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 […]

Letter to the Tufts community from the former members of Tufts Sigma Phi Epsilon

Dear Tufts community, Fraternities at Tufts who affiliate themselves with national organizations have a complex dual responsibility. They must answer to both the Tufts community and their national headquarters. They must be reflective both of the values of this campus and those of a distant organization. They must exist at once as a part of […]

Tufts’ Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter disaffiliates from national organization

The Tufts Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) chapter has voted to disaffiliate from its national organization due to a misalignment of goals and values with the national fraternity. According to SigEp President Shawn Patterson and SigEp brother Ben Kaplan, the decision to disaffiliate was supported by 95 percent of the brothers in a Nov. 15 vote and comes after several […]

University continues construction after summer recess

While school was out of session for the summer, work continued on campus in the form of several construction projects. In addition to renovating myriad residence halls and university-owned homes, the university funneled resources into three major ventures: construction of the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC), refurbishing the Memorial Steps and modifying the Central Energy Plant. […]

JumBonnaroo successful despite last-minute venue changes

JumBonnaroo, a three-night music festival and fundraiser for Relay For Life, took place last weekend in spite of an Interfraternity Council (IFC) ban on all Greek life social events for that weekend. According to IFC President Evan Cover, the IFC instituted the ban in light of numerous alcohol-related transports the weekend leading up to JumBonnaroo at […]