Editorial: Greek life should expand financial aid to remain at Tufts

With Greek life back on campus, the one thing nearly everyone can agree on is that, if Greek life organizations continue to exist, financial reform will be necessary. While houses have encouraged fewer money-centric events, dues are still strikingly high. Many students who have to pay these dues themselves face real financial and time constrictions, juggling part-time jobs on […]

Theta Chi leaders move toward reform after cease-and-desist order ends

The cease-and-desist order was lifted for Theta Chi on Oct. 7, according to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) website. Theta Chi was found guilty of hazing and sexual harassment, and as a result, the fraternity will be on disciplinary probation until October 2019; however, the fraternity will be able to recruit new members in spring 2018, […]

Four Greek life groups regain ability to recruit after cease and desist orders lifted

Disclaimer: Luke Murphy is a current columnist at the Tufts Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this story. Last week, Delta Tau Delta (DTD), Pi Rho Omega, Alpha Phi and Chi Omega were able to recruit new members for the first time since fall 2016, after their cease and desist […]

Editorial: Greek Life transparency a vital change of pace

Yesterday, the Tufts administration finally released a substantial update on the status of Greek life on campus. Following a series of controversies in the fall of 2016 and 10 months of investigations and sanctions, the changes mentioned will, if carried out, represent a major turning point in the relationship between Greek life and the university. For many, the focus of […]

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 […]

Risk Management Assistance Team expands to include sorority members

The Tufts Risk Management Assistance Team (RMAT), founded by the 2015-2016 Interfraternity Council (IFC), is undergoing changes to expand its reach and to improve its ability to keep students safe at Greek events, according to IFC President and RMAT co-founder Alex Spring. RMAT is opening its membership to all Inter-Greek Council (IGC) organizations, meaning that sorority members will […]

Inter Greek Council takes First steps toward Greek life anti-racism task force

The Inter-Greek Council (IGC) is working with the LGBT Center, the Chief Diversity Officer and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to create a Greek Life Anti-Racism task force, according to Christin Mujica, IGC vice president of community engagement. Each Greek organization at Tufts is required to send two representatives to participate on the […]

University offices look to centralize event registration process

Various university offices will be working this summer to streamline their independent event registration processes into a centralized, simplified process by the beginning of the fall semester. The new process — a collaboration between the Offices of the Dean of Student Affairs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) and Campus Life (OCL) — will […]

IFC’s Risk Management Assistance Team wins Risk Reduction Award

The Tufts Interfraternity Council’s (IFC) Risk Management Assistance Team (RMAT) recently won an award for risk reduction from the Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA), according to the NGLA’s website, ngla.org. RMAT is a program designed to improve the safety of events hosted by fraternities and sororities, according to Mickey Toogood, Judicial Affairs Administrator and advisor […]

With rapid growth, Tufts Greek Life continues to address issues

As Greek spring recruitment winds down and fraternities and sororities return their attention to charity work and bonding, questions of Greek life’s rapid expansion on campus remain. About 24 percent of Tufts students are members of a fraternity or a sorority, according to the 2015-2016 General Policies from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL). The ways in […]