Around 50 students attended @metoo_washu’s two-part vigil for survivors at the Overpass and protest for Greek Life abolition on Fraternity Row Friday night.
After membership numbers for Beta Theta Pi dropped last year, WU opted to use their fraternity house as a home for transfer students, while some Beta members moved in to the Alpha Delta Phi house.
After approximately 45 minutes of speeches, students marched to fraternity row, chanting “Don’t take my tuition, without Greek Life abolition” and “Hey hey, ho ho, Wash. U. Greek Life has to go.”
The Women’s Panhellenic Association began a virtual sorority recruitment process this week, touting a list of reforms designed to make the process more equitable in the face of an ongoing movement to abolish Greek Life at Washington University.
Following months of calls for the abolition of Greek Life, Alpha Omicron Pi is now the second sorority at the University to officially disband.
Following the Co-Curricular Advisory Board’s first meeting this month, 13 student members who support the abolition of Greek life have resigned in protest out of 30 original members.
Continuing in the fight for the abolition of Greek Life, Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Delta and Delta Gamma have now made efforts to officially disband their chapters, to mixed results from their national organizations and little response from Washington University.
Washington University’s chapter of Pi Beta Phi voted to relinquish its charter, effectively closing the chapter indefinitely, Oct. 4.
Over 50% of fraternity and sorority members at Washington University have permanently deactivated from their organization following a summer of students pointing out the systemic oppression present within the Greek system.
Before Chi Omega’s executive board could post their original statement announcing that their members were planning to deactivate from their chapter, members of the sorority said they were locked out of their Instagram account by their national organization and prohibited from posting about their decision. Several members posted the chapter’s official statement on their personal […]
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