"We truly wanted to be multicultural. We didn’t like the exclusively Latina, black, or white sororities. We wanted to create an organization that would embrace difference and teach other about different cultures."-Elina Morales-Arenas, founding sister of Delta Xi Phi
welcome class of 2015!
and congrats to the class of 2012 — you’re almost there!
“How can you believe multiculturalism is dead,
When I am a living legacy of its success?”
I think David Cameron needs to stop and listen to Zita Holbourne…
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so I went to a conference hosted by Intervarsity (national blanket Christian organization) and had a great conversation about Greek life
I met an incoming freshman at URI (University of Rhode Island) who approached me and asked me how I felt being Christian and Greek. I was beyond excited to have someone to talk to about it, considering earlier when I brought it up the woman running our seminar kind of dismissed the bonds of Greek life (if you’re not Greek, you probably don’t get it, but at least respect).
It’s an important issue, though, for Christians who want to do more than just talk the talk, for those that truly wish to live out their faith. Greek life calls us to do great things — embrace leadership, build a loving community of sisterhood/brotherhood, serving our communities, etc — but it also calls us to be part of some not so great things. Party culture and university culture doesn’t leave a lot of room for a God-centered life. I’ve known Greeks who wore the badge of Christianity but continued to go out every night and get blackout drunk, who turned to drugs, who allowed their organization or their academics to be their identity when Christ calls us to something more. He calls us to keep our identity firmly rooted in CHim and be filled up not with alcohol, other substances, or societal quirks, but with the Spirit.
If you’re a Christian who is considering going Greek but you aren’t sure if it’s a place you should be because of your reputation, I urge you to think again. Because when it comes down to it, the core of Greek life isn’t party culture, and while there might be organizations out there that will try and force you to partake, there are more who will not. Not all of my sisters share my values, but they respect my desire to adhere to them and don’t condemn me for my faith or anything like that. Sometimes it won’t be easy to resist the temptations all college students feel, whether they are Greek or not, but it isn’t impossible either! Greek life isn’t for everyone, but it isn’t that way because of religion.Being Greek and living out your faith can go hand in hand, but only if you let them.
Gesticulating Imagination: "You're in a sorority, you can't be smart."
This thought bothers me to no end. With all the stereotypes from the media, people apparently think girls in Greek life are dumb as dirt.
I did not make Dean’s List last semester for somebody to think that. My chapter did not just win a silver (a few points away from gold) in chapter excellence…
On my campus Greeks have a higher average grade point average than the general student body.
Join the Dxirable Sisters of the Iota Associate Chapter of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for our FALL 2011 RECRUITMENT.
We are looking for dedicated, classy, intelligent and beautiful young ladies to carry on our traditions as part of the Xi Line.
it’s about a bond between people who have nothing but love for each other. People who are brought together by years of tradition and honor. It is about always being there to lift up your sisters/brothers. It is about being ready to beat the living shit out of anyone that messes with your family. It is about sisterhood, and brotherhood, and always knowing that you have a family to fall back on when the going gets rough.
vlogger Nineteen Percent’s bit about Beyonce’s RUN THE WORLD hit. There’s a lot of comments being made on this video — what do YOU have to say about it?
Score One for Women's Health
Contrary to popular belief, birth control is a necessity for some women and not simply used to schtupp freely.