The Ivy Plus Society, breeding grounds for the pedigreed and pompous
Ever wonder what the most toolish among us do with themselves after graduation? This Sunday, the New York Times‘ Style section revealed the answer: they join the Ivy Plus Society!
The Ivy Plus Society is a group for young alumni of the Ivy League and a handful of other prestigious institutions—including Georgetown—with chapters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and a newly started one here in D.C. While the group is ostensibly a business-networking organization, the Times makes it clear what the real point of Ivy Plus is: finding suitable mates for super-status-conscious elitists.
The Times article is also a fun read in that a former Hoya wins the distinction of giving the most cringe-worthy quote of the piece. Around the middle of the article, 2006 grad Ben Pike explains why he attends Ivy Plus Society events, making himself—and, by extension, Georgetown—look absurdly snobbish:
[Pike] said he hoped to meet New York women who were more than merely gorgeous. “I’ve been in the city three years and dated girls who are legitimate models, and that gets old,” said Mr. Pike, who works in private equity. “I have high standards. I’ve met people who are really smart but don’t have it together socially, and people who are fun but may not offer more mentally.” The total package, he explained, is tough to find.