 PM

SarahE210
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http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=fraternity

look at the first definition. body of people. almost all of the "sororities" are fraternities. They just don't call themselves that because people get so confused. I am in an all female fraternity, but we actually call oursevles that.

10/6/2004 2:54:27 PM

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ah, you are using a new definition of the word than I. depending on how long its been that way I may have been arguing the on the likes of "cool" has to mean temperatures. although w/o that knowledge i felt more like i was arguing w/ someone who was claiming that MADD means Fathers and mothers, or even just Fathers against drunk driving.

i suppose if the word has changed in this new form it fits. i'm in the tradition of making sure most of what i read over is 2000 yrs old and is either greek or greek in translation(i study philosophy, classics, and classical greek here... and intend to go to gradschool for classics w/ a focus on greek). and the latin info i was going off of was that of a 6th year latin student.(if you're not counting highschool latin)

but i will concede the argument since i did not know fraternity had changed meaning so much in english.

[Edited on October 7, 2004 at 12:10 AM. Reason : .]

10/7/2004 12:07:50 AM

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