Memorial U. Denies Greek Organizations, Cites Discrimination

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, Canada — The Memorial University Student Union (MUNSU) has refused to recognize a fraternity and sorority as official student organizations, citing that the Greek-letter groups discriminate on gender.

Representatives for the student union said they would not “ratify any group considered to be homophobic, racist, ageist, sexist or otherwise discriminatory nature,” CBC News reports. However, representatives from the two groups — Nu Delta Mu sorority and Sigma Theta Pi fraternity — have argued that memberships would be open to anyone. Additionally, the organizations, which have applied for university recognition under the Greek Philanthropic Society, which includes male and female members, said they could have co-ed chapters of their groups on campus.

The Greek Philanthropic Society was also denied by MUNSU. The student union, however, has agreed to help draft a new MUNSU constitution, which could possibly bring Greek organizations to the campus.

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