Sorority Girl Email Author Resigns


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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."

Delta Gamma Fraternity

Delta Gamma has accepted the resignation of one of its members whose email relating to a social event has been widely distributed and publicized through social media and traditional media channels.

The tone and content of the email was highly inappropriate and unacceptable by any standard.

No matter who released it to the public or how it reached such a mass audience, the email content should not reflect on any sorority woman in general or any fraternal organization at large.

This is a regrettable action by a college junior – a personal email that is now on view for a global audience. And as all reasonable people can agree, this is an email that should never have been sent by its author. Period.

This email should not be depicted in any way as standard or routine or tied to any official sorority voice. It is not an official voice or message and should not be construed as such.

For the young woman who wrote it, we can only express our regret and concerns for landing notoriety in this manner.

We now consider this matter closed.

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.