UW-Madison won't delay fall fraternity recruitment

By  | 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison has decided not to move forward with a proposal to delay fall recruiting for its fraternities and sororities.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports a committee decided Tuesday that the proposed changes were unwarranted. They said such restrictions would single out Greek organizations if they weren't also required of the other student organizations on campus.

Complaints received by the school's student life office stemmed from the overlap of the fall recruitment period with Jewish holidays. Female freshmen students said they were unable to make a long-term commitment to a sorority while they were busy with religious celebrations.

The committee included representatives from the school's Greek organizations, university housing and others. The group met during last school year to begin deciding whether or not to delay recruitment until October or spring semester.

There are 58 fraternities and sororities at UW-Madison.

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus