By Andrew Hebert–
U of L’s Delta Zeta sorority has been making national headlines. On Jan. 27, the group created a social media campaign meant to shatter common stereotypes regarding Greek life.
The series of pictures – which featured images of members holding their hands together with the stereotype written on one hand and a personal feat written on the other – has been shared on Facebook over 4,500 times.
“We want people to know the reality, which is quite the opposite of the stereotype that most of society has about us,” said Delta Zeta President Sarah Stegman.
Many of the pictures emphasized academic or community achievements, with some even sharing future goals. One example said: “Society says we’re dumb sorority girls, but I earned two bachelor’s degrees in three years.”
NBC’s Today News featured the photos on their website, garnering more recognition.
“Not only does the campaign show how amazing the ladies of Delta Zeta here at U of L really are, it shows how hundreds of thousands of college students involved in Greek life across the nation are making a difference in their school and community,” said Ray White, former president of the Interfraternity Council at U of L.
In a time when U of L has been marred with conistent bad press, this campaign shines a light on the good work being done by actual students. All of the pictures can be found on the Delta Zeta Beta Gamma Chapter’s Facebook page.