Chile, what happen to the days when if you were rejected you picked your face up, told everyone around you to kiss your a**, and you went on about your business. Hunty, I guess they are long gone. These days, some of the more lame brand of college students have taken all the fun out of aspiring to be Greek.
There once was a time where being CHOSEN instilled a certain pride in individuals, not anymore! Now, people just want to sign up for sororities as if they are the Girl Scouts Of America. If they don’t make it the first time around or get selected on their terms, then they want to sue their way in. This seems to be the case with 2 Howard University students seeking membership into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The gag is, the sorority is a sisterhood. What good is being a member of a sorority when no one within the organization will associate with you. Seems kind of counter intuitive to me. Catch these T’s
The Washington City Paper reports that two Howard University students have sued Alpha Kappa Alpha, accusing the sorority of human rights violations; the plaintiffs have also sued Howard University, for allegedly refusing to protect sorority pledges:
According to the lawsuit, [Laurin] Compton and [Lauren] Cofield’s trouble began when they were invited to “Ivy Day,” a ceremony for outgoing and prospective AKA members in the second semester of 2010. The two then-freshmen were expecting to find sisterhood, but what they allegedly found instead was hazing!
Some of the “hazing” rules sound innocuous, if extensive, like being forbidden from wearing the sorority colors of pink and green or any colors that could be blended into pink and green. In one humorous moment, the lawsuit notes that the pledges, who were called the “sweets,” couldn’t even wear white pearls.
Other hazing allegations are more serious. At one point, the pledges were told not to talk to non-sorority members at Howard, according to the suit. “[Alpha Kappa Alpha members] on campus addressed the sweets by calling them weak bitches,” Compton’s mother wrote in a complaint to the sorority.
After Cofield’s mother, also an Alpha Kappa Alpha sister, complained, the two pledges found themselves ostracized in the sorority for being “snitch-friendly” or “snitch-sympathists.”
Being a member of a Greek letter organization I must say, this is a bunch of Malarki. Let it be known that I am one of those Greeks that does feel some kind of way about hazing in the form of paddling, sleep deprivation, and other forms of torment; BUT GOT DAMN!!! Not being able to wear the sororities colors, not being able to wear pearls, not being seeing at the popular campus hang out. These were all things that were part of the game. Hell, when I was in college, people gave their all to participate in these types of intake traditions.
Give me a break ladies! You are lame, whoever is advising you is lame, and if you manage to sue your way in, it may appear as a win, but you’ve really loss. Think about it! (elbows & feet on ground, chin place on knuckles, body off the ground). Those that sued their way don’t know bout that! See how lame that is. BYE
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What are your thoughts on this? Greeks and non Greeks sound off!