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KU fraternity suspension reignites conversations about Greek life reform and abolition

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The University of Kansas recently removed Sigma Chi from its campus. KU has suspended three fraternities this year due to hazing offenses.

The University of Kansas suspended its Sigma Chi fraternity last month after hazing allegations. The decision follows two suspensions of other KU fraternities, Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta, earlier this year.

Two reporters join Steve Kraske to discuss Greek life issues. Matthew Petillo, News Editor of the University Daily Kansan, talks about the suspension and the accountability process at KU. Sarah Brown, News Editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, highlights ongoing issues with fraternities and national movements against Greek life, either for reform or complete abolition of the institution.

  • Matthew Petillo, University Daily Kansan
  • Sarah Brown, The Chronicle of Higher Education
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