This year was the first Greek Life recruitment experience with the implemented training. Despite its purpose, it had little effect on the number of investigations into hazing claims.
A fraternity or sorority can be suspended or have its chapter revoked from campus through Greek Life violations, which can include hazing, academic dishonesty and alcohol abuse. The penalties range from educational programs to suspension.
Award-winning speaker and author Ross Szabo visited Miami University on Oct. 19 to share his struggle with bipolar disorder and discuss the importance of seeking help for mental health.
Unpredictable springtime weather in Oxford was exemplified by snowfall on April 18 – roughly one month into the spring season. As a result, some Miami staff and students have noticed a drop in the number of outdoor activities.
Forecasted hazardous weather and an ever-changing COVID-19 situation led to several changes to Miami University’s formal recruitment process for fraternities and sororities.
In this episode your host Anna McDougall is joined by Kappa Sigma outgoing president, Quinn Sippola, and incoming president, Emmet Jones to discuss the process of recolonizing a fraternity on Miami's campus.
Miami University is forming its fourth Greek Council that will focus on diversifying Greek Life and give a voice to those who are underrepresented in Greek Life.
Following the passing of Collin’s Law this summer, Ohio colleges and universities are now required to implement hazing education as well as prevent issues that allow hazing to continue. But Miami University has had a self-led Greek course since 2018, and at this time won’t be changing its requirements for Greek-affiliated students.
Tyler Perino testified before the Ohio Senate, advocating for Collin’s Law, a bill seeking to make hazing a felony.
Marja Berry, an Oxford resident, has been helping around 80 Miami University students with food insecurities right out of her garage for the past month through her program called Army of Kindness.
Just weeks after a 20-year-old Bowling Green State University (BGSU) student died in an alleged hazing incident, lawmakers are reintroducing a bill that would make hazing a felony in the state of Ohio. If the state law were to change and give harsher penalties to students convicted of hazing, Miami University would follow suit.
Some anonymous Miami University fraternity and sorority members say parties as large as 200 people have been thrown in basements of fraternity houses in an attempt to avoid mass gathering penalties.
Epsilon Tau Pi is a national service fraternity for those who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank available to youth in Scouts BSA, formerly known as Boy Scouts.
Miami University’s spring recruitment for fraternities and sororities garnered a similar number of students joining Greek Life compared to previous years before the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our numbers were relatively the same,” said Kimberly Vance, director of the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. “We had a slight dip in the men from 2020 to 2021, as far as accepted bids. But they still had more accepted bids than they did in 2019 … For the women, it was pretty similar.”
And though fraternity hazing is publicly criticized for its outward displays of toxic masculinity and violence, sorority recruitment acts as an alternative form of hazing plagued by toxic and detrimental female stereotypes.
In past years, the first two weekends of the spring semester have been marked by hoards of women dressed to perfection, running around campus filled with nerves and meeting lots of people in a short amount of time.