• Petitioning Del Beatty

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Dean Of Students, DSU
Del Beatty
President, Dixie State University
Steven Nadauld
Director of Student Involvement and Leadership
Jordan Sharp

Dixie State University Administration: Repeal the ban on greek letter clubs. Allow and give equal representation to Fraternity and Sorority organizations on campus.

    1. Jeffrey Peterson
    2. Petition by

      Jeffrey Peterson

      Hurricane, UT

We the students of Dixie State University hereby petition the DSU administration to reconsider and/or remove the campus ban on Greek life, as well as the accompanying bylaws found in article III part 3 of the DSU Student Association Club Council Policies and Procedures, and to recognize Phi Beta Pi ( Φ β Π) as an official club in good standing and with equal representation as the other clubs on the campus of Dixie State University.

We have organized this petition in response to the blatant disregard the school has shown to a women’s organization seeking equal treatment and representation at our public University under protection of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

We as students seek to uphold the great legacy of Dixie State. We understand the inherent risks to the University’s reputation in accepting new practices or becoming a “Greek friendly” campus, but we see much more serious risk to our school’s great name in attempting to subvert some of our most fundamental rights as citizens and students, namely the rights to equality in expression and free speech. We urge the administration to repeal the bylaws it has set forth that exclude fraternity/sorority organizations, to officially recognize the group that is hereby petitioning for representation, and also to reevaluate it’s treatment of such groups in the future.

To:
Del Beatty, Dean Of Students, DSU
Steven Nadauld, President, Dixie State University
Jordan Sharp, Director of Student Involvement and Leadership
Repeal the ban on greek letter clubs. Allow and give equal representation to Fraternity and Sorority organizations on campus.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • William Jergins CEDAR CITY, UT
      • 11 months ago

      The freedom of speech and association is one of the most fundamental of our rights, and nowhere is this right more important than in an academic setting. My education has been greatly blessed and furthered by meeting like minded students with drive, intelligence, and dedication through similar organizations. The leadership opportunities they offer are invaluable to those who participate. The role of the University should be further these social bonds and opportunities. I feel it is a both a great disservice to the students at the University and an impermissible infringement on their rights to ban these organizations from campus.

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    • Deborah Lookeer ST. GEORGE, UT
      • 12 months ago

      I think it's a 1st Amendment issue, specifically: The U.S. Supreme Could decided in Roberts v. United States Jaycees (1984) that "implicit in the right to engage in activities protected by the First Amendment" is "a corresponding right to associate with others in pursuit of a wide variety of political, social, economic, educational, religious, and cultural ends.

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    • Edward Knight MCKEES ROCKS, PA
      • 12 months ago

      The inconsistent and irrational policies of administrators in our institutions of higher learning are rapidly approaching a level of absurdity. It is time that a national movement for pushback, driven by the students themselves, begins to assert itself.

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    • Michael Nielsen ST GEORGE, UT
      • 12 months ago

      I attend DSU

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    • Aaron Judd SAINT GEORGE, UT
      • 12 months ago

      I thought that phi beta pie's argument was compelling and enough to help me see that not allowing greek letters based on the university personal opinion on is a clear infringement on their 1st amendment. The LDS club LDSSA is able to openly and correctly express their standards in their club by the "LDS" portion of the name. Though LDS in written our alphabet it is also a symbol that represents more than just 3 letters. Why than can PHI BETA PIE not use the greek alphabet to help symbolism meaning to their club. If the only answer is that the University believes greek letters will generate a negative public image to the school then in than it is clearly and blatantly molding freedom of speech to better its own image by allowing a church organization to do it over students with good intentions. Its unfair and unconstitutional to not fund a good club who's club motto and spirit you've already agreed meets DSU's standard over religious and other groups hows acronyms hold meaning in themselves.

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