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This Feminist Is Defending The Sorority Sisterhood

Amanda Oliver | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Amanda Oliver

What frustrates me the most, and still often surprises me, is how much I am asked about how I could have been in a sorority when I am such a proud feminist. What so many people fail to realize is that I am a proud feminist because I was in a sorority. The two are not, and never have been, mutually exclusive.

First as Tragedy, Then as Frat

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 08.25.2015 | College
Zachariah Ezer

Ultimately, there's no one to blame the protracted demise of the "Greek" system on but the "Greeks" themselves. My own school, Wesleyan University, has changed its mind from forcing fraternities to co-educate to just kicking them off campus.

School's About to Start... Let the Hazing Begin!

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Will you be the parent who has the "talk" with your child about hazing? Will you be the parent who tells your child that any form of hazing isn't okay, isn't "tradition," and isn't "just harmless fun?" Will you be the parent who prevents a tragedy from occurring to your kid... or someone else's... during those first few weeks of school?

The 'Bama Sorority Video Isn't Worse Than Donald Trump... But It's Not Good Either

Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.20.2015 | College
Madeline Diamond

The women of Alpha Phi have a lot to be proud of. The Alabama Alpha Phi's should not be ashamed of their recruitment video. A five-minute long video is certainly not enough time to judge these women, especially on their appearance and how much or how little clothing they wear.

What Does Integration Look Like?

Amanda Bennett | Posted 08.19.2015 | College
Amanda Bennett

In the two years since the University of Alabama formally integrated their sororities, the decision has been regarded as a step in the right direction. However, what does this new integration actually look like?

Why Women Take a Backseat in the College Greek System

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Jennie Shulkin

Fraternities should not control who attends social events. Competition should not be a way of life for college women. Sex should not be an obligation. The sooner the problems of an archaic fraternity-sorority dynamic are corrected, the sooner the overall college experience can be far richer.

I Wasn't Prepared For This

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Courtney Willett

Don't focus on achieving some dream made up by someone else; focus on fostering independence and becoming someone you're proud of.

10 Reasons Why We Can't Break Our Spirit Jersey Obsession

College Tourist | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
College Tourist

By College Tourist - Author, Jenna Rice, University of Central Florida. Spirit Jerseys are flooding college campuses around the nation, and they're h...

6 Ways Being A Sorority Girl Prepared Me For Motherhood

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

How to look decent after a long night is probably the most valuable skill that I've acquired as a sorority girl. No brush? No shower? No problem. I can rock a messy bun and second-day mascara like a celebrity.

Explaining Feminism to a Frat Boy

Jessica Beeli | Posted 05.31.2015 | College
Jessica Beeli

Students in every level of schooling are often assigned the extremely basic task of defining terms. As a person who has been going to school for pretty much her entire life, I'd like to say that I've mastered the art of the simple definition. Except for that one word.

Why You Need to Be Concerned About FratPAC Lobbying

Erin Spencer | Posted 05.31.2015 | College
Erin Spencer

While still in the early stages, the FratPAC agenda is already raising serious questions--ones that need to be addressed. One thing that is clear, however, is that making it harder for survivors of sexual assault to report doesn't sound like a step in the right direction.

A Queer Sorority Launches In Texas And History Is Made

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices

A group of University of Texas at Austin students are creating a queer-inclusive sorority -- the first of its kind for the campus. Though it's freq...

Beyond the Classroom, an Education in Making a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the creator of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, would be 19 years old now, and I don't think it's a shock to learn that I often wonder what she would be like today.

This Sorority's Pre-Rush Week Beauty Standards Are Pure Madness

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.16.2015 | College

Spanx. Gel nail polish. Non-"emo" hair. Those are just some of the requirements during Polish Week -- the week before sorority rush starts -- for...

The "Power" of Going Greek

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.11.2015 | College
Lauren Galley

Being a sorority girl is so much more than the dramatization that movies portray. I am now a part of something bigger than myself, and I have truly found a group of girls who empower each other in their daily lives.

How to Keep Your College Sorority Spirit Alive Well Into Your Thirties

Reductress | Posted 12.07.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Remember the good old days? Just because you're an out-of-shape mother of two on the outside, doesn't mean you can't feel like a sorority girl on the inside. These simple tips will have you reliving those youthful days of sisterhood that you've been longing for in no time.

The 'Messy, Controversial And Often Disruptive' World Of Greek Life

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.25.2014 | College

This week has been an especially explosive one in the world of college Greek life. Photos of a wildly inappropriate sign at a Texas Tech University fr...

Yes Means Yes: Breaking Down Sexual Violence on UC Berkeley's Campus

Hannah Berkman | Posted 11.16.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this month requiring universities to redefine their official definitions of consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." The bill's passing is an incredibly needed step in the right direction.

A Brown University Sorority Sister's Message to Alabama Kappa Deltas: Time to Move to the 21st Century

Jocelyn Caster | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Jocelyn Caster

Sororities and fraternities must stop being institutions used to insulate people from other types, thus perpetuating racism and other forms of intolerance. The college experience should be one that expands the worlds of young men and women, not restricts them.

Attention, Freshmen: Here's What to Expect

Lori Janjigian | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Lori Janjigian

Don't be scared. You will struggle and you might even fail a course or two. You might even break down and cry a few times. But if you work hard and stop second-guessing your every decision, you will get through it all and succeed.

To DC, With Love

Mackenzie Long | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

How can the place we live be comparable to say a boyfriend or a girlfriend? How can the streets we walk, the people we see, and the corner establishments we frequent be so impactful on our happiness?

NSFW: Sorority Girl's Horrific Farewell Letter Will Make You Sick

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.23.2014 | College

There are senior farewells that leave you inspired and hopeful about the future, and then there's this. On Tuesday morning, someone contacted the ...

Samantha Lachman

Bros Before Foes: Fraternity And Sorority PAC Supports Its Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

It seems as though the nation’s largest political action committee for fraternities and sororities embraces the same principle college students use ...

The Giving Side of Sororities

Ally Del Canal | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Ally Del Canal

Being in a sorority does not teach you how to drink and do your hair, rather it allows you to practice giving day after day as you look out for the welfare of your sisters

Why Joining a Sorority Was Not for Me

Francina Morel | Posted 03.19.2014 | College
Francina Morel

Obviously, there's a big question looming: What do I know? I've never even been in a sorority, so how could I possibly understand what really goes on? My answer to that is: I don't know.