Campus / Greek Life / News / February 11, 2010

Support through pin dress

On Monday, members of the Greek community will wear the pins of their individual Greek organizations, commonly referred to as pin dressing, to show solidarity with one other.

The decision amongst all Greek fraternities and sororities to do so was decided by senior Maddy Eaton, president of the Panhellenic Council, junior Jimmy Thornton, president of Interfraternity Council and the presidents of each Greek organization.

“We’re doing it to show support of our Greek leadership,” said Thornton. “It’s really just to show solidarity.”

Thornton said it is about many different things, including the incident and arrest that recently happened at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Senior and member of ATP (soon to become Alpha Sigma Alpha) Sara Belger does not plan to pin dress on Monday.

“I don’t particularly feel like all the other Greek life on campus should be penalized because of what happened at one organization,” said Belger. “We’re not all the same. Because they got busted for giving alcohol to minors, that’s not something that I want to be associated with.”

In response to the idea of some Greek members of campus planning not to pin dress on Monday, Thornton said, “I just don’t understand that,” and that it should be about supporting the community.

Monday evening is also when the meeting between President Roger Taylor, Dean of Students Xavier Romano and the presidents of Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and all Greek organizations on campus will have a closed meeting to discuss recent events involving the Greek system.

Annie Zak

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