Is IU’s Greek life the next to go?
LSU, FSU and UMich Greek life were suspended this year
Across the nation, Greek life has been under strict supervision following recent fraternity deaths, hazing and allegations of sexual misconduct.
Yesterday, IFC at the University of Michigan self imposed a ban on all Greek life social events, LSU cancelled their Greek life after the death of Maxwell Gruver of Phi Delta Theta in September, and FSU cancelled their Greek life after the death of Coffee last Friday.
Penn State could have started the conversation about making Greek Life safer. But instead the University tip toed around the issue. Florida State and University of Michigan are doing a much better job.
— Jeffrey Hamill C-137 (@TheJHP) November 10, 2017
Indiana University has one of the largest Greek life communities in the nation, and in the wake of recent events, students can't help but wonder — is IU next?
Greek life isn’t the problem, people are the problem, so before blaming an entire community how about you look at the bigger picture 🙂
— lor ♡ (@laurelteee) November 9, 2017
The Tab asked students what they think.
Katie Myers, a sophomore in Alpha Xi Delta isn't so sure. "I hope not!" she said. "Hopefully we can be more cautious and smart about how we do things so we don't ruin it for good here."
Spencer Refer, a senior in Pi Kappa Phi doesn't think it will happen. "What!" he said. "No way it happens here, the infastructure of campus relies on it for housing."
While Kelsey Praeger, a senior, says it might be in the cards. "I wouldn't be surprised especially after so many have been kicked off in the past few years," she said.
Here is the timeline of the deaths of fraternity brothers in 2017
Tim Piazza of Beta Theta Pi at Penn State.
Maxwell Gruver of Phi Delta Theta at Louisiana State University.
Andrew Coffee of Pi Kappa Phi at Florida State.
University presidents, deans, and IFC and Panhelhenic organizations are enforcing stricter social rules at their universities and chapters nationwide.
Here are the colleges, universities, and Greek life chapters that are on suspension or have probationary disciplines in place
On Monday, President Thrasher announced that there is an "Indefinite interim suspension on all fraternities and sororities at FSU."
University of Michigan
Yesterday the IFC board voted to suspend Greek life until further notice.
The 13 fraternities at BSU are sworn off alcohol until January.
Delta Tau Delta is on interim suspension, Beta Theta Pi was kicked off, and the university has put strict social restrictions on all of Greek life.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
On Wednesday Sig Ep nationals announced an alcohol and illegal substance free policy for all 215 chapters nationwide.
Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Sigma Nu have been kicked off IU's campus and 11 fraternities and sororities are on disciplinary probation.
What Twitter is saying about Greek life
After the shit I’ve heard and seen at frat parties I’m not even surprised the whole of Greek life is suspended
— Sahana (@sahana_1) November 10, 2017
This whole semester seems wild. What’s Greek life doing? Or am I shaking the table.
— Miss Andry (@devrvlexis) November 10, 2017
Why so many non-Greek people want to talk about Greek Fraternities and Sororities so bad? We get it. It’s not for you. You don’t “pay for friends.” You have a right to your opinion. But if you don’t care so much then why expend so much energy on talking about Greek life?
— Questavo Fring (@ByronCBailey) November 10, 2017
Greek life is about becoming a family within your chapter, your organization as a nation, and as a Greek community nationwide. It’s not about who has this and that, it’s about a bond of brotherhood and sisterhood. #lovedonthate
— Morgan Bianchi (@mbianchi0) November 9, 2017
In the 4.5 yrs Ive been in Greek life, the unity between chapters decreased every year, and this semester we’ve all come together so well in supporting each other & though its been for tragic reasons, Im proud nonetheless and hope it continues through the ups & not just the downs
— Joy⚓ (@joyfullness26) November 9, 2017