Dumas, a senior at York College of Pennsylvania, is a member of Sigma Delta Tau, a sorority focusing on empowering women.
Dumas recruited fellow Greek students on campus to participate in her photo-based project. As of right now, the campaign has over 24 entries.
Each participant was photographed twice. In the first photos, the participants hold signs on which they wrote down a common stereotype about Greek life, and in the other photos, they hold signs where they wrote how they break the aforementioned stereotypes. Each photo set was then made into one composite.
Dumas explained her original inspiration for the project.
I have noticed how negative the news has been surrounding Greek life. In general Greek life is made up of incredible individuals. Everyone goes through stereotyping, no matter the color, person, organization. However, all stereotypes are terrible and need to be broken.
Though feedback on Facebook is largely positive, some seemed to find the campaign simplistic and juvenile; one even referred to it as “cringeworthy.”
Overall, the message seems positive, and it deserves to be spread and heard.
Check it out below.