Monday, February 26, 2007

DePauw DZ's Accused of Only Letting Hot Girls in their Sorority

Sorority Controversy at DePauw University
Sorority Evictions Raise Issue of Looks and Bias

As reported by UPI:

A sorority chapter at Indiana's DePauw University has been accused of evicting members based partially on their looks.

Members of the DePauw chapter of the Delta Zeta sorority were quizzed in November by national officers, who judged 23 members insufficiently committed to recruiting new members. The 23 women were later evicted from the sorority.

The members evicted included all overweight members and the only black, Korean and Vietnamese members. The dozen women who were allowed to stay were slender, conventionally pretty and popular with fraternity boys, The New York Times reported.

Six of the 12 remaining members were so upset at the decision that they quit the sorority.

"Virtually everyone who didn't fit a certain sorority member archetype was told to leave," said Kate Holloway, a senior who withdrew from the chapter.

The national president of Delta Zeta, based in Oxford, Ohio, declined to be interviewed, the newspaper said.

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