One thing that a lot of non-Greek people like to give us flack for is a general lack of diversity within our chapters. The sad fact is that we’re limited in our member diversity based on who rushes in the first place. In short, we’re given a pool of freshmen, and if you’ve ever recruited freshmen for a sorority or fraternity, you know that the new pledge class is a fairly representative sample of the larger pool that rushed. People can label us discriminative all they want; we know that our members are selected based on who they are as a person, not by extremities like the color of their skin or the nature of their sexuality.
Buzzfeed put together a series that showcased queer men and women who recapped their experiences being openly gay within the Greek system. The result is really beautiful, and truly shows how important brotherhood and sisterhood are to college students of every background. It’s nice to see Greek life painted in a positive light for once, especially considering how the majority of media outlets demonize our way of life and attach a stigma that Greek men and women are exclusive by nature. Watch the following videos and try not to cry (spoiler alert: you will anyway).
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