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The Color Purple: Biological, Sorority, and Lupy Sisters

Kesha Morant Williams | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Kesha Morant Williams

In Alice Walker's novel, the color purple is reflective of God's love, beauty, and hope for a better tomorrow. Like Takisha and Amy, those living with lupus embrace the color purple as they battle the illness, strive to enhance awareness, and increase funding for a cure.

What My Kids Learned From My HBCU Reunion

Toni Williams | Posted 05.10.2016 | Black Voices
Toni Williams

My history met its future in August of 1990. Then it was buried under the reality of moving from my parents' home to a dorm room at a small historical...

What 30 Seconds Means

Emily Olin | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
Emily Olin

30 seconds isn't enough time to get out of bed in the morning. It's not enough time to brush my teeth, to walk upstairs, to get breakfast, or to get t...

15 Ways Being in a Sorority Prepared Me for Motherhood

Chrystie Vachon | Posted 03.10.2016 | Parents
Chrystie Vachon

Learning to live, sleep, function through that noise is a skill that I have come to know. The good news is that the sage advice of "just go to bed" works whether your sorority sister is super drunk and crying over a boy or your 3-year-old son is scared of the Boogeyman. Just go to bed!

5 Reasons Why A Sorority Girl Should Take a "Little"

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.25.2016 | College
Lauren Galley

I took my first "Little" during Spring recruitment of my Freshman year. My "Big" has always been my guide, not only in learning more about my sorority, but she also introduced me to the Greek family that existed within our campus community.

5 Ways Joining A Sorority Ruined Me For The Better

Unwritten | Posted 10.19.2016 | College

Originally published on Unwritten by Alessandra Barone. My freshman year of college was a whirlwind of experiences. I chose to go out of state not kn...

Here's Why We Have to Keep Talking About Sexual Violence On Campus

Brianna Susnak | Posted 10.16.2016 | College
Brianna Susnak

It's no secret that the events at ATO have sparked controversy and debate. The student in my class who was upset about the discussion could tell me that my perspective of the situation is biased, or that I can't fully understand it because I'm not a member of the Greek community. But something tells me that's not the issue here.

Airwoman Gets Heartwarming Welcome Home From Sorority Sisters

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.28.2015 | Women

Well, this one's a doozy. On Sept. 20, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority was having their Bid Day celebration at Wingate University in North Carolina when th...

How to Support National Hazing Prevention Week and Make a Difference

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | College
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Any student can become the victim of hazing. And any student and parent can become a powerful force in the national movement to end hazing. There are a number of organizations devoted to promoting hazing awareness and prevention.

Fraternity Collection Produces Bow Ties Covered In Confederate Flags

Breana Brill | Posted 09.23.2016 | College
Breana Brill

Dear Fraternity Collection, We need to talk. A little over a month ago, I signed up for your email list so I could lust over your cute shirts with uniquely-designed pockets, although I never actually buy anything from your store.

An FSILG Village Would Hurt MIT's Greek System

Frederick O Daso | Posted 09.16.2016 | College
Frederick O Daso

Unfortunately, the proposal to create a "Greek Village" located on West Campus grounds in Cambridge does not come close to addressing these issues. Here are nine reasons why an FSILG Village is not in the best interests of the Greek community and MIT as a whole.

This Feminist Is Defending The Sorority Sisterhood

Amanda Oliver | Posted 08.27.2016 | 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 08.24.2016 | 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 08.19.2016 | 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 08.20.2016 | 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 08.19.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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 06.02.2016 | 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 05.03.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...