mercredi, septembre 12, 2007

check out the sisters of GRL

Vanoosheh mentioned that the frat boys and sorority girls are out in full effect on campus. (I'm pretty sure it's Rush Week, but no matter how many times I walk past the booths, no one's approaching me to join their organization. Hmm.)

She also mentioned that she did a double-take when she saw the sisters of Gamma Rho Lambda (MySpace site here).
Gamma Rho Lambda is a queer-based social sorority focused on fostering a progressive environment for its members to excel in social academic and community settings. By providing a forum for diversity, expression, and understanding, future leaders will be empowered with the courage to affect social change.

The founding chapter of Gamma Rho Lambda is located at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Plans to begin a chapter for San Diego State began in the Fall of 2004. In the Spring of 2005 eight women became the first Gamma Rho Lambda pledges at SDSU. In August of 2005 six of these persistent women became sisters to the sorority. The GRL’s of SDSU have become a provisional chapter of the USFC (United Sorority & Fraternity Council) on campus. To date, Gamma Rho Lambda is located at Arizona State University, Georgia Southern and a new colony is forming at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
I still don't get how you fight the system by being in the system, but these GRLs are cool. I especially appreciate their efforts to ensure that LBT individuals are visible and to create a community for individuals of all stripes.

For the record, they are listed as an "Alternative Lifestyle Sorority" by SDSU's Greek Life Office.

And yes, I'm wondering how the brother/ sister organization thing works out. (As far as I can tell, the only gay fraternity types on my campus are the closet cases.)

p.s. Allison let me know that our school doesn't actually allow the brother/sister organization match-ups anymore.

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