Following the Board of Trustees recent vote to endorse the Administration’s proposal covering the Greek Life Working Group’s Recommendations, which the College announced here and in e-mails to the Lafayette community, there has been a flurry of media coverage on the topic.
Our resolve to exceed the expectations of the Board of Trustees and Lafayette College Administration has never been stronger. In their letter, they identify four key areas by which they will measure Greek Life:
* Fraternities and sororities must provide open access and engagement opportunities to all students at Lafayette (non-discriminatory in selection of members).
* Fraternities and sororities must facilitate demonstrated learning opportunities for students and provide benefits to the College as a whole.
* The academic performance of students affiliated with fraternities and sororities must be comparable to the student body as a whole.
* The disciplinary profile of members of fraternities and sororities, as well as the individual organizations, must be comparable to the student body as a whole and other student organizations.
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Adopting the Greek Life Working Group’s Recommendations is a positive step for DKE, Greek Life, and Lafayette College although the media does not always focus on the positive aspects of the decision to embrace the Greek Life Working Group’s Report. Articles covering this topic include The Morning Call, The Express Times, and The Laf articles here and here.
Several comments made by Lafayette College’s Administration including its spokesman and President Weiss demonstrate that although the College spent 18 months studying the Greek Life, their thinking includes fundamental flaws we must clarify for them. We have been working, and will continue to work, to improve their understanding of the issues surrounding Greek Life.
These articles run at the same time as articles celebrating Lehigh’s Greek Life system in the same media outlets.