In 2015, University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi sorority filmed a recruitment video that was criticized for being “all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition.” It received so much attention that college officials released a statement condemning the video, which was “not reflective of UA’s expectations for student organizations to be responsible digital citizens.”
That’s nothing compared to the University of Miami’s Delta Gamma chapter.
At no point in the four-minute video above do you see a classroom, or even the university’s campus for longer than a few seconds. Instead, it’s all boats, and jumping off things, and oceans, and rooftop pools. That’s all fine and dandy, were this marketing for a time share in Key West. It’s for college.
The Miami New Times was even “alerted to this via an official press release. We were sent GIFs — official GIFs!” It makes Delta Gamma look like the greatest four-year vacation ever, one that only costs $59,464 per year. Not that I’m complaining. Hell, I’m jealous. I spent tens of thousands of dollars on college, and all I got was a lousy liberal arts degree. Where’s my yacht to jump off of? These women are clearly doing something right.
(Via Miami New Times)