Over 50 students gather in protest to shut down Berks County Immigrant Detention Center

Sporting “Black Lives Matter” masks and brandishing “Abolish ICE” signs, students gathered in protest to shut down the nearby Berks County Immigrant Detention Center last Friday. The “No More Cages Protest” was organized by the Dear Lafayette College Coalition and garnered support from other activist groups including Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA), the Refugee Action […]

College looks to build more community-based housing outside of Greek life

This past week, the Greek Life Committee of Student Government passed “A Resolution for the Prioritization of Campus Community Development.” In order to better promote Lafayette’s core values, the resolution calls for the creation of “a more inclusive, equitable, and vibrant community that facilitates valid social experiences for all students.”  The purpose of the resolution is to expand housing […]

Student Government presents Greek Life Climate Survey results to Board of Trustees, with one key question

The survey responses to the Greek Life Climate Survey completed last semester painted a clear picture of what many already thought to be true: the campus is divided on the issue of fraternities and sororities.  Director of the Greek Life Committee Lauren Ameruoso ’22 and Student Government Representative Caroline Burns ’22 presented their takeaways from […]

Responses to Student Government’s Greek Life Survey reflect division among students

The future of Greek life in the United States hangs in the balance as colleges across the nation struggle to address the ever-growing controversies stemming from these institutions. Universities such as American, Duke, Tufts and Northeastern are currently exploring reform and abolition, according to Vox. With growing tension on Lafayette’s own campus, Student Government issued […]

‘We are moving in the right direction’: Student Government and PASA launch the Consent Campaign

Sexual violence is pervasive across college campuses in the United States, and Lafayette College is no exception. Among undergraduate students, it is estimated that 26 percent of females and seven percent of males experience rape or other forms of sexual assault, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. To address this, Student Government […]