The University of Miami’s Delta Gamma chapter has gained something of a reputation for putting out the most luxurious-looking recruitment videos in the entire nation. But, dear lord, have they really outdone themselves this year! The women enlisted the help of Artec Media, which not only shot the sisters partying on two separate boats and just about every body of water in southern Miami-Dade County, but also provided an original song with vocals by The Voice contestant Joselyn Rivera.
Which is to say, the recruitment video somehow looks more fabulous than Jennifer Lopez's big-budget, Miami-shot music video for "I Luh Ya Papi" (except with fewer male models in Speedos, and more co-eds in bikinis).
Now in case you're thinking, "Ugh, why is this grumpy old newspaper about to stick its nose in the affairs of UM sorority girls?" No, we were alerted to this via an official press release. We were even sent GIFs — official GIFs!
Here's the full video:
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The video is ostensibly meant to entice other girls to join the Delta Gammas, but we're not so sure its bigger effect won't be to drive straight male applications to the school. We wouldn't be surprised if a booster slips a link to this into the DMs of a potential football recruit either.
Of course, we live in an age in which sorority recruitment videos are often blasted for their seeming homogeneity. Last year, a video for a sorority chapter at the University of Alabama was criticized online for featuring all white girls. Still, there are at least a few minority students in this video. (The University of Miami's total undergrad population is just 49 percent non-Hispanic white, but about a third of the school's 14 sororities are historically black or Hispanic/Latina.)