In the wake of scandal regarding one chapter, it’s appropriate to remember that one chapter’s actions do not dictate the entire Greek community, as shown by their participation in the “It Gets Better” Project.
Published yesterday, the video features members of various chapters across the Interfraternity, Panhellenic, and National Panhellenic Councils, as well as representation from their executive boards.
The “It Gets Better” Project first started in the fall of 2010 by Dan Savage and his partner. They created the first video aimed at LGBT youth to teach them that while they may face harassment, they are not alone. They emphasized that suicide is never the answer. Since then, over 50,000 videos and counting have been created, including some by celebrities, politicians, companies, and sports teams.
If you or someone you know are in need of immediate help, The National Suicide Prevention Line (1-800-273-TALK) and The Trevor Project (866-4-U-TREVOR) are always there to provide support and to remind you that it does, and will, get better.