The controversial VH1 show “Sorority Sisters” is for all purposes cancelled, but the fallout continues.
First Alpha Kappa Alpha took action by suspending cast members from their organization, and now Delta Sigma Theta has taken action against five Deltas from the show.
Delta Sigma Theta announced on their websites that cast members Lydia Mitchell, Priyanka Banks, MeToya Monroe, Adrene Ashford and Shanna McCormick have all been permanently expelled from the organization — the most drastic and shameful disciplinary action for a member.
Delta Sigma Theta explains what this expulsion means on its website as follows: “All rights and privileges as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. are rescinded for all individuals listed in this section of the website.”
What does that mean?
“Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Marks are the exclusive property of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. The rights to wear, use, or display any items or merchandise with any Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Marks (“paraphernalia”) is granted to those in good standing only.
“Therefore, all individuals listed in this section must refrain from wearing any paraphernalia or using any merchandise that includes references to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., its symbols or logos. Wearing or using Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. paraphernalia is knowingly engaging in fraudulent misrepresentation and impersonation, i.e., conveying that you are a member of the organization.
“Furthermore, attending “Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Only” activities or otherwise engaging in any conduct or activities that indicate membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is prohibited. Should any individual fail to abide by the aforementioned guidelines and/or fraudulently misrepresent her status as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., you will be subject to legal action taken against her by the organization.”