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Fraternity and Sorority Life

The Lambda 10 Project works to heighten the visibility of LGBTQ members of college fraternities and sororities. As a project of Campus Pride, the online clearinghouse serves to share resources and educational materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as it pertains to the fraternity and sorority experience. Explore these resources to create a climate of acceptance and to support your fraternity and sorority community.

Greek Life Assessment: Where do you stand on Trans Issues?

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I thought it might be helpful to “boil it down” into a few key questions for you to ask yourself, your students, your colleagues, administration, national leaders, etc. Remember this is all about a beginning the conversation. Prospective Students A prospective student is …
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Starting a Greek Ally Group on Your Campus

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An Online Handbook from University of Illinois–Champaign/Urbana by Kevin J. Hauswirth Founded in the fall of 2004 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Greek Allies is a university based coalition of students seeking to create a fraternity and sorority …
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Sample Greek Ally Commitment

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Sample Greek Ally Commitment   I, ____________________________, after completing the Greek Ally training agree to serve as an ally for the [name of college or university] campus and Greek communities. I understand that being an ally means that I agree to …
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It Gets Better Project: Greek Life

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LGBT and ally people are everywhere on campus — including fraternity and sorority life! Join with Campus Pride’s Lambda 10 Project for fraternities and sororities to spread the viral message of the It Gets Better Project. It Gets Better was …
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LGB Questions to Ask your National Fraternity/Sorority

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Sometimes if you never ask a question you will never get an answer. Likewise, many fraternity/sorority members never ask questions regarding the policies and practices of inter/national fraternities/sororities on sexual orientation issues. Others may ask, but never get an answer. …
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Unconditional Love

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by “Marie Baker” Source: Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman‘s Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian & Bisexual in a College Sorority I have known several things about myself for almost as long as I can remember. I had …
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Trust to Be True

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By Mudhillun K. MuQaribu University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan CW: contains jokes related to death/violence Delta Chi was a smaller fraternity on the campus at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The fraternity did not haze and …
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Tragic Eyes

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by David M. Katzin Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania CW: strong sexual content Nick was one of the brothers who I knew was hiding in a closet. He was not alone. Each fraternity brother glistened like brilliantly sad stars, especially Nick. …
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The Secret Gay History of an American Fraternity

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By Matt Conner, Republished with Permission CW: strong sexual content, death/homicide, suicide, self-harm/self-injury, violence, bias/hate crime, homophobic slurs “I’ve heard it said that if you can remember the 1960s, you didn’t really experience them.” I don’t remember the 1960s, but …
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The Lambda: All Things Gay & Fraternal

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by Amy E. Moore The gay community often uses the Greek symbol Lambda because it means “change.” Delta Lambda Phi, a national fraternity with open acceptance of gay and bisexual men, Lambda Delta Lambda a lesbian-oriented sorority, and the organization …
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The Food Chain

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By E. Plemons Source: Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman’s Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian & Bisexual in a College Sorority CW: homophobic slurs, mention of sexual assault Looking back on the whole experience now, it seems surreal. …
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Secret Tau

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By “Paul Maierle” Western Michigan University, CW: discussion of sexism Kalamazoo, Michigan “I hope you’ll be happy here,” said my mother, tears streaming down her face. My father, calm and collected as always, wiped the sweat off his brow and …
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Rushing Toward Manhood

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by Rob Rosen Emory University, Georgia CW: explicit language, alcohol use, strong sexual content Emory University, nestled deep in the heart of the Southland, was difficult enough without having to worry about getting laid. Anyway, it was a moot point. …
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Rushing Out

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By Leanna L. Heritage Source: Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman’s Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian & Bisexual in a College Sorority CW: religion-based homophobia The desire to belong has always motivated me to be involved in everything …
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Gay History of Men’s Fraternities

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by Shane L. Windmeyer & George Miller “Fraternities”—a term for social organizations of male students at a college or university, usually designated by Greek letters—have been a part of higher education in the United States for more than 200 years. …
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Emergence of LGBTQ Issues

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By Douglas N. Case and Shane L. Windmeyer Less then 24 hours ago these guys were fighting over me with Delta Tau Delta. Now they pretended not to know my name. Could this be because the brothers thought I was …
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How Homophobia Hurts the College Sorority

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by Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman CW: discussion of homophobia, sexism, and harassment Homophobia is defined as the fear and hatred of people who love and are sexually attracted to those of the same sex, which includes prejudice …
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How Homophobia Hurts the College Fraternity

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by Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman CW: discussion of homophobia, sexism, and harassment Homophobia is defined as the fear and hatred of people who love and who are sexually attracted to those of the same sex, which includes …
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How to Come Out of the Gay Greek Closet

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Source: Shane L. Windmeyer’s Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities Joining a fraternity can be an amazing experience. The men in your chapter are your brothers. You took a bond or vow with them to support and live up to …
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What to Do When You Learn a Brother/Sister is Gay

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by Shane L. Windmeyer & Pamela W. Freeman Most fraternity and sorority nondiscrimination policies and educational efforts neglect to discuss or mention sexual orientation. As a result, many fraternity brothers and sorority sisters more than likely have never knowingly encountered …
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Creating a PILLAR Support Group for Gay Greeks

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by Grahaeme A. Hesp Source: Shane L. Windmeyer; Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities Introduction The significance of a fraternity lies in its ability to influence the attitudes, behavior, standards, and loyalties of chapter members while providing programming that, when taken …
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Biblical Passages to Support a Bisexual or Gay Brother

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By Doug Bauder and Rev. Rebecca Jimenez CW: discussion of homophobia, transphobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and sexism Source: Shane L. Windmeyer; Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities “Love the sinner, not the sin!” That’s what Jonathan Scaggs in his story titled …
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