Friday, November 23, 2012
I'm Greek and I'm Proud (Undergrad OR Grad)
So I talked about this SOooooo many times before, but after going to homecoming a few weeks ago, I HAD To bring this up AGAIN to make myself perfectly clear! There is NOTHING wrong with joining an alumnae/alumni chapter, and you should NEVER use an alumnae/alumni chapter to join just so you can re-capture your college years during homecoming/reunions at your college/university. If you want MY opinion, if I pledged Delta at the Alumnae level, and I go back to my college for a reunion, then the only paraphernalia that EYE (and yes I spelled it that way on purpose) would be wearing is my school's paraphernalia. Why attend a reunion all decked out in Greek Wear and I didn't attend that particular school? Now I am not by no means saying this is law, but this is what EYE would do.
I was present at homecoming reunion, and it was painful to see how some people who OBVIOUSLY became Greek AFTER they left college how they were trying to "fit in", or re-capture their Greek Life experience (which was non-existence since they didn't pledge until AFTER they graduated) with the undergraduate chapters.
Case in point, BE PROUD WHERE YOU WERE MADE!!!!! Stop trying to fit in, and/or recapture your youth through the undergrad chapter. You ever heard of the term "Thirsty"? That's what you look like, and trust me it's not a good look! I was shaking my head to witness how some people are trying so hard to fit in with the undergrad chapter. Now I am not saying you can't speak, sing, or connect with them, I'm not saying that at ALL! But lets "think" about the definition of reunion which means "the reuniting of persons together after a separation." So how is forcing your way to "kick it" with a chapter you were NOT a member of, especially since the majority of the members who are planning the reunion, meaning the CURRENT members are planning everything?
Most chapters have their "own" special reunion "luncheon" during homecoming, and at my school for example, that's a time where we get to know each other better, we introduce our lineage, we have a stroll off competition between either lines, or decades, etc. Instead, I would suggest that if you attend your college reunion, that you take the time to REUNITE with the people you went to school with.
When your chapter has an anniversary, then that is the time for you join in together, wear your chapter shirt PROUDLY and reunite with your chapter fraternity brothers/sorors!
I guess that's all for now, be blessed!