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.”

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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

Three sororities push to dismantle their chapters, facing resistance from Campus Life, national organizations

Continuing in the fight for the abolition of Greek Life, Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Delta and Delta Gamma have now made efforts to officially disband their chapters, to mixed results from their national organizations and little response from Washington University.

| Managing Editor

News in Brief: Pi Beta Phi votes to disband

Washington University’s chapter of Pi Beta Phi voted to relinquish its charter, effectively closing the chapter indefinitely, Oct. 4.

| Senior News Editor

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.

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