Latest in Greek Life, 10/10

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This is the first in a new series of bimonthly updates on Greek life.

On women’s bid day, 71 women joined a sorority. Since then, 8 women have joined through continuous open bidding (COB). On men’s bid day, 56 men joined a fraternity. As of last week, 49.6% of the student population is a member of Greek life.

Two weeks ago, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the Panhellenic Association hosted a Red Zone event, a student safety initiative to help raise awareness about issues affecting campuses throughout the nation, including personal safety, substance abuse, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and hazing.

Last week, IFC and Panhellenic hosted National Hazing Prevention Week. National recognition of this week took place in September, directly after women’s recruitment and during men’s recruitment. Members could be seen sitting outside the Caf to get signatures on a banner that reads “These Hands Don’t Haze!”

At last week’s Greek presidents’ meeting, the presidents voted to move Greek Weekend to May Term. They will be working in coordination with the Director of Campus and Community Engagement, Hunter Williams, to establish a committee that will review and recreate the Standards of Fraternal Excellence and awards. This document specifies the standards that a chapter must follow to remain in good standing with the institution.

Last Sunday, Chi Omega hosted their annual Fall Field Day event. The event was originally planned to take place in Back Circle, but was moved to the Campus Center Gym due to rain. Money raised at the event will go toward the sorority’s national philanthropy, Make-A-Wish.

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