The Fast Rise and Dark Future of the Viral Sorority Recruitment Video

Last week, the University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi sorority received widespread attention—first positive, then negative—for a slickly produced video of their sisters living their best lives on campus. How did we get here, to a point where sorority recruitment videos, created to boost interest in a particular chapter on… »8/19/15 10:40am8/19/15 10:40am

University of Alabama Sorority Deletes Viral Recruitment Video After Backlash

In advance of their annual Bid Day, in which prospective sorority members are told which sororities they’ve been accepted into, the University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi released a Bid video promoting their sorority, part of a longstanding tradition of sisterhood self-promotion. Dubbed by Total Frat Move as “a nuke on the… »8/17/15 10:15am8/17/15 10:15am

UofA Student Posts Snapchat Bragging Her Sorority 'Got NO Niggas!!!!!' [Updated]

As new members of University of Alabama's sororities celebrated their newfound adoption into their sisterhoods this weekend, one member of the Chi Omega sorority chose to express her excitement through a Snapchat of her smiling face and the faces of two friends, subtitled with the brag "Chi O got NO niggas!!!!! [Emoji… »8/18/14 5:30pm8/18/14 5:30pm

University of Alabama Sorority Felt Blacks Were 'Bad for Our Status'

University of Alabama has become a beacon for outdated, racist sororities and their resistance to change. In the shadow of President Barack Obama’s second term as the first black leader of the free world, UA students are still divided over whether blacks and whites can share the same Greek letters. What year is this? »8/07/14 3:40pm8/07/14 3:40pm

University of Alabama Says It 'Will Not Tolerate' Sorority Racism

After news broke last week that multiple sororities at the University of Alabama had refused women from joining their sororities because they were black, public outcry rose so quickly that a response from the usually-mute University officials seemed inevitable. On Tuesday, University President Judy Bonner released a… »9/17/13 7:15pm9/17/13 7:15pm

Tell Us About Your School's Racist Sororities and Fraternities

An article that took a hard look at the racism that is seems to be an intrinsic part of sorority life at the University of Alabama blew up this week. The Crimson White, UA's student newspaper, reported that two black women were rejected from four traditionally white sororities this rush season because of pressures… »9/12/13 2:00pm9/12/13 2:00pm

University of Alabama Sororities Still Won't Rush Black Women

In a fantastic and depressing exposé, the Crimson White reports that at least four traditionally white sororities at the University of Alabama had their alumnae blatantly block two black women from pledging this year, women that current sorority members had already targeted as prime candidates who they wanted to… »9/11/13 3:30pm9/11/13 3:30pm

After Allegations of Hazing, University of Alabama Cancels All Fall Pledging Activities

The University of Alabama takes Greek life very seriously; there are 56 fraternities and sororities on campus, and the school often tops "Best Of" Greek life lists thanks to the community's longstanding tradition of raging hard. Perhaps too hard: University of Alabama's administration canceled all fraternity… »10/19/12 1:35pm10/19/12 1:35pm

Alabama Sorority Recruitment Video Is The Rebecca Black Of Sorority Recruitment Videos

Oh, goodness. The Panhellenic executive council at the University of Alabama have put together this fun little video in hopes of convincing incoming freshmen to "Go Greek." Obviously, this video is the Rebecca Black of Panhellenic recruitment videos — but what happens when halfway through the video, the girls shout… »8/15/11 7:45pm8/15/11 7:45pm