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Please don’t pass judgement on something you don’t understand.

I just read an article about a sorority recruitment video that “is worse for women than Donald Trump”–I read the entire article and watched the video, expecting some horrendous taboo recruitment video. I didn’t get what I expected. It was a complete run of the mill plain Jane recruitment video. The article states"It’s all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. It’s all so … unempowering,”. When in reality it shows a group of girls goofing around, having fun and bonding with each other to form a sisterhood. Sisterhood is ultimately the reason a girl joins a sorority in the first place, so showcasing that is an extremely important part of the recruitment process. Speaking from experience, the making these types of videos is sometimes choreographed and sometimes someone just pulls out a camera and starts filming friends joking around, sitting and talking. 

Do the girls all have on nice outfits, their hair done and makeup on? Yes! Of course! Why would somebody post a video of their sorority looking like crap? That’s not going to attract PNMs. In many sororities, including my own, sisters pride themselves on appreciating beauty, both of themselves and their surroundings. This isn’t in vain or for shallow reasons, but simply because when we look our best, we feel our best. We are confident and ready to conquer anything. When we wear our letters or represent our houses, we are encouraged to spend a little extra time grooming in the morning to look put together. Similarly when I went on field trips in high school, we were instructed to wear nicer clothes and be nicely groomed because we were representing our school. There’s nothing wrong with taking pride in yourself. 

Thirdly, the author tells us that the video is lacking : any mention of core ideals or service and philanthropy efforts”. Recruitment videos are meant to be supplemental. They are shown to PNMs DURING the recruitment process. These PNMs are also talking to the sisters about their values and philanthropies. In fact, when I went through recruitment, the video was shown during our philanthropy round. We met with the girl who was recruiting us, talked about the philanthropy that house was involved in, watched the video, and did a small craft for the philanthropy (i.e. making sugar free iced tea lemonade for the JDRF walk when the philanthropy is Diabetes Research and Education). We don’t see it in the 5 minute video, but we talk about the values of the houses for 4 days, each time we visit. 

The author concludes saying “It’s the kind of thing I never want my young daughters to see or emulate.” That’s very sad, I want my daughter to emulate sorority women. Women who share a bond that lasts a lifetime. Women who seek wisdom, who aspire to keep their bodies and minds healthy, speak kindly with those who they meet and cherish the friendships they make along the way. I want her to be a woman who looks for ways to contribute to her community and show respect for herself, her home, and her beliefs. I want my daughter to be honest, kind and sincere. I want her to have high ambitions and find a way to reach them. That is the kind of woman I want to be, I want to raise and that is the kind of woman that is in a sorority. 


RANT OVER. Please, just do research and find the appropriate information on a subject before you pass judgment. Not everything about a system can be shown in a 5 minute video that’s meant to be an advertisement. 

Signs That You Attend An #HBCU...

1. When you got to school, you thought it was going to be like Hillman…


…but it ended up being more like College Hill.



2. If you’re a girl, you may have felt a little like this…

3. Girls show up to 8 a.m. classes in stilettos and in full make up


4. Your school gear always comes up missing when you visit home…

and you catch your family wearing it a few weeks later


5. Everyone on campus is quick to rattle off the names of your alma mater’s most influential alumni.


Morehouse

Howard

Tennessee State

North Carolina A&T


6. History classes (and poli sci, and English, and music) are steeped in black history…



And you can’t graduate without taking an African history class…

7. Graduating on time would be a miracle…

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8. During finals, the library feels a little bit like the club…


9. You Try to get a copy of your transcript, and the registrar is like…





10. You’re used to seeing someone you know leaving the financial aid office looking like this:

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(Unless it was refund check time, in which case they looked more like this…)




11. You missed every class during homecoming week…




12. Then you skipped your school’s homecoming to go to Howard’s…



13. The best part of the football games was halftime…




14. Out of nowhere everyone emerges outside on the first day of spring…




15. When people suddenly disappear during the semester, it’s probably  because they were doing this…

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16. And you spend hours waiting to see them do this on the yard…

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 (even though you can’t see or hear what was going on)…

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17. When you go to a party, no one can dance because of this…

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18. But you’ve never seen more than two Iotas at the same place at the same time…

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19. You’ve never heard of Delta Zeta or TKE or Alpha Phi or Kappa Alpha….

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But you can recite the names of the Divine 9 in order of their founding dates, even if you never pledged.

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20. Every dorm has a dude who can cut hair, or a girl who can put in weave for cheap.

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21. Eventually half the girls you know go natural at one point…

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22. You get a job off-campus so you won’t forget what it was like to have white friends…

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23. When you come home to visit, your family gives you a hard time about your decision to flout family tradition and go to Howard instead of Hampton…

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Or FAMU instead of Bethune-Cookman…

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Or Southern instead of Grambling…

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Or Alabama A&M instead of Alabama State

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24. But, in spite of the rivalries with other schools, whenever you meet someone who went to an HBCU, you do this.

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25. Because you both know that there’s one thing you can agree on:

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Hannigram A/B/O Library - Masterpost

When we set up the library we painstakingly created a whole series of user-friendly pages - which can be found here.

We plan to fill these with all and every Hannigram, AU and Rare Pair Omegaverse fic/art/creation we can find from ao3 and tumblr. However, we realised early on that most (possibly all) Tumblr Apps cannot access tumblr pages and just reroute back to the main blog. It has taken us a while to come up with the solution and there may still be access issues (the Library Pages continue to be available in browsers), but we hope this solution is viable. 

Having meticulously tagged reblogs and library shelving updates, we have set up this Masterpost to link to blog posts rather than pages via tag links. Below is a list of those tags, which will likely be added to over time (those currently with no links have no active tags as yet). You can use these to look up stories we have, and continue to, post and reblog. 

Happy browsing, oh, and if you find our missing box of knotting dildos on one of the shelves, just had it in at the helpdesk! 

Hannigram A/B/O Library:

By Content:

Fanfic // Fanart (& comics) // Gifset // Aesthetics // Edits (& Manips) // Podfics // Fanvids
Inpsired by Fanfic // Inspired by Fanart // Inspired by a Gifset // Head canons // Prompts / Fic Prompts

By Theme:

Hannibal: Season 1 // Season 2 // Season 3 // Season 4 // Hannibal AU
Various: Werewolf AU // Vampire AU // Shifter AU // Ancient History //  Animal Ears // Arranged Marriage AU // Victorian Romance // Tudor AU // Historical AU // Hobbit AU // Game of Thrones AU // Royalty AU // Fairy Tale AU // Fantasy AU // Steampunk AU // Mythology AU // Mermaid AU // Apocalyptic/Post Apocalyptic AU //Little Mermaid AU // When Harry Met Sally AU // Alien AU // Tarzan AU // Star Trek AU // Kid Fic // Doctor AU // High School AU  (also includes Teen AU) // College AU // Photographer AU // Musician AU // Biker AU // Coffee Shop AU // Food Service AU // Slave Auction // Servant/Maid AU // BDSM // Drag Queen AU // Celeb AU // Furries // Porn Star AU // New Kink // Kink //
Tropes: Surprise Heat & Surprise Rut // References to Knotting // Scenting // Accidental Bonding // Accidental MPreg // Psychic Bond // True Mates // Miscellaneous Fandom and A/B/O Tropes

By Pairing:

Hannigram // Will x Margot // Bedannibal // Willdelia // Bedannigram // Hannibloom // Brownham // Will/ x Hannibal x Nigel // Hannibal x Adam Raki // Hannitowers // Hannibal x Will x AdamR x AdamT // Hannibal x John Truscott // DogsDogs // Will x Magnus // Will x Kaecilius // Sad Dogs // Will Graham x Cal Roberts
Marlana // BeastHawk // Preller // Abigail Hobbs x Freddie Lounds // Chilton x Reader //
Spacedogs // Tristhad // Basic Chickens // Valhalla Enchanted // Royale Instinct // Griggel // BearDogs // Chocolate Dogs / Torberto // Charhann // Char x Igor // Jon x Mortimer // Chocolate Chickens // Spandex Chickens // The Big Chicken // Space Chickens // Young Boots // Chocolate Hunt // BearHunt // LuConnnor // DraLee // Enchanted Clash // Christôme // Poker Space // Le Chiffre x Aiden // PathRoyale // Le Chiffre x Buddy Wittenborn // One Eye x Cal Roberts //  Mustache Husbands //  Magnus x Luke Brandon //
Misc: RarePairs (also see Hannigram AU)

By Dynamic:

Alpha/Omega // Alpha/Alpha // Omega/Omega // Alpha/TransOmega // TransAlpha/Omega // Alpha/NonBinary // Beta/Beta // Alpha/Beta // Omega/Beta // Alpha/Sigma // Alpha/Alpha/Omega // Alpha/Omega/Omega // Alpha/Omega/Omega/Omega
Misc: AlphaWill // OmegaWill // AlphaHannibal // OmegaHannibal // AlphaBedelia // BetaAlana // OmegaAbigail // OmegaAdam // AlphaElias // AlphaKohlhaas // 
Wendigo // Mpreg (includes pre and post tags too) // Surrogacy // Asexual // Gender Ambiguous 
Wendigo Will // Wendigo Hannibal // Tentacles // Thoroughbreds // Shifter AU // Android Hannibal // Xenomorph Will // Parasapients // Sigmaverse
MpregWill // MpregHannibal // MpregAdam // MpregNigel // MpregElias // MpregJon // MpregGrigg // MpregCharmont // MpregMagnus

By Dynamic and Pairing:

Alpha Hannibal/Omega Will // Alpha Will/Omega Hannibal // Alpha Hannibal/Alpha Will // TransAlphaWill/OmegaHannibal // Omega Hannibal/Omega Will // AlphaWill/BetaHannibal // OmegaHannibal/BetaWill // BetaHannibal/BetaWill // AlphaHannibal/SigmaWill
WendigoHannibal/OmegaWill // Wendigo/Will  
AlphaWill/OmegaMargot // AlphaHannibal/AlphaBedelia //   AlphaBedelia/OmegaHannibal // AlphaBedelia/OmegaWill //  AlphaHannibal/AlphaBedelia/OmegaWill // AlphaBedelia/OmegaHannibal/OmegaWill // AlphaHannibal/AlphaAlana // AlphaHannibal/OmegaWill/OmegaAdamR/OmegaAdamT // AlphaHannibal/OmegaAdam // AlphaHannibal/OmegaJohnTruscott // AlphaMatthew/OmegaWill // AlphaNigel/OmegaWill // AlphaHannibal/AlphaNigel/OmegaWill // AlphaKaecilius/OmegaWill // AlphaLucas/OmegaWill // AlphaCal/OmegaWill // AlphaWill/OmegaMagnus // 
AlphaRandall/OmegaMatthew // BetaMargot/BetaAlana //  OmegaMargot/OmegaAlana // AlphaBrian/OmegaJimmy // AlphaFreddie/OmegaAbigail // 

AlphaNigel/OmegaAdam // AlphaAdam/OmegaNigel // AlphaNigel/AlphaAdam
AlphaNigel/OmegaGrigg // AlphaNigel/OmegaAiden // AlphaNigel/AlphaLee // AlphaNigel/TransOmegaLee // AlphaNigel/OmegaLee // OmegaNigel/OmegaLee // AlphaLee/OmegaNigel
AlphaTristan/OmegaGalahad // AlphaGalahad/OmegaTristan // AlphaTristan/AlphaGalahad
AlphaElias/OmegaAdam // AlphaAdam/OmegaElias // AlphaElias/OmegaGrigg // AlphaElias/OmegaLee // AlphaElias/NonBinaryLee
AlphaLeChiffre/OmegaAdam // AlphaLeChiffre/OmegaAiden
AlphaOneEye/OmegaChar
AlphaJohann/OmegaChar // AlphaChar/OmegaJohann // AlphaChar/OmegaIgor // AlphaJon/OmegaMortimer // AlphaMortimer/OmegaJon // AlphaTonny/OmegaRoberto // AlphaRochefort/OmegaDArtagnan // AlphaLucas/OmegaAiden // AlphaLucas/OmegaJoe // AlphaLucas/OmegaLee // AlphaDraco/OmegaLee // AlphaDraco/OmegaChar // AlphaChristian/OmegaLeFantôme // AlphaOneEye/OmegaCalRoberts //  AlphaLeChiffre/OmegaBuddy // AlphaLeChiffre/OmegaCalRoberts //  AlphaIgor/OmegaEllis // AlphaLukeBrandon/OmegaMagnus // 


NB: These tags represent what we have so far, but as we post and reblog more content we will add to them.
Also note that tags for “Adam” will often include both Adam Raki and Adam Towers

Info posts // Shelfstocking posts // SummertimeSlick Fest //

Sorority Life

Alpha Kappa Alpha

(Howard University, 1908)

Delta Sigma Theta

(Howard University, 1913)


Zeta Phi Beta

(Howard University, 1920)


Sigma Gamma Rho

(Butler University, 1922).

⚡ Magical Harry Potter quotes for sorority tees & crafts! ⚡

Harry Potter sayings are perfect for bid day tee shirts, banners, paddles, canvases and more! Pick your favorite quote and add some Hogwarts magic to your sorority events and crafts. All quotes are written by J.K. Rowling, or inspired by her books.

⚡  Magical Harry Potter Quotes for Sorority Life: ⚡

  • Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
  • Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
  • In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.
  • It is our choices that show what we truly are.
  • Mischief managed.
  • I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
  • You’re a ____ Harry. (insert sorority name)
  • Don’t let the Muggles get you down.
  • Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
  • I would’ve gone to Hogwarts, but they didn’t have _____. (insert sorority name)
  • You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
  • Until the very end.
  • Happiness can be found… if one remembers to turn on the light. 
  • Always.
  • I love magic.
  • If you have to ask, you will never know.
  • Till the very end.
  • Just a Wizard girl living in a Muggle world.
  • Hogwarts & _____ will always be there to welcome you home. 
  • Recruit like you’ve been picked for the Triwizard Tournament. 
  • What would Hermione do?
  • We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need within ourselves already.
  • Study like a Granger, Eat like a Weasley, Live like a Potter.
  • My Patronus is _____. (insert sorority name)
  • We accept the love we think we deserve.