The Theta Delta Chi (TDX) fraternity will lose its housing at the end of this school year, after the University found for the fourth year in a row that the group “needs improvements” to meet Stanford’s “Standards of Excellence” (SOE) governing reviews of Greek organizations. The fraternity plans to appeal the decision, and will receive a final outcome from Residential Education (ResEd) by Feb. 1.
“Sexual orientation doesn’t define who you are,” said Douglas Wilson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.
Dozens of students gathered in the Women’s Community Center (WCC) on Thursday afternoon to hear from Professor Robert Jensen of the University of Texas at Austin, the first talk of four in the True Gentleman Speaker Series.
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.
According to a statement released earlier today, the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) has now indefinitely lost its on-campus house — among other privileges — due to another investigation related to the fraternity’s compliance with its current alcohol and social suspension.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (SAE) house was painted with swastikas Saturday night, along with several personal slurs and epithets.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) house will convert to a non-themed row house next year, with the address of the house, 1047 Campus Drive, serving as the name, according to University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin.