Last fall was one marked with controversy for GW Greek Life, with nearly 10 Greek organizations under investigation by Student Judicial Services for a majority of the semester. Allegations against such fraternities as Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha, Beta Theta Pi, and Pi Kappa Phi and such sororities as Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Gamma included claims of underage drinking, supplying of alcohol to minors, and hazing.
Due to the violations, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Kappa Kappa Gamma will all lose their housing on Townhouse Row. All of the Greek organizations involved were given a range of punishments; for example, Beta Theta Pi has been placed on one year social probation. SJS has not yet released a full set of results from their investigations or the punishments to be doled out.
Junior Frank Gervasio, president of the IFC and member of Beta Theta Pi says that the IFC is adopting a new self governing system to help make fraternities more accountable for their actions and to prevent alcohol abuse and hazing in the future.
With IFC spring rush beginning on Monday of next week, Gervasio believes that rush will be done as usual and that all of the chapters on campus are very eager and excited for a new year, new semester, and new rush season.