Tag: interfraternity council
This past Monday, StudLife chose to publish an op-ed piece entitled, “What is going on with our fraternities?” which criticized both Wash. U.’s Interfraternity Council and its 10 current member chapters. I felt that as president of the Interfraternity Council and a voice for Greek Life as a whole, this article warranted a response on my part.
In the past term, two of the 12 fraternities on campus have been disbanded or suspended by not only the school but also their respective national headquarters. That number is an anomaly, yes, but it’s also alarming. To think that one-sixth of our fraternity life has simply disappeared in a span of roughly three months is shocking.
Multiple cameras installed in each of the houses of Upper Row over the summer are the latest source of controversy in the Greek community.
The night of Rock the Row was unusually quiet this year. Interfraternity Council (IFC) advised the fraternities not to hold any evening events after Rock the Row on Monday. The annual event marks the opening of Greek Life on campus to new students.
College students nationwide are rushing fraternities and sororities in greater numbers, including at Washington University. David Wallace, the University’s Coordinator for Greek Housing Programs, said that fraternities across the nation have been progressively growing since 2006, after shrinking between 1992 and 2003.
Due to multiple alleged infractions that occurred during the fraternity recruitment process this semester, Zeta Beta Tau fraternity’s recognition on both the University and national level is currently suspended pending further investigation.
Marc Elliot, a 2008 Washington University graduate, will be speaking about tolerance and diversity in a speech at Graham Chapel tonight at 6 p.m.
Washington University’s Interfraternity Council and the Greek Life Office held a Recruitment Service Day this past Saturday at Langston Middle School in University City. More than 200 students, and at least eight from each fraternity, attended. In addition to the students already in chapters, 60 students currently considering joining Greek life participated. The men undertook [...]