Sorority Life

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Sorority Life
Created by Sergio Myers
Opening theme "You Get Me" by Michelle Branch
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 28
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network MTV
Original release June 24, 2002 (2002-06-24) – 2004 (2004)
External links
Website www.mtv.com/onair/sorority_life/season1/

Sorority Life is a reality television show on MTV that aired from June 24, 2002 to 2004. The show consisted of girls pledging to become part of a sorority.

First season[edit]

The first season occurred at University of California, Davis.[1] It followed 6 girls over 10 weeks as they pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, a 4-year-old Jewish sorority that was relatively unknown on campus at the time.

Second season[edit]

The second season occurred at University at Buffalo.[2] It followed 6 girls pledging for the Delta Xi Omega sorority.

Third season[edit]

The third season occurred at the University of Southern California.[3] It followed girls pleding the Zeta Sigma Phi, an independent multicultural sorority on campus founded in 1994.

Reception[edit]

Sorority Life as a whole has been reviewed by Citynet Magazine, with the reviewer noting the differences between the reality of sororities and the image that MTV was projecting in the series.[4] Citynet commented that MTV seemed "to think that bringing out the sorority stereotypes is going to boost ratings. Maybe they’re right, maybe not. Either way, I’m not overly impressed."[5] The magazine also noted that sororities with similar names to those in the show were also receiving hate mail from viewers.[6] Multiple sororities have come forward about the show, decrying the show's depiction of sorority life and politics.[7]

Spin-offs[edit]

Fraternity Life was a spin-off of Sorority Life that was filmed at fraternities at the same college as the sororities during the second and third season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan, Spencer (9 August 2002). "VIEWERS RUSH TO MTV'S 'SORORITY' Girls! Hair! Clothes! Fights!". New York Daily News. p. 125. Retrieved 24 Apr 2010.  |section= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Pergament, Alan (25 February 2003). "Greek Peek ; The Guys, The Girls, The High Jinks -- MTV Reality Series Spotlights Life at UB Fraternity, Sorority". Buffalo News. p. C1.  |section= ignored (help)
  3. ^ "MTV Goes Greek: Network Renews "Sorority Life" and "Fraternity Life"". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 5 June 2003. p. F6.  |section= ignored (help)
  4. ^ MTV Sorority Life: Season One Citynet Magazine
  5. ^ MTV Sorority Life: Season Two Citynet Magazine
  6. ^ MTV Sorority Life: Season Three Citynet Magazine
  7. ^ UTC sororities speak out against MTV's image of "Sorority Life UTCEcho

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