Posts tagged "greek life"

University Of Alabama’s Alpha Phi Sorority Recruitment Video Is Basically A Parody Of Itself

This past Saturday was Bid Day for the sororities at the University of Alabama, and so the women at Alpha Phi released a Bid Day video, intended to serve as a recruitment tool for all the shiny-haired, strong-toothed gals looking to pledge Alpha Phi. It is ridiculous. It’s like a misguided scroll through the #squadgoal…

Megan Reynolds / August 17, 2015

Why I’m Proud, And Sometimes Embarrassed, To Be A Sorority Girl

When I first went into college, I was adamant about not “going greek.” I will not buy my friends and I will not subject myself to the ridicule of being hazed, I thought. I knew some of my girlfriends would decide to join sororities and some would not, but regardless of who came and went,…

Katie Oldenburg / September 24, 2014

What Women Mean When We Call Each Other “Sluts” And “Whores”

It’s no secret that women use the words “slut” and “whore” to describe other women. Now, a new study of college-aged women sheds more light on just why young women use these slurs. You might be as surprised as I was to find out what’s really at play here: the slur is not meant to…

Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2014

Dartmouth Sorority Leaders Boycott Rush Due To Racism, Classism And Queerphobia

Five leaders of the Darthmouth Panhellenic Council are boycotting rush week because they feel recruiting tactics used by sororities unfairly consider race, class, gender and sexual orientation. Those taking the stance the President of the Panhellenic council Eliana Piper, two vice presidents and two programming chairs, sent an email to the entire campus list-serve outlining their…

College Candy / January 16, 2014

The Frat Behind A Baruch Freshman’s Hazing Death Has Been Banned

After a Baruch College student died in a totally messed up hazing ritual a few weeks ago, the school has taken action by placing a lifetime ban on the frat behind the incident, Pi Delta Psi. Chun “Michael” Deng, a 19-year-old freshman, died on December 8 after participating in an awful, dangerous hazing game at…

Claire Hannum / December 20, 2013

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Opens Elementary School In Haiti

Who says sororities are all about boozing and boys?

On June 15, Delta Theta Sorority Inc. will open an elementary school, the Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote Haitian village of Chérette. Since Chérette is located about 96 miles from the Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, children there do not have access to a proper…

Mary Odell / June 7, 2013

Girl Talk: I Was In A Sorority & I’m Not A Psycho

My phone blips. Another email. Given that I’m stuck at an un-jaywalkable intersection in the East Village, I pause to open it. It’s another reply to my sorority sister’s chain email. The subject line from  35 emails ago simply reads: “Interesting.” I’m immediately engrossed, missing the walking man and chance to cross the street.

Sarah Gray / April 25, 2013

Sorority Girl Rebecca Martinson Shows The True Meaning Of Sisterhood By Calling Her Sisters “Retarded”

Ladies and gentleman, meet a real life Regina George, all grown up, and the real, actual, insane vitriolic screed this member of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland sent to her fellow sorority sisters. It’s not a nice letter, because, as Regina George sees it, the Delta Gamma sisters are so totally fucking

Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I’m Glad I’m Not In a Sorority

During our senior year of high school in Texas, my friends and I often sat around and discussed sororities: which were the more “elite” sororities to join and which geeky Greek group to avoid. I was usually quiet during these discussions of sorority bashing and blasting. A year later, just watching my friends navigate the…

Daley Quinn / July 24, 2012

Campus Confidential: Advice For Next Year’s College Freshman

There was a moment sometime during the weekend before finals week that I looked up from the copious U.N.-related documents assigned by my Intro to Human Rights professor that I had somehow failed to read during the semester and realized: “Holy shit my first year of college is basically over.”

I thought back…

Julie Zeilinger / May 17, 2012

Campus Confidential: A Feminist Rushes A Sorority

When I thought about what my college experience would be like as a high schooler, I never for a second even slightly entertained the faintest thought of joining a sorority. As a self-identified feminist, as someone who thought Chapstick was a full face of makeup, and as someone who had about as much interest i…

Julie Zeilinger / February 23, 2012