Every sorority at the University of Alabama has rejected a biological man, identifying as “transgender,” who applied during recruitment week.
The Daily Caller reports that Grant Sikes posted about his wholesale rejection on Instagram, declaring that “this chapter is closed,” and “this recruitment journey is over” for him.
“Being dropped from my last house this morning during primary recruitment at the University of Alabama doesn’t come as a surprise,” he continued, “considering out of the almost 20 chapters – I was dropped by every single one except 2 before day 1.”
Recruitment week for University of Alabama sororities has become an internet sensation, particularly on the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, where recruitment videos, as well as memes parodying the process, have been viewed millions of times. Such posts often feature the hashtag #BamaRush.
“I’m sad because I wanted to be part of a sisterhood,” Sikes said to his following on TikTok. “And more than that, a community.”
In a similar occurrence, a man who believes he is a woman was rejected from every sorority at Northwestern University, where Adam Davies’ application was declined by all 12 sororities on campus.
However, at least one “transgender” student was accepted into a sorority at Tufts University, when 19-year-old male student Harper Hopkins was accepted into the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority; following his acceptance, the sorority updated its policy to say that it will allow for “female-identifying” applicants to be accepted, even if they are not biological women.