Smith College Student Wants 'Sorority' for 'Straight Girls,' Controversy Rages

| by Michael Allen
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Smith College, an all-female university in Northampton, Mass., is a hotbed of controversy because of an email written by a heterosexual student proposing an "exclusive" chapter of the Delta Gamma "sorority" for "straight girls."

The email was posted, but later removed from Tumblr by another Smith College student, using the handle "aQuieterRioter," who is not the original author. aQuieterRioter removed the email because of the "witch hunt" for the email author.

The author of the email suggested a straight sorority could engage in activities such as "mixers with Amherst men, weekly dinner dates, weekly photo shoots where we would dress up nice [and] baking nights," noted

The email author also wrote that she felt "marginalized" at Smith College and that the heterosexual sorority would be a "really great way to socialize with people we identify more with at Smith."

Not surprisingly, all heck broke loose on Twitter where Smith College students defended gays at the school and slammed the email author.

Delta Gamma doesn't know who penned the e-mail, but the national chapter's director of communication, Mary Ellen Hardies, told USA Today: "Our attorney has been in contact with the university trying to figure out what the heck is going on, who this girl is, to what extent things are happening. That sort of approach does not fall in line with our values at all."

Source: USA Today and