Backlash Comes Over UGA's Ban on Hoop Skirts at Greek Functions

Just a few weeks after the video of fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma campus singing a racist song riled up the whole country, fraternity leadership and the administration of the University of Georgia have caused consternation over their decision to ban hoop skirts as appropriate articles of clothing to… » 3/25/15 11:20am 3/25/15 11:20am

Charlottesville Police: 'No Evidence' to Support UVA Rape Allegations 

In a press conference this afternoon, the Charlottesville, Virginia Police Department announced that they are "unable to conclude to any substantive degree" that the gang rape allegations made by University of Virginia student "Jackie" and reported in a November story in Rolling Stone happened in the way that the… » 3/23/15 3:30pm 3/23/15 3:30pm

North Carolina Frat Suspended for Notebook of Rape and Lynching Jokes

North Carolina State University's Pi Kappa Phi has been suspended by its national leadership after a waitress at a university near campus discovered a pledge book allegedly authored by the fraternity's members. The book was filled with jokes about rape, lynching, and racial slurs. According to local news station WRAL,… » 3/23/15 11:30am 3/23/15 11:30am

World's Dumbest Frat Facebooked Photos of Drug Deals, Unconscious Women 

The Penn State chapter of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity has been suspended and police are investigating after the school's interfraternity council discovered two "secret" Facebook pages filled with pictures of the members doing objectionable things: hazing, transacting drug deals, and photographing women who were… » 3/17/15 10:10am 3/17/15 10:10am

Wesleyan Fraternity DKE Files Lawsuit Over Being Forced to Go Co-Ed

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Wesleyan University announced Thursday that they're filing a lawsuit against the school for forcing them to become co-educational. Wesleyan ruled in September that all campus fraternities must start admitting women; a press release from DKE accuses the school of "stamp[ing] out… » 2/19/15 5:50pm 2/19/15 5:50pm

Yale Frat SAE Banned For Violating Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Yale chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been banned from campus until 2016, reportedly for violating the school's sexual misconduct policies, then impeding a university investigation into the frat's actions. Nobody is saying just what the violation was, only that it involved a presentation that took… » 2/13/15 2:50pm 2/13/15 2:50pm

Dartmouth Will Ban Hard Liquor to Try to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

Dartmouth College, one of the many schools grappling with a publicity-unfriendly campus sexual assault problem, has unveiled a new plan to "address harmful behavior" by students. A cornerstone of that plan involves banning hard liquor from campus parties. The administration is also strongly suggesting that the… » 1/29/15 12:30pm 1/29/15 12:30pm

Six Michigan Frats and Sororities Suspended for Trashing Ski Lodges

Six fraternities and sororities at the University of Michigan have been suspended for absolutely trashing two ski resorts, damage that's estimated to exceed $50,000. There are still plenty of pictures of the wreckage on photo-sharing app Sneek, with some students arguing it's really no big deal. » 1/27/15 2:20pm 1/27/15 2:20pm

Sorority Report #5: Crime, Punishment, and How to Get 'Blacklisted'

Welcome to Sorority Report, a feature in which we celebrate the best and battiest of Rush Week emails from sororities. Part 1 extolled the virtues of Spanx. Part 2 sang the praises of Vaseline and warned sternly against "natural looks." Part 3 lectured against allowing "randos" to wear Greek shirts in the general… » 1/23/15 5:10pm 1/23/15 5:10pm

Sorority Report #4: Sister-Approved Shades of Turquoise You Can Wear

Welcome to Sorority Report, a feature in which we celebrate the best and battiest of Rush Week emails from sororities. Part 1 extolled the virtues of Spanx. Part 2 sang the praises of Vaseline and warned sternly against "natural looks." Part 3 lectured against allowing "randos" to wear Greek shirts in the general… » 1/22/15 3:30pm 1/22/15 3:30pm

Duke University Fraternity Suspended After Rape Allegation 

The Alpha Delta Phi fraternity at Duke University has been suspended, following an allegation from a female student that she was raped at party held at their off-campus house earlier this month. The woman told Durham police she passed out after being given a hot chocolate, and awoke the next morning with no underwear,… » 1/21/15 4:10pm 1/21/15 4:10pm

It's Time for Sorority Women to Have Their Own Damn Parties and Booze

In the midst of our ongoing and incredibly frustrating campus rape discussion, one odd fact keeps disappearing and reemerging from the conversation: sororities are formally prohibited from serving alcohol at official Greek events, while fraternities, um, serve quite a lot of it. Would allowing sororities to serve… » 1/20/15 10:50am 1/20/15 10:50am

West Virginia University Has Suspended All Frats and Sororities

The newest trend in Greek life at many universities is suspending fraternities and sororities, either one by one or as a whole. West Virginia University, a medium-size public university in Morgantown, has opted for the latter, suspending every frat and sorority on campus after an 18-year-old was found unconscious and… » 11/14/14 11:10am 11/14/14 11:10am

Johns Hopkins Pays Lip Service to Campus Rape, Frats Throw a Tantrum

Two weeks ago, during a party at Johns Hopkins University's Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a bathroom by two men. University administrators responded by sending out a letter temporarily suspending all social events held by fraternities and sororities. Now, hundreds of copies of a… » 11/11/14 11:10am 11/11/14 11:10am