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.
The Women’s Panhellenic Association implemented several changes to their spring 2020 recruitment earlier this month, including lowering the registration fee, spreading out the schedule and changing the bid day process to allow for increased emotional support.
Formal sorority recruitment registration closed with 455 students registered to participate, over 45 fewer than the year before.
Despite the Office of Residential Life keeping housing options open over winter break, the $100-$125 fee for women to go through the sorority recruitment process, part of which takes place during the latter stages of the break, will not be reduced as the Women’s Panhellenic Association was not informed of the changes to Residential Life policy until mid-November.
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