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sorority:

see fraternityfraternity and sorority,
in American colleges, a student society formed for social purposes, into which members are initiated by invitation and occasionally by a period of trial known as hazing.
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sorority

Chiefly US a social club or society for university women
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Lacson noted the proposed legislation seeks to ban all forms of hazing in school fraternities, sororities and organizations as well as those in the community or other associations, including those in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) and other similar uniformed service learning institutions.
8049, also known as "An Act Regulating Hazing And Other Forms Of Initiation Rites In Fraternities, Sororities, And Other Organizations And Providing Penalties Therefor.
Some of the pertinent changes include requiring fraternities, sororities and other organizations to register with schools or local governments.
But, to their credit, both the university and UO sororities and fraternities publicly took responsibility for the actions of some students and promised to do what they could to make amends.
She won't give out client names, or name drop sororities (It's against her policy.
To repay the bonds, ASU has a lease agreement with each of the five sororities, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pl, Chi Omega, Delta Zeta and Zeta Tau Alpha, which will pay the school for the meeting space in the homes, Stripling said.
Similar to SLAG, there are fraternities that commit to "building better men," sororities that seek to "do good," and groups that secure excellence in every capacity of human growth and development.
of Iowa) presents a balanced view of the role of such sororities in Black women's lives.
As sororities are very powerful at influencing the norms and ideals of their members, a move away from a focus on appearance and towards a set of norms that encourages healthy eating habits and more positive approaches to body image has real potential.
Though still small in member numbers today, compared to more long-established mainstream fraternities and sororities, Latina sororities have emerged as an important ingredient for success for many Hispanic women in college.
Today, with more than 200,000 members, the AKAs are among nine Black sororities and fraternities, representing more than 1 million members, that play a central role in contemporary American and global issues, from the Jena 6 to relief efforts in Africa.
Despite this and other incidents, the chapter appears to have been home to a diverse community over the years, partly because it has attracted brainy women without focusing as exclusively as some sororities on potential recruits' sex appeal, former members say.