Before officially revising any of MU's Greek Life policies, university officials want more input on proposed changes.
A public forum to discuss the changes will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Student Union. Speakers will include MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright; Gary Ward, interim vice chancellor for student affairs; Kathryn O'Hagan, assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority Life; Jeff Zeilenga, dean of students; and a panel of students and alumni.
A task force of MU officials, alumni, parents, students and others released a set of recommendations for MU's Greek system in July. Those included guidelines for freshmen living in Greek housing and encouraging fraternities to self-report hazing incidents. The task force has been working on the recommendations since the summer of 2017, according to a news release from the MU News Bureau.
The recommendations have been presented to the broader MU community over the past several months, according to the release. Revisions were made based on initial feedback, and all four Greek councils support the revised recommendations, the release stated.
"Fraternities and sororities provide a large number of students with experiences that will benefit them for the rest of their lives," Ward said in the news release. "We continue to receive feedback on our revised proposals in an effort to make sure the university is supporting the Greek system in the best way possible."