Vanderbilt AEPi Leaves Campus Amid Hazing Violations

Vanderbilt AEPi Leaves Campus Amid Hazing Violations

As of this evening, the national organization of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPI) removed the charter of its Vanderbilt chapter until 2021, effective immediately. This removal comes after the fraternity has faced multiple rumors of hazing in consecutive years. Vanderbilt’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) had no role in kicking AEPi off campus,...

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Future VU: No more parking on Greek Row?

Future VU: No more parking on Greek Row?

In March 2017, the Vanderbilt student body received a letter regarding the beginning of the implementation of the university’s most recent land use program, Future VU, based in the administration’s Academic Strategic Plan. Focusing specifically on efforts such as diversity and inclusion, campus environment, trans-institutional collaboration, sustainability, and the communal...

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‘The Invisible War’ and Kori Cioca: The parallels between rape culture on college campus and the military

‘The Invisible War’ and Kori Cioca: The parallels between rape culture on college campus and the military

CONTENT WARNING: Some brutal details regarding sexual assault are written about in this article. I’m left emotionally drained and powerfully moved after attending the Vanderbilt University Project Safe Center’s hosting of Kori Cioca, a stoic former military servicewoman who was sexually assaulted while serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. Her...

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Inclusivity and the Future of Greek Life at Vanderbilt

Inclusivity and the Future of Greek Life at Vanderbilt

Greek life on college campuses has long been derided as a place where diversity cannot flourish and racism is the status quo. It is easy to find headlines of Greek chapters at other schools going viral for racist drinking chants or bid day Snapchats. At Vanderbilt, examples of this blatant...

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More than Just a Meme: How a Picture Sparked a Discussion on Cultural Appropriation and Greek Life at Vanderbilt

More than Just a Meme: How a Picture Sparked a Discussion on Cultural Appropriation and Greek Life at Vanderbilt

On Wednesday, a meme posted to a prominent Vanderbilt Facebook group sparked a passionate debate about cultural appropriation. The group, titled “dank new rand memes,” is familiar to many Vanderbilt students. It is usually a place of levity, where students make jokes at the expense of campus issues and characters....

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Vanderbilt Greek Life’s Money Problem

Vanderbilt Greek Life’s Money Problem

A recent New York Times article cast doubt over higher education’s promise of opportunity and social mobility, putting Vanderbilt’s own inequity front and center.  The article cited research from “The Equality of Opportunity Project” which found that Vanderbilt was one of 38 schools that had more students from the top...

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