Greek Life

@Metoo_WashU hosts vigil for survivors and leads ‘tour’ of Fraternity Row, calling out sexual violence and rape culture within Greek Life

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.

| Managing Editor

Former Beta Theta Pi house converted to transfer student housing as some remaining Beta members relocate to Alpha Delta Phi house

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.

| Staff Reporter

‘A multi-year paid crash course in cognitive dissonance’: Students rally in support of Greek Life abolition, dehousing of fraternities

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.”

and | News Editors

‘Disrespectful and hypocritical’: WU community remains divided on the future of Greek Life as sorority recruitment begins

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.

and | Staff Reporters

AOII officially disbands chapter as students continue to push for Greek Life abolition amid new WPA recruitment cycle

Following months of calls for the abolition of Greek Life, Alpha Omicron Pi is now the second sorority at the University to officially disband.

| Senior News Editor

‘The most frustrating experience I’ve had as a Wash. U. student’: 13 members of the Co-Curricular Advisory Board resign, protesting Campus Life’s refusal to consider Greek life abolition

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.

Orli Sheffey | Staff Reporter

Three sororities push to dismantle their chapters, facing resistance from Campus Life, national organizations

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.

| Managing Editor

News in Brief: Pi Beta Phi votes to disband

Washington University’s chapter of Pi Beta Phi voted to relinquish its charter, effectively closing the chapter indefinitely, Oct. 4.

| Senior News Editor

Following a summer of mass deactivations, Campus Life considers next steps for Greek Life

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.

| Managing Editor

‘Founded on the principle of exclusion’: In Greek life, the harm to marginalized communities runs deeper than individual actions

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 […]

| Managing Editor

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