Chi Phi, a fraternity that was disbanded by Lafayette College in 2005, takes school to court to reopen.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Lafayette College has been sued by a fraternity that wants to reopen its chapter at the Easton school. Chi Phi's house at Lafayette was closed in 2005 due to code of conduct violations. According to the Express-Times, the fraternity has filed a lawsuit against the college, seeking permission to reopen the house and begin recruiting new members. In October, the college's board of trustees told Lafayette's fraternities and sororities they needed to make major changes or risk being shut down. This was in response to a report that found that found a lack of diversity among the houses, excessive alcohol use and that many students in the Greek system had experienced some sort of unwanted sexual contact.
A study by a panel at the Easton college says fraternities/sororities need to change within thre years or risk being shut down. What do you think?
Over the weekend, the Lafayette College Board of Trustees told the school's fraternities and sororities they need to make improvements or face being shut down. According to the Morning Call, the board says Lafayette's entire Greek system could be in danger if things don't change within three years. The board's vote was in response to a report -- which we've included here -- by a panel at the college that looked at Lafayette's fraternities and sororities. According to its report, the panel found a lack of diversity among the houses, excessive alcohol use and -- perhaps most disturbingly -- that "24 percent of Greek students reported experiencing unwanted sexual contacts." And as a result, the school has set goals for its 11 fraternities and…