Establish a Committee to Defund and Dismantle Fraternal and Sororal Organizations at VCU

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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is one of Virginia's most distinctive and notorious liberal-arts colleges in all of the state. VCU is known as a place "for everyone"; a neon sign suspended above the university's new Institution for Contemporary Arts reads "You Belong Here", promoting VCU's proclivity to diversity and inclusiveness.

Though VCU's appeal to inclusivity affirms the university's core fundamentals, it is not without but one fatal flaw: it's tolerance for it's fraternal and sororal organizations, who have (the seemingly unlimited) ability to patronize those who are invited to partake in the traditions of fraternal and sororal practices.

The "integrity" of fraternal and sororal clubs at VCU do not align with VCU's core fundamentals. Not only are they pompous, and impede what VCU stands for, but coincidentally create a divide between students who are "in-the-know", and those who are there to simply "be" at VCU.

On Feb. 27th, 2020, the Delta Chi Fraternity attempted to disassociate themselves upon notice of the death of one of their pledges, Adam Oakes, who (inconclusively) passed away from a physical complication of hazing, and alcohol poisoning.

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