Monmouth University Lifts Ban on Greek Life
Back in September, due to conduct violations, Monmouth University suspended all Greek life. There had been multiple times that students were engaging in hazing, drug and alcohol use and poor grades. After learning all this, Monmouth University decided to suspend Greek life indefinitely. The President felt that because of this behavior and the tragedies that took place because of this behavior, it had to be done. There was no recruitment or activities allowed at any sorority or fraternity on campus. The President of the University wanted the Greek Senate to come up with a solution. Taking a semester break seemed to have a good effect on the Greek life because the ban on Greek life has just been lifted.
Sororities and Fraternities can now return to. However, students who are pledging need to have a minimum GPA of 2.75. The GPA used to be 2.5 for students that wanted to pledge Greek life, and now current fraternity or sorority members need to maintain a 2.25 GPA. Monmouth will also be more strict about the University's code of conduct ans shortening the length of the rush period. All these changes will take place immediately and administrators of Monmouth University felt that taking a semester break was the best thing for sororities and fraternities and they are hopeful Greek life will get back to what it used to be.