Two Howard University seniors were feeling especially litigious towards a group of girls they once hoped to call “sisters.” According to the  Washington City Paper, the pair are claiming in a lawsuit, filed in federal court on Feb. 28, that their human rights were violated during their pledging process


According to the lawsuit, Compton and Cofield's trouble began when they were invited to "Ivy Day," a ceremony for outgoing and prospective AKA members in the second semester of 2010. The two then-freshmen were expecting to find sisterhood, but what they allegedly found instead was hazing!

Some of the "hazing" rules sound innocuous, if extensive, like being forbidden from wearing the sorority colors of pink and green or any colors that could be blended into pink and green. In one humorous moment, the lawsuit notes that the pledges, who were called the "sweets," couldn't even wear white pearls.

Other hazing allegations are more serious. At one point, the pledges were told not to talk to non-sorority members at Howard, according to the suit.  "[Alpha Kappa Alpha members] on campus addressed the sweets by calling them weak bitches," Compton's mother wrote in a complaint to the sorority.


Interestingly enough, the women claim that they are being discriminated against because their mothers were also AKAs and that because "familial status" is a protected class under the D.C. Human Rights Act, they have a legitimate case.The struggle for acceptance is real in college and this exhibit A. These women are a few credits away from leaving campus life behind in a few months and yet they are so salty about being ostracized by a sorority that didn't want them, they are taking them to federal court.

However, these accusations hardly qualify as hazing.

Real talk, they need to move on, get that degree and grab a life along the way because they ain’t bout that life.