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 […]

Greek life investigations conclude, disciplinary statuses made public

Tufts has completed its months-long investigations into the nine fraternities and sororities with misconduct allegations. One fraternity — Pi Delta — dissolved last semester, two fraternities are on disciplinary probation and five fraternities and sororities remain under cease-and-desist orders while awaiting resolutions for their cases. Tufts will re-open sophomore recruitment for seven Greek life organizations, […]

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 […]

Greek life abolition at Tufts’ peer institutions: What does the future hold?

At this moment in Tufts’ institutional history, the future of the Greek life system hangs in the balance. According to a message that the Office of the President sent to Tufts students on Feb. 6, the Student Life Review Committee persists in its evaluation of Tufts’ culture and aims to provide “specific, actionable recommendations” for the holistic, […]

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 […]

DTD house leased to Tufts, used for transfer student housing

After sitting vacant for a year in the wake of a May 2015 double stabbing on the premises, Delta Tau Delta (DTD) fraternity’s house at 98 Professors Row has been leased to Tufts for the academic year. The building, which is owned by DTD’s alumni housing corporation, is primarily being used to house transfer students, effectively barring fraternity […]

Alpha Gamma Delta delays extension efforts on campus to fall 2016

Alpha Gamma Delta (AGD) has delayed its timeline for joining the Tufts Greek community, pushing its extension efforts on campus to the fall 2016 semester. AGD will officially begin recruitment for its charter class in spring 2017, according to a statement given to the Daily by AGD Extension Manager Jaimie Ware. “Delaying our extension efforts will give us […]

IFC resolves not to bring new fraternity to Tufts, will reevaluate after spring semester

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) voted not to bring the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi into the Tufts Greek community at this time after an hour-long deliberation last Wednesday. “Until we make progress in [inclusivity] and continue to grow in terms of safety and responsibility, the IFC executive board did not feel comfortable in welcoming Pi Kappa Phi at […]

Interfraternity Council to launch new Risk Management Assistance Team

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) will be launching a new Risk Management Assistance Team (RMAT) this Saturday in order to help make all IFC-regulated fraternity events safer for members of the Tufts community. According to IFC President Rob Jacobson, who is heading the initiative, members of the RMAT team will be volunteers from Greek organizations who will act as sober-monitors at […]