A video project for my rhetoric class aimed at dispelling the stereotypes attached to greek life and its members. I hope you like it! It took quite a bit of …
For my final speech in my rhetoric class, I had to create a creative project on any topic. So naturally, I picked the most complicated and time-consuming format as possible. Combining two of my favorite things, my fraternity and being an overachiever, I set out to make a video dispelling stereotypes attached to Greek life. It was no easy task, let me tell you… I had high expectations to make this the best possible video I could. I had all of these cool ideas in my head but actually putting those thoughts into action seemed quite a difficult feat. I wanted to add special effects and voice overs and interviews and all sorts of stuff, but I had zero experience with IMovie or making a video whatsoever. I decided to just go for it, dive straight into the deep end and create an awesome project. It was definitely an interesting process, from trying to edit the footage to adding a song to having to export the final video like six times. After maybe a week of nonstop editing, filming, voice-overing, and stressing about it, I finally finished. I think it turned out pretty cool, but you can be the judge of that.
If you have just 7 minutes and 8 seconds, take a gander at the end result of this endeavor. Stereotypes, no matter what form, hurt. No one likes being judged because of the color of their skin, their race or religion, or what they’re passionate about. Being apart of Greek life is no different. There are so many stigmas attached to being a member of a fraternity or sorority, yet few stop to think about all of the great things they do. It provides a community, one that allows for service, leadership opportunities, sisterhood/brotherhood, and so much more. That’s why I hate it when people generalize and stereotype Greek members. We aren’t all crazy partiers… some of us have real life goals and talents; some of us are really cool [aka me… just kidding, but not really].
I hope that you, as a general member of society, take this into consideration the next time you want to judge someone based on one aspect of their life.