As a young woman who strives to make a difference both locally and globally, I know that membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will aid in accomplishing my life long goals. The emphasis this organization places on assisting and supporting others through the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, is truly a reflection of the public service initiatives that I make an effort to take part in. The opportunity to form a lifelong bond with other college educated women, who share some of the same morals and beliefs as I do, is phenomenal. I know that membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will mean taking that initiative to become a part of something that’s bigger than myself, because I certainly can’t take on the world alone. The incredible
The discourse community I have chosen is within my sorority, Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta). There are many stereotypes associated with Tri Delta, and that is the most irritating thing about being in a sorority. Anyone from my high school would insist that I am not a sorority girl if someone were to ask them. When I started my fall semester, I was not expecting to rush because once again again, I am not the “sorority type”. Greek life at Boise State is unlike any other campus. Some may think that being in a sorority is all about social standing, parties, and being better than the people around you. In reality, it is the exact opposite. For the rest of this paper, I am going to prove to you why Tri Delta is a discourse community.
Day in and day out we hear about high school and college students wanting to pursue a sorority and/or a fraternity based on the stereotypes these organizations uphold, well I chose to differ. I told myself if I ever decided to become a member of a sorority it would be based solely on their ethical standards, history, and values they are founded upon. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated consists of ladies of distinction and exemplary character who excel in scholarship, leadership, and service, which are qualities I have chosen to uphold. From my perspective, I encourage myself to maintain a respectable appearance and reputation which doing so inspires me to embrace my self-concept; which helps me confidently excel academically and
I wish to become a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated because I want to be a part of an organization of women who are not afraid to go the extra mile, positively impact the community, and stay true to who they are. As a teen I participated in “From Girls to Pearls”. During my time in the program I learned many life skills that served valuable to me in my adult life. One of the most memorable experiences for me is when the sorror’s of Gamma Zeta Zeta taught a workshop on how to eat in a professional setting. They taught the girls in the program which fork to use for the salad and which fork to use for the main course. My sophomore year in high school I did a junior internship at Vory’s and Sater a law firm in downtown Columbus. The Associates at the firm were very amazed that I knew how to carry myself in a
Stereotypes on college campuses create a bias environment and affects the performance of targeted students. The most common stereotype circulating the AUC is how students at Clark Atlanta University were denied acceptance at Spelman and Morehouse College, in result they applied to “the next best thing” Clark Atlanta University. However, financial aid played a major role in student’s decision to attend CAU. This project was created to show that the stereotypes about CAU’s student’s decision to apply does not match their actual reasoning for attending CAU. The aim of this experiment was to get clarity from all three institutions about who engages in creating the stereotypes, where the rivalry started between the three institutions,
A Zeta is a woman who is community conscious and action oriented, and as such, someone who is continuously thinking of innovative ways to better the community around her. As a finer woman of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., I believe that I uphold these ideals. Ever since I was a young girl with no knowledge of what Zeta was, I have always possessed this insatiable need to help others. This need to help those around me only intensified as I went through my journey of life. When I learned about our amazing sorority, I not only, became instantly drawn to our founding principles, but also realized the opportunity to serve and reach out to others I would gain through the organization.
By using a collection of interviews and recollections, the audience receives both sides about the truth of fraternities while lacking any sort of bias. Throughout the article you made it clear that a solution to ether side was impossible; therefore the focal purpose is to teach students, parents, professors, or community residents about fraternities. The absence of a possible resolution leaves a window for any reader’s interpretation.
Sororities are commonly known as a college social club or organization for women, with particular distinction given to the African American sororities. Brought about at the time in history when traditional roles of women were being challenged, the founders of the first black sororities had to overcome the stereotypical views of sexism as well. They were considered unique, although college wasn’t really an option for African American’s. Within society they were being treated in rejection because they were black. They wanted to have an organization that would be called sisterhood and ties into their community. Nine dedicated women wanted peace, sisterhood and wanted to become leaders amongst
When one first thinks of Greek life or a sorority the only thing that comes to mind is the social aspect. Most people don’t think of sororities as social institutions that envelop their own culture, with mannerisms, languages and customs that are unique to each individual organization. However, these institutions promote a common set of values that enable members to become connected in a way that has a more profound meaning than just social interaction. Greek organizations are good examples of how institutions can affect and be affected by social status and roles within the collegiate community. They are also a prime example of how race, class and gender can affect a social setting in both positive and negative manners.
The total population of students in University of Miami is 10,615 undergraduate students, with a diversity of 55% (https://welcome.miami.edu/about-um/fast-facts/student-enrollment/index.html). 2,500 students are a part of Greek with 29 Greek Letter Organization (http://doso.studentaffairs.miami.edu/units/greek-life/index.html). There are nine sororities at University of Miami, which potential new member can rush sororities starting in spring of first year (http://doso.studentaffairs.miami.edu/units/greek-life/councils-chapters/index.html). Results:
As I walked into the glittery ballroom once again, trying my hardest to remove the white cat hair from my black sweater, I noticed that almost everyone had heels on and ignored the Panhellenic letter that suggested we wear “church attire.” I was already nervous about having to wear an overly conservative dress that didn`t match my style for the second day of sorority recruitment, so seeing that everybody else looked like runway models only added to my nausea. However, when I looked around the room I saw many girls who were didn`t fit in, like me; some who opted for slacks, some who decided to wear no makeup, some who just didn’t look like everyone else. We all had similar demeanors: uncertain smiles, furrowed brows, and faces that were pointed straight down, as if we were being reprimanded.
By establishing a set core of values, they were able to further in developing a closer hypothesis on why fraternities are more likely to view women as a commodity. By that Martin and Hummer (1989: 463) mean that "fraternities use women for their benefit, as bait for new members, servers of brother's needs, and as sexual prey." This is a pattern they saw in fraternities that added to their idea that fraternities are more likely to commit acts that could lead to gang rape. They also noticed a pattern of cohesiveness among fraternities.
There are two identities that I find conflicting more so than ever during my years at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My identity as a student and my identity as a sorority woman always seem to clash. Going to such a prestigious school, of course I take my academics seriously. I can’t just graduate with the bare minimum GPA without accolades because I plan to further my education. I have to fill out more applications after my Bachelor’s degree and compete against other bright students. I find myself studying for weeks in advance for exams instead of the night before which was a practice I followed in high school. My role as a sorority woman seems to interfere with my student duties, but contrary to belief in a positive way. Most
The Alumni Relations department is reaching out to alumni, however the interesting data about the events they host tend to have a surprising ethnicity turnout. After some analysis the Alumni department host events that draw the attention of certain alumni. However, events hosted seem to attract the Caucasian demographic which account for 70%, the least at each event.
As much as society has grown over the years there are still quite a few people who are bothered by the sexual orientation of the LGBTQ community. Emily Welter, of Butler University, constructed a qualitive study at a Midwestern University to better understand the social environment of the sorority and fraternity houses as it pertains to the acceptance of sexual diversity. It presses on issues such as: gender norms and perceptions of sexuality, the impact of sexual orientation, and the general decisions to join a Greek Fraternity or Sorority. The importance of this study is to see if there is an act of discrimination happening, whether it is intentional or unintentional.