women’s panhellenic association

@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

‘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

WPA recruitment adjusts process to prioritize emotional wellbeing of new members

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.

Ellie Ito | Staff Reporter

Theta Xi and Sigma Nu placed on social probation, Kappa Delta and Alpha Phi receive ‘first strikes’

Theta Xi and Sigma Nu were placed on social probation while Kappa Delta and Alpha Phi were given formal conduct warnings, Oct. 30.

| News 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

WPA, black students petition for former Phi Delta Theta house

After the permanent suspension of PhiDelt, Wash. U. is considering re-assigning fraternity House 5 to one of two groups on campus—black students or the Women’s Panhellenic Association.

| Senior News Editor

Sorority recruitment fee stays the same despite no early housing costs

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.

| News Editor

Sigma Chi restructures final ‘Derby Days’ events, WPA encourages sororities to participate

Following the cancellation of events deemed inappropriate in fraternity Sigma Chi’s annual philanthropy week, the Women’s Panhellenic Association (WPA) decided to revise their earlier position, which discouraged sororities from participating.

| News Editor

WPA reinstates support of Sigma Chi Derby Days philanthropy (UPDATED)

In a statement released Thursday, Panhel declared that it considers certain aspects of the week sexist and exclusionary, and it encouraged its nine member organizations to cease participation with the rest of the Derby Days activities. In response, Sigma Chi leaders decided to cancel the activities Panhel had deemed questionable.

Student Life Staff

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