Were you friends with anyone else in the chapter before you pledged? APO is a little different at every campus, so I just can't say how people might feel at your particular school. They might be able to provide a better answer for you, since they know the culture of that specific chapter.
Date: Dec Posts: 57 I've known several chapters at schools on the quarter system and it's still relatively unusual for them to have pledging extend over winter break, just because of our National Pledging Standards. I've known big-little pairs that have gotten married, too.
In the chapter I kr, it wouldn't be an issue at all post-initiation. In glancing at some calendars just now, I found at least one other school that also looks like it has initiation after winter break, so it's not entirely unheard of They didn't start pledging until mid-October, they had a week off at Thanksgiving, and Dead Week at that institution began December 1, so it wouldn't surprise me if they moved initiation to January, but I don't know that for certain.
I don't know the culture of your specific chapter, so I can't say if it would be frowned upon there or not.
It was fine where I pledged, but that doesn't mean it's fine everywhere, and I don't want to give you incorrect information. If so, and if you think they could keep the information private, would you feel comfortable asking them about the situation?