An ISC sorority has great potential for those who find acceptance and love within the organization. Especially with its feminist notions. But as I navigate the world has a Black feminist, an ISC organization was not for me. These organization can be home for many, or alienating for some, although the people may not intentionally try to be.
Low-income women, and even middle-class women, might be hanging by their fingers to the mainstream Greek community. I hope the mainstream Greek community has the courage to be honest with itself about the disconnect it has with Stanford’s ever more inclusive goals.
Something needs to be done to correct the harmful gender relations ongoing in Greek organizations. The very fact that Greek life, by definition, is based on a system of segregation of the sexes creates an us-them mentality that allows for sexual objectification, violence, and acceptance of set gendered roles. As a result, a dismantling or, at least, integration of the Greek system may be necessary to overcome the problems in gender relations.
In the wake of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s losing an appeal of the University’s decision to revoke its housing, The Daily took a look at the recent history of fraternity evictions.
If Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Inter-Sorority Council are committed to making the ISC sororities more socioeconomically inclusive in general, minimizing recruitment costs is the best solution. I can tell you from experience that it will take more than one person to accomplish this, and will definitely require compassionate and unyielding allyship.
After considering an appeal filed by the fraternity, Stanford University upheld the suspension of on-campus housing privileges for Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) during the next two academic years, according to a statement from the University released this morning.
Each speaker ended their presentation with a call to action; however, if there were men in the room sincerely ready to answer that call, I don’t think they were given enough tools.
Stanford issued a new, university-wide policy governing fraternities and sororities at a meeting with Greek leadership today. The Standards of Excellence (SOE) program will govern the self-evaluation process of all chapters of the African-American Fraternal and Sororal Association (AAFSA), Interfraternity Council (IFC), Intersorority Council (ISC) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).