Greek organizations host spring rush, adjust to changes in requirements

More than a year following the release of the findings of a months-long investigation into Greek life on campus and the subsequent reforms to build a more inclusive Greek community, members of Tufts fraternities and sororities have mixed opinions on the effectiveness of the new rules. Nikolas Camp, president of Delta Tau Delta (DTD), criticized university […]

Sorority recruitment declared informal, sophomore-only this semester

Tufts Panhellenic Council (Panhel) and the Tufts administration have announced plans for informal sorority recruitment to take place in the spring and for formal sorority recruitment to take place next fall. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, but not first-years, are eligible for sorority recruitment, according to Erika Batiz and Celia Johnston, co-directors of recruitment for the Panhel. […]

Students protest Greek life, spread awareness of alternatives

Coordinated recruitment for two Tufts sororities — Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) and Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) — began this week, after the suspension of recruitment for all Greek life organizations was lifted. During the week’s recruitment events, some students gathered to protest Greek life as an institution and promote alternative social spaces. The week’s events began on Tuesday […]

AOII, Theta sororities begin coordinated recruitment

Sororities in good standing with the university will begin “coordinated recruitment” today, according to Meaghan Annett, president of the Panhellenic Council (Panhel). Both Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) and Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) will be recruiting new members. Chi Omega and Alpha Phi (APhi) will not be participating in coordinated recruitment, according to Chi Omega President Hannah Macaulay and […]

Social hold lifted for Greek life organizations without cease-and-desist orders

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (Panhel) have lifted their voluntary holds on social events for eligible Greek life organizations. This means fraternities and sororities in good standing with the university can register to host social events, according to IFC President Jack Friend and Panhel President Meaghan Annett. The four organizations currently not on cease […]

Two-hundred students accept sorority bids after formal recruitment

Two hundred students accepted bids following formal Panhellenic sorority recruitment from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31. During the formal recruitment period, students attended Open Parties, a Philanthropy Night and a Preference Night consecutively before Bid Day, where they received a bid to one of the four Panhellenic sororities: Alpha Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega and Kappa Alpha […]

Tufts seniors organize drive to collect feminine hygiene products

Seniors Annie Goodman, Kaley Leshem and Nora Fleming have worked together to organize a feminine hygiene products drive to collect tampons, pads and other menstrual care products for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. The drive, which is sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII), Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Lambda Pi Chi, Vitality, Strong Women Strong Girls and the Women’s Center, will run until April 27 […]

Theta hosts first large-scale Thetathon fundraiser

Sorority Kappa Alpha Theta hosted its first annual Thetathon, a four-hour dance marathon, on Saturday night at the Cousens Gymnasium’s Carzo Cage. The event raised money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization that designates volunteers to protect children as they go through foster care or the court system. Tufts Theta CEO Lesya Horyn, a senior, said that 275 people […]

DTD seeks to raise turnout at annual Light the Night Walk

Members of Tufts Delta Tau Delta (DTD) fraternity will participate in the annual Light the Night walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) this evening on the Boston Common alongside other Tufts students. DTD Philanthropy Co-Chair Mark Meiselbach explained that the goal of the walk is to raise awareness about blood cancer, cancer research, patient services and proper treatment and support for families, as well as […]