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Old 05-13-2021, 01:39 PM
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Think it can't happen at your school? THINK AGAIN!

Today, it was announced that Bloomsburg University has terminated their fraternity and sorority programs effective immediately. The University has cut ties with all national and local fraternities and sororities.

Back at the beginning of the spring term, the University put out a statement stating that due to the plethora of risk management issues, students injured and deaths and hazing, that they were giving Greek Life organizations one last opportunity to get their stuff together. They stated that if any fraternity or sorority broke rules (Hazing, risk management, etc,) and were found responsible, the entire Greek System would be shut down.

Well, this past weekend, a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority passed away after falling down steps at a suspended fraternity's party, and today it was announced Greek Life is over at Bloomsburg.

So there you go...it can happen.
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:45 PM
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Wow. Just, wow.
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:54 PM
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Holy cow. Won't this just send orgs underground and make it even worst?
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:59 PM
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It looks like the Greek Life page on the university's website has already been removed...
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Old 05-13-2021, 02:42 PM
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It was removed today, right before they sent an email out to the entire student body stating they were shutting it down.

Because Bloomsburg already had a thriving underground Greek Life community due to 8 groups being suspended in the last two years, this will likely drive the rest of them there now.

I truly hope that NPC will help this sorority community to continue, because the sororities at Bloomsburg were thriving and doing things the right way.

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Old 05-13-2021, 05:14 PM
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Good grief.
Well...here we go. Now other colleges and universities have a lodestar to follow: “Because we have determined our current Greek system to be in crisis, we are following the lead of Bloomsburg University and immediately disbanding....”

Ladies, in this case, “It just takes one...” now has a whole NEW meaning.
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Old 05-13-2021, 05:26 PM
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I truly hope that NPC will help this sorority community to continue, because the sororities at Bloomsburg were thriving and doing things the right way.
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Well, this past weekend, a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority passed away after falling down steps at a suspended fraternity's party, and today it was announced Greek Life is over at Bloomsburg.
Don't most NPC sororities ask their members to 'do things the right way' by AVOIDING parties at suspended Fraternities homes?
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Nobody knows why the young lady was at the party, and frankly, it's not my concern. What happened to her could've happened to any person at the party. It just so happened she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma. The Greek system was shut down because a person died at Pi Lambda Phi's fraternity party, period. Whether she was in an NPC sorority or not is not the issue.

The SORORITY should avoid having a party with an suspended fraternity. THAT was not what THIS was. Maybe her boyfriend or brother or whatever was a member of Pi Lam. I don't know, and it doesn't matter.

This whole situation is bad on so many levels. If your university has even talked about a scenario like this, well now the precedent is set.

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Don't most NPC sororities ask their members to 'do things the right way' by AVOIDING parties at suspended Fraternities homes?
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:17 PM
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I wonder if this applies to ALL Greek organizations or just NPC/ NIC/ IFC? There are quite a few NPHC and other organizations at this school that I am not familiar with.
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:32 PM
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It means ALL local and national NPC, NIC, NPHC, MGC social organizations

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I wonder if this applies to ALL Greek organizations or just NPC/ NIC/ IFC? There are quite a few NPHC and other organizations at this school that I am not familiar with.
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:07 PM
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It means ALL local and national NPC, NIC, NPHC, MGC social organizations
Hmmm... are we sure the ban applied to NPHC and MGC organizations, or perhaps someone just forgot about this page?

https://intranet.bloomu.edu/multicultural-organizations
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:11 PM
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I would assume that there will be legal challenges if they don't apply that to everyone.
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Old 05-16-2021, 12:59 AM
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Hmmm... are we sure the ban applied to NPHC and MGC organizations, or perhaps someone just forgot about this page?

https://intranet.bloomu.edu/multicultural-organizations
Given the overlap at the National level between the NIC, NPHC and NALFO, a ban of all NIC would knock out at least 3 or 4 of them (I think the only NPHC fraternity not also in the NIC is Omega Psi Phi)

Also, have talked to the member of the Alpha Phi Omega board of directors for the area that includes Bloomberg, according to them, as of Thursday, Alpha Phi Omega Service fraternity is not being caught up in this.
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I know I sound dumb here but what would keep the sororities from functioning like they do at say Santa Clara University in California? They are not recognized by the university but are still allowed to exist and function. Can someone explain that to me?
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School says ban is not related to recent student death: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.inq...outputType=amp
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