The New York Times recently published a piece on the Ivy Plus Society, the most ridiculous organization I have ever heard of (besides, of course, Yale’s Movement for Beauty and Justice). Here is Ivy Plus’ mission satement:
The Ivy Plus Society (TIPS) brings together young alumni from a select group of schools to create a community of talented, dynamic individuals. The chance to meet incredible people was one of the best parts of the top schools we were privileged to attend. We endeavor to initiate opportunities for this exceptional group to connect here in the real world, beyond the iron-gates of our alma maters.
The Ivy Plus Society also knows that we all need a few nights to set the roof on fire and fill-up a glass or three with a dash of chaos & adventure. So we aim to bring you laughing nights and parties over-flowing with fun at the best venues in town. We’ll take you to the hottest destinations and rising stars on the scene. Our philosophy – if you are going to go out, might as well head somewhere fabulous!
This is stupid. Even more stupid is the list on their website citing which colleges you can be from to join this exclusive dating organization (all the Ivies plus a few others).
This makes me want to vomit a little.
At least the pictures on the website make it look like they’re having fun…