Dakota Weston was a minor character, appearing once in the eighth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation. She was the leader of the Smithdale University sorority Pi Gamma Pi. She is portrayed by Shanza Bezic.

Character History

Season 8

In Didn't We Almost Have It All, Dakota offers Liberty a chance to join Pi Gamma Pi, a sorority with higher prospects than the one she originally planned on joining. Liberty accepts the offer and attends the house meeting, where Dakota asks her what the hardest time in her life was. Liberty claims it was when she had to give her baby up for adoption. Dakota and the girls are shocked and ask about the father, in this case, J.T. Yorke. Liberty explains that J.T. was stabbed, while the girls assume it was in a gang fight.

Liberty ends up trying to fit in with the sorority girls’ party lifestyle, while Emma and Manny try to convince her to just be herself. After drinking too much at one of the parties, Liberty goes streaking through campus and ends up in the hospital due to alcohol poisoning. The next day, she heads back to the sorority to find Dakota and see whether she was kicked out or not. When Dakota tells her she was still in, Liberty discovered that the only reason they wanted her in the group was because she was black. She turned them down and told Dakota that she didn’t want to be a token black chick. After this, Dakota was never seen again.