Tuesday, September 24

USAC revives debate of IFC sponsorship

Student council to discuss readmitting greek council

The Undergraduate Student Association Council will discuss the
fate of the fraternity community tonight, the latest addition to
the contentious debate about the greek role in campus

Student officers have stressed they will not vote on
"responsoring," or re-admitting, the Interfraternity Council, which
is the umbrella organization for fraternities.

Student government rules require a two-thirds vote to add items
to the agenda during the meeting.

The debate has galvanized the campus for two years.

The Interfraternity Council was expelled October 1992 from
student government after fraternity songbooks filled with racist
and misogynist lyrics were made public.

The sorority umbrella group, Panhellenic Council, removed itself
in protest.

Last year, the student council made several attempts to re-admit
the greek councils, usually following strong debate.

The council managed to approve IFC’s responsorship but the
decision was invalidated by the Judicial Board – student
government’s supreme judiciary body – upon appeal by MEChA, the
campus Chicano/a student organization.

Tonight’s meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Kerckhoff

From Bruin staff reports

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