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I was on the phone tonight w/ a friend of mine who was in a fraternity at a different school.  We met thru a mutual (non-Greek) friend, and he has been like a big brother to me, esp. over the last year.

Anyway, we were talking tonight about the guy I like -- a recent BU grad like me-- and how I think this guy (we'll call him NG) should move to DC.  And my friend (we'll call him G) asked if NG knew other people than myself in the DC area.  G had contemplated moving here last summer, and he said he had a large support group in the area, thru me, thru our mutual friend, and, most importantly, through his fraternity.  I thought about that, and I realized that, even tho I'm from DC, I too have a large support group thru Sigma Kappa.  If I hadn't had my parents, other relatives, and high school friends to support me and provide a place for me to stay, I certainly could have turned to Sigma Kappa.  Several sisters from my chapter are in the area, plus there is an alumnae chapter and two collegiate chapters in the immediate area.  G and I felt really lucky and happy to have these ties and this support system.

I felt bad for NG, who doesn't have the same support system here or anywhere other than where he grew up.  Perhaps this has made him less adventurous.  If I wanted to move to a completely new area of the country, an area where I don't have any relatives or close friends, I would rely on Sigma.  If I couldn't find a sister to crash w/, there would inevitably be chapter houses in the area.  G felt the same way.  I would rely more on my ties w/in the Greek system (both from my school and on the national level) than I would on my non-Greek friends from college.  As members of the Greek system, I feel like we are not just bonded to our own sisters, but we see a kindred spirit in all Greeks.  Do others feel like this?  Do you pity/feel sympathy for those who didn't go Greek who don't have these same bonds?

I know NG has very close bonds w/ his friends from high school and some of his friends from college, but it is not the same national network that we as Greeks can depend on.  Does that put him at a disadvantage, esp. if he is shy, if he decides to move to a new place?   I guess, looking back at my recently ended college career, I can't imagine not going Greek.  The advantages are so clear and so obvious to me that I can't really understand why others don't see them.  But I graduated from a large school w/ a small Greek population (7%), and I'm the first person NG knew was in a sorority.  (It turned out he knew another of my sisters; he just didn't know she was in a sorority.)  I suppose you can go thru college and not feel like you're missing out by not going Greek -- I certainly never thought I'd go Greek -- but, really, I think non-Greeks really did miss out.  They just don't know it.

Okay, I'm done w/ my sentimental rant.

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Ahh, the obligatory introduction post. My name is Nichole and I'm an alum of the Epsilon Zeta chapter at Western Kentucky University. Since going alum, I've moved to Murray, Kentucky and am attending Murray State University. I miss the sisterhood at Western and I wish there was a chapter here. However, Murray's not very conducive to starting new sororities, as there is barely enough interest in the ones they already have.
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So my name is Erynne. I just went through Order of the Triangle last night. It was really beautiful. I don't think I've seen one like the one we had last night. It was special. I am a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, but only for 13 more days. Then I graduate and take more classes to get my teaching license.
I also talk a lot... and say a lot more than I am sure anyone wants to read about right now... so with that..
One heart one way!
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I'm a senior at Boston University.  My chapter had its Order this past Tues, but I was unable to attend b/c I was finishing up my semester at BU's Washington, DC center.  I was hoping to go thru Order down here, and got the okay from our ABC.  Does anyone know anything about Order of the Triangle ceremonies in the DC area?  I would be very sad if I didn't go thru the ceremony, since Sigma Kappa was such a huge part of my college career.  Please let me know!

Dove love,
Aliza

(x-posted to </a></font></b>sigmak)

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Also-everyone should still check out the community info page and the actual design/color scheme of the community itself.

On the user info page I've provided the reason why this community exists as well as SK's Purpose, Vision, & Mission statements. Anything else you all would like to see added to the info page shouldn't be a problem-as long as its SK related!

The color scheme is completely up in the air & I just can't be happy w/ it! Maybe smiles79335 wants to try her hand at it? The design can also change if anyone else wants to make a suggestion! Thanks to ktkennyd for all of her input so far!
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I have now customized the community as well as the user info page so I'd appreciate if you all would check it out! Please let me know what you think of the color scheme-I don't think I like it!

Please comment if you have any ideas or suggestions for changes/updates & smiles79335 can make any necessary changes!

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Hi guys! To be technical, I'm not an alum. However, I am the VPAR for my chapter and I've been doing that for 2 years. I hope that its still ok for me to be a part of the group!
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Welcome everyone! I've just made this community & will be fixing it up later this week! Any suggestions/ideas for the look & feel of this community are welcome so just leave a comment if you have an idea! Also-I am looking for another mod for this community so just leave me a comment if you are interested!

SLAM--

Lisa

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