Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

ASUO Senate creates working group to suspend the growth of FSL

In response to higher sexual assault rates in Fraternity and Sorority Life, ASUO senators Andrew Lubash and Samantha Cohen created a working group last week in hopes to suspend the growth of FSL at the University of Oregon.

A working group is a necessary step within ASUO before presenting a resolution, according to Lubash.

According to the official senate resolution, the ASUO will ask Interim President Scott Coltrane to immediately suspend FSL until rates of sexual assault drop.

“The Associated Students of the University of Oregon call on University of Oregon President Scott Coltrane to immediately suspend the expansion of Fraternity and Sorority Life until an official campus climate survey indicates that FSL no longer contributes disproportionately to the number of sexual assaults occurring at the University of Oregon,” the resolution said.

Lubash believes this approach will be more effective because it calls on opinion of the student body representatives, as opposed to the Senate Task Force recommending to suspend the growth of FSL.

For this resolution to pass, 4/5 of the senate must vote to approve it. If approved, the results will be presented to Coltrane, and then decision will remain entirely in his hands.

ASUO senators will vote on this resolution Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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