Greek life is often lauded as a place to foster long-lasting relationships, but these communities are also criticized as inaccessible for many demographics, including people who do not identify with the gender binary.
Butler’s Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council are working on a plan to move forward with the recruitment process while following all of the university’s COVID-19 safety measures.
National Fraternity Phi Kappa Psi is currently undergoing the process of re-establishing a chapter on Butler’s campus. The fraternity was founded as part of the Butler campus in 1971 but lost its standing with the university in 2014 due to behavior deemed unacceptable by campus officials.
Shyam K. Sriram is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. This opinion piece asks some hard questions about society’s insistence that college-age men have sex. What role should fraternities play in educating their members about consent?
Instead of passively waiting for Lambda to decide whether or not to reestablish themselves, Butler is actively coaxing them back onto campus by paying architects and designers to create a feasible vision for the new house.
Butler University is currently in talks with the international chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha regarding a possible return to campus.
The Butler Greek life tradition is postponed indefinitely citing violation of national organization policies.
After a peak in the number of students joining Greek houses in 2017, this year’s numbers return to reflect those of 2016.