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Many students involved on both sides of the rule say the creators had good intentions, but that it is further distancing Greek and non-Greek students.
Delta Gamma and Theta Chi have partnered to host the event, which anyone can participate in for a fee that will be donated to philanthropic organizations.
Last week, sororities competed by not buying plastic water bottles. This week, the challenge was to not eat meat.
The annual event will take place on Richmond’s campus for the first time, organized by Special Olympics interns who are students at Richmond and VCU.
Many students of various student organizations participate in sororities’ and fraternities’ events that raise money for their national and local philanthropies.
The sorority cottages at UR opened this weekend after hopes of their construction had been mounting since 1989, when sororities were first chartered on campus.
The men’s basketball team saw lots of pink for breast cancer awareness last Saturday in its victory. The game also served as the “Greek Spirit Challenge.”
A fight broke out on campus early Saturday morning, causing one person to be medically treated for an asthma attack.
Sororities have seen a 10 percent increase in first-year women rushing, according to Alison Bartel Keller, the director of Greek Life.
The university admission enacted a new online registration policy to attend fraternity lodges to create a safer environment and to alert students of dangers.