Dear Black SMU Greek Aspirants…

So originally, my blog this week was supposed to focus on “Trusting the Process” when it comes to dealing with life issues. However, seeing as how a new interesting Greek incident recently popped up on my Newsfeed, it’s only appropriate to address the matter at hand. Many of you may have seen @laylaevette’s screenshots (an AKA from Southern Methodist University) floating around your timeline. It’s even garnered attention from Ms. Being Mary Jane herself, Gabriel Union. If you haven’t seen them yet,  each photo captures comments and suggestions as to why some sororities at SMU don’t accept and/or seek out women of color, specifically Black women, when it comes to their recruitment efforts.

Though all of the statements were disgusting, there were a few that were distinctively disturbing to me:

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Greeks Against Domestic Violence

If anyone knows me, they know I like being a busy body. I love finding unique things to do in my city. Often times, if my friends can’t make it to my outings, I’m out and about by myself. Although I am completely fine with rolling solo dolo, for safety reasons, I have to be extra cautious about my whereabouts. Even though I haven’t used my lethal knuckles in a while,  I do wonder if there are other techniques/ tools that I need to know about in order to defend myself (Lord forbid) if anything were to happen.

Then that made me think: I don’t have to live in this kind of fear on a daily basis. However, some people don’t have the luxury of living with this peace of of mind everyday. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I began thinking about how some women and men are secretly fighting for their lives in hostile living environments.

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Study Habits to Raise Your Chapter’s GPA: Part 2

Welcome back to DPTaughtMe Study Hall! If this is your second time with us for Study Habits, that means you want that GPA lookin nice for you and your Greek organization. We’re proud of you!  And if this is your first time seeing this, make sure you check out Part One of this installment. We have some good advice about being “Basic” and establishing your ideal Study Squad.

And we’re not done. We have a few more ideas to help you nail that midterm and/or final for this semester! So let’s hop right into it!

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Study Habits to Raise Your Chapter’s GPA: Part 1

By now, you are set into a school groove. You’ve re-established your core set of friends while meeting some new ones. You’ve attended a few key parties and a handful of student org events. Classes are…well classes, except for the ones you really enjoy – those are bliss. Speaking of classes, you know what time of the semester is coming up, right? You know what I’m talking about. Midterms! (Or Finals if you’re reading this later in the year.)

Yup. Midterms/Finals are right around the corner and that test anxiety is starting to kick in. As a Greek student, not only is it important for you to keep your grade up for your own personal reasons, but now, your GPA affects your chapter’s GPA too (no pressure).

So, to keep that GPA up and the momentum high, DPTaughtMe would like to give you some interesting, creative and practical studying tips to bring in those money-making grades. Once those grades hit your inbox, you’ll be cheesing harder than Meek Mills basking in Nicki Minaj’s presence.

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