In a Wespeak published in the Argus today, the Xi Chapter of Psi Upsilon announced its plans to hold its first co-ed rush on February 7th. It’s the first residential frat on campus to become co-ed after the Board of Trustees and President Roth announced in September that all residential frats must become fully-coed in the next three years. This decision was alongside other hard stances the administration took on fraternities last semester, including suspending Psi U from all social activities this year, prohibiting freshmen from pledging, and making Beta off limits to students. Psi U is the only single-sex frat on campus whose national chapter allows co-education, which allows them to make this move more easily than DKE or Beta.
We’ll update with more info as it comes in, but the real question here is, will you rush?
Here’s the full Wespeak:
The Xi chapter of Psi Upsilon is excited to announce that we will be co-educating our fraternity this semester. Beginning on February 7th, we will expand our rush process to include all Wesleyan students regardless of sex, gender, or class year. We believe the addition of women to our membership will advance our values in unprecedented ways.
This semester is not only an important transition for our student community, but also a unique opportunity for our chapter to pursue the resolution of a conflict that extends far beyond Wesleyan. The success of this transition relies on the courage of students who are prepared to demonstrate an unremitting belief in gender equity. The members our first co-ed pledge classes will be challenged to introduce a broader range of identities into an historical tradition, which has never failed to adapt under the governance of those who boast its values.
Psi Upsilon, along with other Greek organizations, has been working with the administration to hire a Coordinator of Greek Life. We hope the recipient of this new position will help facilitate further communication with the administration so that we may achieve our many shared goals.
To any and all students, we gladly invite you to rush Psi U this semester.
The Xi Chapter of Psi Upsilon
Additional Reading:[Wesleying] Psi U Suspended From All Social Activities through 2015 12/1/14
“No More Freshman Pledges” University Tells Greek Organizations 9/25/14
Breaking: Residential Frats Must Become Co-Ed 9/22/14
Beta Theta Pi Off Limits to All Students for this Academic Year 9/10/14