As of late Monday night, the Theta Delta Chi (TDX) fraternity has gathered over 700 signatures on its campus-wide petition, originally released Sunday evening. The petition opposes to the University’s decision to remove the fraternity’s housing, the first in which consecutive failed conduct reviews — under the “Standards of Excellence” (SOE) evaluation system — directly resulted in the loss of fraternity housing.
On Thursday, Stanford’s Camera as Witness (CAW) program will combine a presentation of the documentary “I AM EVIDENCE” with a discussion of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) exams, medical tests given to sexual assault victims.
The Daily is reviving “This Day in Stanford History,” a feature which details unusual or humorous events on the same date in past years from the Daily archives.
In 2011, students from a fraternity at the University of Vermont circulated an email with the subject line “who do you want to rape list?” In 2010, Delta Kappa Epsilon members at Yale paraded around campus chanting what The Yale Daily News would later deem “an active call for sexual violence.”
Greek life has often found itself at the center of the sexual assault discussion nationwide. Although this issue is not isolated to Greek life, media and society often buy into a negative stigma of frequent sexual assault in the Greek community, often painting Greek life in a negative light.
This year, many Greek institutions at Stanford and their members are pushing back against this stigma. Madeleine Lippey ’18, philanthropy chair for Kappa Kappa Gamma, started a campaign called No More to help bring awareness to the issue and spur tangible action.
Articles about Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) were some of The Daily’s most read stories over the last two years, but an extensive account about what happened was never published. SAE declined to comment publicly for every past article regarding the situation. Then their alumni advisor reached out to us in June 2015.
Sigma Nu and Kappa Kappa Gamma co-hosted the fifth annual Snowchella benefit concert on Feb. 1, raising more than $5,000 to assist HIV/AIDS charity Support for International Change (SIC).
Last Saturday night, hundreds of students rolled out to the Sigma Nu lawn for Snowchella, the yearly benefit concert that brought to campus three impressive acts: psychedelic rock band Cuckoo Chaos, disco-house producer Shook and music industry boss Salva.
Organized by and with donations from Stanford Concert Network, Sigma Nu and Kappa Kappa Gamma, Snowchella was a rare weekend night where students didn’t have to venture off campus to find a concert worth attending.