Sororities at the University of Alabama, rejecting current political correctness, stuck together as they opposed a biological male attempting to join their groups.
University of Alabama student Grant Sikes stated he attempted to join the sororities but was unanimously rejected. According to Outkick, Sikes posted his quest on TikTok, accruing several million views, but the sororities dismissed the idea of a man joining their groups.
“Unfortunately, this chapter is closed,” Sikes complained on Instagram. “This recruitment journey is over for me. Being dropped from my last house this morning during primary recruitment at the University of Alabama doesn’t come as a surprise considering out of the almost 20 chapters – I was dropped by every single one except 2 before day 1.”
“I’m hopeful of a future where everyone is welcomed for just being themselves – everywhere,” he preached. “If you are going through a hard time today, remember that life is too short to ponder on the things lost. Choose happiness & always look for the positive things throughout life. Move on. See the good. See the bad. Hope for the best. Brave the worst.”
Sports commentator Clay Travis reacted to the sororities standing firm: “Roll Tide. Good for them for standing up to this absurdity. Good for the women at the University of Alabama for the people who are advising them; for them being willing to stand up, to be called ‘transphobic’ or whatever you want to say. I can’t believe I have to say this: Men should not be able to be members of Alabama sororities.”
“And by the way, if you are a straight guy living in a sorority house, surrounded by smoking hot chicks, not the worst thing,” he quipped. “If you were a straight guy at the University of Alabama and you were an undergrad, and you got the opportunity to live in a sorority house, that’s cooking with grease. That’s pretty smart.”
As far back as 2016, a sorority at Tufts University, Alpha Omicron Pi offered a membership to 19-year-old Harper Hopkins, a biological male; the sorority’s national office was reluctant to offer membership. Cosmopolitan Magazine ran the story, denouncing the sorority as “inherently transphobic.”
The international sorority later apologized for hesitating and approved Hopkins’ membership. Alpha Omicron Pi’s interim president, Amanda Wisti, stated that the sorority’s policy change on transgender students included changing “woman” to “female-identifying.”