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Dating App Tinder Give Scholarship To Woman Pushed To Leave Sorority For Profile Pic

By Ace Nichols
April 19, 2016

Shannon Workman, a University of Nebraska Omaha junior, is being supported by the popular dating app, Tinder, after she was expelled from university for wearing a shirt in her profile picture that revealed the sorority’s letters. Tinder is covering a full year of tuition costs for Shannon for her senior year.

Shannon Workman / Tinder

Shannon Workman / Tinder

The Chi Omega sorority board met with Shannon where she was told she was being expelled because the profile pic used for the app violated the sorority’s “Human Dignity” rule. Workman was wearing a shirt in the picture that had “Sweet Home Chi Omega” written in the Chi Omega text. The sorority simply does not want their letters appearing on the site, which they do not want to be associated with.


Shannon Workman

Tinder co-founder and CEO Sean Rad told BuzzFeed News in an email, “We think what Shannon did sends a very empowering message to young women and college students, which is actually one of Tinder’s largest audiences. Don’t conform, don’t let people tell you your beliefs are wrong just because it’s not the same as their beliefs.”

Tinder is also offering Workman an internship, because they like to stand up for users who stand up for them. Although Workman has not yet accepted their offer, she is excited to hear more about the opportunity.

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