Monday’s announcement comes in the wake of criticism over the removal and subsequent reinstatement of Theta Delta Chi’s (TDX) campus housing earlier this month.
Alpha Chi Omega (AXO), a sorority recently invited to join the Stanford Inter-Sorority Council (ISC), will be recruiting new members and establishing a new chapter on campus in the first weeks of spring quarter.
Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) will officially join the Stanford Inter-Sorority Council (ISC) community this spring, becoming ISC’s eighth sorority chapter on campus.
This year saw unusually high enrollment and retention in ISC sororities’ recruitment. While sororities met their new sisters with excitement, some housed groups are now facing a shortage of space.
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.
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.
The ASSU Senate voted last Tuesday to reconsider a funding request by Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) for Theta Breakers, giving the sorority two days’ notice to prepare their defense.
Theta Breakers is Theta’s annual 5k and 10k walk/run, which raises money for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. On Sept. 30, the Senate approved Theta’s funding for $5,566.74 after inquiring about the nature of the philanthropy event, its fundraising efforts and its Stanford-affiliated attendance. However, the Appropriations Committee, chaired by Jackson Beard ’17, felt that the discussion during the Senate meeting was not “sufficient,” and requested the vote for reconsideration at the Oct. 7 meeting.
As fraternity rush concludes its first week and sorority rush approaches, the challenges surrounding rush may be particularly accentuated – given the stereotypically heteronormative culture structuring Greek life – for members of Stanford’s LGBTQ community, some of whom enter the process with reservations about whether or not they will be accepted.