Shannon Workman, a junior at the University of Nebraska Omaha, was recently forced out of her sorority. According to Shannon, the reason the UNO Chi Omega Zeta Delta chapter acted this way was all because of a photo.
Shannon had used the photo that she took on Chi Omega's Bid Day as one of her profile photos on the popular dating app Tinder. In the photo, she was wearing a shirt that the sorority required her to wear that day.
The photo was on Shannon's Tinder profile for over eight months before Chi Omega scheduled an emergency meeting with her. In the meeting, the sorority told her that the photo violated the Rule of Human Dignity clause that the sorority held.
During the meeting, which Shannon recorded, she stood her ground and insisted that the photo was in good taste. Chi Omega accused her of being disrespectful and rude and all but forced her to voluntarily revoke her membership.
Shannon walked out the the hearing no longer a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Unfortunately, she had recently quit cheerleading at UNO to devote more of her time to the sorority, not to mention that she now was without over 100 friends that she called sisters.
"I posted a picture on Tinder. It was me at Bid Day wearing the outfit they gave us," Shannon said. "Out of all the people in the chapter. I'm the only one getting kicked out because I'm standing up for what I believe in."