Here are a few interesting recent stories in the Panhellenic world:
The Dartmouth has a story on the Panhellenic Council’s decision to hold off on considering adding a ninth sorority at Dartmouth. They indicate that in light of recent negative stories on their Greek community, they would prefer to refocus on building up the current chapter.
The Daily Princetonian has a story indicating that sorority recruitment had dropped significantly this year at Princeton. The headline is somewhat misleading since Princeton is in a transition year in moving toward deferred, second-year, recruitment. A closer look at the numbers shows a large increase among Sophomores and Juniors over past years. The story also touches on the dispute between the fraternities and sororities and President Shirley Tilghman, and the ban on Freshman joining fraternities and sororities.
(From The Washington Post) After 79 years, a Panhellenic sorority will be returning to Swarthmore College in the Spring. A group of students began the process to bring Kappa Alpha Theta back to campus in the past few years, and after quite a bit of dissent and discussion on the role of fraternities and sororities at Swarthmore, it has finally been approved.
In another sign of the rapid increase in interest in the southeast, the Daily Gamecock reports that Alpha Gamma Delta has colonized their newest chapter at the University of South Carolina with 300 women receiving bids.