Students turn to Abolish Greek Life, Dear PWI and The Vanderbilt Journal to voice experiences of exclusivity on campus Sahanya Bhaktaram , Deputy Life Editor July 20, 2020 On July 3, a video of a Greek Life member using racial slurs at a gathering in March surfaced on Instagram, igniting widespread outrage amongst Vanderbilt students and fueling renewed calls for Vanderbilt’s administration to abolish Greek Life on campus.. Two months later, the university has made no progress. This past month, students at American University created a petition asking It's time to end IFC/Panhellenic Greek Life at Vanderbilt University. Credit - Joey Lautrup-TIME As Americans began a fresh reckoning with systemic racism this summer, some college students, kept home from school due to COVID-19 , began to view campus life through a new lens. In 2019, student activists at Swarthmore College led a four-day sit-in in protest of Greek life after racist, homophobic, and sexist documents were leaked. Abolish Vanderbilt IFCPH GL Resources on the abolition of IFC/Panhellenic Greek Life at Vanderbilt University. An Abolish Greek Life movement began to form, and it took root at Vanderbilt University where nearly a third of students participate in the Greek system. At Vanderbilt University, an 'Abolish Greek Life' movement took root, sparking a debate on campus over the role of fraternities and sororities. It focused on those fraternities and sororities that have historically catered to white students. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Interfraternity Council. More specifically, students at colleges like Vanderbilt, Northwestern, North Carolina, and others are requesting the abolition of all historically-white fraternities and sororities. ~ ⬇️ACTION ITEMS⬇️ linktr.ee/abolishIFCPH Find all of the latest information on greek life news and students. There is an increasing call from former members of college fraternities and sororities to “Abolish Greek Life” (AGL). Swarthmore then proceeded to formally ban all sororities and fraternities. Both formerly Greek and non-Greek students have taken to social media calling for Vanderbilt to abolish IFC and Panhellenic Greek life on campus. The latest discussion forum topics for Vanderbilt University - VU. Help us end this oppressive system before it causes any more harm. Greek Row is home to the ten IFC and ten Panhellenic fraternity and sorority houses. Sign the petition Who We Are About Us We are committed to ending the classism, racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, and homophobia perpetuated by IFC and Panhellenic organizations on Vanderbilt's campus. … https://news.yahoo.com/abolish-greek-life-see-campus-204910346.html