After the permanent suspension of PhiDelt, Wash. U. is considering re-assigning fraternity House 5 to one of two groups on campus—black students or the Women’s Panhellenic Association.
Despite the Office of Residential Life keeping housing options open over winter break, the $100-$125 fee for women to go through the sorority recruitment process, part of which takes place during the latter stages of the break, will not be reduced as the Women’s Panhellenic Association was not informed of the changes to Residential Life policy until mid-November.
Following the cancellation of events deemed inappropriate in fraternity Sigma Chi’s annual philanthropy week, the Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA) decided to revise their earlier position, which discouraged sororities from participating.
In a statement released Thursday, Panhel declared that it considers certain aspects of the week sexist and exclusionary, and it encouraged its nine member organizations to cease participation with the rest of the Derby Days activities. In response, Sigma Chi leaders decided to cancel the activities Panhel had deemed questionable.
According to Ginny Carroll, CEO of the consulting agency inGiNuity, sororities are not just for mixers and charity bake sales, but can actually be assets on a résumé. Carroll spoke Wednesday night in Wilson Hall about the challenges facing young women entering today’s workforce.
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.