The Vanderbilt Hustler

The Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Greek Row. (Hustler Multimedia/Alex Venero)

KRISHNAN: Greek Life is here to stay

September 24, 2020

The Abolish Greek Life Movement has made a compelling case for the end of Greek Life, but Vanderbilt won’t abolish.

Kappa Sigma is slated for completion in late winter. (Photo by Hunter Long)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to Bauman: Why IFCPH reformers get it wrong

August 6, 2020

When I read Jared Bauman’s “How Abolish Greek Life gets it wrong”, his point of view was familiar to me: he understands some of the harms of Interfraternity Council and Panhelleni...

Protestors conclude the Black Lives Matter march at the Tennessee State Capital as one protestor memorializes the event with a selfie. (Hustler Multimedia/Krista Panageas)

THORNTON: I hope this article gets me some “woke cred”

July 25, 2020

Only when conditional advocacy is no longer an inexorable side-effect of “wokeness,” will the word embody what it meant to begin with.

The fraternities and sororities on Greek Row have immense problems, but these organizations—and the people within them—are not irredeemable. (Emily Gonçalves/Hustler Multimedia)

GUEST EDITORIAL: How Abolish Greek Life gets it wrong

July 24, 2020

I cannot support the movement to abolish Greek life in its current iteration with a clear conscience.

The new NPHC house will be the largest on Greek row, pictured here behind the recently completed Zeta Tau Alpha house. (Photo by Hunter Long)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to Schulman, Drop. (out of writing for The Hustler.)

July 20, 2020

Dropping Greek Life doesn’t mean you dropped your misogyny, and you need to evaluate your role in rape culture.

Students turn to Abolish Greek Life, Dear PWI and The Vanderbilt Journal to voice experiences of exclusivity on campus

Students turn to Abolish Greek Life, Dear PWI and The Vanderbilt Journal to voice experiences of exclusivity on campus

July 20, 2020

In efforts to create discussion for social change on Vanderbilt’s campus and beyond, students use Instagram as a platform to share harmful experiences.

Greek Row is home to the ten IFC and ten Panhellenic fraternity and sorority houses. Abolitionists want to see these spaces reallocated for the benefit of the whole Vanderbilt community. (Hustler Staff)

Behind the movement to abolish IFC and Panhellenic chapters

July 20, 2020

Both formerly Greek and non-Greek students have taken to social media calling for Vanderbilt to abolish IFC and Panhellenic Greek life on campus.

Greek Row is the main hub of Greek life on Vanderbilt’s campus, but has also become a hub of race and class exclusivity. (Hustler Multimedia/Mattigan Kelly)

GUEST EDITORIAL: Social positives of Greek life don’t cancel out the political and moral negatives

July 19, 2020

Many of us might see Greek life as a wonderful social organization filled with sisterhood and socials, but lurking underneath the surface is blatant racism, classism and exclusion based on looks, rank and more.

Greek Life is mangled and sunken. (Photo provided by Max Schulman)

SCHULMAN: Drop.

July 14, 2020

I was the Diversity & Inclusion Chair for my fraternity; reform wasn’t enough.