Over January break, we all came back a week early to go through NPMI (Non-Profit Management Intensive), where we learned about everything from budgeting to meeting facilitation, from student development to strategic management.  To say this was a crash course would be an understatement.  This week culminated in a final Officers Retreat we took in Maine, where we were greeted with plenty of snow, plenty of hot chocolate, plenty of Apples to Apples, and plenty of meetings. But let it be known that my experiences at Harvard have not only exceeded my expectations academically, but also have satiated my celebrity gossiping desires. The phrase recalls “Hear her, Harvard,” a slogan protesters chanted during a rally held in Harvard Yard a few days after Faust’s announcement. I can personally attest to these benefits – connecting to a new support group, feeling more connected to campus, and expanding study groups – and that’s why my involvement in Harvard Greek life progressively dives deeper. Tags: Friends, Greek Life, Kappa Alpha Theta, student organizations, Theta. There are three sororities as Harvard (although Harvard doesn’t technically acknowledge single gender groups): Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta), Delta Gamma (DG), and Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa). You are currently browsing articles tagged Greek Life. Although the behavior concomitant with such tragedies are inexcusable, it isn’t the defining factor of Greek life. For convenience, the term "sorority" is used throughout, though some of these organizations are "women's Fraternities," and were so named prior to the popularization of the term sorority. Share #2. zebrastripes 69 replies 68 threads Junior Member. Photo: Brooks Kraft/Corbis/Getty Images. There’s an enormous misconception that Harvard is awkwardly social, if not antisocial. — Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from … Fraternities and sororities have a place at highly selective universities like Harvard. Students and sorority and fraternity affiliates first popularized the hashtag #HearHerHarvard after University President Drew G. Faust debuted the sanctions in May 2016. Other things I have been doing include serving as New Member Director for my sorority on campus – Kappa Alpha Theta!  We run our Recruitment process at the beginning of second semester, and it was so much fun to meet so many awesome girls and bond with the other women in my sorority.  Our very own blogger Jeanie is in Theta with me, so we were sure to take a picture for you guys! Other sororities without chapters at Harvard also expressed their support. A Harvard University proposal to ban all fraternities, sororities and single-gender clubs starting in fall 2018 is largely aimed at the school's exclusive, all-male social clubs that have been blamed for problems with sexual assault and alcohol abuse. Social or general fraternities and sororities, in the North American fraternity system, are those that do not promote a particular profession (as professional fraternities are) or discipline (such as service fraternities and sororities).Instead, their primary purposes are often stated as the development of character, literary or leadership ability, or a more simple social purpose. Although it may screen and remove content, Harvard is not responsible for the content posted by others on the blog pages. At the same time we were putting our new found skills to the test by planning Cabinet Retreat – a meeting off campus with all of the directors of the 85 different programs for an entire day.  This is the largest thing I have ever organized.  It also involved me writing my first ever training, leading my first ever training on Volunteer Management, speaking perhaps in front of one of largest audiences I have ever spoken in front of, and writing the largest check I have ever written for the rental of the space: Hibernian Hall. Date Auction: The Cambridge Queen’s Head (a restaurant/pub) located in the basement of Annenberg (the freshman cafeteria commonly referenced to as the Great Hall from Harry Potter) graciously donated their stage to the Harvard Greek community to hold a date auction for two hours. The philanthropy chairs of each fraternity and I wanted to hold a BBQ before and during the Relay for Life event so we gathered students’ ID numbers and submitted them into HUDS who then provided us hamburger patties, hotdogs, condiments, buns, fruit, chips, and basically everything else we could ever dream of asking for. Since Recruitment, I have been leading meetings for the new members to introduce them to Theta!  It has been amazing (and yes, I have brought my PBHA meeting facilitation skills, flip charts and all, with me to Theta meetings). I shamelessly admit, however, that before arriving at Harvard, I worried that students wouldn’t be able to distinguish the fun concomitant to studying/learning with the fun concomitant to all things non-academic. For Harvard (assuming you only mean Fraternities/Sororities, and not Final Clubs): Fraternities: Sigma Chi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha Sororities: Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma. April 25, 2012 in Jeanie's Blog by Jeanie Nguyen | 2 comments. Harvard’s chapters of Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, and Kappa Alpha Theta announced in December they planned to defy Harvard’s penalties and instead continue with their standard female-only recruitment practices for members of the Class of 2021. On weekdays from 11am-2pm, HUDS serves prepared sandwiches, hot entrees, fruit, etc. Sororities, listed with dates of local founding and national conference membership, are women's organizations, voluntarily coordinating their efforts within MIT's Panhellenic Association (PHA). Who needs dignity when cancer is looming as a threat? Me in a PBHA van in Maine! Haha, the boys definitely took pies in the face like the manliest men I’ve ever seen and raised over $300 in the span of four hours! Hey now, it was for charity!! to return to their upperclassmen House (dorm) for lunch – this is colloquially termed “Fly-By.” You can also request a brown bag to be prepared from your own dining hall when you know you won’t have time in between lectures, sections, and meetings for lunch! A picture I snapped on my phone of Cabinet Retreat! List of fraternities and sororities at Cornell University. I feared that all my conversations would revolve around academia and that my needs for discussing the Kardashians would never be satisfied. I’ll defend the claim that some of the best things are simply stumbled upon – that’s how I found Theta (Kappa Alpha Theta), the first Greek-letter fraternity for women (and at Harvard!). 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