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...

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.

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.

Kirkland Hall houses Vanderbilt administration. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Video surfaces of Vanderbilt student using racial slur, ties to Greek life

July 20, 2020

The video was taken March 2 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It was later posted to Instagram July 3 by a Vanderbilt rising senior.

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.

The Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Greek Row. (Hustler Multimedia/Mattigan Kelly)

GUEST EDITORIAL: A message from the former brothers of Delta Tau Delta

July 15, 2020

After our failed attempts at reforming the Greek Life system, we are dropping our Greek affiliation in hopes of creating a more unified and inclusive social experience for everyone on Vanderbilt’s campus.

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.

The Chi Omega sorority house on Greek Row.

Greek leaders take a critical look at chapter-ranking website, Greekrank

July 11, 2020

The fate of Greek life on our campus is unknown, but leaders have found culprits like Greekrank to be partially at fault for the negativity surrounding the national social organizations.

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)

Participation in Greek life on campus hits twenty year low in 2019

October 2, 2019

The percentage of undergraduate women involved in Panhellenic sororities on campus has decreased significantly, from 55.9 percent in 2013 to 42.6 percent in 2019. Director of Greek Life Kristin To...

Tailgate season kicks off with guest lists, attendance caps and backyard fencing

Tailgate season kicks off with guest lists, attendance caps and backyard fencing

August 30, 2019

National standards and university construction are changing the way fraternities host their football tailgates this year