As the alumni advisor to Theta Delta Chi, I wholeheartedly support this student-led effort to demonstrate leadership with regard to reforming social life at Dartmouth. While I may not agree with every point or idea in the proposal, I do beleive that moulding such a broad based coalition to produce this document is ultimately what was most imporrtant. It highlights the broad support of the Greek system from both affliliated and unaffiliated undergrads, alumni and parents. While this group is an important constituency, they cannot hope to reform student life on their own. Dartmouth’s administration and faculty have an obligation to do their part. I applaud the Trustees’ and President’s efforts to date, but frankly think the faculty must be urged strongly if not required to do more. We all recognize that faculty are not incentivized to spend time actively participating in student life, and so most of them don’t. That must change. Most of my closest friendships come from those forged in my fraternity as an undergraduate. Please do not take that opportunity away from future men and women of Dartmouth.
2004 / Theta Delta Chi