Last week Gawker published an email from an executive board member of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland. The ‘deranged sorority letter,’ as it became known, was meant to whip chapter members into shape when it came to hanging out with the Sigma Nu Fraternity members.
The colorful email caught fire on social media, spawning dramatic recitations of the letter. Perhaps the most famous of these readings is one done by Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon.
With the bad press that Delta Gamma sorority was getting, it was only a matter of time until the young woman responsible for the email was dealt with by the organisation. Now, the person responsible for the email has resigned from the sorority.
The Delta Gamma Facebook page this week posted a notice to its page, stating that the girl has resigned and that the email was not an “official” sorority correspondence. The chapter also emphasized that the tone and content of the email was “highly inappropriate” and “unacceptable.”
Though Delta Gamma may consider the matter closed, the email is likely to make the sorority infamous for years to come.
Below is this author’s current favorite dramatic reading of the email. Former Attack of the Show correspondent Alison Haislip perfectly captures the venom in the email and emphasizes its rather creative language.