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Wesleyan University Orders Fraternities to Admit Women

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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

Coverage from the WGBH Newsroom.
Mallory Noe-Payne is a freelance reporter and producer based in Richmond, Virginia. Although she's a native Virginian, she's most recently worked for public radio in Boston. There, she helped produce stories about higher education, including a nationally-airing series on the German university system. In addition to working for WGBH in Boston, she's worked at WAMU in Washington D.C. She graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Journalism and Political Science.

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