Editorial: Student Life Review Committee releases thorough findings but lacks solutions

Last week, the Student Life Review Committee released its finalized report on the status of Greek life after seven months of investigation and discussion. This long-awaited report is an extensive and thorough examination of student life and social spaces. At 25 pages in length, the report outlines in detail its observations and recommendations for both Greek life and […]

Point-Counterpoint: Suspending sorority, fraternity recruitment

Point-Counterpoint juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on the recent suspension of spring recruitment for all Greek organizations at Tufts.   The case for suspension: The cancellation of sorority and fraternity recruitment for the spring semester has incited a great deal […]

Op-Ed: A letter from the Panhellenic Council

We, the members of the Panhellenic Council, want to acknowledge the current state of toxic hyper-masculinity in our country and in particular within Greek life at our university. We are horrified by the results of the election. We are hurt and afraid. Donald Trump’s presence is a direct result of the misogyny in our country. These […]

Op-Ed: A response to the Observer article ‘Abolish Fraternities’

My name is Shawn Patterson, president emeritus of Pi Rho Omega, and I am writing in response to the recent Observer article’s vicious accusations against my fraternity. I agree with the sentiment that much about Greek life at Tufts needs to be improved, but the published statement about my organization is a false account derived […]

The pressure to rush

As the Greek system becomes more prevalent at Tufts, fraternities and sororities are becoming a powerful social force on campus. While these organizations can impact campus positively with their resources and energy, they also tend to propagate an exclusionary culture while simultaneously pressuring people to join. Twenty four percent of the undergraduate population was affiliated with […]

Former SigEp brothers establish Pi Rho Omega as independent fraternity

The brothers of the former Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) chapter announced last Thursday the establishment of Pi Rho Omega (Pi Rho), the local and independent fraternity the brothers are transitioning to. According to Pi Rho Spokesperson Ben Kaplan, the brothers voted on the new name on Dec. 11 after formally disaffiliating from the national SigEp organization on […]

Former AEPi brothers adjust to new status as local fraternity Pi Delta

The newly established local Tufts fraternity Pi Delta is adjusting to its place on campus after disaffiliating from the national fraternity organization Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) last winter. Former AEPi members voted unanimously to disaffiliate and finalized their decision through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in late January, according to a Jan. 30 Daily article. The Tufts AEPi chapter was […]

DTD brothers navigate probation amid ongoing criminal investigation

Early on the morning of May 31, the university’s emergency alert system notified the community about a stabbing in the fraternity house of Delta Tau Delta (DTD). Since then, the house has been vacant and information about the incident and its investigation has been scant. According to DTD president Nolan Karpinski, members of the fraternity […]

GreECO Reps bring sustainability initiatives to Greek houses

Thirteen of the fourteen Greek life houses on campus have signed up to be part of the GreECO Reps collaborative. Ellen Osborn, a junior, created the GreECO Reps as a spin-off of the Tufts Eco-Reps that are currently present in Tufts housing. Osborn explained that she launched the GreECO Reps last semester as a branch of the […]