Stereotypes Of ASU Sororities On College Campuses

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Image a pretty, blonde haired, college girl who isn’t the smartest, and a college guy who drinks too much and wears Sperrys with a Vineyard Vines shirt. Did you imagine these people and associate them with a particular group found on college campuses? Sometimes these stereotypes and and many other stigmas are associated with people in Greek Life. However, ASU’s Panhellenic Association (PHA) holds the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities on this campus to a higher standard, and the actions of these sororities shed light on some of the false stereotypes associated with them. The PHA is the governing board of the 12 NPC sororities and two associate member sororities on ASU’s campus. A 13th chapter, Alpha Omicron Pi, will join the …show more content…

While arguably many others would agree that sorority women are dumb and uncultured, ASU sororities have benefited members academically. According to the ASU Fraternity & Sorority Life 2015-2016 Annual Report, as of Spring 2016, ASU sororities had an average GPA of 3.31, which is greater than the all-female GPA of 3.15 on ASU’s campus. In order to say in good standing with their chapter, members must maintain a certain GPA throughout the academic year. Emily Carney, PHA president and member of Pi Beta Phi, said the NPC does not regulate the grades of individual fraternities and each chapter on ASU’s campus has a different GPA regulation, which they set for themselves. 00 “We take [academics] into a huge account, essentially, if you don’t meet our guidelines then we don’t really allow for membership past that point,” Kristen Holcombe, Kappa Kappa Gamma president, said. “Because the grade portion of it is something that’s really important to us and we don’t want to take risks on letting members in who don’t value academics the same way the rest of us

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