Phi Kappa Psi found not responsible for alcohol and COVID-19 violations after alleged party in February

After an alleged party was held in the Phi Kappa Psi basement in late February, the fraternity was charged with three violations: failure to comply with COVID-19 policies, serving alcohol to minors and having an unregistered event with alcohol. Phi Psi was found not guilty on all three charges after a Faculty Committee on Student […]

Men’s soccer still undefeated after win over Army: Leopards carry perfect 5-0 record into revenge match with Lehigh

The Lafayette men’s soccer team ought to play in the spring more often. For the first time since 2008, the program has recorded five straight victories, the latest being a 2-1 win over Army last weekend which improved the team’s record to a perfect 5-0. Sophomore forward Hale Lombard struck early with a second-minute goal, […]

Public Safety officers reminded to wear masks, but questions remain

A week after students sounded the alarm over maskless Public Safety officers roaming the Lafayette campus, a clear disconnect remains between the expectations for officers and for the rest of the community. Director of Public Safety Jeff Troxell said he spoke with Chief of Police Jim Meyer about the issue of maskless officers and they […]

COVID-19 cases spike after alleged maskless social gathering in Phi Kappa Psi house

The week following an alleged party in the basement of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the number of positive cases skyrocketed, with Lafayette recording its highest positive test count since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 42 positive student cases were found on campus last week with the vast majority linked to specific […]

Virus cases linked to Greek life houses as chapter presidents stay mum

After rising COVID-19 cases kept the college at operational level two last week, a handful of positive tests were linked to the Phi Psi house and one positive test was linked to the Zeta Psi house, according to several sources inside each fraternity. Two cases have also been linked to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, […]

PASA leaders meet with President Byerly to discuss next steps after open letter

Since their inception in 2017, the student-run Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) group has done the vast majority of prevention and education efforts on campus. But with a surge of stories of sexual violence shared on social media over the past nine months, PASA is imploring the administration to do more. On the heels of […]

Seniors Kissell and Saldivar named to preseason All-Patriot League team as women’s soccer readies for spring season

The Lafayette women’s soccer season hasn’t even started yet, but senior forward Krista Kissell already feels like she’s scored.  For one, the season is actually happening this spring after all fall competition was suspended due to the ongoing pandemic, giving Kissell and the team’s other seniors one last shot at a deep postseason run.  But […]

PASA urges college to create strategic plan to combat sexual misconduct, lift burden from student activists

Student activists are calling on the college to assume a greater role in combatting sexual violence on campus. In an open letter delivered to the administration and the Board of Trustees this morning, members of Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) demanded that the college create a comprehensive strategic plan around goals presented in the letter […]

Both Lafayette basketball teams will resume play in the spring semester, but Covid-19 concerns remain

The Lafayette women’s and men’s basketball programs will return to the court in 2021, with a shortened, league-only schedule beginning on Jan. 2. The Patriot League Council of Presidents endorsed the plan, which is contingent on competition that will “protect the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staffs and their communities,” according to the press […]

Spring semester start date pushed back two weeks, with reduced spring break scheduled for late March

The spring 2021 semester will be delayed by two weeks, starting on Feb. 8 rather than the original scheduled date of Jan. 25. The school had also been considering an even later start date of Feb. 15 to mitigate the effects of the flu season and to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus once […]