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WikiProject Fraternities and Sororities (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconWikiProject Fraternities and Sororities is part of the Fraternities and Sororities WikiProject, an effort to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to Greek Life on the Wikipedia. This includes but is not limited to International social societies, local organizations, honor societies, and their members. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, visit the project page, where you can join the project, and/or contribute to the discussion.
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Dartmouth locals[edit]

I see that a *lot* of the locals at Dartmouth being used as possibilities that cause fraternity names to be disambiguation pages. Which of the Dartmouth Fraternities *really* qualify for that and which should simply be ignored when it comes to that?Naraht (talk) 19:50, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

disambiguation followup[edit]

Made a lot of the changes that I proposed earlier...

Remaining possibilities include

  • Delphic Fraternity -> Delphic (fraternity)
  • Triangle Fraternity -> Triangle (fraternity)
  • Rainbow Fraternity -> Rainbow (fraternity)
  • Kappa Alpha Society -> Kappa Alpha (society)
  • Kappa Alpha Order -> Kappa Alpha (order)

as well as the following

  • Adelante Fraternity
  • Phi Beta Rho Confraternity
  • UP Sigma Rho Fraternity
  • Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity
  • Lambda Iota Society
  • Phi Alpha Literary Society
  • Phi Chi Society
  • Phi Kappa Literary Society
  • Pi Mu Honor Society
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Literary Society
  • Sigma Society — Preceding unsigned comment added by Naraht (talkcontribs) 20:09, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Cool, thanks for doing that. Primefac (talk) 17:28, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Renewing offer to create![edit]

If a greek letter organization (social, professional, honorary or other) has had more than 10 chapters and is mentioned in any edition of Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities, I will be quite happy to try to make a Wikipedia page about it. Just let me know which!Naraht (talk) 15:57, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Crest vs. Coat of Arms in Infobox Fraternity.[edit]

Please look at and comment on the Crest vs. Coat of Arms at Template_talk:Infobox_fraternity.Naraht (talk) 14:45, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Changed the default to Coat of Arms. Crest is kept as an alternate, but infobox should now say Coat of Arms.Naraht (talk) 18:39, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Current Fraternity/Sorority articles in Draftspace[edit]

This is the current list of Fraternity/Sorority articles in the Draft space right now. (Generated by getting all of the Draftspace articles starting with a greek letter and then removing those that aren't) Needless to say the quality of them varies greatly, but some of them might be salvagable.

Naraht (talk) 19:18, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Quality review?[edit]

Hi! I'd like to submit Alpha Gamma Delta for a quality review. The {{peacock}} issue no longer applies and most sections have been expanded and sourced. Thanks. originalmesshow u doin that busta rhyme? 23:02, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Help requested at Tau Gamma Phi[edit]

Dealing with a new user dimply deleting the referenced information on Hazing Deaths, have reached out to user without response.Naraht (talk) 10:42, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Page watched, semiprotected for a week. Looks like there might be some meatpuppetry as well. Primefac (talk) 12:43, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

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AFD[edit]

Project members may be interested in the AFD for List of Kappa Alpha Order chapters. The discussion involves whether any of the 119 pages in the [[Category:Lists of chapters of United States student societies by society]] should be included in further deletion processes. -- Dolotta (talk) 18:54, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

For the record, the AFD in question is regarding one page, not 119. Primefac (talk) 21:14, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Greek Letter Organizations which only admit *after* out in the workforce.[edit]

Currently working on Delta Kappa Gamma, which is for educators and doesn't admit members until they are out in the teaching workforce as far as I can tell. I also created Draft:Alpha Chi Pi Omega which is similar for Beauticians and barbers. What other articles do we have for greek letter organizations which are definitely post-collegiate. Note I'm not looking for post-bachelors in school like Legal or Medical groups.Naraht (talk) 02:31, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Notable Members[edit]

Could we make articles on notable members and organizational presidents on Wikipedia? //nepaxt 03:12, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

The guide here is WP:NOTABILITY. If they are notable beyond the fraternity/sorority that is fine, but in general, being (Inter)national president of a fraternity or sorority does not in itself give notability. For example, the current president of AKA is notable enough to have an article because of the fact that she is President of Tennessee State University, but her predecessor would not be unless she was notable for something else. Barbara McKinzie is notable, but because of all of the events involving her departure.Naraht (talk) 11:45, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

List of Zeta Phi Beta Grand Boules[edit]

Here are two Grand Boules to include for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. I think their Boules are every two years. //nepaxt 00:43, 20 July 2018 (UTC)