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Wesleyan University Orders Fraternities to Admit Women


Wesleyan University in Connecticut announced Monday that all of its on-campus fraternities must goco-edby 2017 or lose official recognition and support from the school.

Mallory Noe-Payne reports at On Campus:

Greek life isn't dominant on the small liberal-arts campus. In addition to the three all-male fraternities on campus, there is only one sorority.

Wesleyan spokeswoman Kate Carlisle says the idea of making the university’s fraternities co-ed has been in discussion for years.

"The administration spent the summer soliciting and reviewing input on Greek life from a wide variety of interested parties, including current and alumni fraternity members, parents, students and the wider Wesleyan community," Carlisle wrote in an e-mail.

Copyright 2014 GBH

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