Tensions heat up over Greek Life as spring recruitment kicks off

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.

and | Staff Reporter and Managing Editor

‘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

Editor’s Note Episode 11: Greek Life rush and reform

As recruitment season begins, Staff Reporter Kamala Madireddi talks to Managing Editor Jayla Butler and Senior News Editor Em McPhie about the progress of the Greek Life abolition movement and reforms chapters have made since the movement began.

| Staff Reporter

Staff Editorial: Dear freshmen, don’t rush: Greek Life should not have a place on Wash. U.’s campus

The Student Life Editorial Board strongly urges all students who are thinking about rushing to refrain.

‘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

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

‘We really need to come together as a community’: WPA, IFC respond to anonymous email and art demonstration

An activist art demonstration was constructed on fraternity row depicting the amount of reported sexual violence across fraternities, in response to an email from an anonymous fraternity member, early Thursday morning.

and | Senior News Editors

Staff editorial: If you want to disprove negative stereotypes, stop breaking the rules

The repeated pattern of suspensions—both temporary and permanent—amongst IFC organizations suggests that the existing sanctions are insufficient in rectifying issues related to alleged hazing or alcohol-related activities.

IFC reviews WPA survey results in meeting with Campus Life

Co-creators of the Women’s Panhellenic Association independent climate survey presented data relevant to Washington University fraternities at a meeting with the Interfraternity Council and Campus Life Thursday. In a survey Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA) president senior Genevieve Leach and senior Rachel Lynn Braly co-created, approximately 290 sorority members reported at least one instance of sexual harassment or assault by members of every Greek fraternity chapter on campus.

| News Editor

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