A transgender rushee who is biologically male was rejected by every single sorority at University of Alabama after attempting to join any of the twenty chapters on campus during the two week event.
In a lengthy Instagram post, transgender woman Grant Sikes, shared that the 2022 greek rush had concluded without an offer, though the process lasted until the final cut at sororities Gamma Phi Beta and Kappa Alpha Theta.
“Unfortunately, this chapter is closed. This recruitment journey is over for me,” Sikes wrote. “Being dropped from my last house this morning during primary recruitment at the University of Alabama doesn’t come as a surprise considering out of the almost 20 chapters – I was dropped by every single one except 2 before day 1.”
“I’m hopeful of a future where everyone is welcomed for just being themselves – everywhere,” she continued. “If you are going through a hard time today, remember that life is too short to ponder on the things lost. Choose happiness & always look for the positive things throughout life. Move on. See the good. See the bad. Hope for the best. Brave the worst.”
Sikes followed up the announcement with a TikTok video, that being cut from prep round was “extremely upsetting,” and “sad,” because the transgender student “wanted to be a part of a sisterhood” and the greek community as a whole.
On Tuesday, Sikes mother, said that the University pressured students to keep the events of the rush process off of social media after #BamaRush became a viral TikTok sensation in 2021, and hundreds of thousands of viewers watched the four rounds of the two week event play out the app last August.
“According to the Panhellenic, neither Grant nor I can make any statement at all, nothing,” Lisa Sikes told the Daily Mail.