Wednesday, July 27, 2005
"...a Kappa and so prone to asking such questions..." What is that??
The Kappas at Purdue, at the time I was attending, had one of the highest cumulative GPA's of any Greek house on campus. One of my friends there was part of the reason: Kathy graduated with a 6.0, was invited to give the valedictory address at Commencement, and then sailed through Vanderbilt's vet school.
Careful with your generalizations, bro-- your biases are showing.
Maybe it's a lack of formal people training, but I've always wondered why people shouldn't make generalizations or have biases in the abscence of experiences to the contrary. Not to be picky, but Ryan's generalization about the KKG's based on his experience at Wake Forest is just as likely to be the rule as your experience about the KKG's at Purdue. Generalizations rooted in our personal experiences are the only way any of us make it through the world with any kind of effectiveness or sanity - otherwise we'd stick our hands in every fire we saw just because "this one might be different."
I remember that cookout... sigh...
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Ah...I also remember that cookout. And I too, like to tell that story.
As for the Kappas...sadly, the Wake ones were more the norm than the exception. My wife is a KKG from Centre, and she would agree with Ryan's assessment. The Centre ones were like the Purdue ones, apparently...but listening to her speak about the national sorority was like hearing about the Wake chapter.
Fraternities/sororities do have a national identification...there are always exceptions, but they get that rep for a reason. The LXAs at Wake are vastly different from most of the other chapters.
You're right Jane, my biases are showing. I'm biased in favor of the Tri-Delts; always have been.
Good to see the boys all chiming in here too!.