One School’s Greek Community Is Defying Stereotypes In A Powerful Way

Among other things, Greeks have the horrible reputation of being homophobic. I never much understood it. There were gay men who were practically members of my sorority, and a girl in my pledge class came out when we were a little older. I’ve never really met a homophobe, but I know they’re out there and supposedly, they’re very much among us.

Greeks at the University of Western Ontario took a stand against homophobia as part of The Get Real Movement, whose aim is to stop discrimination and homophobia, starting with small communities. What better place to start than within a Greek community. The students remind us that we should be one of the most accepting communities. Statistically speaking, we all know someone. Most of us probably have a gay member. And who can they turn to if not their organization. After all, “It’s family. That’s what sorority life is. It’s family.”

[via The Get Real Movement]

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Veronica Ruckh

Veronica (@VeronicaRuckh) is the Director of Total Sorority Move for Grandex, Inc. After having spent her undergraduate years drinking $4 double LITs on a patio and drunk texting away potential suitors, she managed to graduate with an impressive GPA and an unimpressive engagement ring -- so unimpressive, in fact, some might say it's not there at all. Veronica has since been fulfilling her duties as "America's big," a title she gave to herself with the help of her giant ego. She has recently switched from vodka to wine on weekdays. Email her at

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