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This summer, many University of Richmond students became part of a nationwide movement to abolish Greek life on college campuses. Dozens of members of Interfraternity Council fraternities and Panhellenic Council sororities disaffiliated from their organizations following the rise of an Abolish Richmond Greek Life movement, which began in the beginning of July with the inception of an Instagram account of the same name.
Editor's note: This article was updated to clarify a student's class year at the University of Richmond.
In addition to an internal review of Greek life, Interfraternity and Panhellenic council organizations are responding to this year's forceful disruption of Greek life culture on the University of Richmond campus.
The University of Richmond suspended Theta Chi’s Omicron chapter Wednesday because of a hazing investigation, associate director of Greek life Meg Pevarski wrote in an email to The Collegian on Thursday. This is the second time this year that Theta Chi has been suspended.
Editor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed in this statement do not reflect those of The Collegian. The Collegian could not confirm the identities, Greek-life affiliation nor class years of anonymous signatories of this statement. Additionally, The Collegian could not confirm whether all signatories have disaffiliated or will disaffiliate from their Greek-life organizations.
Editor's Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article do not reflect those of The Collegian.
Editor's Note: This story is about an Instagram account created on July 6. The account, @abolishrichmondgreeklife, requested to remain anonymous in its discussions with The Collegian for its safety. Honoring this request, The Collegian cannot confirm who operates the account. Additionally, The Collegian cannot verify who wrote the posts published on the account and the accuracy of the posts.
In fall 2020, a vacant lodge on either Old Fraternity Row or New Fraternity Row may be open for use by any non-Greek student organizations.
Editor's note: This opinion piece was updated to include information about policies regarding fraternity events without alcohol.
The University of Richmond Greek councils established self-empowerment, community and inclusion and leadership development as its new goals for 2018.
University of Richmond sororities competed in various events last week as they helped the Sigma Chi Epsilon Rho fraternity chapter raise $9,000 for
the Huntsman Cancer Foundation in its annual Derby Days fundraiser.
Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), a new business fraternity at University of Richmond, is bringing an important element of business back to the university: competition.
Five fraternity lodges opened last Friday night, a later opening date than in previous years. The reason for the late opening date is 90 percent of each fraternity had to attend Title IX training for them to have guests at their lodges.
The Sigma Chi fraternity held its annual Derby Days philanthropy event last week, and this year included participation from an independent team, nicknamed Team Three Chopt.
"The Feminine Mystique," the novel that launched a generation of feminists, was published 50 years ago last week.
University of Richmond administrators have placed the Omicron colony of Theta Chi on suspended status while an investigation is being conducted, said Michael Mayer, executive director of Theta Chi Fraternity International Headquarters.
Members of University of Richmond's Omicron Phi chapter of the national service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega attended the 42nd Biennial National Convention in Anaheim, Calif., Dec. 27-30, 2012.
The heat was sweltering as students gathered in the Greek Theater on Saturday amid a mass of blue balloons. Jackets were shed, and many spectators enjoyed popsicles as they waited. Bubbles floated over everyone's heads from a bottle in the sixth row. When the first act, Resin, walked on stage to play "Love Song" by The Cure, the crowd of about 50 people erupted in riotous applause.
After Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) was suspended from campus last fall, junior Yichi Zhang has been trying to bring a new business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, to the University of Richmond.
Readings, dance and song honored Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday afternoon during the university's annual community gathering.