The Fraternity and Sorority Task Force recently met with fraternity and sorority chapters to discuss the results of the November 2017 report on improving the culture of fraternity and sorority life on campus.
With sorority involvement on campus reaching nearly 50 percent, Greek life continues to play an integral role in the lives of many women at Washington University. According to some administrators, however, sorority chapters have historically declined the opportunity to cohabitate in on-campus houses.
For years, freshman hallways have overflowed with tinsel, baked goods and a variety of wooden Greek letters. This year, the boxes of brownies and glitter-glue-decorated jewelry boxes have multiplied, leaving Student Life with concerns about the minimal number of Greek scholarships available to students.
Last June, Republican representatives Matt Salmon of Arizona and Pete Sessions and Kay Granger of Texas submitted a bill into the United States House of Representatives that has been deemed the Safe Campus Act. This bill, if passed, would prevent college campuses nationwide from investigating sexual assault cases unless the police are also involved in the investigation.
With yet another incarnation of the ThurtenE Carnival in the books, Wash. U. students are once again left with more questions than answers, more gripes than good feelings about the whole event.
Nudist sorority Omnicron Upsilon Epsilon (OYE) is being selected as Washington University’s newest Greek Life installment.
As the semester comes to a close, hundreds of Washington University women are completing their first semesters as members of the Greek community. Joining a sorority, though a common choice on campus, often brings with it unexpected elements. It seems that many women don’t know what to expect from their experience.
On August 17, the 17 sororities of the University of Alabama Panhellenic Association distributed bids to hundreds of incoming freshmen women. And this year, just like every other year for the past five decades, not a single one of those women was black. The University of Alabama was famously integrated under an order from President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
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.