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Fraternity ban lifted for all but two chapters

Fraternity ban lifted for all but two chapters

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2019

While two fraternities remain under investigation, the fraternity activities ban may end for all but two chapters. The ban, which was instated Feb. 5 following the Feb. 2 death of first-year Connor Gage, can be lifted for most fraternities if they complete an action plans released by Student Life...

Fraternity council addresses activities ban

Fraternity council addresses activities ban

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2019

The future of the fraternity activities ban is uncertain as investigations continue, following a March 19 campus visit from the North American Interfraternity Conference. The ban was instated Feb. 5 following the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 after attending at least one fraterni...

In Response to #ActualSororityMove

May 6, 2016

Dear Editor,A recent social media campaign, started by a group of sorority women at Elon University called #ActualSororityMove, has made its way onto the UVM campus. The underlying message of the campaign is to reframe the way sororities are portrayed in society. Women take pictures with aesthetically...

Greek Life petitions against tax bill

Greek Life petitions against tax bill

Bryan O'Keefe and Kelsey Neubauer

February 17, 2016

Members of Greek life are fighting to repeal a bill that eliminates the property tax exemption on their houses. The bill will go into effect January 2017, unless the new opposing bill is passed before May, when Vermont’s legislative session ends, sophomore Will Sudbay said. “We are basically in...

Sorority suspended after social media posts

October 27, 2015

UVM’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority was recently suspended, pending review by their national office after “questionable” pictures were posted on social media, said Pat Brown, director of Student Life.“I asked the national office to peruse some things and let me know what they find out, which is a t...

Greek housing could be taxed

October 20, 2015

The end of a property tax exemption for Greek life in Vermont may cost many fraternities and sororities their houses.Come January 2017, the Greek system at UVM will have to come up with approximately $30,000 a year in order to account for the property tax, said Jonathan Wolff, the association’s legal ...

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