Students spearhead effort to add community service requirement to Common Course of Study

Lafayette students are universally familiar with the demands of the Common Course of Study (CCS), like the writing requirement and the quantitative reasoning requirement. In the near future, however, students may need to take account of a new element of Lafayette’s general education program: a community service requirement.  Fatimata Cham ’23, director of Student Government’s […]

‘A very genuine sisterhood’: Lafayette’s first-ever multicultural sorority builds their presence on campus

Lafayette’s first multicultural sorority Mu Sigma Upsilon has welcomed its first class of founding sisters after years of planning and buildup.  This step has been long-anticipated on campus, particularly for President Emily Morocho Chauca ’22. She explained that she was first introduced to the idea of bringing a multicultural sorority to campus by a now-alum, […]

Lafayette to abolish the tiered housing system and switch to ‘blended housing’ in the upcoming years

The college is planning to phase out the 5-tiered housing system currently in place and replace it with a “blended” housing model with just two rates, though the timeline for this change is currently unclear. Under the new system, there would be one rate for on-campus housing and one for off-campus. The most likely implementation […]

Student ‘campus monitors’ to be hired by Lafayette to remind peers of COVID-19 guidelines

In order to ensure that students are following the mask and social distance guidelines on campus amid the pandemic, the college plans to hire a number of “campus monitors” who will enforce regulations and report instances of non-compliance. The program also aims to reduce Public Safety involvement in the monitoring process. According to Vice President […]

Dear Lafayette College Coalition narrows their goals and introduces Lafayette Mutual Aid, a BIPOC-student led initiative

“Transforming Lafayette and the community through political education, people power, coalition building and direct action.” This is the bold mission of the recently formed Dear Lafayette College Coalition, according to their website. In July 2020, Dear Lafayette emerged on campus in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, racial injustices experienced at Lafayette and a […]

Lafayette to welcome new multicultural sorority Mu Sigma Upsilon to campus next spring

In recent months, Greek life at Lafayette was temporarily suspended, witnessed the dissolution of Tri Delta sorority, hosted virtual recruitment for the first time, and contended with a growing social media-based movement to abolish Greek life. All the while, a small group of students have sought to realize their personal vision for a Greek environment […]

Performance Review: ‘A call to action and a shout into the void’: ‘The Summoning of Everyman’ is a self-aware commentary on modern life

Lafayette’s first-ever virtual production is tailored to our time and our community. Directed and adapted by Sarah Frankel ’21, the Lafayette production of “The Summoning of Everyman” takes a 15th-century play about salvation and moral reckoning and makes the final stop before the “canyon of death” at the last place you would expect: College Hill.  Opening […]

So far, so good: Health Director Goldstein reflects on a positive start to a unique semester

As college students across the country and around the world substitute classrooms for their bedrooms, those who came back to Lafayette’s campus are facing new restrictions. But up to this point, the college has been able to weather the COVID-19 pandemic without changing course, despite the nearly 700 students living on college hill. Three weeks […]