The Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Board addressed comments about upcoming changes to MU’s Greek life housing and recruitment system.
The report, released by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisory Board, aims to create a system for self-reporting hazing within chapters and limit first-year students living in chapter houses.
The IFC and university administration emphasize student safety as a top priority.
At least nine fraternities have been accused of participating in hazing activities.
Dyad is looking at policies specifically relating to hazing, housing, alcohol and drugs, as well as providing trainings and workshops for active members.
Freshman Autumn Clemons: “We’re not just yelling, we’re not just ranting, we’re not just going on about that type of stuff. We’re actually trying to get out a message, and I feel like that’s what people are actually missing.”
MSA passed the resolution to condemn MU products made by state inmates, but some representatives questioned the research behind the legislation.
Vice President of Risk Management Ryan O’Connor said Greek men have the sizable responsibility of knowing all the policies that apply to them.
Student Life employees have been working with Greek Life in addition to the jobs they were hired to do, a practice that the fee would end.
MGC President Phillip Nguyen: “We want them to know that (even if) you’re not rich or white, you still have access to being a part of Greek Life.”
Vice President of Membership Development Nick Sonntag: “We want to be clear about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. We want the Greek community to see value in what we do.”
IFC VP of Programming Nick Danter said he saw the chapter members become willing to have frank, open discussions.
Students left Tate Hall with their arms linked together and were escorted by police. Joint Session is rescheduled for Tuesday Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at Schlundt Hall 103.
The new rule goes further for Greek safety than consortium proposals, PHA spokeswoman said.
Shortening the second day from 11 houses to eight brought some mixed reviews.
The initiative was developed in coordination with the RSVP Center and Title IX Office.
Update: Consortium spokesman Ted Hellman said in an email Saturday drug testing is “no longer being considered as a policy proposal.”
Proposed restrictions would apply to alcohol, out-of-town formals and women visiting fraternity houses on weekend nights.
Title IX Administrator Ellen Eardley opened the session by giving a speech