Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Colorado Students Want Equal Rights With Greeks


The student government of the University of Colorado is debating a bill that, if passed, would shut down three campus buildings unless the fraternities decide to rent rooms for social events at the same rates to other student organizations.

According to the Colorado Daily News, fraternities are unaffiliated with CU and must pay outside-vendor rates. CU administration says they can only re-affiliate if they sign a reform agreement that includes delaying rush until spring semester.

Entitled the “Fair and Equal Access Bill,” the new plan will be voted on Thursday. It proposes withdrawing university funding from the buildings unless they comply. Without the funding, the buildings would have to close.

“They're not acting in the best interest of the students but rather acting as a member of a fraternity or sorority,” said a Colorado official. For once, at least Greeks may win.

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