I am writing in support of the Greek proposal to address some of the most visible and pressing issues at Dartmouth today. On the topic of inclusivity, I was recently visiting Cornell and was disturbed by how exclusive the fraternities were. You were not allowed in any party unless you knew someone who was important to the house. It was not a good feeling when my friends and I were turned away from a party when we were trying to have a good time and meet new people. Dartmouth’s current Greek System allows for people to explore different houses meet many different types of people. In the rest of my time here and after I graduate, I do not want anyone to be turned away from a party for no good reason other than they do not know anyone. Meeting new people and making new friends is vital to one’s college experience. I believe that the current manner in which houses allow any member of the college to enter if they are hosting an event is crucial to the sense of community at Dartmouth for those who are affiliated or unaffiliated.
2017 / Alpha Chi Alpha