To some within the black community, joining a white fraternity can be considered taboo.
When an attention-grabbing event happens, such as a fraternity being placed on social probation, a natural increase in discussion follows. With more awareness of accessible information, however, a more consistent discussion can be fostered within and between chapters. The goal is clear: Fraternity parties, and our campus as a whole, need to be safer for students.
Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Austin Sandoval-Sweeney and Executive Director for Campus Life Leslie Heusted hosted the forum to serve as a space to provide reasoning for new policy changes in addition to encouraging feedback on how they could best improve the policy to suit the needs of Greek members on campus.
It is close to impossible to please everyone involved when the policies themselves have the potential to affect everyone on campus. So, with all of the changes announced by both WUPD and Campus Life, it is of the utmost importance that students continue to offer their input.
I sat in one of the desks of a Seigle Hall classroom. It felt so public; anyone could have walked in and seen me crying as I told my story to the fraternity leadership.
Washington University placed Alpha Epsilon Pi on a yearlong social probation following an investigation into possible alcohol-related violations, of which they were found guilty April 5.
It was time to try out my first frat party.
It’s spring again, which means not only another season of exams and blooming tulips on our fair campus, but another season of fraternity formals. Every year, fraternities head out on the road or find a local venue to hold their event, bringing along dates.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Beta chapter has been fully reinstated to fraternity status by Washington University and its national headquarters. The chapter was suspended Feb. 27 after a number of students were offended by a pledge activity involving a recitation of “B—— Ain’t S—” that included the N-word.