Your fraternity email chain will come back to haunt you

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's note to his frat bros joins the ranks of the worst Greek-life emails to ever go public

Published May 29, 2014 2:30PM (EDT)


Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is "mortified" by the "idiotic" emails he sent to his Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers in 2009, which were leaked to Valleywag earlier this week. In the emails, the 23-year-old techboy wrote about shooting "lazers at fat girls," peeing on women, and throwing a Sally Hemmings/Thomas Jefferson-themed party. He told the Los Angeles Times, "I'm sorry I wrote them at the time and I was [a] jerk to have written them. They in no way reflect who I am today or my views towards women." We can only hope that's true (though it sure seems like he's still a jerk).

Spiegel's emails are the latest Greek life e-correspondence to be leaked, and they most likely won't be the last. Here are 6 of the most cartoonishly sexist, aggressive, and straight-up nuts fraternity and sorority email chains ever released to the public. Let them be a warning to young Kappa Sigs everywhere.

70 leaked emails from American University, 2014

Jezebel released several of the "70 pages of leaked emails and texts" from the listserv of American University chapter of Epsilon Iota. The documents have launched an inquiry -- here's a sampling, from Jezebel:

"Get the bitches in the right state of intoxication so the plows will be raining all over the place," read one of the fraternity-wide emails. "She had a friend who got raped in our house?" read another. "I would like to meet this lying cunt and show her how African men tread their women." In an unrelated email chain, another Epsilon Iota fraternity member lamented, "Something needs to be done so bitches will still go to our parties."

"Rapebait" emails from Georgia Tech's Phi Kappa Tau, 2013

Georgia Tech's Phi Kappa Tau frat was put on probation, then later disbanded after an investigation by the school uncovered a "pattern of sexual violence that…suggests a deep-rooted culture within the fraternity that is obscene, indecent and endangers women," Jezebel reported.

Here's a fun sample of the guide-to-rape:

If the party is going good (a.k.a. there are a lot of open girls) try to escalate cause it's awesome. Here is how to escalate: Try to twist her hips around to face you and dance front to front. FROM THERE THE OPTIONS ARE UNLIMITED! You can make-out with her (tongue on tongue), you can stick your hand up her shirt (not right away though), you can go for a butt grab (outside or inside the shirts), or use your imagination. ALWAYS START WITH THE MAKING OUT!!!! NO RAPING.

A short guide consist of the 7 E's of HOOKING UP! 1. Encounter (spot a girl or group of girls) 2. Engage (go up and talk to them) 3. Escalate (ask them to dance, or ask them to go up to your room or find a couch, depending on what kind of party) 4. Erection (GET HARD) 5. Excavate (should be self-explanatory) 6. Ejaculate (should also be self explanatory) 7. Expunge (send them out of your room and on their way out when you are finished. IF ANYTHING EVER FAILS, GO GET MORE ALCOHOL. I want to see everyone succeed at the next couple parties.

In luring rapebait,
[name redacted]."

Rebecca Martinson's "deranged" email to her Delta Gamma sisters University of Maryland, 2013

After Martinson's email went viral, a bunch of people rendered dramatic readings of it. She resigned from the chapter. Delta Gamma issued an apology. The whole thing is still hilarious, though:

I do not give a flying fuck, and Sigma Nu does not give a flying fuck, about how much you fucking love to talk to your sisters. You have 361 days out of the fucking year to talk to sisters, and this week is NOT, I fucking repeat NOT ONE OF THEM. This week is about fostering relationships in the greek community, and that's not fucking possible if you're going to stand around and talk to each other and not our matchup. Newsflash you stupid cocks: FRATS DON'T LIKE BORING SORORITIES. Oh wait, DOUBLE FUCKING NEWSFLASH: SIGMA NU IS NOT GOING TO WANT TO HANG OUT WITH US IF WE FUCKING SUCK, which by the way in case you're an idiot and need it spelled out for you, WE FUCKING SUCK SO FAR. This also applies to you little shits that have talked openly about post gaming at a different frat IN FRONT OF SIGMA NU BROTHERS. Are you people fucking retarded? That's not a rhetorical question, I LITERALLY want you to email me back telling me if you're mentally slow so I can make sure you don't go to anymore night time events. If Sigma Nu openly said "Yeah we're gonna invite Zeta over", would you be happy? WOULD YOU? No you wouldn't, so WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU DO IT TO THEM?? IN FRONT OF THEM?!! First of all, you SHOULDN'T be post gaming at other frats, I don't give a FUCK if your boyfriend is in it, if your brother is in it, or if your entire family is in that frat. YOU DON'T GO. YOU. DON'T. GO. And you ESPECIALLY do fucking NOT convince other girls to leave with you.

USC's Kappa Sig, 2011

Here, allow one brother to explain how women are "targets," not real people:

Please send me all of your hook-ups in Tucker Max format (for those unfamiliar with this legend, google will suffice). These renditions should be elaborate and interesting. I want raw data on who fucks and who doesn't. In conclusion the gullet report will strengthen brotherhood and help pin-point sorostitiutes more inclined to put-out. From my experience when a female goes Ksig shes typically repeats.
For your entertainment read on and pause for note taking. My hope is that ALL of our brothers will follow this creed with pride and distinction.

I have come to write this memo to you today to educate on the only life worth living, that of a Cocksman. A Cocksman is taught to live by the two most applicable principles I know: The Pie and the Gullet. You may already be lost in trying to comprehend this logic. Do not worry this is completely understandable. By the end of this memo, you will not only gain a greater understanding of what it means to live, but you will have embraced a lifestyle. However, in order for this to happen you first must know a couple key terms.
Note: I will refer to females as "targets". They aren't actual people like us men. Consequently, giving them a certain name or distinction is pointless.

Pie: A target's vagina. Some of you may have heard phrases such as, twat, cooter, muff, snatch, poontang, cock pocket, DNA dumpster, fun hatch, cock sock, the fish flap, spunk-pot, whisker biscuit, or the rarely used, wizard's sleeve. All these terms are interchangeable and fine to use. However, for the purpose of this memo, I will refer to a target's vagina as pie.

Gullet: Usually refers to a target's mouth and throat. Most often pertains to a target's throat capacity and it's ability to gobble cock. If a target is known to have a good gullet, it can deep-throat dick extremely well. My advice is to seek out this target early in the night. Good Gullet Girls (GGG) are always scooped up well before last call.

(The full email, printed at Jezebel, is really disturbing and much longer).

Duke University's Sigma Nu and Alpha Delta Phi invitation and emails, 2010:

The following offensive Halloween party invites and emails sparked a discussion on sexism and harassment at Duke's campus in 2010 that made national headlines:

Via Duke Chronicle

University of Missouri-Columbia 's Gamma Phi Beta, 2004

In 2004, sophomore Christie Key became infamous for her severe email to the sisters of University of Missouri-Columbia's Gamma Phi Beta chapter. As the chapter's blood donation coordinator, she was hell-bent on setting an impressive record for blood donations. She threatened anyone who did not donate blood--to the point of lying, but after the email went viral, excerpt below:

"I dont care if you got a tattoo last week LIE. I dont care if you have a cold. Suck it up. We all do. LIE. Recent piercings? LIE . . . We are not messing around. Punishment for not giving blood is going to be quite severe."

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