Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
In response to a pending proposal to create a sorority, The Daily Gazette solicited short opinions from a wide array of students on campus to capture the student debate on the issue: should Swarthmore reinstate sororities? Why or why not? The responses answer in the affirmative and negative and offer a variety of justifications for their positions. They are listed below, and here.
Women Deserve Equal Access
Rachel Branker ’12, Member of Ladies Soiree Society
Delta Upsilon Backs Sorority Proposal
Tramane Hall ’12 and Sean Mangus ’13, Delta Upsilon
Beware The Greeks
MC ’12, Former Head Tour Guide
Women’s Groups Diverse And Thriving
Joan O’Bryan ’13, Women’s Rugby, and Emma Thomas ’13, Grapevine
Large Hole In Swat’s Social Life
Carmen Perez-Leahy ’12, President of Ladies Soiree Society
Sorority Would Be Divisive
Lisa Sendrow ’13, President of Swarthmore Feminists
Gender Equality And Responsibility
Zack Wiener ’12, Sexual Health Counselor
A previous version of this piece referred to the article “Explainer: Does Title IX Apply to Greek Life?” which has been retracted while the editors are researching the question further.