posted on Dec, 12 2008 @ 12:07 PM
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
[what makes you think that another rule could not have been flouted by two fraternity chapters in an isolated incident.
Here's the relevant excerpt from the NIC Bylaws - Section 1, subsection 3:
(3) (partial) “... meaning that no member fraternity shall initiate a member of another fraternity until such time as the second fraternity shall
have been formally notified in writing by the national office of the first fraternity that a candidate for membership in the second fraternity is no
longer regarded as a member of the fraternity."
I've got no doubt that the scenario you described, on your particular campus and in your own particular experience, took place. But it is not,
however, a widespread or frequent occurrance.
But don't take my word for it -- call your national fraternity office and speak to your national director of membership. He'll indicate that there
are always isolated incidents of member "poaching" and NIC rules which aren't upheld locally but that no, it's not a common occurrance.
Speaking as a former fraternity officer, and then later as a chapter advisor to several different chapters, and finally as an alumnus involved in
national fraternity leadership in a "top ten" national fraternity -- I can tell you that 1) I hail from a chapter that would NEVER take a man who'd
been previously initiated into another fraternity; and 2) I know well (again, as an alumnus involved continually in a leadership role) that it's not
something that's tolerated at universities with stronger and more conscientious Greek-letter systems where rejoining another fraternity,
post-initiation, (and without exceptionally compelling cause) would be regarded as slightly scandalous and an insult to both chapters involved.