I am writing in support of the Greek proposal to address some of the most visible and pressing issues at Dartmouth today. I believe that my time at Dartmouth was enriched and enhanced immeasurably by my participation in my fraternity, and I for one can say that the actions of a very small minority of Greek members by no means defines the majority. Attaching the actions, and consequences, of those “few” to the system at large is irresponsible and ridiculous. The College, and the “steering committee”, are both so incredibly out of touch with what students (and alumni) want, and it saddens me to be at odds so frequently with an institution that I love, and support through the role as President of DEN CT. Stop coddling, and let the students (who are purported to be “adults”) fend for themselves. The College’s constant meddling in “social life” is akin to parents trying to tell their children what to do. If the College accepts the fact that their screening process is such that they are admitting competent “adults” to the school for education, then they should also accept that those “adults” will choose to spend their social time as they see fit. To think otherwise is simply hypocritical.
2002 / Psi Upsilon