In 2011, President Skorton issued a challenge to Cornell's Greek community to "end pledging as we know it", in particular referring to the eradication of hazing and other high-risk behaviors sometimes associated with those unacceptable traditions. Concluding a year-long process that included work by the RARE (Recruitment, Acceptance, Retention, and Education) task force, Cornell's Greek system, one of the largest in the country with 66 chapters, will begin the process of transformative change in January of 2013. With the goal of preserving all that is positive about the Greek experience, January will mark the beginning of a transition to a "new member orientation and total development" model.
The following video presentation by Associate Dean of Students Travis Apgar gives an explanation of the upcoming changes and Cornell's long-term strategy for transformative culture change on our campus.
On December 14th and December 18th, 2012, two interactive Q&A sessions were held with Robert G. Engel Associate Dean of Students Travis Apgar (email@example.com). Dean Apgar was joined by our three Alumni Council Presidents:
Also Joining Dean Apgar was:
Recorded video of these events is below. While these sessions are no longer interactive, questions can be submited to the presenters using this form or by direct e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct contact informatin for the presenters is also included above.