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Did you "Go Greek" in school?

post #1 of 19
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I'm just curious to know who all here was in a fraternity or sorority in college? If you were, tell us which one! It'd be neat if we have sisters or brothers on this site and never even knew it
I'll start: DELTA GAMMA
post #2 of 19
I was in a small, local sorority at college.
LAMBDA SIGMA PHI
We were like the Omegas from Revenge of the Nerds. lol Just a really nice bunch of girls who wanted to fit in somewhere.
post #3 of 19
No. I wasn't the Greek type.
post #4 of 19
It sounds like you all found good ones! I have a friend who did in Ore State too, the ones I encountered around here were all sleazy though.... I had two friends get really heavily into drugs and alcohol after joining up, and the frats around campus here at UCB are really macho and booze oriented.
Oncea semester there is some date rape story out of them. I am sure there are exceptions but that is the over all impression of them. I know one guy who tried to leave his frat and got harassed.
post #5 of 19
I didn't go that route. When I was in college, only the supposedly peabrained, "My boyfriend is such a jock", rugby shirt crowd joined sororities. That sounds very nasty in retrospect. "Animal House", with John Belushi, was a very popular film back then, so a definite "anti-fraternity/sorority" attitude prevailed.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by jcat
I didn't go that route. When I was in college, only the supposedly peabrained, "My boyfriend is such a jock", rugby shirt crowd joined sororities. That sounds very nasty in retrospect. "Animal House", with John Belushi, was a very popular film back then, so a definite "anti-fraternity/sorority" attitude prevailed.

Yes that is more of what I wanted to say. I was just a loner, although quite sociable, I just went my own way. Growing up with all brothers and no sisters, I was more comfortable around the frats then the sister houses!
post #7 of 19
whats "go greek"?
post #8 of 19
ok, not to ruin a thread but I almost choked when I saw the subject line!

"Go Greek" means a very different thing here...
Umm, it means a particular sexual position that involves your back end

Sorry..!

Anyway, we don't really have Sororities or Frats here..There are some but its not an overwhelming influence at Uni here.
The most like Animal House we get is walking by the Engineering or Agriculture Dorms.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by fwan
whats "go greek"?
It means to join a sorority or fraternity during college. Their names are mostly greek letters, so "go greek".

I pledged Phi Sigma Sigma, but due to personal reasons (mostly Mom having terminal cancer) I did not go through with initiation.
post #10 of 19
My college honor societies used Greek letters too. We had not sororities or fraternaties. (community college) But if ya wanna count my Honor Society I'll add Alpha Beta Gamma
post #11 of 19
Me!! I joined Alpha Sigma Alpha

We had good mix of all different types of girls. We had sporty girls, smart girls, cool girls, pretty girls, funny girls, sweet girls, we had them all! We always won the intramural games and our candidates won Homecoming Queen every year I was in school. We were a very well liked sorority on campus.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
ok, not to ruin a thread but I almost choked when I saw the subject line!

"Go Greek" means a very different thing here...
Umm, it means a particular sexual position that involves your back end

Sorry..!

Anyway, we don't really have Sororities or Frats here..There are some but its not an overwhelming influence at Uni here.
The most like Animal House we get is walking by the Engineering or Agriculture Dorms.
Yeah, on all of that! An ex-boyfriend of mine was in a fraternity at Laurier, but it was sort of like what Amy or Liz described... more geared towards artistic and intellectual pursuits. They just aren't such a big deal here.

And I've never dated an Engineering student, but I know all about their partying!
post #13 of 19
No, I didn't want to join and nobody recruited me.
post #14 of 19
This was really not an interest of mine. Good for all of you guys who enjoyed this experience during your college years!How interesting about the Canadian terminology!
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy
ok, not to ruin a thread but I almost choked when I saw the subject line!

"Go Greek" means a very different thing here...
Umm, it means a particular sexual position that involves your back end

Sorry..!

Anyway, we don't really have Sororities or Frats here..There are some but its not an overwhelming influence at Uni here.
The most like Animal House we get is walking by the Engineering or Agriculture Dorms.
Well, color me embarrassed! Obviously I didn't mean it like that and I definitely would have used different terminology had I known! LOL.
I did not WANT to join a sorority in college. But my 2 best friends joined DG, so I joined just so we'd all be "sisters." Our school had, like, 18 sororities and we definitely were not at the top of the heap....but we did have a reputation for being good, smart, funny girls and THAT is a reputation I'll take any day of the week! It was a very fun experience.
My little bro joined a fraternity last year, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), which has what they call the "Gentleman's Code." He is in with a really great group of guys (say that 5 times fast!) and, though I definitely was always weary of "frat boys", his fraternity gets Big Sis' Seal of Approval
I can definitely relate to those who chose not to join a fraternity or sorority. Many are very elitist and do not have the greatest reputations. I think what's important is that everyone find a place where they feel comfortable and loved, whether that be in a Greek organization, a club or volunteer service, or at home with the kits (or a combination of all of those things!!)
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
:........ I think what's important is that everyone find a place where they feel comfortable and loved, whether that be in a Greek organization, a club or volunteer service, or at home with the kits (or a combination of all of those things!!)
Amy, I loved reading about your experience, no doubt!
I went to a small Jesuit college that was super cool. I felt very at home there. Even though theology classes were required, such classes as Sex in the Bible, Women through the Ages, and Modern Sexuality and the Spirit were jam-packed and had waiting lines to get in! Those were the best classes, as well as my ethics class. I spent 5 years at this school getting two different degrees because I enjoyed it so thoroughly. We had goths, posers, piercers, gay, young, older/married, radical, conservative, and very religious students all lumped together. There was this comraderie of respect and broad-based thinking which was expected of everyone from the faculty on down. We even had a rock band called the Jammin' Jesuits. It was a wonderful 5 years!
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Well, color me embarrassed! Obviously I didn't mean it like that and I definitely would have used different terminology had I known! LOL.
I did not WANT to join a sorority in college. But my 2 best friends joined DG, so I joined just so we'd all be "sisters." Our school had, like, 18 sororities and we definitely were not at the top of the heap....but we did have a reputation for being good, smart, funny girls and THAT is a reputation I'll take any day of the week! It was a very fun experience.
My little bro joined a fraternity last year, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), which has what they call the "Gentleman's Code." He is in with a really great group of guys (say that 5 times fast!) and, though I definitely was always weary of "frat boys", his fraternity gets Big Sis' Seal of Approval
I can definitely relate to those who chose not to join a fraternity or sorority. Many are very elitist and do not have the greatest reputations. I think what's important is that everyone find a place where they feel comfortable and loved, whether that be in a Greek organization, a club or volunteer service, or at home with the kits (or a combination of all of those things!!)


No problem, Amy!

I thought for a second before reading your post that there was alot I hadn't yet realized about TCS!!
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles
My college honor societies used Greek letters too. We had not sororities or fraternaties. (community college) But if ya wanna count my Honor Society I'll add Alpha Beta Gamma
Okay, I'll come clean - I was initiated into "Alpha Sigma Nu", a Jesuit Honor Society. Not a sorority, though, and you couldn't refuse membership.
post #19 of 19
Nope, we don't do here in NZ!
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