How can an organization built upon the idea of social exclusion, that some people deserve material benefits because they fit the vibe, ever be inclusive enough to include those of us that don’t fit their mold?
When an attention-grabbing event happens, such as a fraternity being placed on social probation, a natural increase in discussion follows. With more awareness of accessible information, however, a more consistent discussion can be fostered within and between chapters. The goal is clear: Fraternity parties, and our campus as a whole, need to be safer for students.
Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Austin Sandoval-Sweeney and Executive Director for Campus Life Leslie Heusted hosted the forum to serve as a space to provide reasoning for new policy changes in addition to encouraging feedback on how they could best improve the policy to suit the needs of Greek members on campus.
It is close to impossible to please everyone involved when the policies themselves have the potential to affect everyone on campus. So, with all of the changes announced by both WUPD and Campus Life, it is of the utmost importance that students continue to offer their input.
Gamma Phi Beta will be formally reinstated this weekend and have its new members inducted for the first time since closing its doors on campus in 1993.
Sorority Gamma Phi Beta (GPB)—the planned addition to Washington University’s Greek life—will begin recruitment this spring.
Growing Greek life involvement nationwide and on campus has forced the Women’s Panhellenic Association to move to an off-campus location for the start of rush.
Gamma Phi Beta sorority has been chosen to form a new chapter at Washington University in the spring of 2016, the Women’s Panhellenic Association announced Tuesday afternoon.
Last night, members of an extension committee voted to invite sororities Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Delta Delta and Gamma Phi Beta to the next round of the chapter application process. Invitations were extended this morning.
The committee—which is composed of current sorority women, alumni from sororities and University staff members—received applications from 13 out of the 18 national organizations that are not currently present on campus.
The new sorority, which will be chosen by May 1 and officially arrive on campus after the end of formal recruitment in January 2016, will be the newest addition to women’s Greek life since Kappa Delta was established at the University in 2013.
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