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Potentially credible sources tell me that AXO at the University of Pennsylvania had the hottest fall pledge class of any sorority at the Ivy League school this semester. That really says a lot about the quality of the girls at UPenn, considering AXO currently has zero members or pledges.
From The Daily Pennsylvanian:
After Alpha Chi Omega violated Penn’s Alcohol and Drug Policy in January, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life placed 22 sanctions on the sorority. Former AXO members declined to go into exact detail as to what these sanctions were, but confirmed that instead of complying, they almost unanimously decided to disaffiliate and relinquish their charter.
I completely respect this move. When the man — or woman, I guess in this case — fires a cheap shot right at your ovary den, you’ve gotta hang on tight. Never back down. Stick to your guns. It’s always better to leave than to unwillingly concede.
Since April, OAX has existed as an off-campus, philanthropic organization for the women that were previously members of AXO. OAX is roughly the same size as AXO was because only a few members decided to continue their involvement in the sorority or not be a part of either organization.
“[OAX formed] when we dealt with the University for a couple of months at that point. They had given us our finalized sanctions, and we as a chapter felt that we had to make a change,” one member, who preferred to remain anonymous, said.
Anybody? No? Well, looks like I’ll have to be the one to say it.
“Those ex-AXOs will get your dude-tree stiff as an OAX.”
On second thought, I wish I hadn’t said it — that might be the worst joke of all time. Please comment with a better OAX joke.
Even though nearly all of the members from AXO individually chose to disaffiliate and join OAX, members do not consider OAX to be a replacement of AXO. Because a few members decided to remain in AXO’s chapter, AXO and OAX are separate entities. The members of OAX interviewed for this article had no comment on the future of AXO and claim to have no knowledge of what will come of the official chapter.
Even though the AXO house is currently vacant and there are no current members in the sorority, according to OFSL, it is still an on-campus, affiliated sorority that intends to recolonize.
How would you like to get stuck being partners with AXO for Homecoming this year? Who would do all the float pomping? Lord knows fraternity members have no idea how to pomp. Their team’s float will be pretty easy to spot this year, I bet. It’ll probably just be a bunch of heaps of chickenwire in various almost-recognizable shapes wrapped in toilet paper.
Stay rooted in your ideals, OAX..
[via The Daily Pennsylvanian]
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