« on: May 10, 2005, 11:42:34 AM »
Muse...there is a great deal of truth to that statement. Undergrads can't be "picky" anymore. Sad, but true. (I feel your pain.)
I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Pi Beta, Fall 03). Pretty new to the entire game, but I've learned a LOT about how the organization functions on the grad and national level. I agree with my soror, elegantpearl01, because I've seen a lot of politics play out on the graduate level. I attended the National Conference last year and was amazed at how much of a "business" it is. Because my grad chapter has a LONG history (a founding member and National President were past members), they use politics all the time, especially when voting is an issue. Membership is by invitation. That's why I said it's a matter of who you know. Again, this varies between chapters, but this is my experience. Research is a must.