What We Do Chapters Current Page: Projects Contact News Read Me Take Action Projects. Don't forget that they're putting us, the non-student population of Berkeley, at risk here too by partying and spreading Coronavirus. Uh oh, watch out Thad and Chad. You hit the triple whammy by judging them for their race, body and “wealth”. This is understandable, a lot of people don’t, but if that’s the case you can’t just cancel an organization because their ways don’t agree with yours. What We Do Current Page: Chapters Projects Contact News Read Me Take Action Chapters. I know people personally who have been roofied, raped, sexually assaulted, etc... at frats and for their sake I will not be standing by idly. I could write a book on this matter chock-full of personal experiences but just writing this post is giving me a headache. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/TopicLinksContainer.361933014be843c79476.css.map*/I also really feel for some of the AC Transit drivers. I’m not in Greek but dude 0 UCSB students have been reported dead or seriously hospitalized due to reasons pertaining to covid. I get that it’s mostly white people, but I think that’s a bit condescending or disregarding of non white people in Greek Life that enjoy it. But it is noticeable that no other parks on the whole South Coast have permanent tent encampments. when we think of greek life, we might automatically think of these reckless frat boys and sorority girls who are partying, but it is much bigger than that so do we get rid of them all or do we find a way to remove only the problematic chapters? What We Do. Then, send us your story. It’s telling that everyone that agrees with you isn’t in a frat or sorority... they don’t see the real benefits. I know my message was somewhat aggressive but this is the result of witnessing constant abuse. "other people are partying too" yes and? This boils down to a larger problem with local government at this point and taking it all out on Greeks is just simply not the answer honey. The movement argues that Greek life is exclusionary, racist and misogynist, and structurally resistant to important reforms due to the hierarchical nature of national Greek organizations. This petition is a call to abolish Greek life (fraternities and sororities). There are hundreds of parties going in iv which include those who are CC kids and UC kids who are not in Greek life. Chapters [10]: Chapman University (@abolishgreeklifechapman) Denison University (@abolishdukeifcandpanhellenic) Duke University (@du_abolishgreek) Emory University (@abolishemorygreeklife) University of Richmond (@abolishrichmondgreeklife) not to mention that 20 people at a random house party on DP (which is still bad) aren't collectively contributing to and benefiting from a racist, classist, outdated and ORGANIZED system. Thread locked for brigading from (primarily) r/frat. Join Us. I know I started this thread as a criticism of the COVID parties going on, but it’s important to note that there’s a deep rooted issue here. EDIT (again): If you're going to defend greek life and say they aren't the only ones partying then you better go just as hard in holding them accountable. Plus I seriously doubt "most" of the parties are coming from greek life, greek life is just the only group that is getting held accountable. Sounds like you discriminated them based on what they choose to post on social media. Someone made an Instagram page for my school and held a zoom meeting about mass disaffiliation and eventually disbanding all Greek life at my school. https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/06/30/harvard-rescinds-policy-against-fraternities-sororities-other-single-gender-organizations/. How bout the 50 houses on dp partying every weekend? Due to Greek life’s considerable presence on our campus, the University could hardly stave off such a movement long. We cannot adequately reform Greek life. It's past time to abolish Greek life. where do the pre professional greek organizations come into play with this though, out of curiosity? Vanderbilt’s Greek rush process, in which potential new members are sorted into fraternities and sororities, will conclude at the beginning of the upcoming spring semester. Back. We must abolish it. @abolish_greeklife on Instagram | greeklifeabolition@gmail.com. News, questions, and discussions for the people of UCSB and IV. Not just people you agree with or like, *everyone/anyone*. This thread has been locked by the moderators of r/berkeley. IV now has about 50 tents of unhoused folk in it parks... don't see the rules being followed at those. By Noor Fakih on October 27, 2020. Please take what I have said into consideration. Lol yea i was at first a little interested in rushing for a sorority but after looking thru their instagrams and seeing like only 20% of their members not being thin rich white girls I was completely turned off from them trying to project a certain lifestyle ... seems like an exclusive partying club mostly based on looks and money to me ‍♀️, How did you discern the wealth of each soroity girl mentioned? By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. It was ~$3k/semester for a private room, 10 meals/week, plus social events. Not to mention, there’s still research being done on the long term effects of covid, so we don’t even know what kind of health problems people could experience down the road. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I’ve always been anti-Greek life. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The culture of sexual assault and the emphasis on conforming to fit into this system was unappealing to me from the start, but recently, as the Abolish Greek Life … There is an increasing call from former members of college fraternities and sororities to “Abolish Greek Life” (AGL). Being in Greek Life, knowing what I know, experiencing what I experienced ... Abolish Stanford Greek life: Confessions from an ex-sorority president. r/UCSantaBarbara is back to abolish Greek life for the tenth time this year. Well, the first amendment guarantees the right of people to peaceably assemble. Let’s be honest, frats thrive off of their exclusivity. Good luck with that. These three frat guys kept pushing on it from behind and laughing. More specifically, students at colleges like Vanderbilt, Northwestern, North Carolina, and others are requesting the abolition of all historically-white fraternities and sororities. At one point my GF at the time (who was a UC student then) and I were walking past one of the frat houses, holding hands, and got jeered at, screamed at to kiss, etc., because lesbians omg. I just think that it is too late to abolish … The type of students that throw parties go here or cc, abolishing greek life wouldn't make those types of people stop throwing parties. In an email to The Collegian on July 9, IFC president Peter Corsiglia wrote that he cannot comment on the calls to abolish Greek Life at UR. I've drove down DP on a weekend night, and it seems like it's more of an IV issue than a greek life issue, which is only 10% of the school, and an even smaller percentage of IV. You don't need to funnel your donation money through your organization so they get a tax break, just donate it yourself. How would abolishing Greek life solve any of these issues? r/abolishgreeklife: Greece is not a real country. (the rest of this petition currently refers to frats only, but we are currently updating it to address sororities too!) 5/14/18 6:21 pm. Jim Piazza Not Pushing To Abolish Greek Life, Seeks Nationwide Reform. Nationwide calls to abolish Greek life are focused on the Interfraternity Council, with 25 men's fraternities and two co-ed fraternities at Penn, and the Panhellenic Council which is composed of eight women’s sororities at Penn. If you aren't aware, multiple houses have already faced serious sanctions for it and if there's proof/pictures the respective greek councils look into it. Calls for restructuring White Greek life are not new, but cries to abolish them have sharpened in recent months. IV has quite a few essential workers, in big families where big gatherings are both a joy and a necessity for survival in our rich/poor economy here. There have been movements to dismantle the pay-to-play organizations at many campuses, but the efforts typically have been led by outsiders, Pinto said. and a low 3.0 average after having literal test banks and answer keys isn't that impressive either, please find a new hobby. You don't need to funnel your donation money through your organization so they get a tax break, just donate it yourself. Abolish Greek Life 5/28/19 Abolish Greek Life 5/28/19. You must be one of those “respect me and my choices, but I have no respect for you or yours” types. Not to endorse OP or anything, but you guys need to figure out better ways to make your point. Even if you aren’t in the roughly 40 percent of undergraduates who join a fraternity or sorority, their influence can be hard to escape, since they often dictate when the parties are, where the parties are, and exactly who’s invited. The only part of your argument I have a problem with is “a low 3.0 in humanities”.... idk I feel like this statement was unnecessary, it puts down student’s accomplishments and major/passions regardless of whether they’re involved in Greek life or not... has a very god-complex tone to me. Press J to jump to the feed. Go outside, smell some fresh air, get some sun, and lighten your mood. Students at Vanderbilt University are dropping out of their Greek organizations by the hundreds and demanding chapters disaffiliate from their national offices. what about the aspiring physicians or lawyers in the pre-professional co ed frats that benefit from the resources these orgs provide? Fraternities and sororities are built on systems of exclusion, oppression, and violence. And above all, they thrive off of this toxic brotherhood culture, where many have fallen victim to rape coverups and denial. Harvard tried and failed: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/06/30/harvard-rescinds-policy-against-fraternities-sororities-other-single-gender-organizations/, pre-professional frats aren't allowed to have anything in person at all. Our house was as diverse as Cal overall. Also what do you mean by abolish? Frats bois aren’t partying because they’re in frats, they’re in frats because they wanna party. also why is this comment controversial lol. They're causing us more harm than good considering most of the parties happening and COVID cases are within greek life. About. The best thing to do right now is to keep calm and reduce your risk by not getting close to anyone who likes to drink alcohol in a group. I think you can’t take this all out on Greeks. IFC and Panhellenic are historically racist orgs that perpetuate systemic oppression of minorities, as they aren't as accessible to minorities. Others also know they can come out, and we have had trans brothers in our organization. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I learned more as president of my fraternity than I did in any of my coursework at Berkeley and many of those guys are still my best friends to this day. After Floyd’s killing in police custody and … Efforts to abolish Greek life are not new. Im sure whatever sorority you decided not to rush really missed out on you gracing them with your presence. If you look outside you’ll also see it’s not just them, that half of IV is still partying, and getting rid of frats won’t stop that. In the wake of our nation’s moral reckoning with racism, a movement to Abolish Greek Life was born. They ’ re going to try and discredit my argument, please do so arrogance! 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