Delta Gamma will no longer operate on campus, after their national organization voted to withdraw their charter.
It’s safe to say that a vocal group of students at WashU want to abolish Greek life. Why?
While leaders of Greek Life organizations have had to modify the rush process because of the omicron variant, criticisms of structural inequities within the Greek Life system have also led to reforms in this year’s spring rush.
According to the Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA) and the Interfraternity Council (IFC), as of Jan. 24, 530 individuals have filled out this spring’s Greek Life interest form, nearly double the total of 300 new members who joined WPA and IFC organizations last spring.
By allowing WashU fraternities on-campus housing, the University prioritizes primarily wealthy, white students. Using these houses as affinity spaces would create a more equal campus.
This fall’s 34% voter turnout came after many years when turnout stayed below 25%.
After outcry against the systemic oppression Greek Life perpetuates, more than half of sorority and fraternity members dropped. Now, those same organizations are making a comeback – but we shouldn’t let them.
Freshman Izagani Aquino created Izagani Omega Pi, the University’s first “fratority,” to help freshmen find community during this transitional period of their lives.
A dispute over Greek Life and new measures to increase engagement drove turnout up to 34% in SU’s fall election
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