Posts Tagged ‘sorority girls’
When I first went to Penn State I vowed to never join a “stupid sorority” but I quickly realized I was born to be Greek. The rituals, the chants, the fraternity boys, the cheesy skits, the drama, the slutty clothes — it was in the very marrow of my bones. How could I not rush?
So, when I initially heard the news about Nationals closing our chapter, my first response was, “Did we rape someone?” I figured it was the only thing we could have done to merit a chapter revocation — and the Delts always were a rowdy bunch. But of course, it was for “hazing and risk management” violations — whatever that means.
I mean seriously. Hazing. Don’t they know being locked in a dark basement closet with 22 of your friends is fun? And the screaming? I mean, geez, we deserved it — we were 19-year-olds gone wild and the only thing holding us back from chugging more beers than Homer Simpson and then making out with some random frat boy was the consequence of knowing if we did, we’d be yelled at the next day during line ups. All the “hazing” had a purpose — it banded our 23-girl pledge class together — but also kept us in check that first semester at school, when, if it weren’t for the sorority, I know I probably would have flunked out. That seems to be the very definition of “risk management.”
So as much as I am thankful for Delta Delta Delta for enhancing my college experience — I also really question Nationals decision to close Alpha Phi. It seems to me that whatever the girls’ violations were — they can’t be that creative. They’re probably only doing what most of the other 150 chapters of TriDelt are doing all over the country. Instead of shutting them down — why not teach them a REAL lesson? Publicize what their crimes were in the Daily Collegian and then force them to wear modest attire from Lane Bryant for the rest of the year. Make them go without makeup to class and only socialize with the chemistry-honors fraternity. Insist they trade their skinny Sevens for high waisted Mom jeans. Now that would be punishment.
But as it stands, the girls will probably just keep doing whatever bad things it was they were doing – and there are a whole bunch of Penn State TriDelts without an alumnae chapter. Boo.