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.