Earlier this fall, Wesleyan University, a small, competitive liberal arts college in Middletown, Conn., made national headlines when it announced that residential fraternities at the school had to admit women as members and residents.
Although the university’s official statement emphasized that the change was being made to address issues of “equity and inclusion,” the decision came after a series of incidents in residential and off-campus fraternities, including two rapes. The administration’s decision was made five months after Wesleyan’s Student Assembly passed a resolution calling for the university’s residential fraternities to admit both women and men.
What do BU students think about the idea of making fraternities here coed? This week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Should fraternities be required to admit women?”
“YouSpeak” typically appears on Mondays. If you have a suggestion for a topic, leave it in the Comment section below.
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