Sororities in Pop Culture Research Study

Sororities in Pop Culture Research Study



Eloise Elizabeth Crane, Elizabeth M. Finnigan, Grace Marie Kennedy


Presentation: 11:20 a.m.-11:40 a.m., Kennedy Union 207

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Course: CMM 412



Sororities and sorority life has blown up over the past decade. There are many social stigmas related to sororities and over the years, sororities have been depicted a lot differently than they are in reality. More specifically, a recent TikTok trend has gone viral of girls posting videos during their recruitment process of what they are wearing and where they purchased the items from. These videos, predominantly from the south, went viral as people started to mock them and send them to friends. The goal of this research study is to unravel the socialization influence sororities have and come to a consensus on how sororities are depicted in pop culture and why. This study advances theory since there are not many studies done on this particular topic. Sororities are organizations that everyone hears about but not many people are aware of what they are really about unless they are a member. The social stigma that sororities face are most commonly not accurately depicted, especially from movies and television shows.

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Course Project

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Chad E. Painter

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Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education; Gender Equality

Sororities in Pop Culture Research Study